NYALGRO, New York Association of Local Government Records Officers, is a non-profit organization formed to provide a network to all who are responsible for records upkeep and information management for local governments, such as, towns, counties, cooperative extensions, cities, fire districts, school districts, villages and BOCES. NYALGRO is a proven advisory network for the development of sound records and information management programs.
This annual scholarship was established in honor of Cheryl Steinbach who was the Town Clerk and RMO for the Town of Chautauqua, and past Treasurer and NYALGRO board member. Cheryl's committment and dedication to records management issues provided a leadership example for all public servants, not just those involved in records management. NYALGRO will award at least two (2) scholarships, not to exceed $500.00 per award, toward the total cost of school registration and hotel accommodations (does not include travel expenses).
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2014 NYALGRO SCHOOL
Climbing the Electronic Records Mountain
Sunday, June 8th - Tuesday, June 10th Holiday Inn Resort, Lake George, NY
Please plan to join us for the 2014 NYALGRO School in Lake George, NY. Records managers will have the opportunity to expand their knowledge through new and exciting topics and network with members of the organization. It is also a great opportunity to meet and speak with records management vendors.
Sessions for the 2014 NYALGRO School include: Improving Workplace Civility Going Paperless Intro to Records Management FOIL Basic Archives and Archives in Other Places Legal Aspects of Records Management Building Support for Records Management Grants Basics Digital Imaging Guidelines Increasing Access to Archival Records Identity Theft
Representatives from counties, towns, villages, schools, fire districts, and cooperative extensions attend the NYALGRO School to learn about the latest technology and find solutions to their records management problems. Find new customers and connect with key players in records management. Learn about current records management needs from the customer. This is an exceptional opportunity to show off your products and promote your expertise to records professionals across the state all in one location.
* The NYAGLRO School is open to everyone interested in exhibiting their products and services; however, a limited number of exhibit spaces are available. We reserve spaces on a first-come, first-served basis.
IN SEARCH OF WORTHY NOMINEES FOR THE FOLLOWING AWARDS:
WHEELER B. MELIUS AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN RECORDS MANAGEMENT
This award is given to a NYALGRO member who demonstrates outstanding service to his/her local government and New York's records management community.
The award is named after a clerk who worked in the Albany County Clerk's Office in the latter part of the nineteenth century. Wheeler B. Melius gained his notoriety when on February 10, 1880 he was the first to reach the burning Albany City Hall which housed an immense quantity of public archives and legal records. Melius, once on site, began to pass precious volumes of land records through a narrow window to volunteers outside. Single-handedly, Melius passed 700 volumes - nearly six tons of charred and often soaking, outsized books - out of the building.
GUY D. PAQUIN AWARD
The Guy D. Paquin Award is presented to an individual or organization to honor noteworthy achievements and exceptional support and involvements in the records management profession.
ROBERT ARNOLD AWARD FOR DISTINQUISHED SERVICE
NYALGRO presents its Robert Arnold Award for Distinquished Service to an individual who has demonstrated characteristics similar to that of a Regional Advisory Officer in lending expertise and assistance to other local officials in the establishment of furtherance of records management programs.
If you would like to nominate a deserving NYALGRO member for any of the above awards, PLEASE CONTACT:
Wendy McConkey NYALGRO Scholarship & Awards Committee Chair CCE of Saratoga 50 West High Street Ballston Spa, NY 12020 WLM8@cornell.edu