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. Download brochure.
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2022 NYALGRO SCHOOL WAS A SUCCESS!
34th Anniversary "DIVING INTO RECORDS MANAGEMENT"
The 2022 NYALGRO School was held at the Crowne Plaza Albany-The Desmond Hotel JUNE 12-14, the following are pdfs of some of the presentations given:
LGRMIF - Success Stories and Tips for Applying Maria McCashion, Records Advisory Officer, NYS Archives Maureen Reynolds, Tompkins County Clerk/RMO Kelly Yacobucci Farquhar, Montgomery County Historian/RMO
The Local Government Records Management Improvement Fund (LGRMIF) is a competitive grants program that helps local governments establish records management programs or develop new program components. In this session, grant recipients presented highlights from successful grant projects, provided tips for applying. Link to presentation
The Role of Records Manageres in Providing Educator Access to Primary Sources Jordan Jace, Education Director, Archives Partnership Trust Assisted by Janet Braga, Director, Archives Partnership Trust
As the managers of historical records, you hold important resources for educating the next generation of engaged citizens. Learn what types of records you hold at your organization that can be used by teachers in their classrooms. Participants will learn how a new online tool from the New York State Archives can help them make those records available to teachers and students. Link to presentation and presentation documents.
You are a Records Management Officer (RMO) - Now What? James Tammaro, former NYALGRO Board Member, Archives and Records Management Consultant, and former Town of Amherst Records Manager June Patterson, NYALGRO Board Member, Town Clerk, Town of Highlands Matthew Shaler, NYALGRO Board Member, RMC, Madison County
You've been appointed the new Records Management Officer (RMO) for your local government without any prior knowledge about what that position entails. This session outlined and described ten initial steps any new RMO can take as they begin to assume an active role as their local government's RMO. As each step is listed, panel members provided insight on how new RMOs can carry out those steps. Link to presentation
Recruiting and Working with a Records Management Consultant James Tammaro, former NYALGRO Board Member, Archives and Records Management Consultant
As local governments take on projects to enhance or expand their records management programs, there is sometimes a need to recruit and work with a records management consultant on the grovernment's records management project. Records Management consultants can draw on their expertise to offer specific technical assistance to local governements carrying out a records management project. Such assistance can prove to be crucial to the successful outcome of a records managment project. This session provided practical advice and suggestions for local governemnt officials interested in recruiting and working with a records management consultant. Link to presentation
Apply for a Scholarship for the 2023 NYALGRO School OR Nominate Someone for the Melius B. Wheeler Award
Cheryl Steinbach Memorial Scholarship is to be used toward the total cost of the annual NYALGRO Shool registration and hotel accomodations (travel expenses not included.) Deadline to apply is April 30, 2023.
Wheeler B. Melius Award for Excellence in Record Management Award is given to a NYALGRO member who demonstrates outstanding service to his/her local government and New York's record management community. For more information on the Award or to nominate a deserving NYALGRO member please fill out the NOMINATION FORMDeadline is April 30, 2023.
2022 NYALGRO SCHOLARSHIP & AWARD WINNERS:
Cheryl Steinbach Scholarship Award Recipients
Barbara Krizen, Deputy Clerk Treasurer, Village of Brockport Tracy Maggio, Records Clerk, Town of Woodbury Rita Sheehan, Town Clerk/RMO, Town of Bethel Valerie Wagner, Records Retention Clerk, City of Oneonta
Melius B. Wheeler Award
Denis Meadows, Director, Government Records Services, NYS Archive
Local government retention and disposition schedule: