Meet the RMRT Steering Committee: Kris Lathrop

Hello! My name is Kris Lathrop and I am the Archivist/Records Manager for Thorndale Farm LLC, a privately held single family office in Millbrook, New York. I have been a member of the Steering Committee since spring 2012 and am also a member of the ARMA Metro New York Chapter.

When I started at Thorndale in 2008 we were located in Chicago, IL and the company had no records or archives management program in place so I’ve built and implemented our program from scratch. My duties include electronically filing our day to day records as well as going through a backlog of documents to decide how and where they should be kept. I’m a Lone Arranger, so I also do all of the scanning, filing and box moving!

I have a B.A. in Art History from Northern Illinois University, where my concentration was early medieval material culture and I recently began the Masters of Archives and Records Administration program at San Jose State University to fill in some of the gaps of learning records management on the job.  On the personal side, I love to read, bike, do needlepoint and watch the Chicago Blackhawks *insert sad face here*. I also volunteer with Operation Paperback, an organization that sends books to our troops stationed overseas.

As a steering committee member I am on the education committee with Alexis and am the Roundtable’s ARMA Liaison. My goal as liaison is to let you know of any ARMA events or seminars that may be helpful to you, and to answer (or find the answer to) any questions you may have about ARMA. If you have any questions, or need info please feel free to contact me or post here or on the listserv… we are here to help you!

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ARMA LIVE Road Show – SharePoint Records Management Certificate Program

 ARMA is bringing its SharePoint Records Management Certificate program to cities across the country.

“In this interactive, fast-paced certificate program, you’ll learn how to successfully implement large and complex Electronic Document & Records Management Systems (EDRMS). The program is facilitated by Bruce Miller, best-selling author and expert in electronic recordkeeping. This certificate program consists of a 2-day seminar and a comprehensive computer-based exam you can take on your own after completion of the course. This certificate program is based on Microsoft SharePoint® 2010, but it is fully applicable to other technology platforms. Work through a detailed 12-step EDRMS methodology and use an EDRMS project modeling tool to facilitate successful implementation. Discover how to avoid common implementation mistakes, overcome common barriers to user adoption, produce a detailed EDRMS project plan, and produce a detailed project roadmap for stakeholders.

Using a hypothetical thousand-person organization as a working model, you will gain insight into core electronic recordkeeping concepts and principles. You are assigned specific roles and engage in critical project discussions and decisions. You’ll also walk through an implementation project featuring typical roadblocks that must be overcome. “

 Upcoming sessions are available at ARMA Canada, and in New York, Kansas City, and Philadelphia. For more info go to http://www.arma.org/r1/conferences/roadshow/sharepoint

More ARMA Spring Seminars!

ARMA Chicago & ARMA Northern Illinois “Taming Records Management”
Tuesday, April 30th, 2013
8:30AM – 3:45PM
Café Brauer – Lincoln Park Zoo Chicago
2021 N Stockton Dr., Chicago, IL., 60614
http://chicago.arma.org/spring-seminar

ARMA Greater Columbus Ohio Chapter “Business Continuity and Vital Records” and “The Challenge of Managing Social Media in the Records Environment”
Thursday, May 23, 2013
8:30AM – 4:30PM
Ashland, Inc.
5200 Blazer Parkway, Bldg #2 Dublin, OH 43017
http://armacolumbus.org/Meetings_Seminars.html

ARMA Spring Seminars

Many ARMA chapters hold Spring Seminars, which are open to both ARMA members and non-members. These all-day educational events are designed to provide Records and Information Management Professionals of all levels with the latest information, trends and skills to provide more value to their organizations. They also offer a great chance to meet with vendors and to network with records professionals in a variety of industries. A few of the upcoming seminars are:

ARMA Metro New York City, in partnership with ARMA Central New Jersey, ARMA Northern New Jersey & ARMA Connecticut Chapters “2013 All-Day Educational Event”
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
8:00am – 5:00pm
New York Life Insurance Company
51 Madison Avenue, between 26th & 27th Streets New York NY 10010
Networking Reception
5:30pm-7:30pm
Location TBD
http://www.armanyc.org/

ARMA Mile High Denver “Are You Ready for a Change? Moving Forward in 2013!”
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
7:30am – 5:30pm
Warwick Hotel
1776 Grant Street, Denver CO 80203
http://www.armadenver.org

ARMA-Milwaukee “Finding a Diamond in an Electronic Age”
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
7:15-3:45
Crowne Plaza Milwaukee West
10499 Innovation Dr., Wauwatosa WI 53005
http://www.armamilwaukee.org

ARMA’s Northern California Chapters “Information Privacy – It’s More than Personal”
Thursday, April 18, 2013
9:00am – 4:00pm
Wendall, Rosen, Black & Dean LLP
1111 Broadway, Oakland CA 94607
http://armamtdiablo.org/NorCal_Seminar

ARMA Madison “From Theory to Practice in an Ever-Changing Digital World”
Thursday, May 2 2013
7:30-4:00
Fluno Center
Madison, WI
http://armamadison.org

We will try to keep this list updated as we find more seminars.
Not in one of these areas? Check out your local ARMA Chapter at http://www.arma.org/about/chapters to see what they have to offer!