CL320MPI: Records Management

Course Description:

This course will review the basic principles of records management and will suggest methods for developing and implementing effective records management in municipal clerks’ offices. The session will combine audio-visual presentations, discussions, instructor presentation and participant exercises. Participants will depart with a basic understanding of records management program in home municipalities.

Components of the class:

  1. What is records management?
  2. Defining the basic components of a records management program
  3. Appraising records to determine what needs to be saved and for how long
  4. Storing records – how to implement schedules, how to store materials, when and how to destroy materials
  5. Access issues – public records (what are they, how to identify them)
  6. Legal bases for records management programs
  7. Basic of electronic records issues – What are the challenges? What are the opportunities?


Diane Voss

Couse Materials:

CL320MPI: Records Management

Past Course Materials:

Course Handout

Note: This class takes place at Ames City Hall. Download a map and directions here.
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