Sheila Taylor, MLIS, IGP, CRM has been appointed as a Sessional Lecturer at the University of Toronto’s iSchool (Faculty of Information) to teach the Managing Organizational Records I course in the winter 2015 term. This is a required course for students in two concentrations of the iSchool’s Master of Information program: archives and records management, and knowledge management and information management.
The course description reads as follows: “An introduction to principles, conceptual issues, and practical problems of managing organizational records, both paper-based and electronic. Reviews the legal, administrative, and technical environments that affect the creation, management and use of records. Discusses standards and policies that relate to organizational records and examines functional requirements for record-keeping. Identifies organizational and human factors that affect the creation and use of records. Finally, the course acquaints students with the strategies, techniques and tactics for ensuring that electronic records are captured, preserved and usable over time.”
Sheila Taylor has been appointed to ARMA International’s Content Editorial Board (CEB). The CEB is responsible for aiding ARMA International in unifying and streamlining content development processes across all formats. The primary role of the task force is both strategic and tactical.
Task force members are to be conversant with ARMA International’s strategic plan and use it as guidance for developing and evolving the strategic plan for developing content for all formats (i.e., books, standards/technical reports/guidelines, Information Management magazine, conference education, online education). They are responsible for scanning the environment continually to identify records management and information governance trends and, specifically, the knowledge, skills, and best practices that information professionals and the business community need to address those trends.
Tactically, CEB members:
* Discuss trends identified from environmental scanning, identify topics around which content needs to be developed, and help develop the scope for that content
* Identify areas of focus for the program year and flesh out editorial calendars for such things as web seminars, online courses, certificate programs, and live education (including conference education)
* Review magazine/standards/book proposals and draft articles/manuscripts against criteria
Established in 1955, ARMA International is a not-for-profit professional association and the authority on governing information as a strategic asset. Its approximately more than 10,000 members include information managers, information governance professionals, archivists, corporate librarians, imaging specialists, legal professionals, IT managers, consultants, and educators, all of whom work in a wide variety of industries, including government, legal, healthcare, financial services, and petroleum in the United States, Canada, and more than 30 other countries around the globe.
Effective July 1, 2013 Sheila Taylor will begin a 1 year term on the Board of Directors of the Toronto Chapter of ARMA International. As Director of Program, she will be responsible for the Chapter’s education events.
Sheila is pleased to return to the Board, having previously held the positions of Director of Education (2001-2003), Director of Marketing (1999-2000) and Director of Program (2003-2004).
Sheila Taylor has been appointed to ARMA International’s Conference Content and Structure Task Force.
This task force will review the current structure of the annual ARMA International conference, see how it aligns with ARMA’s strategic plan, and make recommendations to the Board of Directors.
Sheila has presented at several ARMA International conferences and served from 2009-2012 as the Program Director for the annual ARMA Canada Region Conference.
Information on other ARMA International Task Force opportunities can be found on the ARMA International website.