Vision, Mission, Values & Focus


The Vision of the ARMA International Educational Foundation is to be the leading organization that facilitates research, scholarship, and education for the information management profession.


The Mission of the ARMA International Educational Foundation is to provide current and relevant resources to information management professionals allowing them to advance the profession.


  • Sustain the visibility and value of leading-edge research, and encourage lifelong learning in information management.
  • Maximize and leverage investments in the information management field to support the profession and the professional.


The Foundation’s current focus is the field information management (IM) which we define as: including the responsibility for establishing and implementing policies, systems, and procedures to capture, create, access, distribute, use, store, secure, retrieve, and ensure disposition of an organization’s records and information assets. IM is an essential component for information governance, which holds organizations and individuals accountable for the proper handling of information assets. IM enables awareness to both business and technology changes enabling any organization to respond, with confidence, to changing needs.