DEADLINE EXTENDED: 2020 LA ARMA NOSTRA CERTIFICATION REIMBURSEMENT PROGRAM

Palmyra, NJ (2 September 2020) – The Foundation (ARMA International Educational Foundation, AIEF) is extending the deadline for those submitting applications for La ARMA Nostra’s 2020 Reimbursement Grant Program. The new deadline is midnight (US CDT) Sunday, 20 September 2020.

LaARMA Nostra program provides reimbursement for information management* practitioners working toward, or having recently completed, certifications related to information management, including, but not limited to, the Certified Records Manager (CRM) and Information Governance Professional (IGP) certifications.

This year the Foundation anticipates awarding six (6) $500 grants, generously funded through La ARMA Nostra.

Deadline for applications has been extended to September 20, 2020, at midnight CDT.

Scholarship criteria and applications are now available on the Foundation website:

http://armaedfoundation.org/scholarship-program/currently-available-scholarships/

* 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.

The Foundation is a leading organization that embraces the practical and scholarly knowledge of information management by funding and promoting research, scholarship, and educational opportunities for information management professionals. The Foundation is a non-profit corporation with 501(c) 3 tax exempt status in the US. For additional information, please visit: http://armaedfoundation.org/

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PRESS RELEASE: 2020 FOUNDATION EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS ANNOUNCED

Palmyra, NJ (July 22, 2020)   –   The Foundation is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2020 Foundation Education Scholarship Awards.   

Alyssa Jeffrey is working toward her Master of Information Studies (bilingual) degree at the University of Ottawa; She received a $1,500 scholarship sponsored by the National Capital Region (Ottawa) ARMA Chapter.

Angela Maggiacomo is pursuing a Masters of Information degree with a concentration in Archives and Records Management at the University of Toronto; she received a $1,500 scholarship.

Melissa Kemp is working on a Masters in Archives and Records Administration degree at San Jose State University; was awarded a $500 scholarship.

Mandy Choie is pursuing a Masters degree in Library and Information Studies at the University of British Columbia; she received a $500 scholarship.

Trbusic Zeljko is a candidate for a Ph.D. in field of Information and Communication Sciences at the University of Zagreb; he received a $500 scholarship.    

2020 again brought numerous strong applications from a diverse and international field of candidates, competing for a limited amount of funding. The Foundation is encouraged by the applicants as an illustration that the future of information management is indeed in good hands and will be led by brilliant scholars and professionals.

If you or your organization is interested in sponsoring a future educational scholarship or award, please contact the Foundation at scholarships@armaedfoundation.org.  There are many candidates who could benefit from financial support to further their education in the field of information management.

The Foundation is a leading organization that embraces the practical and scholarly knowledge of information management by funding and promoting research, scholarship, and educational opportunities for information management professionals. The Foundation is a non-profit corporation with 501(c) 3 tax exempt status in the US. For additional information, please visit: http://armaedfoundation.org/

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PRESS RELEASE – CALL FOR AUTHORS: ARTICLES ON INFORMATION MANAGEMENT

Palmyra, NJ (July 6, 2020) – The ARMA International Educational Foundation (Foundation) will publish Volume 2 of its Peer Reviewed Journal (PRJ), devoted to quality, independent research on topics related to information and records management.

In this issue of the Journal, the Foundation is interested in receiving cited research articles related to the theme of information management and records in the age of crisis management, business continuity, and economic support via records of the public. The following are some possible related topics:

  • Security, privacy, and protection concerns for affected parties at all levels
  • Information availability, distribution, and/or access
  • Data and records collection by government, business and/or citizens
  • Long term effects of individual tracking technology and collected data on non-related decision making
  • Technology’s role in data and records collection, accuracy, and analysis
  • Practice and change management issues
  • Retention and disposition of specialty records
  • Social media and communication of information for public safety
  • How records are included or excluded in government information requests amid a crisis/disaster
  • How information response speed impacts existing and future practice while preserving privacy, information accuracy, and access
  • How public/global disasters affect the legal and regulatory records requirements at the country (federal), intermediate (states, provinces, regions, republics, districts, lands, territories), or local (cities, townships, counties, communes, wards) levels change (or not)?
  • Lessons Learned: Management of records as effective mitigation for a crisis
  • Lessons Learned: Management of records for improved small business management

Articles are welcome from information management professionals and practitioners, students, professors, and researchers. Submissions must be cited, and may include literature reviews, interviews, case studies, or other forms of original research. Case studies used should contribute (pro or con) to an overall impact on the selected topic.

Article length:                 2,000 – 2,500 words per article

Funding:                           US $1,000, paid upon final acceptance of article

Contract Term:                Approximately 6 months from date of execution of signed contract (October 2020 – March 31, 2021)

Copyright:                        Copyright will be retained by the Foundation

Submission Deadlines:

  • Extended abstract due: August 15, 2020
  • Accepted & rejected abstracts authors notified: by September 15, 2020
  • Contracts signed and returned: by October 1, 2020
  • Full final draft article submitted: by March 1, 2021
  • Review, revise, and accept final article: by April 1, 2021

Applications:  E-mail extended abstracts to: cdoran@armaedfoundation.org  

The Foundation is a leading organization that embraces the practical and scholarly knowledge of information management by funding and promoting research, scholarship, and educational opportunities for information management professionals. The Foundation is a non-profit corporation with 501(c) 3 tax exempt status in the US. For additional information, please visit: http://armaedfoundation.org/

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