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December 30, 2016

Upcoming Training Events


The following is a list of upcoming training events offered by the Utah State Archives. All employees of a governmental entity are invited to participate, especially records officers, chief administrative officers, information technology specialists, and legal advisors.

Instructions on how to register for Archives’ events can be found here. Utah State Archives’ training events are free of charge. Questions regarding training events may be directed to recordstraining@utah.gov or 801-531-3863.

Level 1 courses cover basic concepts and principles, and are designed for records officers and chief administrative officers new to records management and records access.

Level 2 courses cover basic concepts in greater depth. These courses are designed for records officers and chief administrative officers new to records management and records access, as well as those with experience who want more in-depth training.

Level 3 courses cover advanced records management and records access topics. These courses are designed for records officers and chief administrative officers who have a foundational knowledge of records management and records access. We recommend registrants complete the related level 1 course, either online or in-person, prior to attending a level 3 course.

Open Records Portal

This training is created for records officers and chief administrative officers who manage interlocal, local and special service district records. It focuses on the new requirement to participate in the Open Records Portal, and also provides an overview of requirements relating to the Government Records Access and Management Act (GRAMA), Records Management, and the Utah Public Notice Website.

Salt Lake City, UT. 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

  • January 17, 2017

Online. 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

  • January 17, 2017 (broadcast of the in-person training)
  • February 3, 2017 (online webinar)

Instructions on how to join the online session will be emailed to registrants.

Records Access 1: Public Records Requests [Also available online.]

This class focuses on the basics of GRAMA, including records classification, records sharing, handling GRAMA requests, and the appeals process. The online course can be accessed here.

Salt Lake City, UT. 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

  • March 2, 2017
  • December 6, 2017

Utah State Archives
345 S. Rio Grande Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Beaver, UT. 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

  • January 25, 2017

Beaver County Sheriff’s Office
2270 South 525 West
Beaver, UT 84713

Logan, UT. 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

  • May 3, 2017

City Hall
290 North 100 West
Logan, UT 84321

St. George, UT. 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

  • October 25, 2017

City Council Chambers
175 North 200 East
St. George, UT 84770

Online. 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

  • June 23, 2017

Instructions on how to join the online session will be emailed to registrants.

Records Access 1: Public Records Requests for Law Enforcement Records

This class digs deeper into classification and access issues including the appeals process. In addition to records classified under GRAMA, expunged records and accident reports are covered.

Salt Lake City, UT. 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

  • November 15, 2017
  • April 26, 2017

Utah State Archives
345 S. Rio Grande Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Records Management 1: Records Management Essentials [Also available online.]

This class covers best practices and legal responsibilities of government agencies in managing records, as well as practical steps for implementing a records management program and resources that are available through the State Archives.

Salt Lake City, UT. 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

  • March 2, 2017
  • August 15, 2017
  • December 6, 2017

Utah State Archives
345 S. Rio Grande Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Beaver, UT. 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

  • January 25, 2017

Beaver County Sheriff’s Office
2270 South 525 West
Beaver, UT 84713

Logan, UT. 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

  • May 3, 2017

City Hall
290 North 100 West
Logan, UT 84321

St. George, UT. 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

  • October 25, 2017

City Council Chambers
175 North 200 East
St. George, UT 84770

Online. 9:00 a.m. to Noon

  • June 23, 2017

Instructions on how to join the online session will be emailed to registrants.

Records Management 2: General Retention Schedules

This class explains what the general retention schedules are and provides practice in using them. Participants will learn about their roles in creating and updating the general schedules, and will hear about future plans for updates.

Salt Lake City, UT. 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

  • April 4, 2017
  • June 29, 2017
  • August 3, 2017
  • October 17, 2017
  • November 14, 2017
  • December 12, 2017

Utah State Archives
345 S. Rio Grande Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84101

St. George, UT. 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

  • May 25, 2017

City Council Chambers
175 North 200 East
St. George, UT 84770

Cedar City, UT. 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

  • July 19, 2017

City Hall
10 North Main Street
Cedar City, UT 84720

Logan, UT. 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

  • August 24, 2017

City Hall
290 North 100 West
Logan, UT 84321

Records Management 3: Managing Electronic Correspondence Records (Email, Texts, Social Media, etc.)

This class builds on basic records management principles with a focus on managing electronic correspondence records. Topics include identifying electronic correspondence records, record retention, potential management and storage options, as well as best practices for establishing policy and training staff.

Salt Lake City, UT. 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

  • January 10, 2017

Utah State Archives
345 S. Rio Grande Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84101

The following events are not hosted by the Utah State Archives. Registration and fee requirements are at the discretion of the hosting party.

ARMA International, Utah Chapter

The Utah-Salt Lake Chapter holds monthly meetings which provide educational and professional leadership in the Records and Information Management field. For a calendar of upcoming meetings, visit the chapter’s website.

Webinar Series by National Association of Government Archives and Records Administration (NAGARA)

Webinars will be once a month, January through March 2017. Details on topics, presenters, and dates can be found on NAGARA’s website.

Practical Digital Preservation by Council of State Archives (COSA)

The CoSA-Preservica Practical Digital Preservation Program for 2016-2017 will build on the success of the initial webinar series last year, to include webinars not only for archives staff, but for staff in state agencies, as well. Webinars for senior managers, budget officials, chief information officers, and records officers will help broaden awareness of the importance of electronic records in state government, and the need for increased emphasis on digital preservation. Webinars for state archives staff will continue to provide information on successful methods to preserve digital information, particularly in state government. Additional information is available here.

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