Introducing…your “new” RIM Specialists at the State Archives!

Kendra Yates News and Events, Records Management Leave a Comment

Well, they aren’t exactly new, but their titles are. And the section they belong to is new. And their manager is new. So…newish.

The Utah Division of Archives and Records Service has been restructured, with a new Records and Information Management (RIM) section separate from the Open Records section. The RIM section contains the RIM Consultation Program–formerly known as the Records Analysis Program. It also contains the Inactive Records Storage Program, which is the State Records Center, located in Clearfield, Utah. The third program in the RIM section is the Division’s Internal Records and Information Program, which has a staff of one–the Chief Records Officer.

Organizational chart for the new RIM Section.

The Records Analysis Program is now the RIM Consultation Program, and is part of the new RIM Section.

This means that the Records Analysts at the State Archives are now called RIM Specialists.

As I am now the administrator of the RIM section as well as the Chief Records Officer, I am no longer the manager of the Records Analysts RIM Specialists. We have a new employee named Sonny Dulfo who has stepped into that role. Sonny holds an undergraduate degree in Psychology (with distinction) from Brigham Young University-Hawaii and a graduate degree in Library and Information Science from University of North Texas (UNT).  He also received a Graduate Academic Certificate in Management of Information Agencies from UNT. Prior to working for the Division of Archives and Records Service, he held different positions at the Family History Library, Weber State University, The Art Institute of Salt Lake City, and Backstage Library Works. We are thrilled to have him on our team!

Everyone else in this amazing group will look familiar to you:

Photo of the RIM Specialists: Heidi Steed, Sonny Dulfo (new manager), Rebekkah Shaw, and Renée Wilson.

RIM Specialists: Heidi Steed, Sonny Dulfo (new manager), Rebekkah Shaw, and Renée Wilson.

Their agency assignments and their dedication to providing you with top-notch service have not changed. RIM Specialists will continue to answer your questions about records management, visit your agency upon request, update or create retention schedules (both general retention schedules and those for your specific record series), and provide training. You can contact a RIM Specialist Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 5 PM, by calling 801-531-3863 or emailing recordsmanagement@utah.gov.

Photo of the State Records Center staff: Lisa Catano (manager), Jim Duke, and Chaz Leech.

State Records Center staff: Lisa Catano (manager), Jim Duke, and Chaz Leech.

The staff at the State Records Center will now have the title of Records Storage Specialists; neither staff members nor their roles have changed. They will continue to answer your questions about off-site storage for your inactive records, sending records to or recalling records from the Records Center, and authorizing destruction of records you have stored there (as specified by the appropriate retention schedule). You can contact a Records Storage Specialist Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 5 PM, by calling 801-525-3020 or emailing recordscenter@utah.gov.

 

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