ARO Spotlight: Utah Department of Natural Resources: Division of Forestry, Fire & State Lands

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Katie Ricks is the Administrative Assistant and Records Officer for the Utah Department of Natural Resources in the Division of Forestry, Fire & State Lands. We recently had the chance to work closely with Katie for a large records transfer and we were impressed with her skills and organization. Let’s learn more about Katie and her division… Tell us about …

Utah’s Emerging Record-keepers: Sydney Dahle, Cache County Deputy Clerk

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Sydney Dahle started as a deputy clerk in the Cache County Clerk’s office in 2021, and is assigned to work as the county’s official record-keeper. Originally from St. Louis, Missouri Sydney moved to Utah to attend Utah State University. Sydney has an interest in preserving history and helping people access government records, and recently graduated with degrees in history and …

Create a Basic Retention Schedule in 5 Steps

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Records retention is simply a practice by which an organization maintains their records for set lengths of time, and systems in which they use to either redirect, store, or dispose of those records. The records retention schedule is the policy which guides this practice, by clearly defining how long a record must be kept and the guidelines for how records …

Preparing to Set Out On the Records Management Trail

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Howdy! Looks like you are getting ready to depart on a records management journey. The road to a good records management program will require endurance, patience and perseverance. Here are 5 things to prepare for before you hit the trail:  1. Determine your destination: You will want to determine your destination by setting records management goals. Do you want to …

ARO Spotlight: Mandy McClellan – Central Utah Water Conservancy District

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The Central Utah Water Conservancy District manages a vast network of water facilities in eight Utah counties. Recordkeeping for this vital resource is of the utmost importance to the organization. Records Manager Mandy McClellan offers up some insight into her role and advice for other recordkeepers.  Tell us how you got your start in records management? Is this a career …

ARO Spotlight: Kylie Cone in the Office of Administrative Rules

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Kylie Cone is the Senior Business Analyst and Records Officer for the Office of Administrative Rules. She’s been with the office for 5 years and about a third of her job is records management. The Office of Administrative Rules enables citizen participation in their own government by supporting agency rulemaking and ensuring agency compliance with the Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act. Let’s …

ARO Spotlight: Brooke Smith and the Murray City Records Clean Up Project

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Here at the Utah Division of Archives and Records Service we seek to support government agencies throughout the whole records lifecycle: from records creation, through use and access, from records storage, to destruction and preservation. So when we see a great records management project, we want to celebrate! Murray City recently shared news of their latest records clean-up project with …

Meet the State Government Team!

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Here at the Utah State Archives, we’ve assembled a team of specialists to provide records management services to other state agencies. Let’s meet the team! Kendra Yates is the Chief Records Officer for the State and manager of the Records & Information Management (RIM) section. She started at the Archives as a records management specialist in February 2014, consulting with …

Records Officer Spotlight: Kendra Yates

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Many records officers throughout the state recognize or have worked with Kendra Yates, the Chief Records Officer for the state of Utah. Kendra is an integral part in everything that happens at Utah State Archives and Records Service (“Archives”), so I invited her to an interview to learn more about her. Kendra’s Multiple Roles Since 2015, Kendra has been the …

Pause in our Digital Converter Service

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Over the past five years, the number of digital images converted to microfilm through the digital converter has increased significantly. In the 2007 fiscal year, over 1.3 million digital images were converted to 699 reels of microfilm. During the last fiscal year, despite staff shortages due to the pandemic, the digital converter reformatted over 3 million images on 1,573 reels …