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

Heidi Steed Records Officer Spotlights

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!

Lauren Katz Records Management

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

Renée Wilson Records Management, Records Officer Spotlights

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

Lauren Katz Guidelines, Records Management

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 …

Welcoming our Reformatting Program Manager!

Lauren Katz News and Events, Records Management

The Utah State Archives is thrilled to welcome our new Reformatting Program manager, Melissa Coy! Melissa joins us from Utah State History where she was the Digital Program Specialist for several years and the Manuscripts Curator before that. Melissa brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to this role, as well as an exciting vision for the digital future of our Reformatting …

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Records Officer Spotlight: Department of Corrections

Matt Pierce Records Management, Records Officer Spotlights

As the Utah Department of Corrections works to relocate the Utah State Prison, Program Manager Alexandra Muller and Business Analyst Cami Beach have been hard at work updating the Department’s many records series and retention schedules. In addition to modernizing the Department’s records management practices to match its electronic processes, Muller and Beach are adding new records officers department-wide and …

Records Officer Spotlight: Elyse Sullivan of Millcreek

Heidi Steed Records Management, Records Officer Spotlights

Elyse Sullivan is the City Recorder for Millcreek. While many Utahns have long been familiar with the Millcreek area, the city itself was only officially incorporated in 2016. Which means official city records were created during a digital era, and Elyse’s work managing the city’s records is almost entirely electronic. Elyse offered up some great advice for new records officers, …

Meet the Local Government Team!

Mahala Ruddell Records Management

Here at the Utah State Archives, we’ve dedicated much time and effort over the past few years to build up a robust local government team to meet the unique needs of Utah’s municipalities, counties, schools, and special districts. The team is made up of trained records management and archives specialists.  Alan Barnett is the Local Government Archivist and manager of …

Records Officer Rosanne Ricks Retires

Renée Wilson Records Officer Spotlights

This ARO Spotlight is written by Renée Wilson, Records and Information Management Specialist at the Utah State Archives My favorite aspect of any job position I’ve ever held has always been getting to know the incredible people I work with. One of those amazing people is Rosanne Ricks, internal auditor for the Utah Department of Human Resource Management (DHRM), who …

Spotlight on: Third District Court

Chaz Leech Records Officer Spotlights

Meet Dorian Ashton, Judicial Assistant Archives coordinator for the Third District Court in Salt Lake City. For almost two years she has been responsible for the administration of the Court’s archives which includes keeping records of the court cases filed, managing the retention schedules for these cases, and arranging the storage of these documents both on site at the court …