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ARMA Utah Chapter Quarterly Newsletter

December 2023 | Issue No. 01 | Newsletter PDF

Happy Holidays from the Board of Directors of the ARMA Utah Salt Lake Chapter.

Launching the ARMA Quarterly Newsletter

To enhance communication and keep our members informed about the latest activities, we are excited to introduce the ARMA Quarterly Newsletter. This newsletter will serve as a comprehensive roundup of board updates, event highlights, and noteworthy achievements.

Your Involvement Matters

ARMA thrives on the active engagement of its members, and we invite you to play a pivotal role in shaping the future of our community. Your participation is not only valued but crucial to the continued success of our chapter. Here are a few ways you can get more involved:

  • Monthly Meetings: We extend a warm invitation for more members to join our monthly meetings (mark your calendar: every third Thursday of each month).Your presence contributes to the richness of these conversations and helps foster a vibrant community spirit. You are always welcome to bring friends or coworkers (first meeting is free for non-members).
  • Board Committees: We have several exciting opportunities for members to actively participate in membership and education board committees. Contact us for more information.
  • Active Feedback: Your feedback is invaluable to us. We are eager to hear your thoughts on how we can enhance our programs, chapters, and overall member experience. Send your feedback here.
  • Membership Growth: Help us grow our community! Spread the word about ARMA to colleagues and industry peers who can benefit from our resources and networking opportunities.

Thank you for being an essential part of the ARMA Family and always supporting us. We look forward to seeing you in the new year.

A new year is the perfect opportunity to embrace a new RIM practice. If you’ve been thinking of trying something new, now’s your chance—carpeannum!
– Renee Wilson, President

Wishing you a season adorned with joy, sprinkled with laugher ,and wrapped in the warmth of cherished moments.
– Sara Bench, Program Director, Quarterly News Editor


As we bid farewell to another year, it is with great pleasure that we reflect upon the milestones and growth that have defined the journey of ARMA Utah Salt Lake Chapter. Here is a comprehensive look at our year in review:

Christmas in the Library | December 21, 2023

ARMA members unwrapped the joy of the season at our holiday social, where relaxation, delightful activities, and festive cheer created an enchanting tapestry of memories. This event transformed records and information management into a hub of holiday magic and fostering connections that carry the spirit of joyful gathering into the hearts of our community throughout the coming year.

Shredding the Past: Best Practices in Records Management Destruction Panel |November 16, 2023

The panel was a resounding success, underscoring the importance of trust, persistence, and the adage that a little move is a good move. The insightful discussion delved into the delicate art of records management destruction, emphasizing the need for a meticulous approach and unwavering trust in established processes.

How Open AI will Revolutionize Information Governance | October 19, 2023

The integration of OpenAI and ChatGPT is revolutionizing the landscape for records and information governance, catering to both structured and unstructured data. This dynamic combination provides a powerful toolkit for managing vast volumes of information, granting the ability to enhance the scope and reach of RIM programs. Their newfound role extends beyond traditional responsibilities, now encompassing the critical task of providing essential data quality and sensitivity assessments. In navigating this brave new world of artificial intelligence and natural language processing, this new technology plays a crucial role in maintaining compliance, security, and the ethical application of technology, marking a paradigm shift in
significance within enterprise frameworks.

Keeping Up with the Information Avalanche: Governing the Wild, Wild Tech of the Digital Age!
| September 21, 2023

In the fast-evolving landscape of technological advancement, a torrent of new information is rapidly generated and accumulates in colossal volumes resulting in a digital blizzard, where information flows incessantly from all directions. Recognizing the critical need to integrate this influx of information into a company’s Information Governance program is paramount. Unlike traditional records, which were akin to individual snowflakes, unique and separate, contemporary data demands a comprehensive strategy for classification, storage, and compliance. Organizations must become the avalanche predictor, not the avalanche victim, by understanding, organizing, and governing their data proactively.


ARCTIC WOLF: Learn More on Cybersecurity and Data Center (in-person only, since it’s a tour)
Date: January 18, 2024
Time: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Location: 1221 S Valley Grove Way, Pleasant Grove, UT 84062

Speaker: Brad Swanson | Critical Insight Cybersecurity

Date: February 15, 2024
Time: 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Location: Taylorsville State Office Building,4315 S 2700 W, Taylorsville, UT 84129

2024 ARMA UT – Salt Lake Chapter Spring Seminar | Unveiling the Future of Information: Navigating the Digital Landscape and Emerging Technologies
Date: March 21, 2024
Time: 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Location: Utah County Administration Building, 100 E Center St., Provo, UT 84606

*All events are subject to change.

Speaker: Mark Diamond | Contoural

Date: April 18, 2024
Time: 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Location: TBD (Davis County)


Introducing our fresh and friendly (pay-your-own lunch) initiative that invites members and their friends/coworkers for a lunchtime networking experience — because great connections often start with a good meal!
Date: April 25, 2024
Time: 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Location: City Creek

Date: May 16, 2024
Time: 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Location: UT State Records Center Clearfield

2024 Summer Closing Social
Swearing in new board members, chapter awards, games, and food

Date: June 20, 2024
Time: 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: TBD (Salt Lake County/Utah County)


scholarship program encourages the development of the information management community.
Click here to find more information on available scholarships or reimbursement.

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