The Local Records Unit has been racking up some miles in the past week. Last Friday, August 17, began with a trip to the Raleigh Convention Center by Emily Hanna and Carie Chesarino. They were there to pick up minutes for microfilming from the attendees at the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners Annual Conference. Emily and Carie hardly had time to catch their breath, before they were back in the van and heading to Winston-Salem to collect more minutes at the North Carolina Association of Municipal Clerks Summer Academy.
They were also meeting Tom Vincent there, who presented a workshop on Records Management and Public Records law to over 100 Municipal Clerks and their staff.
Wednesday, August 22 saw Carie, Emily, Tom and Local Records Archivist Francesca Perez back in the van on the way to Winston-Salem. This time we presented a two-and-a half hour workshop on Public Records Law, Records Retention, and Electronic Records. The workshop was open to any Local Government employees or officials. Over 30 people attended, representing a variety of county and municipal offices. We felt we did a good job, and it was reflected in the evaluations. One attendee said: “If you don’t know what you have to keep or throw away, this is the course you need! It’ll keep your office and your desk clean.” We couldn’t have said it better ourselves.
While Carie, Emily, and Tom were presenting the workshop, Francesca drove on to a neighboring county to collect some permanently valuable county records for the State Archives of North Carolina.
Please see this blog post for a schedule of upcoming workshops throughout the state and information on how to register for them.