Records Management News and Workshop Announcements

The March 2010 Records Update is now available on the Records Management website at Update is published between issues of Records Quarterly to keep you up-to-date on timely records management topics. This update includes information about an updated Sunshine Law manual and Sunshine week as well as summaries of public records cases that were decided in the courts of Ohio within the past month and records in the news.

Spring workshop offerings have been announced in conjunction with Records and Information Management Month. Two sessions of our introductory workshop will be offered as well as two sessions of a new workshop on the management of email and electronic records. Participation in these workshops is free, however registration is required and each session is limited to 40 people. For more information and to register please go to


In his October 1 address President Barack Obama declared October 2009 as National Information Literacy Awareness Month. In his statement he said,

“In addition to the basic skills of reading, writing, and arithmetic, it is equally important that our students are given the tools required to take advantage of the information available to them. The ability to seek, find, and decipher information can be applied to countless life decisions, whether financial, medical, educational, or technical.” See the complete text of the proclamation.

The University of Cincinnati recognizes information literacy as “an essential skill that supports each of the baccalaureate competencies and must permeate every component of the General Education Core.” Continue reading