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    Mary's Musings: April 2018

    April 2018 – Mary’s Musings


    Greetings Fellow ARMA Metro NYC Members and Friends!

    Outside the temps are still a little chilly and even though there is no more snow (we hope!), ARMA Metro NYC has a flurry of Year-End Events!   Following our very successful March Annual Conference held on March 6, the Board would like to share with you the exciting news and upcoming educational events we have planned:

    • Wednesday April 11th -  5:30 pm – 8 pm- Recent Trends in Legal Hold - Automation & Machine Learning – Presented by Sean Riley, Principal; Krishnan Ramachandran, Manager, Deloitte Advisory.  For Info and To Register Click Here.
    • Tuesday April 17th – ARMA at Noon - Expert Roundtable – Benchmark with Peers, Ask What You should Do (or not) Next – Led by Jason Stearns, CRM, IGP, Blackrock and Jennifer Watters Farley, CRM, IGPm Ropes & Gray, at Kelley, Drye and Warren 101 Park Ave, NYC 10017. For Info and  To Register Click Here
    • Tuesday May 22nd – ARMA at NoonThe Impact of Global Regulations on IG & RIM – presented by Jim Koziol, BDO Consulting  at 100 Park Ave #9, New York, NY 10017.  For Info and  To Register Click Here
    • Thursday May 31st – 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm The ARMA Metro NYC Awards and an Overview of the Paley Center for Media’s Radio and Television Archives at the Vanderbilt Suites, The MetLife Building,  E. 44th  St. & Vanderbilt Ave, New York, NY 10166
    • Wednesday June 6th - 6pm – 8 pm – Summer Social Event – Stay Tuned for More Information!
    • Save the Date –Tuesday March 5, 2019 – Next Year’s ARMA NYC Annual Conference!


    Announcing the ARMA Metro NYC Mentorship Program

    Are you new to the RIM profession and seeking a mentor? Perhaps you are looking for a mentor for the CRM or IGP exams?  Or are you are an experienced Information Governance Professional who would like to share your knowledge with up and coming IG Pros or CRM/IGP exam takers?  The ARMA NYC Chapter Mentorship Program is just for you!  Check out the landing page here and stay tuned for a slicker, fully integrated web-based application coming soon to our website.  In the meantime, if you have any questions or would like to apply by email, feel free to send a message to:

    Chapter Awards Ceremony

    Every year we honor our members who have made significant contributions to the life of the Chapter and to the Profession.  Our awards are:

    •        Chapter Leader of the Year
    •        Chapter Member of the Year
    •        Chapter Honored Member of the Year
    •        New Member of the Year

    We will be honoring our distinguished members at our meeting on Thursday May 31st so be sure to join in the fun!


    The ARMA Metro NYC Chapter is only able to present such a full event program every year with its extremely active Board of Directors, who must be elected annually.  The elected positions are President, Executive Vice President, Secretary, Treasury and VP, Membership.  Our elections this year will be held in early May.  Keep your eyes peeled for the ballot email. 

    Welcome New Members


    •        Caleb Gattegno, New York Life Insurance Company
    •        Yujun Pian, United Nations
    •        Birol Cor, CLS Bank International
    •        Stephen O’Toole, Berkley Technology Svc
    •        Kyra Saffran, Sullivan Strickler
    •        Lori Russel, Nuix


    Membership Benefits

    One of the Benefits of Membership in the ARMA Metro NYC chapter is access to all of our past presentations.  If you are a member, log into the Member Area and click on “Downloads”.  Your User ID and Password are the same as when you are registering for a meeting. 

    Sister Chapter Happenings


    In Case You Missed It

    • Tuesday March 20th  - the Certified Records Manager/Certified Records Analyst Exam Preparation Workshop (Parts 1-5) – was very popular. Please let us know if you are interested in attending a future session.  


    If you are interested in participating at a higher level in any way, we have many volunteer opportunities for members and now would be a great time to get involved. 

    Just send a note to Gene Stakhov, Executive VP at: or Glenn Fischer, VP, Membership at:

    Stay tuned to our website and social media for the most up to date chapter information. We have posted our Yearly Calendar under “Year at a Glance”. 

    Join the Conversation!

    Don’t forget the ARMA Metro NYC Chapter has an active social media presence on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.  Let’s Get Social!


    Please feel free to provide your feedback and ideas anytime to!

    Mary Sherwin, CRM, IGP

    President, ARMA Metro NYC

    Nominate an Honored Member

    The ARMA Metropolitan New York City Chapter is currently accepting nominations from our membership base for Honored Member of the Year (2017-2018).

    The Honored Member Award was established in 1992 to recognize ARMA Metro NYC Chapter members who have distinguished themselves through outstanding service within the chapter and the association, and through noteworthy achievements in records and information management. Nominees for the Honored Member Award are nominated by the general membership. The Executive Vice President chairs the Honored Member of the Year committee. Nominees are presented to and voted upon by the Board. The nominee with the largest number of votes becomes Honored Member. Except for the year of establishment, not more than two Honored Members may be elected in any one year.

    If you would like to nominate a chapter member in good standing, please email your nomination in confidence to:

    More information, including past winners, can be seen at our Honored Member Awards page here.


    The Philadelphia Liberty Bell Chapter of ARMA will host its Annual Spring Seminar on Thursday, April 19th, 8:00am - 4:00pm, at the Wyndham Hotel on 400 Arch Street, Philadelphia PA.

    Annual Spring Seminar Flyer

    Click here to register!


    Program Description: In this certificate program you will acquire the research and appraisal skills necessary for developing a records retention schedule or revising an existing one. A detailed methodology will help you learn how to schedule both electronic and analog records and how to employ project management techniques for allocating resources. The skills you learn will also apply to assessing and monitoring retention schedules developed by external consultants. The program concludes with a case study that illustrates the learning points and helps you more thoroughly grasp the methodology.

    Sofia Empel (PhD, IGP, CRM, CDIA+), Director of Information Governance at Cotiviti LLC, and Lucy Rieger, CRM, President of Records Update Inc., will lead a half day workshop on developing and revising retention schedules.

    When: April 18, 2018, 1:00pm - 5:00pm
    Where: Microsoft Corp., 101 Wood Avenue South, 9th Floor, Iselin NJ 08830

    Click Here to Register



    Research Paper Released: Canadian Requirements for Personal Information Protection

    This report reviews the Canadian personal information statutes in Canada from a records management perspective. While Canada and the United States have a similar constitutional structure, Canada and the United States have different privacy regimes. Canada has a harmonized privacy regime grounded by similar statutes across Canada, and is based on the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development and the European Union (EU)’s data protection directive.

    Based on data acquired from legal research of primary personal information and privacy provisions contained in the statutes enacted by Canada’s federal, provincial, and territorial governments (Privacy Statutes), the report focuses on the statutes currently in force because those are the statutes with which organizations must comply.

    The paper is located at:

    If you or your organization is interested in sponsoring research or an educational scholarship for 2018 please contact: . There are many worthy research projects and scholarships in need financial support to move information management forward.



    Requirements for Personal Information Protection

    Part 1: U.S. Federal Law
    This updated Part 1 paper discusses 32 federal personal information protection laws and their records management impact. Each summary includes the year the Act was passed, the citation (either U.S. Code or Public Law), a summary of provisions, definitions of personally identifiable information and records related terms where applicable, and any implied or explicit RIM impact. The summary of provisions includes overviews of the major provisions of each law.

    Part 2: U.S. State Laws
    This updated Part 2 paper covers protection of personal privacy information in U.S. state laws and its impact on records management programs. The choice of the 26 privacy issues covered in this document is based on high profile privacy issues from the National Conference of State Legislatures, the National Association of Chief Information Officers, and various news sources. Some Freedom of Information laws having privacy or confidentiality requirements were also included in this document.

    Papers located at:

    Press Release: Vonore, TN (10-5-17) The Foundation (ARMA International Educational Foundation-AIEF), announces the release of two, 2017 revised research reports.


    Congratulations to Michael Landau from our own chapter!

    Vonore, TN (10-5-17)  This summer at the 5 ARMA Region Leadership Conferences the Foundation (ARMA International Educational Foundation-AIEF) held drawings for 5 IPad minis. An additional winner will be drawn at the ARMA International Conference in Orlando, FL.

    Congratulations to the Winners:

    Michael Landau for Northeast/Mid-Atlantic Regions (Metro NYC, Summit, CT Chapters)
    Erica Mitchell for Canadian Region (National Capitol Ottawa Chapter)
    Sylvia Ehret for Southeast/Southwest Regions (Ft. Worth Chapter)
    Pati Pelaccio for MidwestRocky Mountain/Great Lakes Regions (Central Missouri Chapter)
    Justin Parker for Pacific/Great Northwest Regions (Non-Affiliate)

    Welcome New Members

    Please welcome our newest Chapter Members (October thru January)
    Scott Fischer
    Aurotech Inc.

    Shaun Lyons
    Iron Mountain

    Melanie Miller

    Tamara Marie Jones, PH.D.
    Macquarie Group

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