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Records Management Training Opportunities


Records Management Road Show: Building a Defensible Records Management Program *New*

Let's say someone presents a challenge, legal or otherwise, to your recordkeeping practices. How prepared are you to defend your RM program? Is your program a potential liability for you or your agency?

In a three-hour workshop, we will focus on laying the foundation of a defensible RM program, building upon that foundation upon that foundation utilizing The Principles of recordkeeping, and developing a defense toolkit of policy, procedures, training, and assessment.

Records officers and custodians who have begun or are ready to move beyond just identifying and documenting records for destruction will benefit most from this interactive presentation. Attendees are encouraged to come ready to participate in a give-and-take discussion of steps they have taken to make their program more defensible and some of the speed bumps encountered along the way.

The cost is $25.00 per attendee.  The dates and venues for these sessions are as follows, and the link under each date will take you to the respective Eventbrite registration Website. The linked addresses will lead to a Google map of the venue’s location.

Tue, Sep 16 (Registration closed)

Virginia Western Community College

Greenfield Education & Training Center

57 South Center Drive

Daleville, VA 24083

Wed, Oct 01

Germanna Community College

Fredericksburg Campus

10000 Germanna Point Dr

Fredericksburg, VA 22408

Wed, Oct 08

Southern Virginia Higher Edudation Center

820 Bruce St

South Boston, VA 24592


Subscribe to VA-ROL for announcements of upcoming LVA-sponsored workshops.


Online Training

Visit the Library of Virginia's Records Management playlist on YouTube for short videos covering a range of topics, including:

  • Introduction to the Virginia Public Records Act (VPRA)
  • What is a public record?
  • Filling out the Certificate of Records Destruction (RM-3 Form)


In-Person Training

To schedule on-site training, contact your records analyst. There is no cost associated with training, however, you must guarantee a minimum of 30 participants in order for an analyst to travel outside the metro Richmond area. Analysts are also available to speak to professional groups and at conferences.

So who will we be training next, and where have we been?

July 8 - Longwood University

July 21 - State Board of Elections

July 22 - American Planning Association, Virginia Chapter

August 20 - Virginia Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts

September 8 - Virginia Building Code Officials Association Conference

September 10 - Virginia Coalition for Open Government Records Management/FOIA Road Show

October 16 - Local Government Paralegal Association of Virginia

October 20 - Records Management/FOIA Council Workshop

October 22 - Records Management/FOIA Council Workshop

October 23 - Records Management/FOIA Council Workshop

October 30 - Accomack-Northampton Planning District Commission

December 9 - Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District Directors


Disaster Preparedness

Intergovernmental Preparedness for Essential Records (IPER) was an eight week webinar aimed at helping state and local offices identify and prioritize essential records and create a disaster plan. The course is now available in a generic format, and may be reviewed and completed online in your own time.


Other Resources

Other professional organizations offer records management training. The Library of Virginia is not responsible for the content or accuracy of the information available on the following Web sites.