Tour of the Nevada State Archives

IMG_7464On October 9th, the Nevada State Archives and Records department opened their doors to our ARMA chapter for a tour.  Liz from the Archives, showed everyone some wonderful pieces of Nevada history and how they are preserved.  Sara showed the group how the State stores inactive records and how the Records Center facilitates records retention for every agency within State government.  Heather took everyone through Imaging and Preservation Services digital and microfilming capabilities and the services provided to State and local governmental agencies.



Chris from Alpine County

It was very informative and interesting!  It was nice to get a look at the facility where we have been getting microfilm duplicated for a long while.  It was great to see the machines and processes for duplication, scanning and imaging, and to meet some of the folks who operate them.  A highlight here was the large format Zeutschel scanner.  The records storage area was also very interesting, especially in comparison with our interim storage – and we thought we were running out of space!  I believe the number of boxes was something like 80,000?  Wow!  The Archives was also very cool, and the WWI display, and the display room in general, was really nice to see and to know about the open public hours.  The space-saving electronic movable shelves were a highlight of both records storage and Archives.  In the Archives, highlights were the oldest piece from 1851, the glass plates in the wooden crate, and just an abundance of the cool old leather-bound ledger books.  We have some of those at our County Archives, but it was cool to see so many in such good shape.

Overall, a really great learning experience, and very much appreciated.  Thank you!

Joy and Diane from NV Energy

What an interesting meeting we had in Carson City touring the Nevada State Archives, Library and Public Records.  It’s was a pleasure viewing the old State Government documents that date back to the 1860s.  Each month the Archives displays a special presentation and it happened to be about World War I during our tour.  Much of the information can be found online, but it was fascinating to see many of the old mementoes.

We were able to see how they migrate records to different media – microfilm, microfiche in the Imaging & Processing lab.  They can convert this information to digital images as well.  Also, we viewed the secure Records Center Storage area where state governmental records are held and the archives vault that holds beautiful old books, photos and flags dating back to Territorial days!  The original State Constitution is also in the archives vault.

If you have time, come in and research their collections, or check out their digital collections online.  There are some fantastic photos and records of the Silver State.  This was an enjoyable time with the Nevada State Library, Archives and Public Records.  Our thanks to Sara Martel and Heather Hahn for arranging this visit, and our tour guides Liz Moore (Archives), John Warren & Heather Hahn (Imaging & Processing Services) and Sara Martel (Records Center Storage).


ARMA International Education Foundation for October

AIEF 20th Anniversay Logo

Region Directors and Chapter Presidents

  1. Call For Authors IMJ Article – Extended to 10/31/18
  2. New Research Paper Published – Information Management and the Courts;  An Update …… A direct link to the research paper is at the bottom of this email.

As always, thank you for your support in assisting the Foundation in getting the word out to share information and knowledge about our profession.

Ray Davis

Treasurer and Trustee

ARMA International Educational Foundation


Research Paper Press Release:

Research Paper:

October’s Meeting at the Nevada State Archives

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In honor of
National Archives Month
Please Join Us on
October 9, 2018
As We Tour the
Nevada State Archives, Records Center and the Imaging and Preservation Services Office
The tour will begin at 2:00pm at
100 N. Stewart Street
Carson City, NV 89701
Please RSVP to
no later than October 5th


Also don’t forget to check out Ask An Archivist Day.

For more information go to


The Great Northwest/Pacific Regional Leadership Conference of 2018


The conference in session

Tauri, Sara Martel, Shawnyne and Heather had the pleasure of attending the annual Great Northwest/Pacific Regional Leadership Conference in Newport Beach, California.  For those of you who don’t know or have never been, every year each region of ARMA international holds a leadership conference.  Each chapter sends members from their leadership team to discuss information governance and leadership topics.  Members form ARMA HQ are present, and give us a rundown of what is happening this year in ARMA.  This year’s HQ attendees were CEO, Jocelyn Gunter and Director of Strategic Affairs, Liz Icenogle. In addition to HQ, regional and industry experts presented information on chapter resources, certification opportunities and hot topics in the information governance/records management community.


I’m so excited that I was able to attend this year’s leadership conference.  This is such a great opportunity to network and learn with others.  My main takeaway that I want to bring to our Chapter and it goes along with our year’s theme…..”What can ARMA do for me?”  I continue be impressed with this organization because of the support from other members and Headquarters.  So, what can ARMA do for you . . . . find out at our next meeting.


Andrew SanAgusten holding the raffle gift brought to the conference by the Chaper

The ARMA 2018 Region Leadership Conference was well worth attending.  The days were packed with great speakers and valuable information along with friendly people ready to share their knowledge.  There was so much wonderful information presented, I couldn’t write fast enough as I listened to the presenters and attendees talk about the different ways to entice new membership and encourage continued attendance.   I was also excited to learn about the various resources available from the ARMA website.  So, I came away with lots of new information, a wider of array of resources and networks, and had the privilege of listening to wonderful speakers.  It was all rolled into one package at a beautiful resort with raffles and fun after conference activities.  A definite must for anyone considering attending future conferences!


Some of the highlights for me from the conference were: learning how other chapters operate and how they utilize the resources available to them, connecting with other members of our region and bonding with my fellow chapter leaders.

The group enjoying the Tiki Cruise

To promote chapter connection, the conference organizers put on two networking events.  The main networking event was a dinner cruise around the Newport Bay, the theme Tiki.  Everyone was eating, talking and enjoying the beautiful sunset.  Here I made some wonderful connections with members of the Utah chapter, the Puget Sound chapter and the Inland Empire chapter of Southern California.  I especially enjoyed my connection with the members from the Utah chapter, Mandy and Bonnie.  We discussed the challenges both our chapters face being rural chapters that cover many square miles.  We discussed ways our chapters could leverage technology available to us to strengthen chapter connections and interaction.

Lots to Learn, People to Meet and Fun to be Had…

All in all, it was an inspiring and motivating experience for everyone.  We returned home with our heads full of ideas to make our chapter even better.


September’s Meeting

September Meeting Flyer

Come find out the changes happening withthe Sierra nevada chapter of ARMA and what we can do for you!


Before You Come to the Meeting, Check Out What has Happened Over the Summer by checking out our blog!


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The Chapter is now on LinkedIn!


Come an learn how you can be entered to win a

Professional ARMA Membershipor 1 YEAR!

ARMA International Education Foundation

Calling all Chapter members.  The ARMA International Education Foundation or AIEF has something to share…money, in the form of two scholarships and a call for posters.

AIEF has two scholarships available to all ARMA members.

ARMA Conference Call For Posters

AIEF is looking for individuals or groups to present posters at this years ARMA Live in Anneheim, California.  If selected, presenters will be compensation $500.00.  That could go a long way to off set the cost of the convention.

If you want to know more, click on the links above which take you to a PDF of the press release, check out the AIEF website at, or reach out to Ray Davis, Treasurer and Trustee of AIEF at