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Training Opportunities

A key function of the Local Government Records Office is to provide and coordinate education and training for counties and municipalities on records management issues. County and municipal officials and records personnel are encouraged to check this page periodically to learn of training opportunities available through our office. These will include live workshops and web-based presentations.



Emergency Preparedness for Local Government Records

Are you ready for the next disaster? Will your records be safe? Whether it’s a leaky water pipe or another Katrina, learn from records and emergency management professionals with first-hand experience how to protect and preserve your records. These workshops are held every spring in Jackson and at least one other location.

The 2015 meetings were held on Thursday, May 14 in Oak Grove and Tuesday, May 19 in Jackson.

Registration deadlines are one week prior to each workshop. Space is limited. The workshops are free and open to local government officials and employees. Lunch is on your own. For more information contact Tim Barnard by email or at 601-576-6894.


Maintaining a Healthy Records Program and Electronic Records Management

Are you hungry for a plan to manage your county or municipal records? Do you have questions about managing electronic records? Many local government officials and employees have found answers at these workshops.

Held every fall in Jackson and in at least one other location, the free workshops are open to county, municipal, and local government officials and employees. This year’s workshops will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon:

  • Tuesday, October 27, Jackson: William F. Winter Archives and History Building
  • Thursday, November 19, Sardis: Panola County Emergency Operations Center

Registration is now open, and will close one week prior to each workshop (download registration form at the link below). For more information contact Tim Barnard by email or at 601-576-6894.

Maintaining Healthy Records Program registration form (PDF)


Online Courses

Introduction to Records and Information Management for State and Local Governments

This 90 minute narrated PowerPoint presentation was created as part of the Council of State Archivists’ “Intergovernmental Preparedness for Essential Records (IPER)” project. Watch the presentation as a simple introduction to Records Management or to prepare you for the IPER webinars.