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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 2020 workshops will not be held as planned. Instead we are working on a way to deliver the information online, probably through pre-recorded videos. Please check this page periodically for updates.

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. The 2019 workshops were held from 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon.

Desoto County: Tuesday, September 17, Emergency management Agency, 260 Motor Scooter Dr. Nesbit, MS 38651

Jackson: Thursday, September 26, William F. Winter Archives and History Building

For more information, contact Tim Barnard by email or call 601-576-6894.

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.