A few courageous souls braved the deteriorating weather conditions on Friday February 23 in order to attend the first Records Management office’s Community of Practice.
Taking their cue from UBC Okanagan, the Records Management Office in Vancouver held their first Community of Practice while UBC offices were closing and snow was falling.
“When I sent out the initial call-out, I was pleasantly surprized by the number of people who were keen to join the Community. Folks seem interested to know what others on Campus are doing,” says Barbara Towell, E-Records Manager and leader for the Vancouver Community. “I wish the weather would have co-operated so more people could have attended in person, but people were able to join the meeting remotely, and we enjoyed a lively discussion.”
The one-hour sessions will be held three times a year and will consist of half presentation and half discussion. “Folks have been doing some good records management work here in Vancouver and a Community of Practice is a useful way to communicate that work to others who might be facing similar issues. I want to engage the UBC community in lots of frank discussions about records management,” added Towell.
All the presentations given at the meetings will be available on an ongoing basis for particapants who were not able to the make the meeting. “People are welcome to participate however they want. If they want to come to meetings, join remotely, or just review the presentations from their computer, it is completely up to them” said Towell.
The next Community of Practice meeting will be held in August. Join us. If you would like to particapate in Records Management Community of Practice or have a topic you wish to discuss on either campus contact Barbara Towell Vancouver Campus or Paige Hohmann on the Okanagan Campus.