Since inception of the LGRMIF in 1991, I have participated in over 60 LGRMIF-funded municipal records management projects throughout New York State.
My menu of LGRMIF-funded services includes, but is not limited to:
• Grant Writing: For grant-supported projects that will utilize my services, I help write the LGRMIF grant application. This service is negotiated on an individual basis, but usually I do not charge a fee.
• Records Inventory Projects: Usually an "inventory of existing records" is the first step in addressing municipal records management concerns. When retained to service projects of this sort, I always strive to exceed the parameters of the grant application. Often I can accomplish enough in the first grant cycle to make additional grant support unnecessary, which is both cost and time efficient.
• Active Records "Access and Retrieval" Projects: Since my process is both gentle and "hands-on," I craft active records management policies that work. I am not interested in promoting an idealized or "one-size-fits-all" solution. I take into account the architecture of your building, the personality of your municipality, and the liabilities and assets of the individuals who actually use the records before recommending a solution.
• Inactive Records Projects: I take special pleasure in addressing the problems associated with neglected inactive records storage areas. The bigger the mess, the more I like it. When I am finished organizing an inactive records storage area, my client knows what they have, where to go to find it, and what to do to maintain this order in the future.
• Disaster Preparation Projects: Flood, fire, earthquakes: Sudden events that can damage your records or destroy their organization. Funding exists to establish Disaster Response Plans
• Needs Assessment Reports
• Records Management Plans