Join the Information Management Professionals
One of ARMA's strengths is its ability to bring together people with the common purpose of managing information in today's world while protecting information of the past. Established in 1955, ARMA's 10,000 plus members, from 30 countries, are from every level of the profession and every type of organization. A broad-based professional society, ARMA International can meet your needs, whatever your particular records management interests, experience or responsibilities. We invite you to join the over 450 members of the Houston Chapter of ARMA who, through a strong network, encourage professional development, education and the exchange of ideas.
Local Professional Activities
The Information Management Journal is recognized as the leading professional journal of the records and information management industry. The Information Management Journal is filled with articles and information on the latest trends, observations, and case studies that affect the industry, business, government, and other entities that rely on accurate and reliable information resources.
Infopro contains information on current key and critical topics in the records and information management area, in addition to activities of ARMA chapters, Industry Specific Groups (ISG)-Sectors, the ARMA Board of Directors, and other Association happenings. This on-line publication from ARMA International is distributed to members by email.
ARMA International Washington Policy Brief on-line updates from ARMA International for members on legislative actions involving documents and records.
ARMAdilla is the Houston Chapter's newsletter and a primary resource for local workshop, seminar, and event information. This award winning publication is available in a printable version on the ARMA Houston Chapter Web site.
ARMA Bookstore, on the ARMA International Web site, provides concise published information for the records and information professional. Titles range from the Internet to professional development to ISO 9000 to the latest automation and imaging technologies. All publications are available to ARMA members at a discounted price.
On-line courses, Web seminars and streaming records management-related presentations are available to members as discounted prices on ARMA International Web site. The up-to-date courses provide a resource to sharpen your skills and advance your career.
ARMA Houston has a local job placement service on its website. ARMA International Web also has a job placement service on their site for ARMA members, CareerLink lists open international and domestic records and information management positions and assists members in creating resumes for posting on the site. Use "Careerlink" as a search term on ARMA International Web site or go to http://www.arma.org/careers/index.cfm.
ARMA International's Annual Conference
ARMA's annual four (4) day conference brings together information managers from all corners of the globe. The latest technology is displayed and the most recent events that affect information are discussed. Information on the current ARMA International Conference and Expo may be found on the ARMA International Web site.
There are numerous opportunities to participate in committees charged with promoting the records and information management profession, determining programs, editing and writing chapter newsletters, presenting awards, reaching out to the community and enhancing professional standards at the local Chapter level and international level. Your opportunity for development begins with ARMA membership.
ARMA International has a new three tiered membership structure: Friend of ARMA ($0) per year, Associate Member ($95) & Professional Member ($175). More information on the membership structure is available at http://www.arma.org/r1/membership/membership-structure.The cost for belonging to the ARMA Houston Chapter is an additional $50 per year.