WEBINAR: Beyond Schoolhouse Rock: The Journey From an Idea to Law

Beyond Schoolhouse Rock
In 2018 a group of county archivists and interested parties banded together to draft a bill that opens records exempt from the public records law after 75 years.  The bill very successfully moved through the state legislature and became law, without the help of paid lobbyists. Learn how this grassroots movement began and the journey that local archivists traveled to transform an idea into a law.


Date & Time:
 Thursday, March 5, 2020 | 1PM - 2PM EST

Duration: 45-60 minutes

Price: FREE for Members | $19.00 for Non-Members

 Themes: Information Management | Advocacy 

Credits: 1 LGARA Certificate Credit (NAGARA)
(NOTE: ICRM no longer provides pre-approval for events less than one hour in length; however, you may still petition ICRM to receive credit for attending this webinar, which is usually approved in most instances)

 LGARA Core Competency Areas: Pending

Abstract/Overview: In 2018 a group of county archivists and interested parties banded together to draft a bill that opens records exempt from the public records law after 75 years.  The bill very successfully moved through the state legislature and became law, without the help of paid lobbyists. Learn how this grassroots movement began and the journey that local archivists traveled to transform an idea into a law. 

This session will:

  • provide a brief history of the grassroots movement; 
  • cover how the archivists found a bill sponsor; 
  • detail who the archivists solicited for letters of support;
  • how they strategized who should provide testimony and what angles to take; 
  • their work with interested parties and met with key committee chairs; 
  • followed up on, and kept at bay, potential issues; and 
  • ultimately saw their bill signed into law.

 

Speakers:


 

   Pari Swift
   University Records Manager
   The Ohio State University

 

   Robin Heise
   Records Manager/Archivist
   Greene County Records Center and Archives

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When
3/5/2020 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Eastern Standard Time
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