Attention Library Technicians!

You are being invited to participate in a research study to update the Canadian Federation of Library Association’s (CFLA-FCAB) Guidelines for the Education of Library Technicians. These Guidelines were last updated in 2011 and can be view here: https://cfla-fcab.ca/en/guidelines-and-position-papers/guidelines-for-the-education-of-library-technicians/

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Unfortunately, ARMA NCR will not be holding a Fall IM Days conference in 2021.

While we will miss meeting with all of you, we want to ensure we are keeping the health and safety of our community as our top priority. We have no doubt that you will find excellent learning opportunities through other virtual events this fall. And keep in mind that we are still running our monthly Information Sessions virtually! Register for October’s information session here.

Stay safe everyone and we will see you at the 2022 Conference!


Hello IM Community!
Please join us on Tuesday, May 25th, at 2:00 pm for our May Information Session, “Why Taxonomies Matter? Part 2: Ontologies, Auto-Classification and Artificial Intelligence"
Registration: Please RSVP to Mary at info@armancr.ca by May 24th, 2020 to register for this free information session (hosted via MS Teams)
About the session: In this second part session, we will dive in into explaining how taxonomies power up new technologies  based on Artificial Intelligence and Auto-Classification; we will review how Taxonomies are the foundation of Ontologies to provide more precise semantic context to document files. We will show you some real examples of what we have done.
About the speakers:
Leslie Santibañez has a Master degree in Communications with a specialization in Knowledge Management. She has worked in the IM field for 15 years and considers herself a Business Taxonomy enthusiast. Leslie has collaborated in several deployments of GCdocs and SharePoint in several Canadian government departments and is currently working on the taxonomy development and information architecture for MS365 and GCdocs at Global Affairs. 
Elizabeth Brown has worked in Information Management at Global Affairs for the past 20 years. She has a college diploma in computer systems and specializes in Electronic Document and Records Management Systems. She currently works on IM business solution projects. 
Sydney Bubis has worked for Cogniva Information Solutions advising federal departments as an Information Architect, for over nine years. He has a Master of Library and Information Studies degree from McGill University, with a specialization in Knowledge Management. He has experience using artificial intelligence towards automatic document classification leveraging taxonomies.
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Hello IM Community!

Please join us on Thursday, October 28th, at 10:30 am ET for our October Information Session, “PCO’s Change Management Story with M365” presented by Trevor Banks

Presentation can be found here

Please RSVP to Mary at info@armancr.ca by October 27th, 2021 to register for this free information session (hosted via MS Teams)

About the session: “Change management is the discipline that guides how we prepare, equip and support individuals to successfully adopt change in order to drive organizational success and outcomes.” – Prosci.

In the GC, M365 is here. It is at the centre of a new discussion.
- How are employees to adopt this change?
- What is this change?
- If, at the heart of any software, leveraging content is the central purpose, what is the role of information professionals in this story?

Attend our next ARMA NCR event to hear from one our very own master story tellers. Hear about a journey involving a change that is faster, more complex, more interdependent and more cross-functional than ever before.

Leave the session knowing the path PCO inserted into the project to ensure a focus on people, and an alignment with the GC Digital Strategy.

About the speaker: Trevor is an expert in leading and implementing change management activities in enterprise-wide technology projects. He has combined his passion and expertise with creativity and design principles, to develop and deliver award winning awareness, training, and engagement products that address resistances and build buy-in for your projects.

Trevor now has well over 25 years of experience in Canadian federal government IM programs, where he developed specific expertise in the realities and practicalities of leading change management within IM initiatives.

Trevor is the recipient of the Ted Ferrier Award for his significant amount of professional and personal time, energy, and resources contributed to the IM community.

Trevor Banks, currently holds the position of Manager, Information and Data Management Services at Privy Council Office. He is Change Manager for the PCO M365 Project.


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Hello IM Community!

Please join us on Wednesday, April 21st, at 2:00 pm for our April Information Session, “LinkedIn - Why it Matters"

Registration: Please RSVP to Mary at info@armancr.ca by April 20th, 2020 to register for this free information session.

To join: Click here to join the meeting.

About the session: Debbie Wemyss enjoys sharing her passion for LinkedIn and educates her audiences as to how LinkedIn  can draw visibility and business to them. LinkedIn, the largest professional networking site in the world  with over 766M members in over 200 countries, is a significant, valuable tool for building business  relationships and driving traffic to websites, LinkedIn Pages and more. Ms. Wemyss has personally coached over 800 individual professionals and hundreds more through workshops and webinars. She will educate and entertain your audience to increase their awareness of this incredibly popular and professional site. It is not just another social media site. LinkedIn is a very powerful marketing tool that launched in 2003 and continues to grow by adding more than 2 new members per second!

A review of Ms. Wemyss’ LinkedIn profile at www.linkedin.com/in/debbiewemyss will provide over 100 testimonials as to the effectiveness of her coaching, presentations and workshops.

About the speaker: A New Englander, Debbie Wemyss (weemz) currently resides in West Palm Beach, Florida having enjoyed a 30+ year career in PR, marketing, and fundraising for corporations and non-profits. She Founded DW Consulting Solutions LLC in 2011 to fill a void in social media offering expert coaching on using LinkedIn as a powerful branding and marketing tool. Having coached over 800 individuals and hundreds more through workshops and global speaking engagements, the DWCS Team now has clients in 24 countries and offers customized

LinkedIn Coaching and Speaking engagements for Corporations, Individual Professionals, and Professionals in Transition.

Ms. Wemyss is an active networker and holds memberships in the Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches, Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce, the Alliance of Women Executives (AWE) as Director of Communications, Women’s Master Networking and is active in several local networking groups. Aside from her work, Ms. Wemyss is an avid fan of saltwater, sand, and golf courses.

Disclaimer: Neither Debbie Wemyss or DW Consulting Solutions LLC is affiliated with or endorsed by LinkedIn® Corporation.


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