About Us

ARMA Madison

The ARMA Madison Chapter was formed in 1979 as the local chapter of ARMA International (formerly known as the Association of Records Managers and Administrators.)  Our membership consists of 70 professionals from a variety of area organizations including state and local government, utilities, finance and insurance, law firms, manufacturing and educational institutions, as well as records and information management consultants and business partners.  Our mission is to promote and advance the professional competence of our members to enable them to provide records and information management leadership and expertise within their organizations and their communities.

The chapter offers a variety of local training and professional development opportunities: 
  • Monthly meetings, tours, workshops, technical presentations, and panel discussions that focus on current and emerging information management issues and technologies

  • An on-line forum and blog for members to share their thoughts, ideas, and experiences

  • An annual full-day Seminar featuring in-depth practical sessions delivered by experts and thought leaders, as well as a vendor exhibition of products and services.

  • Community outreach includes Shred Fest, which is offered free to the public and raises thousands of dollars each year for Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin, as well as a drive for Toys for Tots at Christmas.   

  • Invaluable networking opportunities with practitioners from a variety of industries and related professional organizations such as ARMA Milwaukee; the Wisconsin Chapter of the Association of Information and Image Management (AIIM); Midwest Archives Conference (MAC); and the UW Madison School of Library and Information Studies (SLIS), among others.

  • 24/7 access to a wide variety of educational and professional development resources offered through ARMA International.

ARMA International

ARMA International is a not-for-profit professional association and the authority on governing information as a strategic asset.  Established in 1955, it has 10,000+ members internationally, including records and information managers, information governance professionals, IT managers, archivists, librarians, legal professionals, consultants, educators and many others. 

Their on-line educational resources offer a variety of convenient and flexible resources to keep you informed about industry trends and keep you up to date, including: 

  • Legislative and Regulatory Bulletins

  • Standards and Best Practices

  • Technology Trends and Applications

  • Marketplace News and Analysis

  • Publications, Videos and Job Aids on managing Records and Information