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New Training for Stated Clerks

May 18, 2012

Margaret Merrick, PHS Records Manager, provides training to new stated clerks as part of the biannual orientations offered by the PC(USA) Office of the General Assembly. Orientations are held in May and November in Louisville, and Margaret presents sessions on using retention schedules, the disposition of records, and the challenges of managing and preserving electronic records. The training is designed to introduce new stated clerks to records management in both paper and electronic formats, as well as provide information on the services that PHS offers to mid councils.

Margaret is looking forward to the New Clerk’s Orientation May 14 to 16.  Some of the examples she uses to illustrate how formats rapidly change include floppy disks, film strips, and 45rpm vinyl records. The latter contain pop songs produced as part of an initiative to encourage young people to listen to views of faith using music of the times and are part of the history of the PC(USA).