Queensland Records Management Award

The Queensland Branch sponsors the Queensland Records Management Awards.

The awards will be made in the following categories:

  • Outstanding Individual
  • Outstanding Group 
  • Student or Newcomer

The awards will recognise an outstanding individual and group that has made a significant contribution to records management in Queensland during the previous year and a student or newcomer who demonstrates significant potential to succeed in the Records and Information industry.

The awards are presented at the Branch General meeting held in July each year.

Outstanding Individual

Criteria

The award is open to individual members holding professional status who have made a significant contribution to records and information management in the past year. Details on nominations and the requirements are:

  • The achievement or contribution may be in the individual’s own workplace or to the profession as a whole.
  • Nominees can be either nominated by a peer or self-nominate.
  • Provide details of the outstanding achievement of the nominee in no more than 1000 words.
  • Supporting documentary evidence should accompany the nomination.

The outstanding contribution should demonstrate one or more of the following:

  • An example of best practice or innovation in the records management field.
  • Evidence of a commitment to records and information management issues.
  • A significant innovation or development in the field that increases the awareness of the profession to those outside the RIM Professionals Australasia.
  • Display of an outstanding degree of dedication and commitment to the profession.

Outstanding Group

Criteria

This award is open to groups, committees (other than RIM Professionals Australasia Committees), vendors, business units or consultants who have achieved excellence in records and information management and made an outstanding contribution to the profession. Details on nominations and the requirements are:

  • Groups/committees must comprise at least three people.
  • Groups can be either nominated by a peer or self-nominate.
  • Project leaders must be financial members of the RIM Professionals Australasia (but not necessarily all participants).
  • A submission to provide details of the outstanding achievement in no more than 1000 words.
  • Supporting documentary evidence should accompany the nomination.

The outstanding contribution should demonstrate one or more of the following

  • Innovation or best practice within the records management field that extends the boundaries of common practice.
  • Evidence of an increased commitment to records and information management issues leading to increased motivation, involvement and improved business performance. Key internal personnel will need to verify that initiatives have made a significant strategic and practical contribution to the organisation.
  • A significant innovation or development in the field that increases the awareness of the profession to those outside the RIM Professionals Australasia.
  • A level of achievement that results in an increase of RIM Professionals Australasia members or displays an outstanding degree of dedication and commitment to the profession.

Student Award

(Note – Judged with Newcomer Award )

This category is awarded to a student who has achieved excellence in educational studies in records and information management. The award is open to both full time and part time students who have completed a dedicated records and information management course in the previous 12 months (July to June).

Criteria and Eligibility

  • Student nominees must have achieved a high level as a student in a dedicated records and information management course completed in the previous 12 months (study may be undertaken at any level, including tertiary and VET).
  • High level achievement is defined as attaining no less than a Credit (or its equivalent) for the entire course.
  • The award is open to Queensland resident student members studying full or parttime and can be self-nominating.
  • A certified copy of academic record must be provided with the application.
  • The nominee must indicate his/her personal vision of the future direction of records management (1000 words).
  • The award is not limited by age.

Newcomer Award

(Note – Judged with Student Award )

This category is awarded to a newcomer to our profession who is able to demonstrate significant potential to succeed in the Records and Information Management Industry.

Criteria and Eligibility

  • The award is open to members who have joined the profession in the previous 12 months.
  • The nomination must be endorsed by the nominee’s Manager, who should be able to verify any claims made in the nomination.
  • The nominee must indicate his/her personal vision of the future direction of records management (1000 words).
  • The award can be self-nominating. 
  • The award is not limited by age

Only financial members of the RIM Professionals Australasia may nominate or be nominated for an award.

The winners will be eligible to have their applications also considered in the J Eddis Linton Awards.

 Applications should be submitted via email clearly marked “Qld Records Management Awards Nomination” to kristen.keley@rimpa.com.au

Supporting attachments that are impractical to forward electronically can be submitted in hardcopy simply refer to them in a covering email and a method of lodgment will be negotiated.

Applications close on the 30 June each year.

 

Winners

2010 – Outstanding Individual

Nancy Taia, ARMA

2010 – Outstanding Group

Moreton Bay Regional Council Records Management Standardisation Project Team

2009 – Outstanding Individual

Michael Vale

2009 – Outstanding Group

Energex Ltd eDRMS Project Team

2008 – Outstanding Individual

Meryl Bourke, MRMA

2008 – Outstanding Group

Residential Tenancies Authority Recordkeeping Project Team.

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