The IRMS Alison North New Professionals' Award
Now in its seventh year of running is the IRMS New Professionals' Award, kindly sponsored by Alison North.
The award recognises the thoughts, observations and/or contributions of those who are new to our profession. Whether you are someone studying Information and Records Management, newly qualified in the first few years of your career or someone who has just moved into the industry we’re keen to hear your thoughts.
As our industry evolves with issues such as Big Data and Cloud Computing emerging as well as constantly developing concepts such as Information Governance we are looking for the fresh perspective and insight on these contemporary issues that someone new to the profession is able to bring.
You are eligible for this award if you are within the first 3 years of your career in Information and Records Management, whether you are a student, employed or self-employed. There is no age limit.
What do I write about?
If you are employed and newly qualified you could consider how the theory you were taught is actually put into practice, how your studies have prepared you for the role or just an observation on whether your role matched your expectations. Those new to the profession might consider how it compares to previous experiences and students on what they see as the challenges the profession is facing.
These are just some ideas and any topic based around your thoughts, issues or experiences in Information and Records Management would be great.
The prize is attendance at our Annual Conference in May 2016 and comprises full delegate fees and accommodation. What’s more is that should the winner already be in receipt of an employer paid/fully sponsored place at Conference, then the prize will be equivalent monies to be used on IM/RM related books, DVDs and/or CPD!
When will I find out?
The winner will be informed before conference in time to allow them to make arrangements to attend conference. The winner will be announced publicly at the Conference Gala Dinner Awards Ceremony, at which they will presented with an award certificate and trophy. Expect to hear from us between February and March.
How do I enter?
Closing Date: 14th February 2016
The Society offers four types of membership, from Corporate through to Student.
If you are not already a member and would like to join the Society, or if you know anyone who would be interested in joining, please complete the application form.