The Records Management program currently offers three classes regarding records management related topics.  There is no registration fee for any class offered. Advance registration is required for all classes to ensure you receive the class materials and seating is available. Attendees are encouraged to bring a jacket or sweater because some have found the rooms to be cooler than they expected.


Records Management 101 (1 hour)

This introductory class is for governmental agency records management liaisons and other agency employees. The course is designed for those who want a better understanding about the records management laws in Louisiana and what their agency needs to know about records management in order to comply with these laws. The class will cover responsibilities of the records management liaison and the administrative rules governing records management in Louisiana. It will also stress the importance of disaster planning (business continuity planning) from the records management perspective.

This class is available in Baton Rouge on Mar. 4, Apr. 21, May 20 and June 18 at 8:30 a.m.


How to Build a Retention Schedule (1 hour)

This class is an introductory class on records retention schedules and their development and revision. This class is recommended for any agency needing to develop a records retention schedule for the first time or needing to review or revise their schedule. The course will include instruction on inventory methods and how to complete the records retention schedule forms used by the Louisiana State Archives. The class will review the different classes of records (vital, important and useful) and how to assign those designations to existing and future records series. It will also review the procedures for dealing with damaged records and what to do if a disaster strikes.

This class is available in Baton Rouge on Mar. 4, Apr. 21, May 20 and June 18 at 9:45 a.m.


Preparing Records for Transfer (1 hour)

This class will review how agencies can transfer their records to the State Records Center for temporary storage. The course will provide the necessary information regarding the transfer of the records into storage. This class will also discuss the process of how agency records are donated to the State Archives and the important differences between the State Records Center and the State Archives.

This class is available in Baton Rouge on Mar. 4, Apr. 21, May 20 and June 18 at 11:00 a.m.

To register for classes offered at the State Archives, please send us your Records Management Training Registration Form by sending a message, by fax to 225.922.1220 or by mail to:

 Louisiana State Archives
 Attn: Records Management 
 P.O. Box 94125
 Baton Rouge, LA 70804

Forms should be sent so that they can be received at least three days in advance of the class. Seating is on a first- come, first-serve basis.

If a class you select is full, you will be contacted to reschedule for the next available date. A registration confirmation will be sent with instructions on how to download class handouts. Questions about this training can be directed to the program's records analysts by sending a message or by phone at 225.922.0104.

Class Locations

All Baton Rouge classes will be held at:

Louisiana State Archives
Wade O. Martin Jr. Auditorium
3851 Essen Lane
Baton Rouge, LA 70809