The New York State Archives and the Archives Partnership Trust have selected the New York State Office of Children and Family Services to receive the 2015 Annual Archives Award for Excellence in State Agency Records Management Program Development. This award is presented annually to recognize a state agency’s accomplishments relating to records management program development.
The award was presented to Records Management Officer Marie Thibodeau and Assistant Office Service Manager Deborah Burke at a luncheon ceremony at the Cultural Education Center in Albany, held recently.
This award acknowledges the work the Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) has done to promote, support, and modernize the agency’s records management program. This award recognizes the careful work the agency has accomplished working with program units to review and update existing records retention and disposition schedules and create new schedules where needed. This award also recognizes the agency’s commitment to identifying its archival records, preserving these records, and ensuring their eventual transfer to the State Archives.
“We are pleased to recognize the Office of Children and Family Services for their outstanding efforts to manage and preserve the records of state government,” said Acting State Archivist Thomas J. Ruller. “We commend all involved in this winning program and wish them continued success in the years ahead.”
The annual Archives Awards program takes place every October, during American Archives Month, and recognizes outstanding efforts in archives and records management work in New York State by a broad range of individuals and organizations.
A complete list of this year’s award recipients follows:
New York State Archives Partnership Trust Award:
New York State Canal Corporation
Lifetime Achievement Award for Advancing the Security of Archives in New York State:
Richard Strassberg (Albany County)
Annual Archives Award for Program Excellence in a Historical Records Repository:
SUNY Plattsburgh (Clinton County)
Annual Archives Award for Excellence in State Agency Records Management Program Development:
New York State Office of the Children and Family Services
William H. Kelly Annual Archives Award for Excellence in Local Government Archival Program Development:
City of Rochester (Monroe County)
Cheryl Steinbach Annual Archives Award for Excellence in Local Government Records Management:
The Town of Hamburg (Erie County)
Annual Archives Award for Excellence in Research Using the Holdings of the State Archives:
Russ Immarigeon (Columbia County)
Annual Archives Award for Student Research Using Historical Records Grade 4 & 5:
Aaron Lener, Homer Intermediate School, Homer Central School District; Teacher: Laurie Leach (Cortland County)
Annual Archives Award for Student Research Using Historical Records Grade 6-8:
Sahil Sangwan, P.J. Gelinas Junior High School, Three Village Central School District; Teacher: Nicole Connelly (Suffolk County)
Annual Archives Award for Student Research Using Historical Records Grade 9-12:
John Riley, Huntington H.S., Huntington Union Free School District; Teacher: Lauren Desiderio (Suffolk County)