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FGCU Florida Institute of Government Presents Workshop on Public Records Management, Dec. 15 and 16

FORT MYERS, FL - The Florida Institute of Government at Florida Gulf Coast University offers a workshop for persons responsible for records subject to regulations and control under the Florida Sunshine Law, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 15 and 16 at the Atrium Executive Center, 8695 College Parkway, Suite 1181, Fort Myers.

This two-day certificate program covers contemporary records management issues and updates public sector administrators and staff about records management and maintenance under the laws of Florida, new technologies and management systems in the field of records management.

The Public Records Management workshop is comprised of four, three-hour modules offered over two consecutive days. Questions are encouraged throughout all sessions. Certificates are awarded to participants attending all modules.

Module I focuses on the basics of records management including public records law in Florida, records retention and destruction, and privacy versus right-to-know.

Module II addresses file management and design, equipment, supplies and information, and storage and retrieval systems.

Module III covers imaging with focus on legalities and standards related to microfilm and optical digitizing, computer retrieval systems and analyses.

Module IV discusses disaster preparedness/recovery systems and contemporary records management issues including off-site storage, facilities management and vital records.

Cost for the two-day workshop is $169. Instructor for the workshop is Steve Lewis.

Registration and additional information is available online by visiting, or by calling Nancy Staub at (239) 425-3279 or e-mail at

For more information, media representatives should contact Joanne Hartke at (239) 425-3273.

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