ARMA International: Who We Are

ARMA International is a not-for-profit professional association and the leading authority on managing records and information, both paper and electronic. The association was established in 1955. Its approximately 27,000+ members include records and information managers, information governance professionals, archivists, corporate librarians, imaging specialists, legal professionals, IT managers, consultants, and educators, all of whom work in a wide variety of industries, including government, legal, healthcare, financial services, and petroleum in the United States, Canada, and more than 30 other countries around the globe.

What ARMA Stands For?

Originally, ARMA was the acronym for the Association of Records Managers and Administrators. Over the years, we have seen a broadening of the profession as records management has become a recognized and integral part of information governance, which is key to doing business. To reflect the changing environment and this "expansion" of the profession, the association's Board of Directors decided to discontinue using ARMA as an acronym and adopted "ARMA International" as a general descriptor of the association.

Mission

The mission of ARMA International is to provide education, research, and networking opportunities to information professionals, to enable them to use their skills and experience to leverage the value of records, information, and knowledge as corporate assets and as contributors to organizational success.

Vision

At ARMA International, we recognize that information is a vital asset of every organization. Our vision is to provide leadership in education, research and networking for the benefit of information professionals.

Values

We at ARMA believe...

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