About Us

Who We Are

ARMA Northern New Jersey (ARMA NNJ) is a chapter of ARMA International a not-for-profit professional association and the authority on governing information as a strategic asset.  The ARMA NNJ Chapter supports the "Vision and Mission" of ARMA International while ensuring its local members are provided with training and education that meets current day industry requirements.

ARMA International was established in 1955 and the Northern New Jersey Chapter followed shortly thereafter.  From its inception, ARMA NNJ has established broad goals that enable the chapter to remain firmly rooted in its values while adapting to the future outlook of information and technology. 

ARMA NNJ has a rich history that continues to shape its future.  In 2010, we celebrated our 50th anniversary and the ARMA Northern New Jersey Chapter continues to facilitate dynamic training, education and support of its members and their careers.

Our Mission

To provide a collaborative forum for Northern New Jersey Records & Information (RIM) professionals to share timely and valuable industry information, network with peers, and successfully meet the challenges of the increasingly complex records and information management field. 

Our Goals

  • Provide increased value to members
  • Further deploy technology to improve Chapter administration, communications and services to membership
  • Develop and implement strategies for increased membership and membership participation.
  • Position the Chapter Newsletter as an educational tool, in addition to continuing its primary communication and revenue generation functions
  • Improve integration of Northern NJ and Central NJ Chapter activities and develop co-projects

ARMA International

ARMA International is a not-for-profit professional association and the authority on governing information as a strategic asset.

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.

ARMA International offers invaluable resources such as:

  • Legislative and regulatory updates
  • Standards and best practices
  • Technology trends and applications
  • Live and Web-based education
  • Marketplace news and analysis
  • Books & videos on managing records and information
  • Global network of 27,000+ information management professionals and more than 10,000 professional members

ARMA International publishes Information Management magazine, the only professional journal specifically for professionals who manage information as part of their job description. The award-winning IM magazine is published bi-monthly and features articles on the hottest topics in information governance today, as well as marketplace news and analysis.

For more information: Visit the ARMA International website

To learn more about membership:
ARMA International membership

ARMA North East Region

The Northeast Region of ARMA International is comprised of 8 chapters with over 1,000 members who are primarily Records & Information Management professionals. Included are: Boston, Western New York (Buffalo-Niagara and Rochester), Central New Jersey-Princeton, Central New York (includes Syracuse and Albany), Connecticut, Long Island, Metropolitan New York City, and Northern New Jersey-Summit. Each of these chapters has a unique membership and set of events. Visit the region webpage to learn more.

About RIM and Information Governance

Records Information Management is The "field of management responsible for the efficient and systematic control of the creation, receipt, maintenance, use and disposition of records, including processes for capturing and maintaining evidence of and information about business activities and transactions in the form of records."

Information governance is concerned with defining the accountability for your organization’s information assets – its content and records.

Records and Information is at the center of everything an organization does: strategy management, research, and development, compliance. How an organization manages that information and its corporate records can directly affect its ability to compete, comply with regulations, and recover from disaster - in other word, to operate efficiently. Organizations have a duty to all stakeholders to manage them effectively in order to maximize profit, control cost and ensure the vitality of the organization. Effective Records Management ensures that the information needed is retrievable, authentic and accurate.

ARMA International and ARMA NNJ provide the information and resources to help RIM professionals. To learn more, check out the resources provided on this website as well as ARMA International