Recently, the Phoenix-based National Association for Information Destruction (NAID) announced that selected articles in Storage & Destruction Business magazine would be eligible for Certified Secure Destruction Specialist (CSDS) continuing education units (CEUs).
The staff at SDB is excited to offer such an opportunity to our CSDS-accredited readers and pleased that NAID thinks enough of our magazine to allow us to do so.
Readers with the CSDS designation need only look for the logo, pictured below for reference, to know that an article is eligible for 2 CEUs under the program. To earn the CEUs, NAID requires the applicant to complete a form, available at www.naidonline.org/forms/csds/419_CSDS-Unit-Application-Form.pdf, and write a brief synopsis of the article.
The CSDS CEU logo makes its SDB debut in this issue on the article “Scheduled Disposition,” beginning on p. 30. This article, authored by Marylee Jacobs of Crown Shredding, Winter Haven, Fla., advises records and information management (RIM) professionals on helping clients prepare records retention schedules.
Jacobs has adopted the philosophy espoused by SDB columnist and shreducator, Ray Barry: “Education is the best and most cost-effective way to attract and maintain your client base.” In her article, she suggests that helping clients understand the importance of retention schedules from a legal and regulatory standpoint could lead to additional business. However, she cautions against writing these policies for clients and instead suggests providing them with good reference materials so they can write their own policies. Jacobs also advises clients to check with their legal counsel before finalizing their policies.
Speaking of authors from within the industry, NAID also is allowing CSDS accredited individuals to submit articles to industry related publications to earn CEUs. Therefore, I invite any readers who may have story ideas they’d like to share with SDB to contact me at email@example.com. You can access our editorial 2013 calendar at www.SDBMagazine.com/mediakit.aspx later this year to learn what we have planned for editorial coverage in 2013.
Together, we can continue to grow our knowledge of the commercial RIM industry.