Trash or Treasure: Guidance on Retaining Office Records


Thursday, June 28, 2018, 10:00am to 11:30am


Lamont Library Room B-30

Objective: Have you ever wondered, "How long do I need to keep my office records? Can I throw them away when I am done with them?" This workshop provides tools and advice to help you determine how long to keep your records and what to do when you no longer need to hold onto them. Whether you feel like you’re drowning in information or you're concerned that you're keeping records too long or not long enough, this workshop is for you.

Length: 1 ½ hours

Who should attend: All employees who want to effectively manage their office's administrative or program records.

What you will learn

  • What the resources are to help determine how long to keep your office records
  • What to do with records when they are no longer needed by your office
  • How to use Harvard's guide for records commonly found across the University

Register for a workshop on our registration page.

All workshops begin at 10:00am. Please plan to arrive 15 minutes before the workshop begins to get settled. Workshops are 1 ½ hours long; see the registration page for details.

Workshops will be held in Lamont Library's Forum Room or in Lamont B-30 (see workshop registration page for details).  Lamont Library is located at the corner of Massachusetts Avenue and Quincy Street in the far southeast corner of Harvard Yard, east of Harvard Square. Click here for a map.