AIRS Forum DC- Practical Implementation of the AIRS Standards Part 1
82.6% of AIRS Forum Survey respondents shared that PRACTICAL IMPLEMENTATION OF AIRS STANDARDS was one of the major issues they want to talk about. And its tricky isn't it! Sometimes what should be done and what can be done aren't the same thing. Join a panel of experts on the AIRS Standards (and Certified Database Curators) to talk about where the struggles really are, how we can prioritize what should be done and what can be done and diminishing the anxiety around making sure you're doing it right. In this first part of a 3 part series, we will discuss Standard 7: Inclusion/Exclusion Criteria and Standard 8: Data Structure and Data Elements.
There is no recording of this forum. Please use the presentation in the handout section for reference.
AIRS Executive Director
Clive Jones is the current Executive Director of AIRS. With over 20 years of community services experience, Clive is the former Director of Operations for 2-1-1 Toronto and a past President of InformCanada. Before joining the non-profit sector, he worked as a newswriter, corporate video producer, and editor for a legal publishing company. Clive has an Honours B.A. in Politics and History, and diplomas in both Broadcast Journalism and Call Centre Management.
Amanda Arrasmith Kerr
Database Curator and as a Certified Resource Specialist.
Amanda currently works at United Way of Central Iowa 211 as the Database Curator and as a Certified Resource Specialist. She has been working for 211 close to 13 years and became the Database Curator about 6 years ago. She graduated from Grand View University with a Bachelor’s in Human Services and an Associates degree from DMACC in Environmental Science. She enjoys helping people in need and found a good fit with 211 as she gets to help those looking for resources as well as peer counseling to those just needing an ear. She is married with 2 dogs and 3 cats and both her and her wife love to ride motorcycles when the Iowa weather permits.
Hamilton Public Library, Hamilton, Ontario
Tammy Moorse is the Project Coordinator for the Red Book of Community Information at Hamilton Public Library, in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. She is an AIRS certified database curator, holds an MLIS and is a part time lecturer in metadata design and cataloguing at the iSchool at the University of Washington. Most of her career has been working and training others to work with metadata. Prior to working at HPL she did this for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. She has a supportive spouse, six-year-old daughter and 2 cats (Calla and Willow). Daily, Tammy finds time to knit (currently a sweater and socks).
Helpline Center, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Jennifer is the Database Manager at the Helpline Center located in Sioux Falls, SD. She has been with the Helpline for over 12 years, initially as a call specialist and youth volunteer coordinator. From there, she transitioned into the role of Database Specialist role and then Database Manager in 2014. She is has the AIRS credentials of CRS and CRS-DC as well as the AAS Certification (American Association of Suicidology) of Crisis Worker. Jennifer has a Master’s degree in Community Counseling, is a Licensed Professional Counselor, and a registered ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills) Trainer. Ensuring the accuracy of information (both the content, and standardized style requirements) are fulfilling for Jennifer because she believes the details make a difference. It is exciting to see resources she has created, being utilized (even only minutes later) to support both the staff and ultimately the callers in need. Jennifer lives on a small acreage with her husband and 2 adopted daughters. She enjoys walking, reading, and organizing things.