About PRISM International Task Groups

PRISM International has a large number of task groups that function as committees and conduct research and other work to help the organization fulfill its strategic objectives. What follows is a list of all PRISM International task groups, along with a brief description of the activities of the task group. If you are interested in serving on one or more PRISM International task groups please send an e-mail to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

TG1 – ANNUAL CONFERENCE

This task group is responsible for planning the educational content, theme, and other special events related to PRISM International’s Annual Conference. TG1 members actively recruit speakers, collect handout materials, and provide other planning support to staff. They are also key in assisting with conference promotion. In addition, members of TG1 have an active role during the conference acting as informational resource persons, introducing speakers, managing sessions, and assisting PRISM International staff on the conference site.

TG2 – ASIA PACIFIC REGION

This task group is responsible for planning the educational content, theme, and other special events related to PRISM International’s Asia Pacific Region Conference. TG2 members actively recruit speakers, exhibitors, sponsors, and provide other planning support to staff. They are also have a major role in assisting with conference promotion.

TG3 – U.S. REGULATORY

This task group is charged with monitoring and engaging in various regulatory, legislative, and codes- and standards-related issues that impact members in the United States. The task group has both a monitoring and advocacy role, depending on the issues involved.

TG4 – WEBSITE, PR & MARKETING

This task group is primarily responsible for the PRISM Community (PRISM International’s online member networking area) as well as the overall promotion of the organization.

TG5 – EUROPE

This task group is responsible for planning the educational content, theme, and other special events related to PRISM International’s Joint European Conference. In addition, TG5 members are engaged in all regulatory and other activities related to Europe.  TG5 members actively recruit speakers, exhibitors, sponsors, collect handout materials, and provide other planning support to staff. They are also very involved in assisting with conference promotion. In addition, members of TG5 have an active role monitoring European regulatory activities in the various member states and frequently interact with PRISM International Secretariat Staff in Brussels.

TG6 – NOMINATING

This is a closed task group appointed by the President to recruit and screen potential candidates to the PRISM International Board of Directors.

TG7 – MEMBERSHIP

One of the most active task groups, TG7 is responsible for global membership recruitment and retention. Members make welcome calls to new members of the organization, contact members who have let their dues expire, contact potential members of the organization, and assist PRISM International staff in all aspects of membership recruitment and retention. In addition, this task group is responsible for conducting Fundamentals of Records Center Management workshops around the world.

TG8 – MENTORING

This task group is in charge of the “mentor matching” area of the PRISM online community and also provides one-on-one assistance to members who request a more experienced mentor to assist them.

TG9 – RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

This task group gathers information on various technologies that are likely to impact members of the organization and reports this information to the members through the PRISM Community, InFocus Magazine and special publications.

TG10 – PUBLICATIONS

This task group is in charge of creating and revising various publications and guidelines books used by PRISM International members. In addition, TG10 conducts member research such as the Business Barometer Study and reports the results of these surveys to the membership.

TG11 – COMPETENCIES AND STANDARDS

This group is responsible for creating a new certification for PRISM International members dealing with the safe handling of data.

TG12 – ETHICS AND STANDARDS

This task group is charged with the revision and promotion of the PRISM International Code of Ethics and Values Statements.

TG13 – STRATEGIC PLANNING

This is a closed group appointed by the PRISM president, which addresses strategic issues impacting our industry and association and creates appropriate strategic response strategies to these issues.

TG14 – DATA PROTECTION

This group is focused on issues related to data protection, including media vaulting, disk-to-disk backup, and related issues. TG14 creates publications and resources and plans special educational events such as the Data Protection Workshop to benefit members.

TG15 – IMAGING

This group is focused on issues related to imaging and conversion services including quality control, workflow, and related issues. TG15 creates publications and resources and plans special educational events such as the Fundamentals of Imaging Workshop to benefit members.

TG16 – DISASTER RECOVERY

This is a special task group made up solely of those who have experienced a disaster first-hand. The purpose of this task group is to assist other PRISM International members who are experiencing a disaster by providing resources and advice.