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Updated August 3, 2015

ARCHIVES * RECORDS 2016 Call for Program Proposals

The 2016 Joint Annual Meeting of the Council of State Archivists and the Society of American Archivists, will take place from July 31 to August 6, 2016, at the Hilton Atlanta in Atlanta, Georgia. The 2016 Program Committee invites submissions for 60- or 75-minute live sessions or poster presentations that reflect current issues in the archives profession.

The deadline for proposals is 11:59 pm on Friday, November 13. Proposals received after that time cannot be considered.

Read the full call for proposals here: http://www2.archivists.org/am2016/call-for-proposals.

Joint Statement on Conducting Public Business in Non-Government Email Accounts

The Council of State Archivists, the National Association of Government Archives and Records Administrators (NAGARA), and the Society of American Archivists (SAA) have issued a joint statement on the use of non-government email accounts for conducting public business.

View and download the Joint Statement.

All Five Territories and DC Represented at the 2015 SERI Pre-Conference Workshop

It's Story time at the NHPRC!

In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the establishment of the SHRABs, NHPRC is collecting stories of SHRAB successes over the decades. These stories will be shared with as broad an audience as possible during 2015 and beyond.

Download the form and send NHPRC your SHRAB success stories: http://www.archives.gov/nhprc/pdfs/cosa40th.pdf

It's CoSA Awards Nomination Time!

The Council of State Archivists Awards Program acknowledges institutions, individuals, and programs that have enriched and strengthened our nation's state and territorial archives. It rewards innovative efforts and provides encouragement for the development of new and remarkable projects. By recognizing exemplary achievements, the Council of State Archivists hopes to inspire others to make similar contributions. The awards are presented at the CoSA annual meeting.


In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the State Historical Records Advisory Boards (SHRABs), the Council of State Archivists and the National Historical Publications and Records Commission are pleased to inaugurate a new Award of Merit to recognize outstanding SHRAB projects and programs that have taken place in the previous calendar year (2014).

May 1st is the deadline for submitting your award nominees for 2015.

More information and a complete list of awards is available on the CoSA Awards Program page in the CoSA resource Center.

CoSA to Offer AIIM and SAA Webinars to Members at NO Cost

Since October 1, 2013 the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program grant from IMLS to CoSA has funded several important continuing educational opportunities for you and your staff. Grant funds have provided for SERI educational webinars, scholarships to existing electronic records management and preservation training, as well as the introductory and advanced electronic records institute.

As our members seek to expand their capacity to manage state electronic records, the SERI project recognized the critical role continuing education opportunities play in training staff for these responsibilities. Before the grant wraps up on September 30, 2015 we anticipate using the remainder of the funds to support this training in a few expanded ways. All states and territories have the opportunity to access online training from the Association for Information and Image Management (AIIM) and the Society of American Archivists (SAA).

Deadline for webinar registration is September 15, 2015.

Please watch your email for follow up information regarding additional continuing education opportunities through the IMLS grant. If you have questions about the AIIM or SAA courses, please do not hesitate to contact Beth Shields or Sarah Koonts.

A list of available webinars and registration instructions are available on the AIIM and SAA Webinars for CoSA Members page in the CoSA Resource Center.


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