CoSA Webinar Series

CoSA Webinars usually take place the fourth Thursday of the month at 3:00pm Eastern.

2022 Programming Schedule


  • Disaster Planning: Monitoring Collections during Adverse Conditions

    May 26, 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM (ET)
    Being able to monitor your collections during “normal” times can be challenging. Monitoring your collections and recovering from adverse conditions can be far trickier. Patrick McCawley, the Supervisor of the Archival Processing Unit at the South Carolina Department of Archives and History will discuss what happened when the department suffered a HVAC failure that resulted in a water leak that impacted several series of archival records. The need for quick action and the accompanying chaos exposed both the strengths and weaknesses of the agency’s disaster recovery plan. Identifying, prioritizing and implementing recovery efforts took a dedicated team effort. Jennifer Simmons, Research Desk Supervisor for the Colorado State Archives, will discuss how they continued to provide necessary public access to records during the civil unrest and protests of summer 2020 at the Colorado Capitol building, located a city block away from the State Archives. Todd Topper, Manager of the Collections Management department at the Minnesota Historical Society will present and discuss how his staff monitored areas and addressed critical needs during the 2020 COVID pandemic shutdown, civil unrest related to the murder of George Floyd, staff furloughs, and layoffs. #CoSAWebinar ​

  • America 250 -A Look at National Plans and Activities in North Carolina and Utah

    Jul 28, 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM (ET)
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  • August CoSA-NARA Webinar - Topic TBD

    Aug 25, 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM (ET)
    More info coming soon. #CoSAWebinar ​

  • September Member Webinar - Topic TBD

    Sep 22, 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM (ET)
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  • State Archives Spotlight - NY & NJ

    Oct 27, 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM (ET)
    Join us as we turn the spotlight on two of our State Archives. This month we are going to showcase New York and New Jersey. Their presentations will focus on different facets of their programs: from facilities and staff, to collections, exhibits and special projects. This is a great opportunity to learn more about what makes each of these archives special. #CoSAWebinar ​