CoSA Webinar Series

2019 CoSA Member Webinar Series

Planning for emergency preparedness and response is critical for archives and records centers.  CoSA will explore specific training, funding, and related issues in this series of member webinars.

Member webinars typically occur on the 4th Thursday of the month at 3 pm Eastern.

For a listing of electronic records webinars, please visit the SERI Webinars page.

For a listing of additional webinars (including CoSA-NARA webinars and Shop Talk webinars), please visit the Additional Webinars page

Download the 2019 CoSA and SERI webinar schedule.

Miss a webinar?  Please visit our CoSA Member Webinar Recordings page.


Emergency Preparedness - Alliance for Response / Foundation for Advancement in Conservation (FAIC)

Thursday, June 27, 2019 | 3:00 pm Eastern | Register Now

Join Jessica Unger, Scott Merritt and Maria Holden for a discussion on the role of disaster networks in supporting the cultural heritage community before, during and after disasters. Jessica, Emergency Programs Coordinator at the Foundation for the Advancement of Conservation, will present the national perspective in organizing cooperative disaster networks and provide resources for those interested in forming their own networks. Scott and Maria will share their experience as leaders of Alliance for Response networks in New York City and the New York capital region respectively – both their successes and challenges. Scott is the Assistant Director of Operations at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian and Maria is the Preservation Officer for the New York State Education Department Office of Cultural Education.

Cooperative Disaster Networks: The Key to Disaster Planning Success  - Lyrasis / Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts (CCAHA)

Thursday, July 25, 2019 | 3:00 pm Eastern | Register Now

At many archives, lone arrangers and institutions with small staff sizes can feel overwhelmed by the prospect of putting together an emergency response and preparedness plan, and often are not sure where to find appropriate resources to aid in their preparedness planning. In this webinar,  join Tom Clareson, Senior Consultant for Digital and Preservation Services at LYRASIS, and Samantha Forsko, Preservation Specialist at the Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts (CCAHA), to explore the benefits of working together in cooperative disaster networks to assist in planning and preparedness efforts. Resources on how to join your local networks, or to start your own, as well as places to look for training opportunities and other preparedness and planning information, will be explored. Tom and Samantha will also share case study examples of successful cooperative networks, such as those located in Pennsylvania (the Pennsylvania Cultural Resilience Network) and Northern Ohio (the Cleveland Area Alliance for Response). 

CoSA Annual Meeting Review

Thursday, August 22, 2019 | 3:00 pm Eastern | Register Now

Presenters: CoSA Board and Committee Members

Join CoSA President John Dougan, incoming CoSA President Jodie Foley, and CoSA committee chairs to review events, decisions, and updates from the 2019 Joint Annual meeting with SAA, in Austin, TX, August 2-5, 2019. We’ll catch up on CoSA’s 2019 Award recipients, work session discussions, other CoSA business and more! 

SHRAB Town Hall

Thursday, September 26, 2019 | 3:00 pm Eastern | Register Now

Recipients of CoSA-Ancestry Leadership Award and Victoria Irons Walch Emerging Leader Award

Thursday, October 24, 2019 | 3:00 pm Eastern | Register Now

The final member webinar of the year will feature CoSA-Ancestry Leadership Award and Victoria Irons Walch Emerging Leader Award recipients discussing how the professional development opportunities funded by the award have advanced their leadership skills.

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