CoSA Webinar Series

2021 CoSA Member Webinar Series

This year's theme is Adaptable Archives.

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

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

Recorded CoSA webinars are available with transcripts and full-text searching using Aviary.


Marketing Yourself as an Archival Worker

Thursday, April 22, 2021 | 3:00pm Eastern | Register

Are you just beginning or starting the next chapter in your career as an archival worker?  Ever wonder what knowledge, skills, abilities, and experiences the hiring team on the other side of the interview table or screen is looking for in a candidate?  Join us for a discussion with colleagues from both the hiring and applying perspectives for insight into marketing yourself as an archival worker and ways to stand out during the hiring process.


Conscious Editing 

Thursday, May 27, 2021 | 3:00pm Eastern | Register

The Conscious Editing Initiative at the University Libraries at UNC Chapel Hill seeks to redress inequities and injustice in the description and narrative framing of archives and special collections. Conscious editing is an active, critical awareness of bias, privilege, and power and an ethos of deliberate care used in the assessment, creation, and refinement of descriptive texts and metadata. One desired outcome of conscious editing is the increased accessibility of our collections in unserved and underserved communities, who are seeking meaningful connections with their ancestors and their family histories. The Conscious Editing Steering Committee supports ethical and inclusive descriptive practices in Wilson Special Collections Library by engaging colleagues in community conversations that connect practices with scholarship, theory, and contemporary social justice activism. In this presentation, members of the steering committee will discuss the values and vision supporting the Conscious Editing Initiative in the context of our institutional history and special collections holdings. Presenters will also share and explain before-and-after examples of problematic texts and metadata and the consciously edited descriptions that replaced them. 


June Member Webinar - Topic TBD

Thursday, June 24, 2021 | 3:00pm Eastern | Register

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July Member Webinar - Topic TBD

Thursday, July 29, 2021 | 3:00pm Eastern | Register

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August Member Webinar - Topic TBD

Thursday, August 26, 2021 | 3:00pm Eastern | Register

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September Member Webinar - Topic TBD

Thursday, September 23, 2021 | 3:00pm Eastern | Register

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October Member Webinar - Topic TBD

Thursday, October 28, 2021 | 3:00pm Eastern | Register

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