CoSA Member Webinar Recordings

CoSA Member Webinars typically occur on the 4th Thursday of the month at 3 pm Eastern. Below are the recordings and slide presentations from the past year. To see a list of our current and upcoming webinars, please visit our CoSA Webinar Series page.

How Cultural Competency Promotes Diversity and Inclusion in Your Archives

June 25, 2020 | View Recording | Download Slide Deck

Presenter: Helen Wong Smith, Archivist for University Records, University of Hawaii

Cultural Competency is the ability to function with awareness, knowledge, and interpersonal skills when engaging people of different backgrounds, assumptions, beliefs, values, and behaviors. Adopting its precepts can facilitate a more diverse and inclusive archives within your workforce, patrons, and collections. Adopted by the Society of American Archivists in 2015 upon training Council and staff by Helen Wong Smith who delivers full day workshops nationwide, this webinar will present the precepts of cultural competency and strategies to employ them in your institution.   


Connecting California’s Collections: Highlighting the Online Archive of California (OAC) and Calisphere 

May 28, 2020 | View Recording | Download Slide Deck

Presenters:  Christine Kim and Adrian Turner, University of California

The California Digital Library works with cultural heritage organizations throughout the State of California to provide access to finding aids and digital collections, through the Online Archive of California (OAC) and Calisphere. The OAC currently comprises over 50,000 collection guides and Calisphere brings together over 1.6 million digital primary resources. Join us - Christine Kim, OAC/Calisphere Service & Outreach Manager and Adrian Turner, Senior Product Manager for the California Digital Library, as we provide an overview of our services, details on how we collaborate with over 300 contributing organizations to provide access to these materials, as well as an update on our initiative to explore the development of a national archival finding aid network.


Advocacy Insights from EveryLibrary

April 30, 2020 | View Recording | Download Slide Deck

Join our colleague, John Chrastka, Executive Director of EveryLibrary, for an overview of EveryLibrary’s advocacy strategies in furthering library initiatives throughout the country to learn how EveryLibrary’s successes can serve as models for advocacy for archival issues. John will offer advice on advocating for state, local, and federal programs for archives and share tips and guidance on starting or strengthening your advocacy efforts.


Looking to 2022: Federal Recordkeeping Policies In An Era of Transition

March 26, 2020 | View Recording | Download Slide Deck

 Presenter:  Jason R. Baron, former Director of Litigation, National Archives and Records Administration

Based on recent memoranda issued by OMB and the Archivist of the U.S., over the next two years the federal government is on a path to fully managing and preserving its records in electronic formats, as well as embracing new policies on open data. Starting after December 31, 2022, the National Archives and Records Administration will be accessioning records only in electronic and digitized formats. This represents a major inflection point towards a fully digital public archives of the future.  Additionally, under new policy guidance issued by OMB, federal agencies are expected to embrace a robust data governance strategy which includes the appointment of Chief Data Officers.  We will discuss these and other recent initiatives in the area of federal recordkeeping (including with respect to e-mail), and their applicability to archiving and recordkeeping policies at the State level.  


SHRAB Town Hall

February 27, 2020 | View Recording | Download Slide Deck

Join us for our annual SHRAB townhall! Dan Stokes from NHPRC will discuss the latest news from the national scene. Next, we will feature the Arizona SHRAB. Dennis Preisler and staff will share the varied programs - from regrants to workshops sponsored by this group.  


What's on Tap for CoSA in 2020

January 23, 2020 | View Recording | Download Slide Deck

Join President Jodie Foley, CoSA Board Members and CoSA Committee chairs as they look forward to the exciting activities and programs for CoSA in 2020. We’ll hear from Finance, Development, Advocacy, Education & Training, Awards, and the State Electronic Records Initiative. If you are new to CoSA or curious about our planning for the year, this is a great opportunity to learn more. Interested in getting more involved? The committee reports can help you choose among the many volunteer opportunities.  


October 24, 2019: CoSA Awards Recipients

Presented by Cathrine Giles, James Watson, Tyler Stump, Cathy Popovitch, and Elena Perez-Lizano

CoSA Awards Recipients Slide Presentation

CoSA Awards Recipients Webinar Recording


September 26, 2019: SHRAB Town Hall

Presented by Dan Stokes, Andrea Gabriel, Sara Baxter, Rachel Onuf

SHRAB Town Hall Slide Presentation

SHRAB Town Hall Webinar Recording


August 22, 2019: Annual Meeting Review

Presented by the CoSA Board and Committee Chairs

Annual Meeting Review Slide Presentation

Annual Meeting Review Webinar Recording


July 25, 2019: Cooperative Disaster Networks: The Key to Disaster Planning Success - Lyrasis / Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts (CCAHA)

Presented by 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)

Cooperative Disaster Networks Slide Presentation

Cooperative Disaster Networks Webinar Recording


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