Education and Workforce Development Cabinet
Kentucky state archivist elected to Council of State Archivists’ Board of Directors
FRANKFORT, Ky. - Barbara Teague, Kentucky state archivist and records administrator and public records division director at the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives (KDLA), was elected to the board of directors of the Council of State Archivists (CoSA) at the recent CoSA annual meeting in Atlanta. CoSA is the national organization of directors of the principal government archival agencies in each state and territorial government.
Working collectively through CoSA, state archivists encourage cooperation among the states and State Historical Records Advisory Boards, define and communicate archival and records concerns at a national level, and work with the National Archives and Records Administration, the National Historical Publications and Records Commission, and other organizations to ensure that the nation's documentary heritage is preserved and accessible.
Some of CoSA’s current projects include managing a Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) grant to develop records-related emergency preparedness training for state and local government officials, and passage of the Preserving the American Historical Record bill to support the preservation and use of historical records.
Teague has worked at KDLA since 1983, and was appointed Kentucky state archivist in February 2008. She worked on several committees for CoSA prior to her election to the board. For further information, please visit the KDLA Web site, www.kdla.ky.gov, or the CoSA Web site, www.statearchivists.org.