Education and Workforce Development Cabinet
Kentucky state archivist elected vice president of Council of State Archivists
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Sept. 8, 2009) – The Council of State Archivists (CoSA) elected Barbara Teague, Kentucky state archivist and records administrator and public records division director at the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives (KDLA), as vice president/president-elect at the recent CoSA annual meeting in Austin, Texas. CoSA is the national organization of state archivists in each state and territorial government.
CoSA works to ensure that the nation’s historical records are valued, preserved and widely used. CoSA works collectively to encourage cooperation among the states and State Historical Records Advisory Boards to define and communicate archival and recordkeeping issues and concerns, and to 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, Intergovernmental Preparedness for Essential Records to develop records-related emergency preparedness training for state and local government officials, and on passage of the Preserving the American Historical Record bill, H.R. 2256, to support the preservation and use of historical records.
Teague is a graduate of Harlan High School in Harlan, the University of Kentucky, and the University of Virginia. She has worked as an archivist at KDLA since 1983 and was appointed Kentucky state archivist and records administrator in February 2008. She served CoSA on several committees and project teams before her election to the CoSA Board of Directors in 2008. For further information, please visit the KDLA website, www.kdla.ky.gov, or the CoSA website, www.statearchivists.org.