National Archives and Records Administration COO speaking at library

William J. Bosanko
The Friends of the Mary Kintz Bevevino Library at Misericordia University is presenting the lecture, “Importance of Keeping Records for Libraries and National Archives,’’ by William J. Bosanko, chief operating officer (COO) for the National Archives and Records Administration in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, April 16 at 4:30 p.m. in the Catherine Evans McGowan Room of the library. A reception follows the presentation, which is open free to the public.

Mr. Bosanko was named COO in November 2012 after serving as the National Archives’ executive for agency services since 2011. In that role, he assessed records management needs of federal agencies and represented the public interest in the accountability and transparency of their records. He also oversaw many National Archives offices, including the Office of the Chief Records Officer, the nationwide Federal Records Centers, the Office of Government Information Services, the Information Security Oversight Office (ISOO), and the National Declassification Center.

Prior to that appointment, he directed ISOO for three years in which he oversaw the government-wide security classification system and the National Industrial Security Program. He also served on the Presidential Task Force on Controlled Unclassified Information and served as the executive agent for oversight of that government-wide program.

Mr. Bosanko began his career with the National Archives in 1993, when he was first hired as an archives technician. He then became an archivist and later a management and program analyst, working with the Records Declassification Division, the Special Access and FOIA Staff, and ISOO. Mr. Bosanko holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Susquehanna University. For more information about the program, please call Susan Lazur, Bevevino Library, at (570) 674-6225). For more information about Misericordia University, please log on to or call (570) 674-6400. Founded and Sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy in 1924, Misericordia University is Luzerne County’s first four-year college and offers 36 academic programs on the graduate and undergraduate levels in full- and part-time formats.