Dues Increase Proposal

October 7, 2014

After a great deal of research and discussion, the CIMA Council has formally proposed increasing the annual individual membership fees. We believe it is in the best interest of the organization long-term to approve and enact this increase by January 2015. Please take time to carefully read and consider the rationale behind our proposal (click here for report).

Please feel free to contact me or any other Council member with your concerns or comments. As per our bylaws, notification and discussion will last 30 days from the date of this report. After the 30 day period of comment, we will send out electronic ballots to the membership. It is required that a majority of the membership must participate in this process to formally approve an increase in membership fees. If you want the numbers regarding CIMA’s current financial status, please e-mail CIMA treasurer Jim Kichas (jkichas@utah.gov).

Very truly yours,

Dan Davis
CIMA President

Western Roundup 2015 Call for Proposals

October 1, 2014

The 2015 Western Roundup, a joint conference of the Conference of Inter-Mountain Archivists (CIMA), Northwest Archivists (NWA), Society of California Archivists (SCA), and Society of Rocky Mountain Archivists (SRMA), will be held May 27-30, 2015 in Denver, Colorado.

The Workshop and Session Proposal Form can be found on SRMA’s website: http://tinyurl.com/oywxk3a

The deadline for submitting session proposals is Friday, October 31, 2014. Electronic submissions are preferred.

The Western Roundup is a great place to give a premiere run of a presentation you also propose to SAA. See http://www.srmarchivists.org/meeting/2015-western-roundup/. If you have any questions or ideas to discuss, contact Program Co-Chairs Maria Tucker (maria.tucker@pueblolibrary.org) Ellen Jarosz (ellen.jarosz@csun.edu).

The theme this year is, “Archives in the West.” Help us make this an interesting and stimulating conference!

Thank you,

2015 Western Roundup Program Committee

CIMA Council Meeting Minutes Available

September 26, 2014

The minutes from the July 29, 2014 meeting of CIMA Council are available here.

The minutes from the CIMA Business Meeting, held in conjunction with the annual conference in Carson City on May 24, are also available here.

Job Opportunities–Tucson, Arizona

September 25, 2014

The University of Arizona is making a significant investment in our libraries with the hiring of eight new professional positions. Openings include:

For more information about these positions, visit the links above or the University of Arizona Human Resources website (http://www.uacareertrack.com/).

2014 Utah Fall Caucus

September 12, 2014

The Utah Fall Caucus will be held October 10, 2014 at the Ben Lomond Hotel in Ogden, Utah from 9:00 a.m. to 4 :00 p.m. The hotel has plenty of free parking and is located at 2501 Washington Blvd. The conference will take place in the Crystal Ballroom which is on M2.

Please complete the online form to register for the conference. The fee for the conference is $10, which can be paid via Paypal Individual annual membership button

or by sending a check to:

PO Box 2048
Salt Lake City, UT 84110

Enjoy lunch on Ogden’s Historic 25th Street with many different dining options and shopping.

The hotel is about four blocks away from the Frontrunner train station for those wanting to take the train.


9:00-9:15 a.m. Welcome
9:15-10:30 a.m. EAD Advancements
10:30-10:45 a.m. Break
10:45-11:30 a.m. Buying and Selling of Collections
11:30-12:00 p.m. UMA Cooley Awards
12-00-1:30 p.m. Lunch on your own
1:30-2:45 p.m. Privacy and Managing donors
2:45-3:00 p.m. Break
3:00-4:00 p.m. CIMA 2.0

2014 Nevada Fall Caucus

September 3, 2014

The Conference of Inter-Mountain Archivists (CIMA) announces Nevada’s Fall Caucus Meeting. This will be a prime opportunity to network with Nevada’s professional archival community. We have scheduled a day long program, highlighting some of the archival activities within the state, and providing an opportunity to meet Mark Hall Patton and Rebecca Romney, from the History Channel’s “Pawn Stars”. They will be sharing their expertise in their respective fields. We hope you join us.

CIMA Nevada Fall Caucus Meeting
Friday, October 17th, 2014
at the
Clark County Museum
1830 S. Boulder Highway
Henderson, NV 89002-8502
(inside the Boulder City Rail Road Depot building.)

This one–day program and luncheon is FREE And open to anyone interested in participating in the area’s archival community. However, RSVP is required. Please send an email to Michael.frazier@unlv.edu to reserve your seat, or for further questions.

Program Schedule

9:00 am – 10:00 am Meeting Set-up

10:00 am – 10:30 am Welcome Arrivals… pastry and coffee.

10:30 am – 11:00 am “New Directions in Collection Management for UNLV Special Collections”
By Cyndi Shein; Head, Special Collections Technical Services

State Library and Archives Collections Online”
By Jeffrey M. Kintop, Nevada State Archivist

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm “CIMA-Nevada Caucus Business Luncheon”
Hosted by CIMA Immediate Past-President
Julia Stringfellow, Boise State University
Agenda will include:
Business Luncheon
Nevada Caucus Round Table &
Future of Nevada Caucus Meetings
Western Round-Up Preview

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm “A Peek into the Rare Book Market”
By Rebecca Romney, Manager, Bauman Rare Books

2:30 pm – 4:30 pm “Guided Tour of the Clark County Museum”
By Mark Hall-Patton, Museum Administrator
for the Clark County Museum System

Museum closes at 4:30 pm

Archives Month, 2014

September 3, 2014

Archives Month is an annual event sponsored by archives and special collections from across Utah. Archives showcased include academic, private, corporate, religious and governmental repositories. All events are free and open to the public. Contact the hosting institutions for additional information. For information on all Archives Month events throughout October, or to list an event at your own repository, please visit www.utaharchivesmonth.org.

Utah Archives Month 2014 poster (small)


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