Job Opportunity–Salt Lake City, Utah

April 2, 2014

The Department of Heritage and Arts, Division of State History is recruiting for a Metadata-Digitization Intern. This recruitment is open to the public. To apply for this position please visit (see Job #: 00791). This recruitment will close on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 11:45pm. If you have any questions, please contact Michelle Watts, HR Analyst II at

Early Bird Registration Closing Soon

April 2, 2014

Early bird registration for CIMA 2014 ends Monday, April 14. Registration for the SAA DAS pre-conference workshop also ends the same day. The registration form and payment options are available at the conference website (

Please note that conference rates for hotel rooms are also available through April 14. More information about hotel reservations is available at the conference site above.

If you have any questions about the registration process or anything CIMA-related, please contact Julia Stringfellow at, or (208) 426-4308.

Job Opportunity — Logan, Utah

March 25, 2014

Utah State University Libraries seeks an innovative, collaborative, and highly organized Head of Digital Initiatives to lead digital collection and scholarly communication services that support the research and teaching needs of the University. Reporting to the Director for Digital and Information Technology, the successful candidate will direct the Libraries’ digital initiatives programs, including the Digital Library and Digital Commons institutional repository. This is a 12-month, tenure-track faculty position at the rank of either Assistant Librarian or Associate Librarian dependent upon qualifications. Salary $50,000+ depending on faculty rank, plus excellent benefits. Review of applicants begins April 10, 2014; position is open until filled.

For more information about the positions, and to apply, please visit the Utah State University career site at

CIMA Newsletter, Spring 2014

March 21, 2014

The latest issue of the CIMA Newsletter has been published and distributed to the CIMA membership (volume 41, issue 1, Spring 2014). In addition, the last issue of the CIMA Newsletter (volume 40, issue 4, November 2013) is now available to public. Click here to view the PDF version.

We would like to thank everyone who has contributed to the current publication. The newsletter’s next issue will be published in June.

If you did not receive the current newsletter but should have; please let us know. We will forward it to you right away.

Submissions and inquiries should be sent to the CIMA Newsletter Editor at

Correspondence may also be sent to:

CIMA Newsletter Editor
P.O. Box 2048
Salt Lake City, Utah 84110

Job Opportunity — Moose, Wyoming

February 27, 2014

The Murie Center seeks a qualified archivist to work on an important historical collection at our small conservation nonprofit whose mission is: Bringing people together to inspire action that preserves nature.

The preferred contract is for 5 months starting on or around May 1, 2014 and ending on or around October 1, 2014, with potential to continue seasonally in subsequent years. Compensation for the 2014 season will be based on qualifications. Housing is possible on-site at the rustic Murie Ranch, a national historic landmark, in Grand Teton National Park, Moose, Wyoming. Additionally, for candidates based in the local area not requiring housing, a year-round, part-time arrangement can be negotiated.

The archivist will be responsible for all aspects of archives management, including appraising, accessioning, processing, arrangement and description, reference, and outreach. Among other duties, the position will include collaboration with partner historical agencies and National Park Service staff to contribute to promotion for the 50th Anniversary of the signing of the 1964 Wilderness Act.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree with concentration in archives/history.
  • Minimum of three years’ experience in archives.
  • Thorough understanding of digital preservation issues and archival description.
  • Knowledge of archival preservation practices.
  • Knowledge of copyright law and issues pertaining to digitization and use of manuscript and photograph collections.
  • Knowledge of digitization best-practices and metadata management.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; ability to present and share ideas clearly and effectively.
  • Intermediate to advanced skills in Past Perfect, and Microsoft Office products.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Handling all requests for information and materials related to historical research.
  • Maintaining the collections and making materials available for research.
  • Indexing, processing and cataloging materials.
  • Accepting, receiving and documenting all gifts, and donations of archival materials.
  • Assisting Murie Center staff with historical research and materials needed for exhibits, programs, publications, etc.
  • Supervising of a potential paid intern.
  • Assisting with and/or organizing and implementing programs and exhibitions pertaining to the history of the Muries and the conservation movement.
  • Researching and writing grants for the Archives.

To apply for the position, please submit a cover letter expressing your interest along with a current résumé to: When submitting your application, note “Contract Archivist” in the subject heading of your email. Applications are due by March 10, 2014.

For more information on The Murie Center, go to:

2014 CIMA Conference Registration Available

February 12, 2014

I am very pleased to announce that the website for the CIMA 2014 annual meeting is live and you can now register for the conference!

  • Early bird registration for the conference and the SAA DAS pre-conference workshop ends April 14, 2014.
  • Conference rates for hotel rooms are also available through April 14.

Are there other social activities you’d like to see at the meeting? We will be doing a restaurant crawl either Wednesday or Thursday evening (sign-up sheets will be at the registration table at the conference), and if there are other ideas you have for events please let me know. This is YOUR conference, and we want to ensure you get as much out of it as possible!

If you have any questions, comments, suggestions for the conference or CIMA in general, please don’t hesitate to contact me.
Many thanks to Gina Strack at the Utah State Archives for doing such a great job with the logo and website design.

See you all in May in Carson City!

Julia Stringfellow
CIMA President 2013-2014

2014 CIMA Awards: Call for Nominations

February 4, 2014

The 2014 Conference of Inter-Mountain Archivists Awards Committee invites nominations for the CIMA Life-Time Achievement Award and the CIMA Service Award. Both awards will be presented at the Annual CIMA meeting in Carson City, Nevada, May 14–16, 2014.

The CIMA Life-Time Achievement Award recognizes a career of service and leadership in the archival profession. Last year’s recipient was Karen Underhill, retired Head of Special Collections and Archives, Northern Arizona University.

The CIMA Service Award is given to an individual who has, in the recent past, made significant contributions to either CIMA or the archival profession. Last year’s recipient was Gordon Daines, University Archivist, Brigham Young University.

Award recipients do not have to be CIMA members. To nominate someone for either award, please send their name, along with a letter explaining why you think the individual merits recognition by their peers. The deadline for submitting nominations is March 1, 2014.

The CIMA Awards Committee, including: John Murphy, Daphne DeLeon, Alan Virta, and Todd Welch, will meet in mid-March 2014 to review nominations. The committee’s recommendations will be submitted for final approval to the CIMA President and Council. The names of this year’s award recipients will be announced in April, in advance of the spring conference.

Everyone is encouraged to participate in the nomination process. You may email your nomination to Please put in the email’s subject box “CIMA Awards Committee.” Or mail your nomination to:

John Murphy, CIMA Awards Committee Chair
L. Tom Perry Special Collections
1130 Harold B. Lee Library
Brigham Young University
Provo, Utah 84602


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