WESTPAS Workshop–Cedar City, Utah

September 10, 2015

Additional details are now available for the upcoming Western States and Territories Preservation Assistance Service (WESTPAS) workshop, to be held on Thursday, October 15, 2015 at Southern Utah University:

Hotel Accommodations

Crystal Inn 435-586-8888 toll free 877-710-3375
Hampton’s Inn 435-586-5000
Holiday Inn & Express 435-865-7799
Or Expedia/Priceline/Trivago—-whichever you choose.

SUU Parking

Visitor Parking https://suu.edu/parking/visitors.html
You can register for a parking pass online at no cost.

Workshop meeting room

Meet in Gerald R. Sherratt Library classroom 002. When you enter the library, hang a right and head down the stairs. The classroom is across the lobby. The Library is located about 200 South and 500 West. (We are on the grid system thanks to Brigham Young.)


Lunch will be on your own. There are several restaurants within walking distance. The Sharwin Smith Center (building across from the library) has a cafeteria, a pizza, burger, and sushi joint.

Other circular activities

On Wednesday evening the Fall play is Dracula. It begins at 7:30
On Thursday evening the Fall play is Charley’s Aunt. It begins at 7:30. It is a farce/comedy.

Tickets: www.bard.org
800-PLAYTIX (435-586-7878)
255 W. University Blvd.
Cedar City, UT 84720

2015 CIMA Utah/Nevada Joint Caucus

September 10, 2015

The joint Utah/Nevada Fall Caucus will be held October 16, 2015 at Dixie State University in St. George, Utah from 10:00 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. The meetings will be held in the Zion Room on the fifth floor of the Holland Centennial Commons.

If you are planning on attending, please RSVP to Amber D’Ambrosio (adambrosio@dixie.edu) by Friday, October 9th at 5 p.m. More information about the program, parking, and accommodations is available on the conferences page.

10:00-11:45 a.m. Disaster response and recovery panel
11:45-1 p.m. Lunch
1:00-2:45 p.m. Disaster response planning (Randy Silverman)

Archives Month, 2015

September 4, 2015

Utah 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, 2015

Job Opportunity–Boise, Idaho

August 24, 2015

Boise State University Albertsons Library, a fast-paced library focused on mobile/digital advancements, invites applicants for the tenure-track faculty position of Librarian/Archivist, Assistant Professor in Special Collections and Archives (SCA). The Librarian/Archivist will serve as the library’s liaison to at least one academic department with responsibility for reference and instruction. The position reports to the Head of Special Collections and Archives and works both individually and collaboratively with a team that includes one other Librarian/Archivist, a Digital Archivist, and student assistants.

Responsibilities of the position include:

  • Arrangement and description of university archives and manuscript collections
  • Reference work in SCA including desk, phone, and email requests
  • Coordinates development, planning, promotion, delivery, and evaluation of digitized collections, including establishing policies and workflows
  • Manages CONTENTdm and other digital access tools
  • Manages book and serials collections
  • Participates in outreach, exhibits, and other programs
  • Supervises student assistants, interns, and special hires in processing projects
  • Participates in library planning and committee activities that reinforce the Library’s mission and goals
  • Participates in general library instruction and reference
  • Maintains awareness of current trends and advances in archives and librarianship

For more details, please see the full job posting at http://hrs.boisestate.edu/careers/searchcareers/librarianarchivist-and-assistant-professor-2/.

Upcoming SAA DAS Workshop in the CIMA Region

August 3, 2015

The Utah State Archives is co-sponsoring the SAA workshop Privacy and Confidentiality Issues in Digital Archives, to be held on October 9th at the Archives in Salt Lake City, Utah. The workshop will address the intersection of (and the tension between) privacy/confidentiality, free speech and freedom to research/write, and focus on how electronic records and the digital realm have altered the scene. Before September 9th, registration costs are:

SAA Member — $205
Non-SAA member — $275

After that date, registration fees will rise in both categories.

For more information about the workshop, please check the Society of American Archivists’ website.

Upcoming Free Disaster Preparedness Workshop

July 21, 2015

WESTPAS (Western States and Territories Preservation Assistance Service) will be offering a free workshop entitled, “Protecting Cultural Collections: Disaster Prevention, Preparedness, Response and Recovery” at various sites in Utah and Arizona during September and October. The workshop includes an online webinar and one face-to-face meeting to help minimize the cost for attending. Outcomes include:

  • Complete a disaster response collection salvage plan
  • Learn how to train staff to implement your plan effectively
  • Set pre- and post-disaster action priorities for your collections
  • Understand practical decision-making skills needed during an emergency
  • Experience salvage procedures for books, documents, photos & objects

The workshop is free to institutional representatives interested in creating or improving an existing disaster preparedness plan for collections. For more information on registration, please see the WESTPAS website or the event flyer.

Internship Opportunity–Seattle, Washington

June 24, 2015

The Gates Archive is seeking an intern interested in gaining experience processing archival materials. This opportunity is designed for an intern to work with archivists to acquire the skills essential for professional practice while contributing to the work of the organization. Responsibilities include:

o Surveying, analyzing, organizing and describing records of foundation-related collections;
o Applying appropriate preservation and storage measures for archival materials (electronic and physical);
o Learning about workflows for the acquisition, processing, preservation, and access of audiovisual, digitized, and born-digital materials;
o Maintaining statistics, reports, and other metrics to improve collection management functions as necessary;
o Fulfilling other organizational duties as required.

Applicants must be enrolled or a recent graduate of a program of graduate study in Archival Studies, Library & Information Science (ALA accredited), or related field such as History, Public History, or Computer Science. Travel to and from Seattle, furnished corporate housing, a bus pass, and an hourly pay rate will be given to the chosen candidate if they are not local to the Seattle area.

For the full position announcement, please see http://careers.archivists.org/jobs/7240805/the-gates-archive-intern.


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