Job Opportunity–Provo, Utah

November 4, 2014

The L. Tom Perry Special Collections at Brigham Young University is seeking a part-time manuscripts processor to assist with the Arts and Communications Archive, the BYU Film Music Archive and the BYU Motion Picture Archive. Responsibilities will include processing incoming collections, revising legacy finding aids, and providing online and in-person reference service.

Applications must be submitted by Friday, November 7, 2014. More details about the position are available at

Job Opportunity–Colorado Springs, Colorado

November 4, 2014

The Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum seeks an energetic and knowledgeable Assistant Archivist to help preserve and share the history of the Pikes Peak region. This position performs a variety of highly responsible and complex administrative duties to support of the Starsmore Center for Local History, the archives and research facility housed in the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum. Job duties include coordinating research services, working with the public to fulfill research requests, completing photo reproduction orders, tracking and reporting research statistics, processing archival collections using established standards and practices, scheduling volunteers, and contributing to exhibit and program goals of the museum. This position works Tuesdays through Saturdays, and occasional evening hours may be required.

To view the full job posting and to apply for this position, please go to:

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 (

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:

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 If you have any questions or ideas to discuss, contact Program Co-Chairs Maria Tucker ( Ellen Jarosz (

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 (

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


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