The latest issue of the CIMA Newsletter has been published and distributed to the CIMA membership (volume 42, issue 1, Spring 2014). In addition, the last issue of the CIMA Newsletter (volume 41, issue 3, Fall/Winter 2014) is now available to public. Click here to view the PDF version.
The LDS Church History Library seeks an experienced, energetic archivist with a passion for LDS Church History who can arrange and describe (and direct the arrangement and description of) archival collections for both preservation and discovery purposes. The ideal candidate will be very knowledgeable in LDS Church History, archival and library standards and will contribute to our team of talented archival catalogers and the Church History Department as a whole. As the Church History Library extends its reach through both online publishing of archival materials and gathering history from its world-wide membership, this individual will help create new methods for the content of these materials to be described, discovered and presented to library users. To view qualifications and responsibilities, please click here: https://careers.ldschurch.org/public/jobdetail.aspx?jobid=130611.
Registration is open for a ArchivesSpace User Group pre-conference meeting, to be held at the Central Library of the Denver Public Library in downtown Denver from 12:00-5:00pm on Wednesday, May 27th, the day before Western Roundup begins. The Central Library is within walking distance of public transportation as well as the conference hotel
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 7 months starting on or around April 15, 2015 and ending on or around November 15, 2015, with potential to continue seasonally in subsequent years. Compensation for the 2015 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.
The archivist will be responsible for all aspects of archives management, including appraising, accessioning, processing, arrangement and description, reference, and outreach.
To apply for the position, please submit a cover letter expressing your interest along with a current résumé to: email@example.com. When submitting your application, note “Contract Archivist” in the subject heading of your email. Applications are due by March 8, 2015.
For more information on The Murie Center, go to www.muriecenter.org
The minutes from the November 14, 2014 meeting of CIMA Council are available here.
The application period for the Society of American Archivists’ (SAA) Mosaic Scholarship is currently open, with a deadline of February 28, 2015.
The Mosaic Scholarship was established to provide financial and mentoring support to minority students pursuing graduate education in archival science, to encourage students to pursue careers in archives, and to promote the diversification of the American archival profession. The award is given to applicants who demonstrate excellent potential for scholastic and personal achievement and who manifest a commitment both to the archival profession and to advancing diversity concerns within it.
Up to two scholarships of $5,000 each will be awarded. In addition, each scholarship recipient receives a one-year complimentary membership to SAA and complementary registration to the Society’s Annual Meeting.
For more information on the scholarship, eligibility requirements and instructions on applying, please visit: http://www2.archivists.org/governance/handbook/section12-mosaic.