SAA Soliciting Applications for Mosaic Scholarship

January 14, 2015

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:

SAA Soliciting Nominations for the Hamer-Kegan Award

January 14, 2015

The Philip M. Hamer and Elizabeth Hamer Kegan Award Subcommittee of the Society of American Archivists seeks nominations for the 2015 award.

This award recognizes an archivist, editor, group of individuals, or institution that has increased public awareness of a specific body of documents through compilation, transcription, exhibition, or public presentation of archives or manuscript materials for educational, instructional, or other public purpose. Archives may include photographs, films, and visual archives. Publication may be in hard copy, microfilm, digital, or other circulating medium.

Recent winners include:
• 2014: Emma Goldman Papers Project
• 2013: Densho, The Japanese American Legacy Project
• 2012: Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota
• 2011: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Libraries March On Milwaukee Civil Rights History Project Team
• 2010: The Giza Archives Project at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Individual archivists and editors, groups of individuals, and organizations are eligible.

Application Deadline:
All nominations shall be submitted to SAA by February 28 of each year. CLICK HERE to download the RTF application form, which includes instructions for submission.

For more information on SAA awards and the nominations process, please go to

CIMA Wants You to Join Us at the Western Roundup!

January 5, 2015

This year the Board of the Council of Inter-Mountain Archivists (CIMA) is offering $700 travel assistance scholarships to assist CIMA members who want to attend the 2015 Western Roundup Conference in Denver, Colorado. These scholarships are intended to encourage member participation by offsetting the expenses associated with travel, hotel, and per diem for those whose employers do not provide adequate travel support. Student and paraprofessional members are particularly encouraged to apply.

Members interested in applying for a CIMA travel assistance scholarship should draft a statement that provides the following information:

Name, Institution, Position Title, and a 250-word “Statement of Need” explaining (A) the reasons why you would like to attend the conference, and (B) the lack of funding and travel support from your institution that makes attendance difficult.

All applicants must be dues-paying CIMA members in good standing. Questions concerning current membership status can be directed to Jim Kichas ( Scholarship applications should be submitted to Todd Welch ( by Friday, January 15th for full consideration by the scholarship committee. Please use the following subject line in your email: “CIMA Travel Scholarship“. Successful applicants will be notified by Monday, February 2nd.

Any additional questions should be directed to Todd Welch (

Job Opportunity–Provo, Utah

December 23, 2014

The L. Tom Perry Special Collections at Brigham Young University currently has a faculty-level opening for a Curator of 21st Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts. This position is responsible for the identification, appraisal, acquisition, cataloging, and preservation of manuscript materials of enduring historical value related to Utah, the Western U.S., and Mormonism following accepted professional standards and practices. The position is also responsible for the professional papers program of Brigham Young University.

To review the full job posting, and to make an application, visit the Y Jobs portal at Applicants should also be sure to attach a cover letter and current CV, in addition to the online application. Anticipated job availability is September 1, 2015. Review of applications will begin February 17, 2015.

Job Opportunity–Cedar City, Utah

December 23, 2014

Southern Utah University’s Gerald R. Sherratt Library is seeking an Archives/Special Collections Analyst. The position is responsible for managing the daily operations of the Special Collections Department; processing manuscript, university archive, and photograph collections according to archival best practices and standards; training and supervising students to ensure that department staff and student employees’ work also follows standards; helping to maintain departmental electronic records; providing reference and research services for the users of collections; coordinating/supervising staff and student employees in responding to reference requests and maintaining public hours and operations; and assisting with transcribing and editing taped interviews as needed.

Initial consideration of applications will begin January 15, 2015. For more information about the position, and to apply, visit

Job Opportunity–Price, Utah

December 5, 2014

Utah State University is seeking an Acquisitions and Technical Services Manager for the USU Eastern Library in Price, Utah. The position is responsible for purchasing, receiving, and technical processing of library purchases. It also has responsibility for the library’s Serials Collection and some reference services.

The initial review of applications will begin on December 13, 2014, and will be open until filled. For more information about the position, and to apply, visit

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


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