Job Opportunity–Salt Lake City, Utah

November 24, 2015

The Utah State Archives is seeking an Administrative Support Manager. This employee manages administrative support functions and is responsible for the following:

  • overseeing the division budget.
  • developing and tracking contracts and agreements.
  • tracking fee schedules and deposits.
  • tracking office assets, equipment and IT resource inventory.
  • soliciting grants and functions as grant/contract officer.
  • coordinating information, data processing, and IT systems, including the Archives’ record keeping and inventory systems, record content management systems, and electronic archives systems–ensuring resource security compliance.
  • maintaining the Archives emergency Continuity of Operations Plan and archival/cultural resource disaster recovery plans, including testing and compliance.
  • tracking policies and procedures, performance measures, and metrics and reports to governing authorities.
  • supervising subordinate personnel including their hiring; determining workload, and delegating assignments, training, monitoring and evaluating performance; initiating corrective action or disciplinary action.

More information about qualifications and salary are available in the posting on the Utah State Jobs website at Applications can be filed online at, and will be accepted until December 2, 2015.

Job Opportunity–Las Vegas, Nevada

November 24, 2015

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications from dynamic individuals for the position of Special Collections Technical Services Librarian. Reporting to the Head of Special Collections Technical Services, the Special Collections Technical Services Librarian will be dedicated to improving access to and discovery of archival materials in Special Collections with a special focus on accessioning. The incumbent will join a department responsible for accessioning, processing, preserving, and providing access to Special Collections materials in all formats. This department works closely with the Digital Collections Department in the Special Collections Division and the Discovery Services Department in the Collections, Acquisitions, and Discovery Division.

This is a full-time, 12-month, tenure-track position at Rank II (equivalent to an Assistant Professor). Salary range starts at $65,000–salary is negotiable and commensurate with experience and qualifications. In addition, the UNLV Libraries is committed to and helps fund professional development opportunities. Salaries are competitive with those at similarly situated institutions and dependent upon labor market. Position is contingent upon funding.

Application materials must include a current resume, detailed cover letter, and names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references who may be contacted. Applicants should fully describe qualifications and experience, since the initial review will serve to evaluate applicants based on documented, relevant qualifications, and professional work experience. The review of materials will begin on December 1, 2015.

For more information on the position requirements, and to apply, please visit the University of Nevada, Las Vegas website at

Call for Proposals for CIMA 2016

November 6, 2015

The Conference of Inter-Mountain Archivists (CIMA) 2016 Annual Meeting will take place from May 11-14, 2016 in Ogden, Utah at the Courtyard Marriott. There will be more information on hotel accommodations in the coming weeks – so please stay tuned!

The Program Committee is asking for proposals on all aspects of archival practice and research, including proposals that feature:

  • Collection Development, Collaboration and/or Cooperation
  • Reference, instruction, and outreach activities
  • Assessment
  • Fundraising and resource allocation
  • Innovation
  • Digital Preservation and Archiving
  • Archives management
  • Archival education and mentoring

More information about the proposal process is available on the Conferences page.

DEADLINE for submission is Friday, January 29, 2015. Please use the online submission form to submit your proposal at

Job Opportunity–Tucson, Arizona

November 6, 2015

The University of Arizona is seeking a Multimedia and Digital Collections Archivist. This position will provide leadership, project management, and oversee the creation, reformatting, transfer, development, and production of Special Collections analog/digital audio and video collections and other related materials and related projects.

The position is charged to work collaboratively and closely with the Digital Initiatives Archivist to develop and implement policies, procedures, and workflows and will work with Delivery, Description and Acquisitions (DDA) and the Office of Digital Innovation and Stewardship (ODIS) to create and assign metadata standards for related digital multimedia projects and initiatives. He or she, in partnership with the Digital Archivist, will be responsible for the management and preservation of electronic records and born-digital content.

This position will be expected to work collaboratively to build partnerships in the Special Collections Department, University Libraries and UA campus; will be responsible for developing and implementing policies for accessioning, appraisal, preservation, and description of, and access to, analog and digitally born digital audio/video collections by Special Collections. This position will also assist with outreach, including digitization of multimedia collections (whole, in part, and in various formats for use of online and on-site interactive exhibits, and maintaining online presence via finding guides.)

For more details on job responsibilities and qualifications, please visit the University of Arizona website at, Job #F20249. Position is open until filled. First Review Date is November 30, 2015. Submittal of your application materials before the first review date guarantees consideration for the position. Application materials mailed/emailed to the department will not be accepted.

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
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.

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 ( 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

Utah Archives Month, 2015


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