DAS Exam Scheduling

April 17, 2014

Many of our members are currently taking coursework to fulfill SAA’s Digital Archives Specialist (DAS) certification. A few members have expressed interest in taking the comprehensive exam next time it is offered on August 13, 2014, though the only currently scheduled exam location is in Washington, D.C. However, SAA is willing to host an exam during the same timeframe in any other city that is selected by at least five applicants. If you will be ready to take the exam in August, and might be interested in taking it in Salt Lake City, please email Clint Pumphrey at clint.pumphrey@usu.edu. He would like to gauge the interest in this option so that he and other CIMA members can plan accordingly for the August exam.


SAA Workshop Early Registration Extended

April 16, 2014

The early bird registration deadline for the May 14th SAA DAS workshop, “Appraisal of Electronic Records,” has been extended to this Friday, April 18. The workshop, taught by Mark Myers of the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives, will review fundamental principles of archival appraisal and appraisal policies, and introduce the unique issues that need to be addressed when appraising electronic records. The workshop is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

To register for the workshop go to the SAA website at http://saa.archivists.org/events/appraisal-of-electronic-records-1498/498/.


Job Opportunity–Salt Lake City, Utah

April 2, 2014

The Department of Heritage and Arts, Division of State History is recruiting for a Metadata-Digitization Intern. This recruitment is open to the public. To apply for this position please visit https://statejobs.utah.gov/ (see Job #: 00791). This recruitment will close on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 11:45pm. If you have any questions, please contact Michelle Watts, HR Analyst II at mwatts@utah.gov.


Early Bird Registration Closing Soon

April 2, 2014

Early bird registration for CIMA 2014 ends Monday, April 14. Registration for the SAA DAS pre-conference workshop also ends the same day. The registration form and payment options are available at the conference website (https://sites.google.com/site/cimarchivistsmeeting/home).

Please note that conference rates for hotel rooms are also available through April 14. More information about hotel reservations is available at the conference site above.

If you have any questions about the registration process or anything CIMA-related, please contact Julia Stringfellow at juliastringfellow@boisestate.edu, or (208) 426-4308.


Job Opportunity — Logan, Utah

March 25, 2014

Utah State University Libraries seeks an innovative, collaborative, and highly organized Head of Digital Initiatives to lead digital collection and scholarly communication services that support the research and teaching needs of the University. Reporting to the Director for Digital and Information Technology, the successful candidate will direct the Libraries’ digital initiatives programs, including the Digital Library and Digital Commons institutional repository. This is a 12-month, tenure-track faculty position at the rank of either Assistant Librarian or Associate Librarian dependent upon qualifications. Salary $50,000+ depending on faculty rank, plus excellent benefits. Review of applicants begins April 10, 2014; position is open until filled.

For more information about the positions, and to apply, please visit the Utah State University career site at jobs.usu.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=59919.


CIMA Newsletter, Spring 2014

March 21, 2014

The latest issue of the CIMA Newsletter has been published and distributed to the CIMA membership (volume 41, issue 1, Spring 2014). In addition, the last issue of the CIMA Newsletter (volume 40, issue 4, November 2013) is now available to public. Click here to view the PDF version.

We would like to thank everyone who has contributed to the current publication. The newsletter’s next issue will be published in June.

If you did not receive the current newsletter but should have; please let us know. We will forward it to you right away.

Submissions and inquiries should be sent to the CIMA Newsletter Editor at kristi_bell@byu.edu.

Correspondence may also be sent to:

CIMA Newsletter Editor
P.O. Box 2048
Salt Lake City, Utah 84110


Job Opportunity — Moose, Wyoming

February 27, 2014

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 5 months starting on or around May 1, 2014 and ending on or around October 1, 2014, with potential to continue seasonally in subsequent years. Compensation for the 2014 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. Additionally, for candidates based in the local area not requiring housing, a year-round, part-time arrangement can be negotiated.

The archivist will be responsible for all aspects of archives management, including appraising, accessioning, processing, arrangement and description, reference, and outreach. Among other duties, the position will include collaboration with partner historical agencies and National Park Service staff to contribute to promotion for the 50th Anniversary of the signing of the 1964 Wilderness Act.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree with concentration in archives/history.
  • Minimum of three years’ experience in archives.
  • Thorough understanding of digital preservation issues and archival description.
  • Knowledge of archival preservation practices.
  • Knowledge of copyright law and issues pertaining to digitization and use of manuscript and photograph collections.
  • Knowledge of digitization best-practices and metadata management.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; ability to present and share ideas clearly and effectively.
  • Intermediate to advanced skills in Past Perfect, and Microsoft Office products.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Handling all requests for information and materials related to historical research.
  • Maintaining the collections and making materials available for research.
  • Indexing, processing and cataloging materials.
  • Accepting, receiving and documenting all gifts, and donations of archival materials.
  • Assisting Murie Center staff with historical research and materials needed for exhibits, programs, publications, etc.
  • Supervising of a potential paid intern.
  • Assisting with and/or organizing and implementing programs and exhibitions pertaining to the history of the Muries and the conservation movement.
  • Researching and writing grants for the Archives.

To apply for the position, please submit a cover letter expressing your interest along with a current résumé to: info@muriecenter.org. When submitting your application, note “Contract Archivist” in the subject heading of your email. Applications are due by March 10, 2014.

For more information on The Murie Center, go to: www.muriecenter.org


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