Utah Archives Month 2017

September 11, 2017

The 2017 Utah Archives Month website is now available, and features information on upcoming Archives Month events that will be held throughout Utah in October. Institutions in Utah are encouraged to use the website to advertise the events they are planning in October. Events can be submitted using the online submission form.


CIMA Utah Fall Caucus, 2017

August 28, 2017

The Utah 2017 CIMA Fall Caucus will take place at the Utah State Archives in Salt Lake City on October 27, 2017. This is a FREE event, and we encourage you to pass along the invite to anyone in your institution who might be interested (and not currently a CIMA member). Information, including a tentative agenda, can be found on the online registration form. If you are planning on attending please register using that form ASAP so that we can have an accurate headcount for planning purposes.

Additional information about the event is also available on the Conferences page.


Job Opportunity — Provo, Utah

August 24, 2017

Brigham Young University is seeking a Curator of Audiovisual Materials and Media Arts History. This continuing faculty status track position (equivalent of tenure) will be responsible for helping students, faculty, and other researchers connect with unique audio, video, photographic, and motion picture materials. The successful applicant will have a unique opportunity to oversee a world-class collection of motion picture related materials and other items of enduring historical interest. This position also presents the challenge of being immersed in historical audiovisual formats while also exploring emerging technologies related to discovery, access, and preservation.

For more information about the position and to apply, visit the BYU job posting at:
https://hrms.byu.edu/psc/ps/PUBLIC/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST&Action=U&FOCUS=Employee&SiteId=70&JobOpeningId=64683&PostingSeq=1. Review of applications will begin September 1, 2017.


CIMA Nevada Fall Caucus 2017

August 18, 2017

The 2017 Nevada Fall Caucus of the Conference of Inter-Mountain Archivists (CIMA) will take place on October 16, 2017, in conjunction with the joint-conference of the Nevada Library Association (NLA) and the Mountain Plains Library Association (MPLA), at the Hard Rock Hotel Lake Tahoe in Stateline, Nevada. The Nevada Fall Caucus is a ½-day event offered as a FREE NLA/MPLA pre-conference activity.

This year’s Nevada Caucus meeting will include a business luncheon and afternoon topic discussions. All interested individuals are welcome.
All CIMA members (as well as NLA and MPLA members) are invited to attend. Please register for this event through the Nevada Library Association’s conference website at: http://nevadalibraries.org/Conference.

For more information about the event, see our Conferences page.


Job Opportunity — Taylorsville, Utah

July 26, 2017

Salt Lake Community College Library Services is hiring a part-time Digital Archives Specialist. Under minimal supervision, this position works in a variety of capacities as dictated by the volume of work and priorities in the following areas:

Physical Archival duties include 1) processing, arranging, and describing the SLCC Physical Archives, 2) following procedures and best practices for minimal processing, 3) identify fragile materials and perform minor repairs and preservation measures in consultation with supervisor, 4) assist with identifying Archival objects for Digitization.

Digitization duties include 1) digitization of archival materials from the SLCC Archives using flatbed scanning and digital camera, including, but not limited to, publications, photographs, videos, slides, and documents, 2) processing digital-born resources for ingest into SLCC IR Digital Collections, 3) adhere to SLCC Archives & IR Digital Collections best practices.

Other duties include 1) assist with the creation of physical and digital exhibits and displays, 2) perform research to support exhibits, metadata generation, and other initiatives, 3) assist with outreach initiatives and events, 4) assist patrons with accessing resources, 5) be able to work in and contribute to a positive, fast paced, team environment.

For more information about the position, please visit the SLCC jobs site at https://jobs.slcc.edu/postings/36859.


Job Opportunity — Sacramento, California

June 30, 2017

Sacramento State seeks to fill a Library Services Specialist IV in the Department of Special Collections and University Archives. This position is focused on special collections accessioning, processing, and cataloging of historical collections and institutional archives in analog and digital formats. This position directly contributes to student and faculty success by making special collections and archives materials available for research and instruction.

Applications for this positions are to be submitted through the Sacramento State jobs website: http://csus.peopleadmin.com/postings/1962. Complete information on the position and Instructions on how to apply can be found at this link.


Job Opportunity — Salt Lake City, Utah

June 19, 2017

The Mountain West Digital Library is hiring a Digital Metadata Librarian to support the improvement of metadata standards and metadata in digital collections from MWDL partners, including memory institutions in Utah, Nevada, Idaho, Oregon, and Wyoming. This position will also be responsible for creating, maintaining, and repurposing digital object metadata for the Marriott Library, including any collections, subjects, languages, and formats as assigned using the MWDL Dublin Core Application Profile or other necessary metadata standards.

Working with all employees in MWDL and reporting to the MWDL Director, the successful candidate will:

  • Facilitate the harvest of collections metadata into MWDL and from there into the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA).
    • Perform metadata audits of new collections and spot-check existing collections for ongoing conformance to standards.
    • Work with new partners and repositories to resolve metadata issues and Open Archives Initiative (OAI) interoperability issues.
    • Work with Web Discovery Services team at Marriott Library to execute ingestion of new collections into Ex Libris Primo. Modify normalization rules and XSL transformations as needed.
    • Coordinate with DPLA staff regarding mapping and ingest of metadata into DPLA portal.
  • Complete metadata work on the Marriott Library collections and conduct quality assurance on existing metadata for collections marked for MWDL ingest.
  • Respond to questions about metadata from partner institutions.
  • Describe new collections on website and promote them via social media. Design topic browse pages for website.
  • Conduct periodic collection analyses of MWDL and prepare roadmap of our collection coverage.
  • Work with appropriate task force(s) within MWDL Digitization Committee and with DPLA staff to improve metadata policies and best practices.

Additional responsibilities: Assist the MWDL Director with investigation of new technologies of interest to member repositories and other collection partners. Participate actively in appropriate professional societies and report on outcomes and work processes developed at occasional professional conferences. Other duties as assigned as MWDL grows and develops.

For more information about the position, and to apply, please visit the University of Utah jobs portal.