Society of Southwest Archivists virtual meeting

April 12, 2021

Registration is now open for the 2021 Society of Southwest Archivists Annual Meeting, Going With the Flow, being held virtually May 17-21, 2021.

Early bird registration is available until April 16 (you must register to receive access to the virtual event platform.)

More details about the conference are available on the conference website, with descriptions of the program, virtual tours, and information about the host city, Baton Rouge!


Job Opportunity–Los Alamos, New Mexico

April 2, 2021

The National Security Research Center (NSRC) at Los Alamos National Laboratory is seeking an early-career Archivist who can help us provide reference services and/or process our materials. The position is responsible for the following responsibilities:

  • Provide reference services via phone, email, and face-to-face AND/OR assist with properly arranging and describing our collections.
  • Take part in ongoing professional development and archival certification.
  • Contribute to the success of the NSRC by performing all other duties as assigned.

For more information about the position, salary, and to apply, please visit the Los Alamos National Laboratory website at https://lanl.jobs/los-alamos-nm/archivist-library-professional-1/DB849BDD79B34638BFA1D32C961AFA40/job/


2021 CIMA Annual Business Meeting

March 27, 2021

We have an exciting two days planned with presentations, a poster session, vendors, a virtual transcription competition courtesy of From the Page (great for those wanting to play around with the software, or just can’t get enough of transcribing, or, are highly competitive!), and our Annual Business Meeting during which we will provide updates on CIMA’s 501(c)(6) status, present awards, and announce our newly elected Council members, and scholarship recipients. The itinerary is listed below.


In the meantime…Registration for the 2021 Annual Business Meeting and Conference is now open! We will be sending out a Zoom link for those who register for the Meeting, just prior to the event.


There is still time to register for the all-day SAA workshop, Introduction to PREMIS, being offered on Wednesday, April 28. The cut-off date for the workshop registration is Friday, April 9th. We need at least 15 people registered, otherwise we will have to cancel. Due to COVID, the day-long SAA workshops currently count as in-person workshops, so take advantage of saving on traveling expenses while you can!


We look forward to seeing you.


2021 CIMA Program Committee,
Ellen M. Ryan, Program Committee Chair, Idaho State University
Kimberly Anderson, University of Nevada, Reno
Jennifer Barkdull, Church History Library
Ryan Lee, Brigham Young University
Molly Rose Steed, University of Utah


Job Opportunity–Salt Lake City, Utah

March 15, 2021

The Division of Archives is seeking a Manager who can play an integral role in our division-wide workflow and transition our Reformatting team into digital media.

Principal Duties
As the Archives Reformatting Program Manager, you will:

  • Work with management to develop, update, and define
    • The reformatting services offered by the division.
    • Fees related to reformatting services.
    • A service request process with appropriate documentation, expectations, and timelines.
    • Policies, procedures, standards, and instructions that align with the Federal Agencies Digital Guidelines Initiative (FADGI) and other professional standards.
    • Technical documentation for reformatting equipment to ensure continuity of operations.
    • Metadata standards for all reformatted assets, in cooperation with the Digital Archives Program Manager.
    • A model process for the capture, dissemination, and preservation of reformatted assets.
    • A multi-year strategic plan with program improvement goals, a roadmap to achieving those goals, and that addresses evolving roles, responsibilities, skills development, and technology upgrades needed to meet program goals.
    • A documented quality control process for reformatting work.
    • Performance measures to establish program capacities and maintain performance goals for the program.
    • Lead a strong team of skilled employees in our transition from microfilm to digital formats.
  • Analyze current reformatting services and coordinate staff to meet current demands.
  • Create and manage a customer facing Work in Progress board that allows all customers to track work in progress and current program priorities.
  • Write a written report for transition over the first year that identifies goals, measures, and a roadmap for the reformatting program.

For more information about the position qualifications, salary, and to apply, please visit the State of Utah jobs site at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/utah/jobs/3008407/archives-reformatting-program-manager.


Job Opportunity–Logan, Utah

March 15, 2021

Utah State University (USU) Libraries seek a collaborative, innovative, and service-oriented professional to serve as the University Archivist within the Libraries’ Special Collections & Archives unit.

The University Archivist is responsible for developing, preserving and providing access to the Libraries’ collections documenting the history of Utah State University. The incumbent will actively engage university partners to acquire new materials and promote the collections through exhibition, programming, and outreach. The University Archivist will work with colleagues in the Special Collections & Archives unit to support broader reference, instruction, and outreach projects. This position is also responsible for supervising a student assistant and/or graduate fellow.

Reporting to the Unit Head for Special Collections & Archives, the position is a 12-month, tenure track faculty appointment with rank as Assistant Librarian. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2021.
The Library is especially interested in promoting an environment of diversity and excellence throughout the institution and welcomes candidates committed to fostering diverse and inclusive environments.

Responsibilities

  • Take an active role in managing the existing and ongoing acquisition of physical and digital collections appropriately housed in the University Archives.
  • Accession, appraise, arrange, and describe incoming collections in both tangible and electronic formats according to established processing workflows and professional standards.
  • Prepare materials for digitization, ingest, and description within CONTENTdm, DigitalCommons, Omeka, ArchivesSpace, and/or other electronic platforms.
  • Provide research support for institutional requests for historical information to University entities such as Marketing, Advancement, Alumni Relations, Athletics, etc.
  • Provide in-depth research assistance to users of the University Archives collections, including USU students, alumni, donors, and the general public.
  • Promote the use of University Archives collections through active engagement in the Unit’s instruction program as well as through community programming.
  • Support the Special Collections & Archives Unit through providing general reference service in the Reading Room, via email, and on the telephone.
  • Collaborate with other Library faculty to incorporate resources from the University Archives into undergraduate and graduate library instruction and research opportunities.
  • Supervise student employees, graduate assistant, and/or interns working on University Archives based projects.
  • Participates in a research program (including but not limited to the curation of exhibitions, authoring publications, and presentations to professional colleagues).

For more information about the position requirements, salary, and to apply, please visit the Utah State University jobs site at https://careers-usu.icims.com/jobs/3380/university-archivist-%28assistant-librarian%29/job.