2009 CIMA Fall Caucus Concludes

The 2009 CIMA Fall Caucus was held on September 30, 2009 at the Marriott Library at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City. Michael Frazier, CIMA President, made introductions and outlined CIMA’s agenda for 2010. He also gave further details about the 2010 Western Round-up Joint Meeting, and he reminded everyone about the “2010 Call for Papers” deadline on October 9th.

Guy Rocha, retiring Nevada State Archivist and past CIMA President, was Plenary Speaker for the Fall Caucus. He reflected on his career, and shared important lessons from his archival career.

After morning break, Randy Silverman, Preservation Librarian at the University of Utah, and Randall Heath of ColdSweep, Inc. compared technologies for removing soot from fire-damaged materials. A slide show describing the dry ice cleaning process was given.

Linda Whitaker, Arizona Historical Foundation, shared object lessons from her experiences processing the Barry Goldwater Papers.

Jeffrey Johnson, retired archivist from the Historical Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church), received this year’s Dr. Everett L. Cooley Distinguished Archival Career Award from the Utah Manuscripts Association.

After lunch, Greg Thompson, CIMA Fall Caucus Host and Director of Special Collections at the University of Utah, shared thoughts about the future of the archival profession, and where the profession’s challenges lay.

Finally, Jeff Johnson (LDS Church) and Pat Scott, Utah State Archives (retired) reflected on their careers and service. After concluding, tours of the newly renovated Marriott Library were given to the participants. The 2009 Fall Caucus was the last scheduled membership meeting before the 2010 Western Round-Up in Seattle.

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