We are happy to announce the 2012 CIMA Awards will be presented at the joint meeting with the Society of Southwest Archivists in Phoenix, Arizona on May 23-26, 2012. Two awards will be presented at that time: the CIMA Life-Time Achievement Award and the CIMA Service Award.
The prestigious CIMA Life-Time Achievement Award acknowledges and demonstrates appreciation for a life of service and leadership in the archival profession, by the peers and colleagues of the recipient. Last year’s recipient was Max Evans, Senior Archives Advisor, LDS Church History Department. The CIMA Service Award is given to an individual who has made significant contributions to the CIMA organization, or to the archival profession in general in recent years. The award is given in appreciation for their service and leadership, by the peers and colleagues of the recipient, but to a recipient who may not yet qualify for the CIMA Life-Time Achievement Award. Last year’s recipient was Steve Sturgeon, outgoing manuscripts curator at Utah State University.
Both awards are given one-time annually, during CIMA’s annual meeting. Recipients do not have to be CIMA members. To nominate someone for either award: please send us their name, along with a letter explaining why you think the person should be recognized by their peers. The deadline for submitting award nominations is February 3, 2012.
The CIMA Awards Committee will meet in early February to determine its recommendations for the names of the award recipients. These recommendations will be submitted for final approval to the CIMA Council and Officers. The names of this year’s award recipients will be announced in March in advance of the spring conference.
Everyone is encouraged to participate in the nomination process. You may email your nomination to: firstname.lastname@example.org, with the subject “CIMA Awards Committee.” Or mail your nomination to:
Su Kim Chung, CIMA Awards Committee Chair
Special Collections, UNLV Libraries
4505 Maryland Parkway @ Box 457010
Las Vegas, NV 89154-7010
You may remain anonymous. The awards committee is comprised of representatives, from each state of the region.
For further questions or concerns, please contact:
Phone: (702) 895-2241
Fax: (702) 895-2253