CIMA Election 2012

As CIMA’s business year comes to a close, it is time for our annual election. The 2012 ballots have been distributed via e-mail to the membership, and include voting for CIMA officers and for changes to the organizational by-laws aimed at streamlining officer responsibilities and bringing the organization into compliance with IRS regulations.

Information on the candidates

The candidates for Vice President/President-Elect are Joyce Moore and Julia Stringfellow:

  • Joyce Moore (University of Nevada, Las Vegas)
    Joyce Moore has been with UNLV since March 2001. She attended the university as a student from 1991 thru 1996, and served as President of the Graduate Students’ Association. She has sat on various search committees, and took part in a two-year oral history project titled “Women in Gaming and Entertainment.” Moore has served as State Chair, as well as Southern Chair, for the Nevada Women’s History Project. In this capacity, Moore advocated for a statue of Sarah Winnemucca to be erected, to represent the state of Nevada in the National Statuary Hall Collection, in Washington, D.C. This project came to fruition in 2005. She is involved with the Oral History Research Center in doing interviews of early Las Vegans. In 2000, she directed and conducted the interviews for a video, “The First Ladies of Nevada: 1959 to 1999,” which included interviews with seven former governor’s wives. Moore served on CIMA Council from 2004-2006. She has also served as President of the Southwest Oral History Association from 2007 to 2008.
  • Julia Stringfellow (Boise State University)
    Julia Stringfellow is an archivist/librarian at Boise State University in Boise, Idaho, and has been in this position since July 2010. She presented at the annual CIMA conference in May 2011 and assisted with local arrangements for the meeting, and she will present again at this year’s conference. She has been a member of CIMA since Fall 2010, a member of the Society of American Archivists since 2002, and became a C.A. (certified archivist) in 2011. Julia has done volunteer work at the Idaho State Archives and currently serves on the Events Planning Committee for Preservation Idaho. She looks forward to continuing to present at future CIMA meetings and being active with the organization.

The candidate for treasurer is:

  • Jim Kichas (Utah State Archives)
    Jim Kichas is a processing and reference archivist for the Utah State Archives. Originally hired in December 2002, shortly after graduating from the University of Utah with a Bachelor of Science degree in Anthropology, Jim spent his first seven months with the archives processing the records of former Utah governors Herbert Maw and Scott Matheson. Over the last nine years Jim has processed a wide variety of records in the Utah State Archives collection, helped administer an NHPRC grant focused on bringing physical and intellectual control over Utah’s historic court records, and provided reference assistance to the public in the Utah History Research Center. Jim
    has also served as the State Archives representative on the Utah Manuscripts Committee since May 2010. In the fall of 2010 Jim began work on a master’s degree in Environmental Humanities at the University of Utah. His masters’ project work is focused on a set of records held by the State Archives related to the MX Missile System, and is scheduled for completion in fall 2012.

The candidates for Council seats are:

  • Jamie Weeks (Weber State University)
    Jamie J Weeks is Associate Curator of University Archives and Digital Collections, Weber State University, Stewart Library. Weeks has a Bachelor’s Degree in History, Master’s of Library Science, CAS in Archival Administration, and GAC in Advanced Management in Libraries and Information Agencies. She has worked at the Stewart Library for 10 years and been a member of CIMA since 2003. She is looking forward to working more closely with members of the CIMA community, along with contributing and serving on the CIMA Council.
  • Ryan K. Lee (Church History Library)
    Born and raised in Payson, Utah, Ryan K. Lee received his education from Utah State University, where he earned a BA in American Studies in 2002. While a student at USU, Ryan began his interest in archives as a student worker in the USU Special Collections and Archives, working primarily for Bob Parson and Dan Davis. It was because of his experience at USU that he decided to choose a career as an archivist. After graduating from USU, Ryan traveled to the Midwest to pursue a graduate degree at Indiana University,where he received his MLS with a specialization in archives and records management in 2006. Upon graduation from IU, he was hired as Assistant Archivist in the Indiana University Archives, where he supervised the processing of several large collections and architectural records, and some digitizing and EAD projects. In 2008, Ryan was hired on at the LDS Church History Department as Metadata Specialist, where he was tasked primarily with migrating catalog data from an in-house built cataloging system to an off-the-shelf product that follows national library cataloging standards more closely. He was also involved in the development of a software tool for creating EAD finding aids for archival collections in the LDS Church History Library. In late 2009, Ryan moved into his current position as Corporate Records Archivist at the LDS Church History Library, where he is primarily over cataloging Church corporate records and archival audiovisual materials. He is also involved in efforts of preserving digital records from Church departments and areas, and digitizing the Church History Library audiovisual collection.
  • Walter Jones (University of Utah)
    Walter Jones is the Assistant to the Associate Dean for Special Collections at the University of Utah’s J. Willard Marriott Library. He has a MLIS from Brigham Young University and an MA in history from the University of Utah. He has been a librarian at the University of Utah since 1982. He was president of CIMA in 2005-06 and CIMA’s treasurer since 2007. His publications include A History of the Sand Bar (1981 and currently being re-edited), which is about the Casper, Wyoming red-light district, Derricks and Determination: Oil Exploration in a Portion of Southwestern Wyoming, 1847-1982 (2005), and A Window to the World: The First 100 Years of the Natrona County Public Library. In addition, he assisted in the creation and editing of a collection of archivists’ accounts of moving their collection called Moving Archives (2002). Currently he teaches a class called American Civilization at Salt Lake Community College and a Vietnam War history class at the University of Utah. He lives in Salt Lake City with his wife Helen who has published a number of short stories and poems in journals such as Sunstone and Dialogue: Journal of Mormon Thought, and books such as A Believing People: Literature of the Latter-day Saints (1974), The Way We Live: Stories by Utah Women (1994), and Dispensation: Latter-day Fiction (2010).

Information on by-laws changes

Over the past year a review committee that was established to revise the CIMA Procedures Manual proposed a number of changes to the by-laws to simplify the work of the organizational officers, and to improve opportunities for training of new officers in conjunction with the annual meeting. Separately, another committee recommended changes to the by-laws to bring them into compliance with regulatory requirements as part of our reapplication for non-profit status. These changes were discussed and approved during the annual business meeting in Phoenix, but need to be voted on my the membership. A full listing of the proposed changes are listed on page 2 of the Spring Newsletter Supplemental.

General information on voting

Voting is only open to current CIMA members. Please vote only once. Submissions are due on Friday, June 29, 2012, and should be sent to Tom Sommer.

If you have not yet received a copy of the ballot, or have any questions or concerns, please contact Tom at:

Thomas Sommer, CIMA Secretary
Special Collections
UNLV Libraries
4505 Maryland Parkway
Box 457010
Las Vegas, NV 89154-7010
(702) 895-2275

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