Nevada Fall Caucus to be Held in Las Vegas

The Conference of Inter-Mountain Archivists (CIMA) will be hosting a number of pre-conference activities during the Nevada Library Conference, on Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012. Two workshops will be offered: “Archives 101” and “Preservation Issues for Paper.” In addition, all CIMA members, workshop participants, and interested NLA members are invited to the CIMA Nevada Archives Caucus luncheon, to discuss the state of Archives in Nevada. A description of these events is provided below.

Archives 101

This workshop will be a general overview and introduction to the basic principles, methodologies, best practices, and practical administration of archives and manuscripts, the institutional programs that care for these materials, and the professional community that supports this work. It is intended for non-archivists who have an interest in, or responsibility for, historical records or collections of an archival nature. Topics include archival institutions and programs, selection and appraisal, arrangement and description, reference, electronic and digital records, and non-text formats. Sponsored by CIMA.
Speaker: Peter Michel, Director of Special Collections, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
4 hours (8:00 a.m. – 12 p.m.) Registration fee: $10.00 for members

Luncheon: Conference of Inter-Mountain Archivists – Nevada Fall Caucus

Hosted by CIMA President, Sarah Langsdon, Weber State University, Ogden, Utah
Discover what’s new for the Conference of Inter-Mountain Archivists as they enter their 40th year, serving the five-state region: Nevada, Utah, Idaho, Arizona, and New Mexico. Join us as we work to develop the archival community in the state of Nevada.
This working luncheon is open to “Archives 101” and “Preservation” workshop participants, CIMA members, and interested NLA conference participants.
The luncheon is free, but reservation is required.
Michael Frazier at 702-895-2240; e-mail:
1 1/2 hours (12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.)

Preservation Issues for Paper

Preservation issues for paper documents and published pages will be discussed in this fast paced 4 hour lecture-based workshop. With a focus on archival and manuscript materials, your instructor will discuss paper making history, archival storage, temperature and relative humidity, and other issues. Demonstrations will include paper cleaning and mending, paper humidification and flattening, de-acidification, backing with paper, and encapsulation. If time allows, we will address case specific issues; so participants are encouraged to bring sample items to class for discussion and evaluation.
Sponsored by CIMA.
Speaker: Michael Frazier, Book & Paper Conservator, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
4 hours (1:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.) Registration fee: $10.00 for members

Workshop registration may be made through the Nevada Library Association Conference website.
Luncheon is included with a workshop.

If you want to attend the luncheon without attending a workshop.
Contact: Michael Frazier (

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