Call for Awards Nominations

The Conference of Inter-Mountain Archivists (CIMA) is currently accepting nominations for the 2022 CIMA Awards. Three awards will be presented at the joint CIMA Conference in Spring 2022:

  1. Lifetime Achievement Award
  2. Service Award
  3. Mentor Award

Lifetime Achievement Award
Presented by the peers and colleagues of the recipients, the prestigious CIMA Lifetime Achievement Award acknowledges and demonstrates appreciation for a life of service and leadership in the archival profession or for significant continued support of the archival community and its institutions. Nominees must have demonstrated strong leadership and advanced scholarship on both regional and national levels. The 2021 recipient was Robert Spindler, Former Head of Archives and Special Collections and University Archivist at Arizona State University’s Hayden Library.

Required for nomination: Nomination letter, CV or resume of nominee
Optional: Up to two (2) supporting letters of recommendation

Service Award
The CIMA Service Award is given to an individual who has made significant contributions in recent years to the CIMA organization, to the archival institutions of the intermountain region, or to the archival profession. The award is given in appreciation for service, leadership, and support of the region’s archival community. Nominees must have demonstrated an inspirational spirit and have worked to build a career based on service. However, nominees of the CIMA Service Award may not have yet achieved many of the career milestones required for the Lifetime Achievement Award. The 2021 recipient was Roger Myers, University of Arizona Libraries Special Collections.

Required for nomination: Nomination letter, CV or resume of nominee
Optional: Up to two (2) supporting letters of recommendation

Mentor Award
In connection with the CIMA Mentoring Program, the Mentor Award celebrates those CIMA Members who strive to help cultivate career development in the archival community, and who have worked with students or new professionals to build professional knowledge and expertise within the next generation. The 2021 recipient was Laura Palmer Blandford, Arizona State Deputy Archivist.

Criteria:

  • Advocates for students and/or new professionals
  • Provides guidance in professional development and self-assessment
  • Helps students and/or new professionals build a professional network through collaborations and introductions
  • Demonstrates sustained commitment to creating a productive working environment that enhances the archive work experience

Required for nomination: Nomination letter (500 words or fewer)
Optional: Up to two (2) supporting letters of recommendation (500 words or fewer)

Nomination and selection process
Nominations must be submitted by a CIMA member; however, nominees do not have to be members of CIMA. All members are encouraged to participate in the nomination process. You may remain anonymous.

The final deadline for submission is January 14, 2022. Please submit letters of nomination and appropriate documentation to emily.lapworth@unlv.edu. Additional materials that are not listed as required or optional will not be considered. Award recipients (and nominators) will be notified by March 11, 2022.

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