Conference of
Inter-Mountain Archivists

2022 Annual Conference

“Together Again”: Reconnecting with Our Archival Communities

Date: May 12-13, 2022
Location: This Is the Place Heritage Park, Salt Lake City, Utah

Together Again Reconnecting with Our Archival CommunitiesWe are so excited to welcome you to Salt Lake City on May 12-13, 2022! Our hybrid model will allow registrants to enjoy the best of both digital and in-person conference attendance. The in-person event will be held at the brand new Pioneer Center at This is the Place Heritage Park; sessions will be live-streamed and made available for later viewing. The other half of our sessions will be pre-recorded and available online. All conference content will be available exclusively to registered attendees for the next year. After one year, conference content will be available to all CIMA members.

In-person attendance includes two lunches and a reception at Ottinger Hall at no additional cost. We are excited to also offer discounted tickets to This is the Place Heritage Park on Thursday, May 12, and guided tours at Fort Douglas and the University of Utah Special Collections on Friday, May 13.

Registration Costs

  • In Person (Member) $100.00
  • In Person (non-member) $130.00
  • Online (Member) $60.00
  • Online (non-member) $90.00
Group payment will be available, contact to make arrangements.

Program Schedule

All times Mountain Daylight Time.

Thursday, May 12, 2022

8:00-8:45 AM: Arrival and Registration

8:45-9:00: Welcome (beginning of livestream)

9:00-9:45: Session 1

"Relationship Building, Trauma Transference, and Coping Strategies: The Process of Collecting Oral Histories from the LGBTQ+ Community in Northern Utah"

by Marina Kenner, Lorrie Rands, Alyssa Kammerman, and Alexis Stokes

10:00-10:45: Session 2

"Assessing Our Digital Asset Management System (CONTENTdm) from the Undergraduate Patron Perspective"

by Lindsey Memory, Becca Wiederhold, Abby Beazer, and Brent Ellingson

11:00-11:45: Session 3

"Multimedia and Digital Collections Archivist"

by Trent Purdy, Ben Harry, Alison White, and Molly Rose Steed

12:00-12:30 PM: Lunch

12:30-2:00: Keynote Lecture

"Students in the Archives: The BYU Slavery Project, 2020 to the Present"

by Christopher Jones and Matt Mason, BYU 

2:00-5:00: Personal Time

  • Hogle Zoo
  • This is the Place Heritage Park (wristbands available for discount when you register)

5:00-7:00: Reception (Ottinger Hall)

  • Light hors d'oeuvres
  • Ice cream from Cold Stone Creamery - including special archives-themed flavor combinations!

Friday, May 13, 2022

8:00-9:00 AM: Arrival and Registration

9:00-9:45: Session 4 (beginning of livestream)

"Railroads in Native America: Collections at BYU"

by Greg Seppi, John Murphy, Ryan Lee

10:00-10:45: Session 5

"Connecting with Archival Volunteers"

by Ed Riding, Brittany Alleman Ayers and Katie Clark

11:00-11:45: Session 6

"Collaboration and Outreach: Creating Connections to Further Engagement with Our Communities"

by Jaime Valenzuela, Amanda Howard and Trent Purdy

12:00-12:30 PM: Lunch

12:30-2:00: Awards Ceremony & Annual Business Meeting


(view in lobby)

"University Archives and ETDs: Exploring Best Practices"

by Cory Nimer and Becca Wiederhold

Recorded Sessions

"Primary Source Instruction: Identifying Gaps and Building Competencies"

by Gordon Daines, Dainan Skeem, Maggie Kopp

"All About Book Arts: A Look at Book Arts Collections in Arizona, Nevada, Utah, and Washington Archives and Special Collections"

by Julia Stringfellow, Kimberly Anderson, Lyuba Basin, Roger Myers


May 12, 2022

Explore This is the Place Heritage Park (discounted tickets are available for $5 as an add-on with registration) from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

May 13, 2022

  • Fort Douglas self-guided walking tours – any time before 5:00 pm.
  • Fort Douglas guided tour @ 3:00 pm (90 minutes) – available as a free add-on with registration (30-person limit).
  • University of Utah Special Collections tours @ 3:00 pm and 4:00 pm (45 minutes each) – available as a free add-on with registration (20-person limit each).

Pre-Conference Workshop

Cultural Diversity Competency

We all would like to believe that we are aware of Cultural Diversity Competency (CDC), but what exactly does it stand for? Helen Wong Smith says it’s the ability to function with awareness, knowledge, and interpersonal skill when engaging people of different backgrounds, assumptions, beliefs, values, and behaviors. In this workshop you’ll be challenged to examine personal perceptions that might surprise you and, you’ll be introduced to strategies that will increase your ability to practice inclusion.

Registration Closed.

Local Information

Check out some suggested hotels, things to do, bookstores, and where to get coffee, plus a list of dining options.

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