April 2, 2018
This is a reminder that we are getting closer to the 2018 CIMA Annual Conference that will be held at the Salt Lake Sheraton, May 23-25th, 2018. We are also nearing deadlines for our special early-bird conference pricing:
The special early-bird registration conference pricing will end on April 13!
The special early-bird conference hotel room discount rate will end on April 22!
The special early-bird registration pricing for our SAA pre-conference workshops will end on April 23!
We look forward to seeing you in Salt Lake in May!
November 20, 2017
WESTPAS (the Western States and Territories Preservation Assistance Service) is holding one more FREE disaster preparedness workshop on Monday, December 4, 2017 in Socorro, New Mexico. If you are interested, please sign up as quickly as possible to ensure that the registration minimum is net before the close of online registration on Monday, November 27th.
Registration is available at the WESTPAS website.
An additional workshop has been scheduled for Friday, December 15, 2017 in Park City, Utah. Registration for this event will be available through the WESTPAS calendar, at http://tinyurl.com/ot4kve2.
November 3, 2017
CIMA Council is calling for volunteers to serve on the 2018 CIMA Awards Committee. This is a fantastic opportunity to work with colleagues in the region and help honor those who have left their mark on CIMA and the archival profession in the west. If you are interested please contact Michael Frazier (firstname.lastname@example.org) directly.
There is also an opportunity to let everyone know that they are also taking volunteers on our 2018 CIMA Annual Conference Program Committee. If you are interested in that professional service opportunity please contact Jim Kichas (email@example.com) directly.
September 11, 2017
The 2017 Utah Archives Month website is now available, and features information on upcoming Archives Month events that will be held throughout Utah in October. Institutions in Utah are encouraged to use the website to advertise the events they are planning in October. Events can be submitted using the online submission form.
August 18, 2017
The 2017 Nevada Fall Caucus of the Conference of Inter-Mountain Archivists (CIMA) will take place on October 16, 2017, in conjunction with the joint-conference of the Nevada Library Association (NLA) and the Mountain Plains Library Association (MPLA), at the Hard Rock Hotel Lake Tahoe in Stateline, Nevada. The Nevada Fall Caucus is a ½-day event offered as a FREE NLA/MPLA pre-conference activity.
This year’s Nevada Caucus meeting will include a business luncheon and afternoon topic discussions. All interested individuals are welcome.
All CIMA members (as well as NLA and MPLA members) are invited to attend. Please register for this event through the Nevada Library Association’s conference website at: http://nevadalibraries.org/Conference.
For more information about the event, see our Conferences page.
May 11, 2017
The 2017 CIMA election closed on Friday, May 5, 2017 and the results are in; thank you to all who ran for a position, and to everyone who voted. We are pleased to announce the following:
Vice President/President-elect: Paula Mitchell (Southern Utah University)
Secretary: Ellen M. Ryan (Idaho State University)
Council Representatives: Dana Miller (University of Nevada, Reno), Alex Meregaglia (Boise State University), Ilana Short (Nevada State Museum)
Congratulations to everyone, and we look forward to seeing you in Boise next week!
May 9, 2017
CIMA Council has had a multi-year effort going to revise the CIMA Handbook, modeling it closely on the comprehensive handbook used by the Society of California Archivists. Council has now completed a provisional “final” draft of the CIMA Handbook, and is making it available for membership review. As noted in the document, there are still a handful of sections that have been identified as needing draft language. However, these sections are “new” in the sense that they have been identified as lacking in the handbook’s current iteration. This new handbook also consolidates the founding documents of our organization into one place, and unifies the various forms and guidelines we rely on to conduct business into an attached set of appendices.
The draft document is available here.
Council requests that the membership review and provide comment at the CIMA business meeting on Friday, May 19th. One of the agenda items for that meeting will be a discussion and vote on provisional approval of the newly revised handbook (with the understanding that it will be finalized this year). And, if you are not able to attend the business meeting, comments and ideas may be submitted via email to Jim Kichas (firstname.lastname@example.org).