Upcoming WESTPAS workshops

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.


Call for CIMA Awards Committee volunteers

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 (michael.frazier@unlv.edu) 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 (jkichas@utah.gov) directly.


Utah Archives Month 2017

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.


CIMA Nevada Fall Caucus 2017

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.


CIMA Election Results

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!


CIMA Handbook Revision Available for Review

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 (jkichas@utah.gov).


2017 CIMA Awards: Call for Nominations

January 27, 2017

The Conference of Inter-Mountain Archivists (CIMA) is currently accepting nominations for the 2017 CIMA Awards. The following two awards will be presented during the CIMA/NWA Joint-Annual Meeting, May 17-19, 2017 in Boise, Idaho:

The prestigious CIMA Life-Time Achievement Award acknowledges and demonstrates appreciation for a life of service and leadership in the archival profession OR for significant life-long support of the archival community and its institutions. Nominees must have demonstrated strong leadership and advanced scholarship, on both regional and national levels. Last year, CIMA presented awards to dual recipients. They were Jeffrey Kintop, Nevada State Archivist and Acting Division Administrator, from Carson City, Nevada; and Terry B. Nelson, (retired) Director of the Salt Lake County Records Management and Archives, in Salt Lake City, Utah.

The CIMA Service Award is given to an individual who has made significant contributions in recent years: to the CIMA organization OR to the archival institutions of the Intermountain region OR to the archival profession. The award is given in appreciation for service and 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, potential nominees of the CIMA Service Award may have not yet achieved many of the career milestones required for the Life-Time Achievement Award. Last year’s recipient was Julia Stringfellow, University Archivist, Library Faculty Chair, and Professor; at the University Archives and Special Collections at Brooks Library, Central Washington University in Ellensburg, Washington.

CIMA Award recipients do NOT have to be CIMA members.

To nominate someone for either award: please send their name, along with a letter explaining why you think the person should be recognized by their peers and colleagues. To help us with the vetting process, please be as specific and as illustrative as possible. Include any supporting documentation such as: a CV or résumé or biography of the nominee, any photographs, and a list of references that may be contacted. Nominations must be submitted by a CIMA member after a call for nominations is sent to the membership-at-large. All members are encouraged to participate in the nomination process. You may remain anonymous.

The deadline for submitting award nominations is March 1st, 2017.

This year’s chairperson is CIMA Past-President, Michael Frazier. To nominate someone send an e-mail to: michael.frazier@unlv.edu, with the subject “CIMA Awards Committee.”

Or mail your nomination to:
Michael Frazier, CIMA Awards Committee Chair
Special Collections, UNLV Libraries
4505 Maryland Parkway @ Box 457010
Las Vegas, NV 89154-7010