Call for Participation: Railroads in Native America Gathering

October 22, 2021

The Utah Department of Cultural & Community Engagement, the Utah Division of Indian Affairs, the Ogden Union Station, and other partners are hosting an inclusive, intergovernmental, and interdisciplinary symposium on the relationship between Native peoples and the railroad. The event will be held at the Ogden Union Station from May 19-21, 2022. More information about the symposium is available through the Division of Indian Affairs (https://indian.utah.gov/events/railroads-in-native-america/).

A call for session proposals is now open, with submissions due by December 15, 2021. For more information about session formats, and to submit a proposal, please visit the symposium website.


Call for Awards Nominations

October 5, 2021

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.


Fall Caucus Videos Available

November 15, 2020

Recordings of the presentations from this year’s Fall Caucus are now available. Speakers included Ryan Lee, Darcy Pumphrey, Rebecca Nelson, Kimberly Anderson, Katherine Dirk, and Nathan Gerth. Recordings of the business meeting and open forum are also provided.

Copies of the recordings are available at https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1Ry52u5uStH43uuOOmui5YI1TnC2OHpUm?usp=sharing


CIMA Fall Caucus, 2020

October 19, 2020

We are pleased to announce that we have finalized the agenda for the 2020 Fall Caucus meeting–“Archival Work in a Time of Crisis”-—to be held via Zoom on Friday, October 30, 2020, and registration is now open!

Register at the following link: https://forms.gle/WEBQVnPF1mcUMWnk7

Registration is FREE and open to all CIMA members, students, and non-member colleagues. However, to ensure a secure meeting, you are REQUIRED to register and provide your email. Information about how to join the virtual event will be delivered to the e-mail address provided.

The meeting is planned to be held from 10am-noon MDT / 9am-11am PDT. We have some great presentations planned, along with a brief update and discussion on CIMA-related issues. We will then open up the remainder of the meeting to anyone who would like to share briefly (5 min. max) and informally something they have done/learned/changed, etc. in their institution during the pandemic. You can also come with questions to pose to fellow CIMA members to learn how others are dealing with particularly difficult situations. Or, just come to listen and reconnect (virtually) with the rest of CIMA community! For more information, the agenda for the meeting is attached.

And, while registration is free, please consider making a donation of any amount to the CIMA scholarship fund. Donations can be made online at this website:

https://cimarchivists.org/scholarships-and-grants/

Scroll to the bottom of the page for the PayPal button.

We look to seeing you all there on October 30!

CIMA 2020 Fall Caucus Planning Committee

Michael Frazier
Ryan Lee
Ellen Ryan
Molly Steed
Julia Stringfellow


Utah State Historical Records Advisory Board Funding Opportunity

July 17, 2020

Grants from the USHRAB are accessible to government (excluding federal) and non-profit institutions that care for documentary collections of historical and enduring value. Funding of up to $7,500 is available for projects designed to increase access to and preservation of historical records. Projects are selected by the Board on a competitive basis. We anticipate that this round will be especially competitive.

Awards require a one-to-one in-kind and/or cash match and must contain a public access component such as making digitized images available online or creating an online finding aid or index. Funds are intended for short-term projects. Work cannot begin prior to October 15, 2020 and must be completed by June 26, 2021.

Applications are required and must be received by September 3, 2020. Applicants are strongly encouraged to take advantage of an optional draft deadline of August 10.

Guidelines, applications, and additional forms are available at https://archives.utah.gov/USHRAB/grants.html. Answers to frequently asked questions can be found here. For more information, contact Mahala Ruddell, preferably by e-mail, at the address below:

Regards,
Mahala Ruddell
Archivist and USHRAB Executive Secretary
Utah Division of Archives and Records Service
801-531-3845
mruddell@utah.gov