Western Archivists Meeting Call for Proposals

October 25, 2019

Join the Society of California Archivists (SCA), Conference of Inter-Mountain Archivists (CIMA), Northwest Archivists (NWA), and Society of Rocky Mountain Archivists (SRMA) for an engaging and energizing program. For more details on this program please visit SCA’s Western Archivists Meeting web page.

Dates: April 22-25, 2020–Pre-conference workshops and tours April 22. Conference begins April 23. Hotel conference rate available April 21-25.

The call for proposals submission form is available at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfEbBU_McBKQOQuNKiOYg0G0fAq9gg1EN7GSbP58dOvKD0Pgg/viewform. Proposals that demonstrate cross-regional collaboration are strongly encouraged. For assistance on finding other regional partners please refer to this spreadsheet. Proposals are due November 4, 2019.

More information about the meeting is available on the Conferences page.


Primary Source Literacy Conference

September 3, 2019

Registration is now available for Primary Source Literacy: The Art of Engagement, to held on Thursday, October 24th and Friday, October 25th. The conference is co-sponsored by the Conference of Inter-Mountain Archivists and the Utah Manuscripts Association, and is open to archivists, librarians, and educators. This two-day conference will include sessions on teaching with primary sources the opportunity to engage in conversation, as well as hosting the Society of American Archivists’ workshop on Teaching With Primary Sources.

The conference will be held at the Utah State Archives and Records Service in downtown Salt Lake City. Conference attendance will be limited to 60 individuals and so if you would like to participate, please register soon.

To register for the Friday conference sessions, please complete the form at https://forms.gle/FuUpKPRkrmq3Panz7. Registration for the SAA workshop should be completed at https://mysaa.archivists.org/nc__event?id=a0l0b00000EI0pzAAD.


By-laws Revision Proposal

April 22, 2019

CIMA Council is proposing the addition of a Social Media Committee to our existing standing committees. A copy of the proposal, and the proposed revision of the by-laws, is available here:

If you have any questions or concerns, we will address them at the meeting in Tucson in May, or if you will not be attending (which I hope is not the case) you can e-mail CIMA president Paula Mitchell with your questions or concerns.

Voting will be conducted by electronic ballot after the annual meeting.


Graduate Poster Session Proposals

April 8, 2019

The Conference of Inter-Mountain Archivists (CIMA) and the Society of Southwest Archivists (SSA) invite graduate and undergraduate students to submit an abstract for a poster presentation at the 2019 Joint Annual Meeting in Tucson, Arizona, from May 15-18, 2019.

Posters may describe applied or theoretical research that is completed or underway═ż discuss interesting archival collections with which students have worked═ż or report on archives and records projects in which students have participated (e.g., development of finding aids, public outreach, database construction, etc.). Submissions should focus on research or activity conducted within the previous academic year (Fall 2018-Spring 2019). Easel dimensions are: 36 inches by 48 inches (vertical format; clip at top to secure poster with shelf at bottom to stand poster. Poster can be mounted or unmounted).

Students will have the opportunity to discuss their poster with attendees for 30 minutes on Friday, May 17, at 3:00 pm in the conference hotel. Easels will be provided. Student poster presenters must register and secure institutional or personal funding to attend the Annual Meeting.

Abstracts will be accepted by e-mail until Friday, April 19th, 2019.

Include the following in your 1-page abstract:
Title
Author(s)
Purpose of project/research
Description of project/research
Conclusions/findings of project/research

Submit your abstract to robert.g.weaver@ttu.edu with “SSA Poster” as your subject line.


Job Opportunity — West Valley City, Utah

March 19, 2019

The Salt Lake County Archives is seeking a full-time Digital/Reference Archivist for their facility in West Valley City. The position will be responsible for developing and implementing strategies, best practices, standards, and technologies that support discovery, access, management, and preservation of the repository’s digital collections in accordance with professional archival standards, in addition to processing of analog records. The position will also provide reference services to the public and to county agencies.

For more information about the position, and to apply, please visit the Salt Lake County jobs site at https://recruiting.adp.com/srccar/public/nghome.guid?c=1210501&d=External&prc=RMPOD4&r=5000471589006.