Steve Wood Scholarship Applications Due

February 21, 2019

A quick reminder for those that are interested in applying for the Steve Wood Travel Scholarship to help with the costs of attending our annual conference, information can be found on the Scholarships and Grants page, or you can contact Erika Castano (castanoe@email.arizona.edu).

The deadline to apply is this Friday, February 22nd.


Call for Awards Nominations

February 21, 2019

The Conference of Inter-Mountain Archivists (CIMA) is currently accepting nominations for the 2019 CIMA Awards. Five awards will be presented at the joint SSA/CIMA Conference in Tucson, Arizona, in May 2019. The CIMA Awards Committee will be presenting the following awards: Lifetime Achievement Award, Service Award, Mentor Award, Archival Projects Award, and Innovator 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. Last year’s recipient was Patricia Smith-Mansfield, former State Archivist for the state of Utah and Director of the Utah State Archives and Records Service.

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. Last year’s recipient was Todd Welch, Associate Dean of Special Collections at Utah State University.

Required for nomination: Nomination letter, CV or resume of nominee

Mentor Award
In connection with the newly re-established 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.

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)

Archival Projects Award
This award recognizes an archivist, group of archivists, repository, or organization that worked on an archival project which has significantly benefited or impacted its community, the archival profession, or the intermountain region.

Criteria:
● The work must have taken place within three years of the nomination
● The work does not need to be completed, but must have advanced sufficiently to demonstrate results

Required for nomination: Nomination letter (500 words or fewer)
Optional: Final product or other documentation of the project such as photographs, a brochure, or a website.

Innovator Award
The Innovator Award recognizes an archivist, group of archivists, repository, or organization in the intermountain region that has demonstrated creativity or innovation in their work, resulting in an improved work process, program, event, or product.

Criteria:
● Applies creativity or innovation in approaching professional challenges
● Thinks outside of professional or institutional norms
● Translates creativity, innovation, and new thinking into working solutions

Required for nomination: Nomination letter (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 March 15, 2019. Please submit letters of nomination and appropriate documentation to chelsee.boehm@hotmail.com. Additional materials that are not listed as required or optional will not be considered. Award recipients (and nominators) will be notified by April 10, 2019.


Upcoming Travelling Exhibit

December 6, 2018

“A World Transformed: the Transcontinental Railroad and Utah,” shares the story of Utah’s contribution to the completion of the transcontinental railroad and examines the railway’s transformational effects on Utah. A partnership between Utah State University’s Merrill-Cazier Library and the Utah State Division of History, “A World Transformed” will travel the state of Utah from January 2019 through March of 2020. The exhibition draws upon the many rich historical resources held by different institutions across not only Utah but the Western United States, including photographs, maps, art, and lithographs. A condensed version of the exhibit is available for booking through the Utah Division of Arts & Museum’s Traveling Exhibits Program. An extended digital version will be available through USU University Libraries.

For more information on exhibit dates and locations, see the Spike 150 website.


Call for Session Proposals

October 10, 2018

The call for proposals is open for our joint CIMA/SSA Conference in Tucson in May. Please visit the following website and consider submitting a proposal. Hope to have great representation from our organization.

https://2019cima.southwestarchivists.org/call-for-program-proposals/


Calendar Updates

August 27, 2018

Announcement–Due to a number of external factors, CIMA’s 2018 formal program of the NEVADA FALL CAUCUS has been cancelled in Las Vegas. In lieu of a formal program, CIMA will be participating at the Nevada Library Association’s annual conference (Oct. 13-14), solely as an outreach activity. CIMA will have a promotional table at this conference, and we are sponsoring a panel session, discussing opportunities in the archival profession.

In addition, members of CIMA are invited for an informal “pay-your-own” lunch at 1:00 PM on Saturday, October 13th, at “Jake & Eli” inside the Westin Hotel. (Conference attendance is not necessary for this lunch.) We hope this will be a good networking opportunity to meet local professionals from Nevada’s library and archival community. We will be discussing future archival programs, and looking for feedback concerning training within the state.

If you would like to join CIMA’s Nevada membership for this informal lunch, please RSVP by emailing Michael Frazier (michael.frazier@unlv.edu. We look forward to visiting with you at the NLA conference.

Calendar

  • October 2-5, 2018, DAS Boot Camp at Salt Lake County Archives
  • October 13-14th, 2018, Nevada Library Association and CIMA lunch
  • October 19th, 2018, Utah Fall Caucus at Weber State University
  • May 15-18th, 2019, joint CIMA/SSA Conference in Tucson, Arizona

USHRAB Grant Deadline

August 10, 2018

The Utah State Historical Records Advisory Board (USHRAB) is having another grant round. The application deadline is August 31. Grants are for increased access to and preservation of Utah’s historical records. Grant guidelines, application form, digitization letter of agreement, and other grant forms are available online at https://archives.utah.gov/USHRAB/grants.html.

If you are submitting an application for a digitization project, you must include the digitization letter of agreement with your application. Please contact Janell Tuttle at jtuttle@utah.gov with any questions you have about the grant program. Feel free to share this information with others that might be interested in this grant.


Upcoming SAA Workshops in the CIMA Region

July 20, 2018

Salt Lake County Archives will be hosting an SAA Digital Archives Specialist (DAS) Bootcamp (3 classes) in October. These workshops provide an opportunity to build skills with electronic records management, processing, and access. If you are interested, please visit the SAA workshop at https://saa.archivists.org/events/das-bootcamp/896/.