Utah History Conference

July 19, 2018

Registration is now open for the Utah State Historical Society’s free statewide history conference. This year’s conference theme is “Transportation and Movement,” and will be held on September 27-29, 2018. Registration for the conference is free, and includes lunch (RSVP required).

The conference program includes workshops (Thursday), educational sessions, panels, and performances (Friday), and tours (Saturday). A number of Utah’s book dealers will also be present, as will Utah history publishers and history organizations.

The event will serve as an introduction for Utah’s and the nation’s 150th anniversary celebration of the construction of the transcontinental railroad (completed at Promontory Summit, Box Elder County, Utah Territory on May 10, 1869), which will be happening next year. More information about what Utah is doing to acknowledge and celebrate this anniversary at Spike150. The program will also include the premiere screening of the PBS documentary Journey to Promontory, the story of the Transcontinental Railroad, set for delivery on PBS stations during the late fall of 2018.

The keynote address on Friday will be presented by David Haward Bain (author of Empire Express: Building the First Transcontinental Railroad). Bain is the author of dozens of books and articles. Empire Express is an epic narrative history covering not only the dramatic struggle to link the oceans with twin bands of iron but three decades in which America doubled in size, fought three wars, and discovered itself.

For more information about the conference, and to register, please visit the conference website at https://heritage.utah.gov/history/2018conference.

CIMA Election Results

April 30, 2018

The 2018 CIMA election closed on Friday, April 27th, 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:

CIMA Vice President/President-elect: Erika Castano, University of Arizona Libraries

CIMA Treasurer: Ryan Lee, Brigham Young University

CIMA Council Representatives:

Rae Gifford, Utah State Archives and Records Service

Kandace Harris, Weber State University

Sarah Jones, University of Nevada, Las Vegas


Congratulations to everyone, and we look forward to seeing you in Salt Lake City in May!

Conference Registration Reminder

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!

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.