CIMA 2020 Awards Announced

April 29, 2020

The Conference of Inter-Mountain Archivists (CIMA), an association of archivist, conservators, historians, and archival professionals in Utah, Nevada, Arizona, Idaho, and New Mexico, announces the recipients of the 2020 CIMA Awards for outstanding service and leadership in the archival profession. Please join us in congratulating these deserving winners!

The 2020 CIMA Service Award goes to Stephanie Milne-Lane. Over her career working for the Boise City Department of Arts & History, Stephanie was hired as the department’s first full-time, professional archivist to preserve and provide access to the city’s historical records. She spearheaded a city-wide inventory of archival records and artifacts, created and enacted a collections management policy, gained complete intellectual and physical control over the collections, and opened up the Arts & History archive for public access in less than three years. In addition to full time work for the City of Boise, Milne-Lane also served as a Governor-appointed member of the Idaho State Historical Records Advisory Board, and participated in professional associations, and contributed to the archival/library community in the inter-mountain United States.

Stephanie Milne-Lane earned a Master’s in Applied Historical Research (Public History) from Boise State University in 2012. She earned her Master’s in Library and Information Science from the University of Washington in 2019. In addition to working as a consulting historian for many years, she worked as a Project Manager and Historian at Stevens Historical Research Associates. From 2016-2019 she worked as the Arts & History Archivist in the Boise City Department of Arts & History. She currently holds the position of Processing Archivist & Records Manager at Willamette University.

The 2020 CIMA Mentor Award goes to Gina Strack for her many years of mentoring as the Digital Archives Manager at Utah State Archives and Records Service. Strack has been an integral part of the Utah Archives’ volunteer and internship program for many years, impacting numerous student lives through her helpful guidance and hands-on experience to those entering the archival field. She takes time to understand the educational and professional goals of students, and ensures the students’ projects support their individual goals. She understands the importance of hands-on learning, and is an expert in transferring theoretical knowledge into practical applications.

Gina Strack has been at the Utah State Archives and Records Service since 2002. She is the Digital Archives Manager, administers multiple web sites, as well as archival processing of historical materials such as vital records. She is a Certified Archivist, has an MLIS from the University of Washington, and holds a certificate as a Digital Archives Specialist.

The Conference of Inter-Mountain Archivists will honor this year’s award recipients during the annual business meeting held virtually on Friday, May 15, 2020 due to the cancellation of the Western Archivists Meeting in San Francisco, California due to the COVID-19 outbreak.


CIMA 2018 Awards Announced

February 28, 2018

The Conference of Inter‐Mountain Archivists (CIMA) announces the recipients of the 2018 CIMA Awards. Patricia Smith-Mansfield, Utah State Archivist & Director at Utah State Archives and Records Service (retired), is the designated recipient of the 2018 CIMA Life-Time Achievement Award. Todd Welch, Associate Dean for Special Collections at Utah State University, is the designated recipient of the 2018 CIMA Service Award.

2018 CIMA Life-Time Achievement Award

CIMA recognizes Patricia Smith-Mansfield for her decades of service and leadership in the archival profession in Utah and the Inter-mountain Region. As Utah State Archivist, she gave direction and leadership, and forged new pathways in inter-governmental cooperation throughout the state. She utilized independent thought and judgement, and provided sound wisdom in her management. As an administrator, Smith-Mansfield developed and evolved the processes and collection arrangement within her division, while addressing preservation, reformatting, open government, and records analysis issues. During her tenure, she developed the archives’ research room, and the state records center. She guided the State Records Committee, which hears appeals of records denials to open records requests, and the Utah State Historical Records Advisory Board, which administers the state archives’ re-grant program.

Over the years, Patricia Smith-Mansfield facilitated preservation and access to state and local government historic records, and she established the Utah Digital Archives program to provide images and metadata from records of enduring value…providing them online and free to the public. She directed the Electronic Archives program to preserve electronic records created by governmental entities. She also guided the Regional Repository program, which works with and coordinates with local governmental entities and a network of regional and local repositories. She was a leader in the state Reformatting Program, which works in tandem with archivists and records managers to ensure that state and local government records of Utah are preserved and available for access, including those in obsolete formats and media.

Patricia Smith-Mansfield directed the state’s records management program; managing the appraisal, scheduling, and retention of state and local government records. She established the Open Records Portal to assist requesters and responders in open records requests to state or local governmental entities. She also established the Utah Public Notice Website for posting and notification of public meetings, hearings, and other public actions that affect citizens’ rights. In addition, she created the Government Records Ombudsman to mediate open records disputes.

Patricia Smith-Mansfield also managed a number of Capital Projects. Most notably, she guided an $8 million construction project to build a new, state-of-the-art archival facility with an environmentally-controlled repository and an unique automated storage and retrieval system, complete with training and meeting spaces, and a research center (in 2004). More recently, she secured funding for a $4.2 million dollar project to expand an archival repository, and this project should be complete in 2018. Additionally, she has had a number of successful LSTA grants, completing numerous important digitization projects. She also received grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, National Historical Publications and Records Commission, Institute of Museum and Library Services, and the Utah Governor’s Office Project.

Throughout her career, Patricia Smith-Mansfield maintained a national reputation as a leader in the archival profession, with active membership and participation in CIMA and the Society of American Archivists. Always willing to share her expertise, she gave many notable presentations focused on
topical issues ranging for ethical issues for archivists, to the latest electronic records trends, and managing a state archives. She served the Council of State Archivists as President-elect (2015-2016), and as President (2016-2017). For her work, she received the Everett L. Cooley Award from the Utah Manuscripts Association, before retiring late in 2017.

Last year, CIMA presented the Life-Time Achievement Award to Richard E. Turley Jr., Managing Director of the Public Affairs Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, for his career in the archival profession.

2018 CIMA Service Award

CIMA recognizes Todd Welch for his devoted leadership as Associate Dean for Special Collections at Utah State University Special Collections, for his service within the CIMA organization, and for his inspirational career in the archival and library profession. For over thirty years, he has exemplified public service to the archival profession with outstanding expertise, good humor, and humility.

During his career, Todd Welch has steadily risen through the ranks of archival work, from an Intern to an Associate Dean. Early in his career, his strong work ethic led to employment as a project archivist at both the Washington State Historical Society and Oregon State Archives. In Oregon, he served as consortium director for the Northwest Archives Processing Initiative funded by the National Historical Publication Records, which included grant writing, reporting activities, and administration work.

In 2003, Todd Welch moved to Northern Arizona University as Digital Access Librarian, where he also served for a period as the acting Manuscripts Curator. At Northern Arizona, Welch taught classes, managed training of EAD protocols, designed departmental exhibits, and served the local community as a history scholar. His supervision of the Colorado Plateau Archives at the NAU Cline Library Special Collections was a major accomplishment. This included grappling with early adoption of borndigital content access and preservation issues. Other projects included the “Louie’s Legacy: Mountain Campus QR Code Project.”

Todd Welch is the Associate Dean for Special Collections at the Merrill-Cazier Library, Utah State University. He leads a team of six Special Collections curators, Cataloging and Metadata Services, and the Merrill-Cazier Libraries’ Digital and Research Data Services. He manages and serves his employees well, because of his mastery in all these areas. Since 2017, Welch assists in directing a multiple university project, to collect and preserve the history and heritage of the Great Sale Lake wetlands. In general, his academic writings and presentations on archival issues are noteworthy.

Various local, regional, and national organizations benefit from Todd Welch and his generosity of service. He served early in his career as Secretary/Treasurer of the Northwest Archivists (1996-2002). Welch served as CIMA Vice-President (2014-2015), CIMA President (2015-2016), and CIMA Immediate Past-President (2016-2017). Additionally, he chaired the CIMA Awards Committee (2013-2014), and he chaired the CIMA Conference Program (2015-2016). Since 2015, his duties have included serving on the regional archival associations coordinating committee of the Academy of Certified Archivists (ACA).

On the national level, Welch served as Treasurer of ACA from 2012 to 2016, and he currently serves as its President. In January 2018, he hosted their mid-winter conference in Houston. Currently, he is spearheading the implementation of the Academy’s strategic plan.
Last year, CIMA presented the Service Award to Sarah Singh, Curator of Special Collections at Weber State University’s Stewart Library, for her devoted service and leadership within the CIMA organization and archival profession.

The CIMA Awards are professional recognitions celebrating the archival community and its institutions within the Intermountain West region, which includes the states of Utah, Nevada, Idaho, Arizona, and New Mexico. These prestigious awards are given for excellence in the archival profession. Nominees must have demonstrated advanced scholarship and support activities, on both regional and national levels. The peers and colleagues of the recipients present the CIMA Awards, with the highest honor and gratitude.

CIMA will honor this year’s award recipients during a luncheon, at the organization’s Annual Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah (May 23-25, 2018). The luncheon is slated for Friday, May 25 at 12:00PM, at the Sheraton Salt Lake City, 150 W 500 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84101.


CIMA 2017 Awards Announced

April 12, 2017

The Conference of Inter‐Mountain Archivists (CIMA) announces the recipients of the 2017 CIMA Awards. Richard E. Turley Jr., managing director of the Public Affairs Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is the designated recipient of the 2017 CIMA Life-Time Achievement Award. Sarah Singh, curator of Special Collections at Weber State University, is the designated recipient of the 2017 CIMA Service Award.

2017 CIMA Life-Time Achievement Award

Richard E. Turley Jr. is recognized for his decades of service and leadership in the archival and library profession. He was named as the new managing director of the Public Affairs Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on April 26, 2016.

Prior to his current appointment he served for eight years as assistant Church historian and recorder. He also served for eight years as managing director of the Family and Church History Department, overseeing the Church Archives and Records Center, the Church History Library and the Museum of Church History and Art, which collectively contain the world’s largest collection of resources for the study of Latter-day Saint history and one of the richest collections on the settlement of the western United States.

He also oversaw the Church’s worldwide family history operations, which include hundreds of documentary microfilming and digital-imaging projects in dozens of countries; the Family History Library, the largest genealogical library in the world; the Granite Mountain Records Vault, a secure preservation facility for copies of millions of records from around the world; over 4,000 branch family history centers on six continents; and teams that generated highly acclaimed software and data products.

In addition, he supervised the Church Historical Department from 1986 to 2000 and the Family History Department from 1996 to 2000. The two departments were merged in 2000.

Under his guidance in 1999, the Family History Department launched the popular FamilySearch.org Web site, an online resource that provides free access to some of the world’s largest genealogical databases. Under his direction, the department also issued compact disc products containing useful historical data, including the records of the Freedman’s Bank (a treasure trove of information for African-American genealogy); the Mormon Immigration Index; Vital Records Indexes from several European countries and Australia; the 1880 United States Census; the 1881 Canadian Census; and the 1881 British Census, which was awarded the Besterman/McColvin Award from the Library Association of Great Britain. During his tenure, the department furnished data to the National Park Service and the Ellis Island Foundation for populating the Ellis Island database.

Under his editorship in 2002, the Family and Church History Department published Selected Collections From the Archives of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Provo: Brigham Young University Press, 2002), a collection of 74 DVDs containing nearly 500,000 color images of many of the Church’s most important early documents, including the Joseph Smith Collection and Brigham Young’s letter books. Critics have hailed Selected Collections as “the most important event in modern Mormon publishing,” “an achievement of such significance that no praise, no matter how effusive, seems sufficiently laudatory.”

Turley received a bachelor’s degree in English from Brigham Young University, where he was a Spencer W. Kimball Scholar. He later graduated from the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University, where he served as executive editor of the law review and was elected to the Order of the Coif. He also received the Hugh B. Brown Barrister’s Award, presented each year to the graduating student who demonstrates the highest standards of classroom performance.

He served as a member of the editorial board for The Joseph Smith Papers and general editor of The Journals of George Q. Cannon series. His book Victims: The LDS Church and the Mark Hofmann Case (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1992) is an oft-cited history of the famous Hofmann forgery-murder case of the 1980s. Along with Ronald W. Walker and Glen M. Leonard, he wrote Massacre at Mountain Meadows, published in 2008 by Oxford University Press.

Turley also served as president of the Genealogical Society of Utah and as a member of the committee for Fort Douglas Heritage Commons, a “Save America’s Treasures” official project that served as the athlete village for the 2002 Winter Olympics and currently houses University of Utah students. He has also been a vice president of the Small Museum Administrators Committee, American Association of Museums; a member of the Utah State Historical Records Advisory Board, National Historical Publications and Records Commission; and a member of the Copyright Task Force, Society of American Archivists.

In 2004, Turley received the Historic Preservation Medal from the Daughters of the American Revolution. And as a long-time member of CIMA, he has spoken at various CIMA conferences through the years.

Last year, CIMA presented Life-Time Achievement Awards to dual recipients. They were Jeffrey Kintop, Division Administrator for Nevada State Library, Archives and Public Records; and Terry B. Nelson, Director of Salt Lake County Records and Management and Archives (retired).

2017 CIMA Service Award

Sarah Singh

Sarah Singh is recognized for her devoted service and leadership within the CIMA organization, and in the archival and library profession. Currently, she serves as curator of Special Collections at Weber State University’s Stewart Library in Ogden, Utah. She began her long association with Weber State University as an archives assistant, where she worked her way up through the ranks…to associate curator and eventually curator. Previously, she was an archives assistant at Merrill Library, at Utah State University. As a professional and a teacher, she has demonstrated her expertise with her courses in public history and library science. As an author, Sarah Singh’s works includes numerous books about the town of Ogden; including Legendary Locals of Ogden, and Lost Ogden. Her most recent book is entitled World War II in Northern Utah, from Arcadia Publishing.
Singh received a bachelor’s degree in History from Weber State University, where she concentrated in Western American History and in Women’s History. She later graduated from Utah State University, with a master’s degree in History; and from San Jose State University, with a master’s in Library Science.

Singh has served on CIMA Council (2010-2012), as CIMA vice-president (2011-2012), as CIMA president (2012-2013), and as CIMA past-president (2013-2014). Additionally, she was an instrumental leader during the 2006 CIMA Conference at Weber State University, as well as the 2013 CIMA/SRMA Joint-Conference in Salt Lake City, and the 2016 Conference in Ogden, Utah. Additionally, she has been a regular presenter at CIMA Conferences over the years. She has repeatedly shared her expertise with colleagues and researchers world-wide. And, her career has proven to be inspirational to her peers.

Last year, the CIMA Service Award was presented to 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.

The CIMA Awards are professional recognitions celebrating the archival community and it’s institutions within the Intermountain West region. These prestigious awards are given for excellence in careers of service and leadership within the archival profession. Nominees must have demonstrated advanced scholarship and support activities, on both regional and national levels. CIMA Awards are presented with the highest honor and gratitude by the peers and colleagues of the recipients, with professional representatives from Utah, Nevada, Idaho, Arizona, and New Mexico.

This year’s award recipients will be honored during a luncheon, at the 2017 Joint-Annual Meeting of CIMA and Northwest Archivists in Boise, Idaho (May 17-19, 2017). The luncheon is scheduled for Friday, May 19th at 12:00PM; at the Hampton Inn, 495 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, Idaho 83702.


CIMA 2016 Awards Announced

March 30, 2016

The Conference of Inter‐Mountain Archivists (CIMA) announces the recipients of the 2016 CIMA Awards. Jeffrey Kintop, Assistant Administrator for Archives and Records for the State of Nevada; and Terry B. Nelson, Director of Salt Lake County Records and Management and Archives (retired); are the designated recipients of the 2016 CIMA Life-Time Achievement Awards. Julia Stringfellow, University Archivist and Department Chair and Professor at the Brooks Library, Central Washington University is the designated recipient of the 2016 CIMA Service Award.

2016 CIMA Life-Time Achievement Awards

Jeffrey KintopJeffrey Kintop is recognized for his 33 years of service at the Nevada State Archives in Carson City, Nevada; where he currently serves in the role of State Archivist and Acting Division Administrator. He is a pioneer in establishing history programs throughout the state of Nevada and the region, including National History Day in Nevada; and hosting annual observances and discussions about the Nevada State Constitution. He has taught tirelessly in the areas of disaster planning, preservation and conservation across the state in an effort to ensure that Nevada’s documentary heritage is not lost. As a historian, Kintop has co-authored several books and articles on the history of Nevada, including: Earp’s Last Frontier: Wyatt and Virgil Earp in the Nevada Mining Camps 1902-1905, and What Time Is This Place?. He has also contributed articles to Uncovering Nevada’s Past: A Primary Source History of the Silver State, The Uniting States: The Story of Statehood for the Fifty United States, “Mining Nevada’s Legal History: Going to the Sources” in Western Legal History, and the Encyclopedia of Local History.

Jeffrey Kintop has been actively involved in promoting the profession through his contributions to the Library and Archives Preservation Institute; Nevada’s Governor’s Conference on the Future of Libraries; the White House Conference on the Future of Libraries; and the Society of American Archivist’s Preservation Management Institute. He is Nevada’s chair for the State Historical Records Advisory Board (SHRAB), and he has written operating grants and was instrumental in the completion of the SHRAB Strategic Five Year Plan. Kintop’s role in the Connecting to Collections Project, after touring the state’s repositories, resulted in the final report and a slide presentation to the SHRAB board and representatives of Nevada’s cultural institutions.

The Nevada State Library and Archives building in Carson City can be listed among Jeffrey Kintop’s many accomplishments. He served on the Building Planning Team, and he was involved throughout the entire planning process. That building was completed in 1992. Always a background fixture in state politics, Kintop’s dedication to the pursuit of accurate historical information, along with his easy-going style, have made him the go-to person for the media, the State Legislature, the Judicial Branch, and his fellow professionals, when it comes to questions about the history of Nevada.

Jeffrey Kintop is a Past-President of CIMA (1999-2000), and he served as co-editor of the CIMA Newsletter for fourteen years. He has also served on several CIMA committees. Most recently, he served on the local arrangements and program committee for the 2014 CIMA Conference in Carson City, NV. For his long service and career in the archival profession, CIMA recognizes Jeffrey Kintop with a CIMA Life-Time Achievement Award for 2016.

nelson-terryTerry B. Nelson is the recently retired Director of the Salt Lake County Records Management and Archives, in Salt Lake City, Utah; and she is recognized for her archival career spanning nearly 40 years. During her tenure at Salt Lake County, Nelson greatly improved public access to historical records through her management of the County’s reference, preservation, and outreach programs.

Nelson began her career in 1976, at the Utah State Archives, providing public reference services, processing historical records, and managing archives staff. While there, she assisted in the move of the Utah State Archives, from the basement of the Capitol building to a new location; and as the Reference and Records Services Manager, she oversaw the consolidation of 80,000 cubic feet of records from two separate facilities, into one central location.

In 1996, Terry B. Nelson was named Director of the Salt Lake County Records Management and Archives. Her tenure there is noted for several improvement projects, including construction oversight of a new reading room within the County Records Center. Throughout her career, she was an acknowledged expert in records law, serving as the County Records Compliance Officer, the HIPAA Officer, and providing records law training and guidance for the County and State governments.

Terry B. Nelson has actively served professional archival organizations on the local, regional, and national level. She served as President of the National Association of Government Archives and Records Administrators (NAGARA), and she participated on various committees within the Society of American Archivists (SAA); and she was an early and dedicated member of the Utah Manuscripts Association. Over the years, she has served in countless committees within these organizations, and she has penned numerous articles.

In 2013, she was the author of Managing Electronic Resources, a NAGARA and IIMC Technical Bulletin, and she continues to share her extensive knowledge and experience, by presenting at the annual Utah State Archives Electronic Records conference. Indeed, she continues to serve as a consultant regarding archival issues for governments and associations around the West.

Her career capstone came, when she participated as a member of a United States Archives Diplomatic Delegation to South Africa in 2010, meeting with archivists and discussing current archival issues throughout that country.

Terry B. Nelson is a past-president of CIMA (1990-1991), and she has served in several CIMA positions and committees through the years. She has mentored countless emerging archivists and record managers, encouraging them in their educational and professional pursuits through unending patience and a willingness to give people an opportunity to build a career doing what they love to do. For her lifelong dedication and impact to the archival profession, CIMA recognizes Terry B. Nelson with a CIMA Life-Time Achievement Award for 2016.

Last year, CIMA presented Life-Time Achievement Awards to dual recipients. They were Melanie Sturgeon, Director of the Arizona State Archives; and Gregory C. Thompson, Associate Dean for Special Collections at the J. Willard Marriott Library.

2016 CIMA Service Award

Julia StringfellowJulia Stringfellow is recognized for her service and leadership within the Conference of Inter-Mountain Archivists (CIMA). Currently, she is the University Archivist, Library Faculty Chair, and Professor; at the University Archives and Special Collections at Brooks Library, Central Washington University in Ellensburg, Washington. Stringfellow has been a CIMA member since 2010, and she served as CIMA Vice-President from June 2012-2013; and CIMA President from June 2013-2014.

She is best known for work as an Archivist/Librarian and Assistant Professor at the Special Collections and Archives Department at Albertson’s Library, Boise State University in Idaho. She has been credited as an author in a number of peer-review publications, and her programs have been a staple at various state and regional conferences in recent years.

As CIMA President, Julia Stringfellow traveled extensively, and was an effective spokesperson for the organization. Always open to fresh ideas, she supported program initiatives in area states. She attended and provided leadership during several archival caucuses in Nevada and Utah. During that time, she worked tirelessly, and fought to bring professional and quality programs to the region. She has represented CIMA on the national level within the Society of American Archivists (SAA), and she has attended national conferences on CIMA’s behalf. For her service and her outstanding career, CIMA recognizes Julia Stringfellow with the 2016 CIMA Service Award.

Last year, the CIMA Service Award was presented to Brad Cole, Associate Dean for Special Collections, Merrill-Cazier Library at Utah State University (USU).

The CIMA Awards are professional recognitions celebrating the archival community and it’s institutions within the Intermountain West region. These prestigious awards are given for excellence in careers of service and leadership within the archival profession. Nominees must have demonstrated advanced scholarship and support activities, on both regional and national levels. CIMA Awards are presented with the highest honor and gratitude by the peers and colleagues of the recipients, with professional representatives from Utah, Nevada, Idaho, Arizona, and New Mexico.
This year’s award recipients will be honored during the annual 2016 CIMA Conference in Ogden, Utah (May 11-13, 2016). The CIMA Awards ceremony and reception are scheduled for Thursday, May 12th at 6:00PM; at the historic Ben Lomond Hotel, 2510 Washington Blvd., Ogden, Utah 84401.


2016 CIMA Awards: Call for Nominations

December 14, 2015

The Conference of Inter-Mountain Archivists (CIMA) is currently accepting nominations for the 2016 CIMA Awards. The CIMA Awards will be presented during a ceremony at the CIMA Annual Conference in Ogden, Utah in May 2016. Two awards will be presented at that time: the CIMA Life-Time Achievement Award and the CIMA Service Award.

Presented by the peers and colleagues of the recipients, 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 Melanie Sturgeon, Director of the Arizona State Archives; and Gregory C. Thompson, Associate Dean for Special Collections at the J. Willard Marriott Library.

Similarly, 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 inter-mountain 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 Brad Cole, Interim Dean of the Merrill-Cazier Library and Associate Dean for Special Collections, at Utah State University (USU).

Award recipients do NOT have to be CIMA members.

To nominate someone for either award: please send us their name, along with a letter explaining why you think the person should be recognized by their peers. 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 of the nominee, any photographs, a list of references that we can speak to, or links to a published biography online.

The deadline for submitting award nominations is February 1, 2016.

Nominations must be submitted by a CIMA member; and 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.

In addition, we are calling for volunteers to serve on the CIMA Awards Committee. The Awards Committee is comprised of representatives, from each state of the region. This committee will begin meetings in early February for adjudication, and to determine its recommendations for the award recipients. The committee’s recommendations will be submitted for final approval to the CIMA Council and Officers. The names of this year’s award recipients will be announced in late March, in advance of the spring conference.
This year’s chairperson is CIMA Past-President, Michael Frazier.

To nominate someone OR to volunteer on this year’s CIMA Awards Committee, 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