2009 CIMA Fall Caucus Concludes

October 1, 2009

The 2009 CIMA Fall Caucus was held on September 30, 2009 at the Marriott Library at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City. Michael Frazier, CIMA President, made introductions and outlined CIMA’s agenda for 2010. He also gave further details about the 2010 Western Round-up Joint Meeting, and he reminded everyone about the “2010 Call for Papers” deadline on October 9th.

Guy Rocha, retiring Nevada State Archivist and past CIMA President, was Plenary Speaker for the Fall Caucus. He reflected on his career, and shared important lessons from his archival career.

After morning break, Randy Silverman, Preservation Librarian at the University of Utah, and Randall Heath of ColdSweep, Inc. compared technologies for removing soot from fire-damaged materials. A slide show describing the dry ice cleaning process was given.

Linda Whitaker, Arizona Historical Foundation, shared object lessons from her experiences processing the Barry Goldwater Papers.

Jeffrey Johnson, retired archivist from the Historical Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church), received this year’s Dr. Everett L. Cooley Distinguished Archival Career Award from the Utah Manuscripts Association.

After lunch, Greg Thompson, CIMA Fall Caucus Host and Director of Special Collections at the University of Utah, shared thoughts about the future of the archival profession, and where the profession’s challenges lay.

Finally, Jeff Johnson (LDS Church) and Pat Scott, Utah State Archives (retired) reflected on their careers and service. After concluding, tours of the newly renovated Marriott Library were given to the participants. The 2009 Fall Caucus was the last scheduled membership meeting before the 2010 Western Round-Up in Seattle.

CIMA Fall Caucus

August 11, 2009

It is with great honor and excitement to announce the Conference of Inter-Mountain Archivists’ “2009 Fall Caucus.” This year’s fall meeting will be Wednesday, September 30, 2009, at the Marriott Library, University of Utah, in Salt Lake City.

This year’s theme is: “Hard Lessons Learned: Learning New Tricks from Old Friends.” The Plenary Speaker will be Guy Rocha, retiring Nevada State Archivist and long-time CIMA member. He will be reflecting on his career, and the state of archives in Nevada. In addition, we will be hearing from other long-time members, as they share with us career stories (both new and old). This is an event that you will not want to miss! Please check the full program for all the details.

The fee for this meeting is $10.00, which includes the price of lunch. THERE ARE TWO WAYS TO REGISTER:

  1. You may pay at the door, with cash or check. If you elect this option, please RSVP to Walter Jones. The RSVP is important, so we will know how many to expect for lunch.
  2. You may pre-register. Please fill-out the Registration Form, enclose a check or money order, and send to:

    CIMA Fall Caucus Registration
    P.O. Box 2048
    Salt Lake City, Utah 84110-2048

    Deadline for pre-registration is: September 18, 2009.

Click here for driving directions to the Marriott Library.

If you have any questions, please contact myself or Walter Jones. I hope to see you on September 30.

Thank you.

Michael Frazier, CIMA President

2009 CIMA Fall Caucus Meeting

May 22, 2009

2009 CIMA Fall Caucus Meeting will be held Wednesday, September 30, 2009. The meeting will be at the J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah, in Salt Lake City.

More information to come.