2021 CIMA Annual Business Meeting

March 27, 2021

We have an exciting two days planned with presentations, a poster session, vendors, a virtual transcription competition courtesy of From the Page (great for those wanting to play around with the software, or just can’t get enough of transcribing, or, are highly competitive!), and our Annual Business Meeting during which we will provide updates on CIMA’s 501(c)(6) status, present awards, and announce our newly elected Council members, and scholarship recipients. The itinerary is listed below.


In the meantime…Registration for the 2021 Annual Business Meeting and Conference is now open! We will be sending out a Zoom link for those who register for the Meeting, just prior to the event.


There is still time to register for the all-day SAA workshop, Introduction to PREMIS, being offered on Wednesday, April 28. The cut-off date for the workshop registration is Friday, April 9th. We need at least 15 people registered, otherwise we will have to cancel. Due to COVID, the day-long SAA workshops currently count as in-person workshops, so take advantage of saving on traveling expenses while you can!


We look forward to seeing you.


2021 CIMA Program Committee,
Ellen M. Ryan, Program Committee Chair, Idaho State University
Kimberly Anderson, University of Nevada, Reno
Jennifer Barkdull, Church History Library
Ryan Lee, Brigham Young University
Molly Rose Steed, University of Utah


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; discuss interesting archival collections with which students have worked; 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.


Early-bird Registration Deadline Approaching

March 28, 2019

Join us at the 2019 Annual Meeting in Tucson from May 15th to May 18th at the Tucson Marriott University Park.

This is the last week for early-bird registration.

Register by April 1, 2019 to take advantage of early-bird prices and save!

To register online, click here.

Three pre-conference workshops will be offered in conjunction with the meeting. See our annual meeting pages for a preliminary schedule of the sessions offered at this year’s meeting, information about booking a room at the Tucson Marriott University Park and things to do in Tucson, and the repository tours offered during this year’s meeting. We hope we’ll see you in Tucson this May!


CIMA/SSA Conference Schedule Available

March 28, 2019

The planning committees for the upcoming joint conference in May have released the preliminary schedule. This is available on the conference website.