CIMA Annual Business Meeting Minutes Available

May 17, 2010

The minutes to the 2010 CIMA Business meeting, held at the Western Round-up on April 29th, are now available here.

The business meeting minutes from 2008 and 2009 are also available.


CIMA Awards Presented at Western Round-Up

May 4, 2010

During the awards luncheon at the 2010 Western Round-Up joint-conference in Seattle, Washington, CIMA presented two awards: the Life-Time Achievement Award and the Service Award.

Guy Rocha presented 2010 CIMA Life-Time Achievement Award

Retired Nevada State Archivist, Guy Rocha, was awarded the 2010 CIMA Life-Time Achievement Award. Raised in Las Vegas, Rocha graduated from Clark High School. He received a BA from Syracuse University in New York, MA from San Diego State University, and pursued post-graduate study in history at the University of Nevada, Reno. He has been a Certified Archivist since 1989.

Guy Rocha taught in the Washoe County School District and at Western Nevada College. He worked at the Nevada Historical Society in Reno for over four years and served on the Nevada Historical Society Quarterly editorial board for twenty years.

Guy Rocha was Assistant Administrator for Archives and Records (State Archivist) at the State Library & Archives for twenty-eight years. He managed Nevada’s Archives, Records Management, and Micrographics and Imaging programs. “Common Cause of Nevada” awarded him its 1997 “Ethics in Government Award.” U.S. Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid appointed Rocha to the Advisory Committee on the Records of Congress in April 2005, and he was reappointed by Sen. Reid, the Majority Leader, in March 2007.

Guy Rocha received the Award of Merit from the American Association of State and Local history in Sept. 2007 for outstanding contributions to Nevada history. In May 2008, the Nevada State AFL-CIO honored Rocha as “A Friend of Nevada’s Working Families” at its 7th Annual induction ceremony in Las Vegas, and the City of Reno Historical Resources Commission selected him as its Historical Resources Award Recipient.

In addition, Rocha has published two books, written numerous articles and book reviews. He has published the “Historical Myth A Month” column in the Sierra Sage since January 1996 and it is posted on the Nevada State Library and Archives website. Since 2000, he has a bi-weekly myth-busting column in the Reno Gazette Journal. The column also appears in the Humboldt Sun, Battle Mountain Bugle, Lovelock Review-Miner, and the online Nevada Observer.

Guy Rocha has appeared or worked on numerous film and television documentaries. For almost thirteen years, Rocha hosted a live, call-in radio talk show on KPTL in Carson City known as the Monday History For Lunch Bunch. He was a rotating host the High Desert Forum on Reno-based KUNR, National Public Radio, from June 2001 to June 2008.

For his contributions, the Awards Committee of the Conference of Inter-Mountain Archivists selected Guy Rocha to receive the first ever CIMA Life-Time Achievement Award (for the year 2010). His selection was unanimously confirmed by all CIMA Council Members and Officers. The prestigious CIMA Life-Time Achievement Award acknowledges and demonstrates appreciation for a life of service and leadership in the Archival Profession, by the peers and colleagues of the recipient. It is given out once annually, during CIMA’s annual meeting.

The award is presented as a diploma in a leather cover with the CIMA logo. The diploma cover is decorated with original artwork created specifically for this occasion. This year’s art is an oil on canvas painting, representing an artistic interpretation of the CIMA logo.

This year’s CIMA Life-Time Achievement Award citation reads:

We the colleagues and peers of Guy Rocha, come together on this day; Friday, April 30, 2010 to acknowledge and demonstrate our gratitude for his life of service and leadership in the Archival Profession.

Guy Rocha’s years as Nevada State Archivist has been a shining beacon in our profession’s efforts to preserve history for researchers of today and tomorrow.

Undoubtedly, his efforts will ensure that countless stories from the historical record, will be saved and will have chance to be forwarded to generations to come. It is our hope that lessons learned, will not be forgotten.

Guy Rocha’s work having been recognized on the state, regional, and national level; has brought prestige and gravitas to the archival profession in the inter-mountain region.

Therefore, the members of the Conference of Inter-Mountain Archivists, with representatives from the states of Nevada, Utah, Idaho, New Mexico, and Arizona; today honors one of our organization’s founders; and presents the first CIMA Life-Time Achievement Award to GUY ROCHA having been selected by the CIMA Awards Committee, and unanimously confirmed by all CIMA Council Members and Officers.

Su Kim Chung presented 2010 CIMA Service Award

In addition, the newly created CIMA Service Award was presented to Su Kim Chung, for the year 2010. Su Kim Chung’s work as Manuscripts Librarian at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas has been recognized as an important contribution to the archival profession in the inter-mountain region.

Her best-selling book Las Vegas: Then and Now is an important photographic survey of one of the nation’s best loved cities. Her leadership in the CIMA organization, as well as other archival groups (such as the Society of American Archivists) has brought much respect and notoriety to the inter-mountain region.

Her leadership during the Las Vegas Western Round-Up super joint-conference in 2005, helped secure the future of that conference series. And, it is only appropriate that she receives this award, during the very a meeting during that series.

The prestigious CIMA Service Award is given to an individual who has made significant contributions to the CIMA organization, and to the archival profession in general, in recent years. The award is given in appreciation for their service and leadership, by the peers and colleagues of the recipient, but to a recipient who may not yet qualify for the CIMA Life-Time Achievement Award. It is given one-time annually, during CIMA’s annual meeting.

The award is presented as a diploma in a leather cover with the CIMA logo. The diploma cover is decorated with original artwork created specifically for this occasion. This year’s art is an oil on canvas painting, representing an artistic interpretation of the CIMA logo.

This year’s CIMA Service Award citation reads:

We the colleagues and peers of Su Kim Chung, come together on this day; Friday, April 30, 2010; to acknowledge and demonstrate our gratitude for her efforts and leadership in the Archival Profession.

Su Kim Chung’s work as Manuscripts Librarian, at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas; has shown her to be a tireless champion of our profession’s efforts to preserve history for researchers of today and tomorrow. Her leadership, creativity, and vision has been an inspiration; and we look forward to many more years of working side-by-side with her.

Su Kim Chung’s work having been recognized on the state, regional, and national level; has brought prestige and gravitas to the archival profession in the inter-mountain region.

Therefore, the members of the Conference of Inter-Mountain Archivists, with representatives from the states of Nevada, Utah, Idaho, New Mexico, and Arizona; today honors and presents the first CIMA SERVICE AWARD to SU KIM CHUNG having been selected by the CIMA Awards Committee and unanimously confirmed by all CIMA Council Members and Officers.


2010 Western Round-Up Starts Today

April 29, 2010

After months and years of planning, the 2010 Western Round-up started today (Wednesday, April 28) with a roster of pre-conference workshops. The meeting is a super-regional joint meeting of CIMA, the Northwest Archivists, the Society of California Archivists, and the Society of Rocky Mountain Archivists gathering at the Seattle Renaissance hotel in Seattle, Washington.

Today’s program included When Disaster Strikes: Emergency Preparedness and Response, Grant Writing, and Implementing More Product, Less Process.

Thursday’s agenda includes the plenary address at 9:00 am; as well as CIMA’s annual meeting at 3:45pm. For more a detailed program, go to the Northwest Archivists’ Web site (http://northwestarchivistsinc.wildapricot.org/descriptions).

Also be sure to look for the CIMA Traveling Exhibit, and meet the CIMA officers at the Round-up.


2010 CIMA Grants and Scholarships Awarded

March 12, 2010

Each year, the Conference of Inter-Mountain Archivists (CIMA) awards various grants and scholarships to assist individuals attending conferences and training workshops. A record number of awards are being given to CIMA members attending the 2010 Western Round-up Super-Regional Meeting in Seattle, WA (April 28-May 1, 2010). After a two month application period, the following awards are being presented by the CIMA Council.

The 2010 Steve Wood Scholarship is given to Erica Olsen of the “Edge of the Cedars State Park Museum” in Blanding, Utah. Olsen is a part-time archivist, and she best represents the spirit in which the Steve Wood Scholarship was established. She will receive a check for $500.00 to attend the 2010 Western Round-up.

In addition to this scholarship, there are four individuals receiving CIMA Travel Grants, for the 2010 Western Round-up.

  • Justin Riley of the University of Utah is awarded $200.00
  • Charles Stanford of New Mexico State University is awarded $500.00
  • Sarah Langsdon of Weber State University is awarded $500.00
  • Joyce Marshall Moore of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas is awarded $500.00

Recipients of the CIMA Travel Grants and Steve Wood Scholarships are required to share their conference experience, by writing a follow-up article for the CIMA Newsletter. Their articles will be published later this year.

The 2010 Western Round-up is the first joint-conference outside CIMA’s established region, in a number of years. This fact presents unique challenges to some CIMA members attending this once-in-a-lifetime event. As result, the CIMA Council introduced the new CIMA Registration Grant. CIMA Registration Grants are given to CIMA members, to specifically help with conference registration fees.

2010 CIMA Registration Grants are awarded to the following CIMA members:

  • SuKim Chung
  • Brad Cole
  • Lorraine Crouse
  • Daniel Davis
  • Michael Frazier
  • Krissy Giacoletto
  • Walter Jones
  • Susan Irwin
  • Joe Laframboise
  • Sarah Langsdon
  • Stan Larson
  • Paula Mitchell
  • Joyce Marshall Moore
  • Erica Olsen
  • Erin Passehl
  • Linda Reib
  • Scott Reiter
  • Guy Rocha
  • Tom Sommer
  • Charles Stanford
  • Stephen Sturgeon
  • Rebekah Tabah
  • Gregory Thompson
  • Alan Virta
  • Todd Welch
  • Linda Whitaker

The 2010 CIMA Grant and Scholarship application process has now concluded for this year.
All awards have now been given out.

Congratulations to all 2010 CIMA Grant and Scholarship recipients.

— Michael Frazier, CIMA President


“2010 Western Round-Up Forum” Goes Live

March 10, 2010

The Northwest Archivists and the organizers of the 2010 Western Round-Up have launched a new on-line forum for the conference.
It can be found at: http://northwestarchivistsinc.wildapricot.org/WesternRoundupForum/.
Discussion topics include “Self-Directed Field Trips,” “Roommate Match-Up,” and “Matching People with Great Restaurants.”

The 2010 Western Round-Up is scheduled for April 28-May 1, 2010 at the Renaissance Seattle Hotel.
It is a joint meeting of CIMA, Society of Rocky Mountain Archivists, Society of California Archivists, and Northwest Archivists.
Registration is now open, and hotel rooms are still available.
Conference information can be found at http://northwestarchivistsinc.wildapricot.org/WesternRoundup2010/.


2010 Western Round-Up Conference Registration Opens

January 12, 2010

Registration for the 2010 Western Round-up in Seattle, WA has opened. The conference dates are April 28 – May 1, 2010.
Registration and the latest conference information may be found at the conference Web site.

This super-regional meeting of archival professionals will be highlighted by workshops and speakers, over a four-day period.
The Early-Bird Registration Deadline for the Round-Up is March 31st, 2010.

Also, the CIMA Council has put together a sizable scholarship and grant package, to assist CIMA members to attend this conference.
The 2010 CIMA Grant and scholarship information is now available. To apply, members should complete and send the grant application and the conference registration form to CIMA (see instructions on grant form). Eligible CIMA members are encourage to apply for assistance.

The 2010 CIMA Grant and Scholarship DEADLINE is March 1st, 2010.

If you have any any questions concerning this conference, or the 2010 CIMA Grant and Scholarship information, please contact:

Michael Frazier, CIMA President
Special Collections
UNLV Libraries
4505 Maryland Parkway @ Box 457010
Las Vegas, NV 89154-7010
(702) 895-2240
Fax: (702) 895-2253
email: michael.frazier@unlv.edu


Deadline Extended for 2010 Western Roundup Program Proposals

October 6, 2009

Afraid you weren’t going to make that October 9 deadline to submit program proposals for the Western Round-up in Seattle, April 28-May 1, 2010?

Good news! The proposal deadline has been extended to October 16, 2010.

It’s easy to submit your proposal, just go to: http://www.calarchivists.org/prog/agm/2010AGMProposalForm.htm.

Proposals that may include, but are not limited to, the following formats:

  • Preconference Workshop: limited enrollment; full or half-day that allows for interaction with participants; usually designed to teach or refine skills.
  • Traditional: Open session; 90 minutes, consisting of two or three fully prepared papers of 15 minutes each and a comment-and-discussion period.
  • Panel Discussion: Open session; 90 minutes, three to four individuals who informally discuss a variety of theories or perspectives on the given topic. (A moderator or commentator is recommended.)
  • Other:
    • Seminar/Roundtable: open session; 90 minutes; usually designed as a directed discussion among attendees sharing a common experience or preparation.
    • Special Focus Session: open session; 60 minutes; highlights innovative archives or records management programs, new techniques, and research projects; includes audience participation.
    • Poster Session: posters will be on display and presenters will be assigned a specific time at which they must be with their poster to discuss it with attendees.

If you have any questions, send questions to any member of the Program committee: Julie Graham (jgraham@library.ucla.edu); Lesley Drayton (ldrayton@fcgov.com); Anne Foster (anne.foster@alaska.edu); Larry Landis (Larry.Landis@oregonstate.edu); Stephen Sturgeon (stephen.sturgeon@usu.edu); Cory Nimer (cory_nimer@byu.edu); Jessica Velie (jvelie@naropa.edu); Claude Zachary (czachary@usc.edu).