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═ż discuss interesting archival collections with which students have worked═ż 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:
Purpose of project/research
Description of project/research
Conclusions/findings of project/research

Submit your abstract to 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.

CIMA/SAA Joint Conference Registration Now Open

February 21, 2019

Registration is now open for the upcoming joint meeting to be held in Tucson in May. CIMA members can register online at the conference website —

In order to qualify for the member registration rate, CIMA members should use the code: CIMA2019MEMBER