January 16, 2020
This year the Conference of Inter-Mountain Archivists (CIMA) is offering three $500 travel assistance scholarships to assist CIMA members who want to attend the 2020 Western Archivists Meeting in San Francisco, April 21-25, 2020. These scholarships are intended to encourage member participation by offsetting the expenses associated with travel, hotel, and per diem for those whose employers do not provide adequate travel support. Specific scholarships are available for early career archivists and students, as well as the Steve Wood Meeting Scholarship.
Members interested in applying for a CIMA travel assistance scholarship should consult the funding page for more information, and complete the linked scholarship application.
Any additional questions should be directed to Ellen Ryan (email@example.com).
April 30, 2018
The 2018 CIMA election closed on Friday, April 27th, and the results are in; thank you to all who ran for a position, and to everyone who voted.
We are pleased to announce the following:
CIMA Vice President/President-elect: Erika Castano, University of Arizona Libraries
CIMA Treasurer: Ryan Lee, Brigham Young University
CIMA Council Representatives:
Rae Gifford, Utah State Archives and Records Service
Kandace Harris, Weber State University
Sarah Jones, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Congratulations to everyone, and we look forward to seeing you in Salt Lake City in May!
January 12, 2018
The conference website for our 2018 Annual Meeting in Salt Lake City is live and available for your use! Over the coming weeks we will be adding information to the site, including conference registration information and the tentative conference schedule. For now you can:
- Register for one of our two pre-conference SAA workshops. The Education and Training Committee has worked hard to get SAA to commit to two workshops for our meeting and we hope that it will prove valuable to our members.
- Book your hotel room our conference hotel, the Salt Lake Sheraton. We have a block of rooms available for conference attendees at a reduced rate. Be sure to make your reservation before that block is gone. The reduced room rate will end on April 22nd.
Additional information and features will be added in the coming weeks to the conference website. The CIMA Council and our planning committees is looking forward to seeing you for what will be a terrific Annual Conference in May!
October 23, 2017
Please save the date and join us for the 2018 CIMA Annual Conference that will be held at the Sheraton in Salt Lake City, May 23-25th, 2018. Conference information will be released soon. In the meantime, book your room at the Sheraton at a special discounted conference rate by visiting https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/events/start.action?id=1710025614&key=305518D0
January 14, 2015
The application period for the Society of American Archivists’ (SAA) Mosaic Scholarship is currently open, with a deadline of February 28, 2015.
The Mosaic Scholarship was established to provide financial and mentoring support to minority students pursuing graduate education in archival science, to encourage students to pursue careers in archives, and to promote the diversification of the American archival profession. The award is given to applicants who demonstrate excellent potential for scholastic and personal achievement and who manifest a commitment both to the archival profession and to advancing diversity concerns within it.
Up to two scholarships of $5,000 each will be awarded. In addition, each scholarship recipient receives a one-year complimentary membership to SAA and complementary registration to the Society’s Annual Meeting.
For more information on the scholarship, eligibility requirements and instructions on applying, please visit: http://www2.archivists.org/governance/handbook/section12-mosaic.
January 14, 2015
The Philip M. Hamer and Elizabeth Hamer Kegan Award Subcommittee of the Society of American Archivists seeks nominations for the 2015 award.
This award recognizes an archivist, editor, group of individuals, or institution that has increased public awareness of a specific body of documents through compilation, transcription, exhibition, or public presentation of archives or manuscript materials for educational, instructional, or other public purpose. Archives may include photographs, films, and visual archives. Publication may be in hard copy, microfilm, digital, or other circulating medium.
Recent winners include:
• 2014: Emma Goldman Papers Project
• 2013: Densho, The Japanese American Legacy Project
• 2012: Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota
• 2011: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Libraries March On Milwaukee Civil Rights History Project Team
• 2010: The Giza Archives Project at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Individual archivists and editors, groups of individuals, and organizations are eligible.
All nominations shall be submitted to SAA by February 28 of each year. CLICK HERE to download the RTF application form, which includes instructions for submission.
For more information on SAA awards and the nominations process, please go to http://www.archivists.org/recognition/index.asp.
December 23, 2014
The L. Tom Perry Special Collections at Brigham Young University currently has a faculty-level opening for a Curator of 21st Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts. This position is responsible for the identification, appraisal, acquisition, cataloging, and preservation of manuscript materials of enduring historical value related to Utah, the Western U.S., and Mormonism following accepted professional standards and practices. The position is also responsible for the professional papers program of Brigham Young University.
To review the full job posting, and to make an application, visit the Y Jobs portal at https://yjobs.byu.edu/postings/5657. Applicants should also be sure to attach a cover letter and current CV, in addition to the online application. Anticipated job availability is September 1, 2015. Review of applications will begin February 17, 2015.