Conference of
Inter-Mountain Archivists


CIMA holds two meetings per year, the annual conference and the fall caucus. The annual conference includes a business session for the organization. Each state group is encouraged to hold separate fall meetings. Keynote speakers are drawn from national and regional archival leadership. Topics range from basic preservation principles to applications of the latest technologies.

Upcoming events

    • May 29, 2024
    • (PDT)
    • June 01, 2024
    • (PDT)
    • University of Nevada, Reno

    • May 29, 2024
    • (PDT)
    • June 01, 2024
    • (PDT)
    • Online

    2021 CIMA Annual Business Meeting

    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

    2021 CIMA Annual Business Meeting and Conference

    Thursday, April 29: 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

    8:30 – 9:00: check-in 

    9:00 – 9:10: Welcome 

    9:10 – 9:40: Creating a Virtual Community: Liaisons, Librarians & Archivists Working Together (Rayla Tokarz, Kim Anderson, University of Nevada, Reno)

    9:40 – 10:00: Vendor/ San José State University

    10:00 – 10:15: Vendor/LYRASIS

    10:15 – 10:45: The Outdoor Recreation Archive: Collecting through Cross-departmental Collaboration (Clint Pumphrey, Monique Davila, Chase Anderson, Utah State University)

    10:45 – 11:30: Connecting a Community During a Pandemic (Anya Allsup, Church History Library)

    11:30 – 12:15 (Lunch and learn session): Collecting Archival Materials During the Pandemic: Where Are We now? (Katy Klettinger, Tom Clareson, Leigh Grinstead, LYRASIS)

    12:15 – 12:30: break

    12:30 – 2:00: From the Page: Transcription Competition

    Friday, April 30: 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

    8:30 – 9:00: check-in

    9:00 – 9:10: Welcome

    9:10 – 9:40: The Best of Both Worlds?: Benefits and Complexities of Post-Custodial Digitization (Ryan Lee, Lindsey Memory, Brigham Young University; Emily Lapworth, University of Nevada, Las Vegas)  

    9:40 – 10:00: Vendor/Reclaim hosting

    10:00 – 10:15: Who Knew We Had This Stuff? : Collaborating to Expose Decades of Hidden Collections Through Cataloging Before Processing (Rebecca A. Wiederhold, Matthew Leavitt, Brigham Young University)

    10:15 – 10:45: Partnering for Access: The Northwestern Band of the Shoshone Nation Digital Archive at Utah State University (Darcy Pumphrey, Clint Pumphrey, Utah State University) 

    10:45 – 11:00: Vendor/Stacey Kelly, Paper Conservator

    11:00 – 11:30: Getting to Know Us - Special Collections & Archives Videos as a Building Block for Virtual Instruction (Su Kim Chung, Aaron Mayes, University of Nevada, Las Vegas) 

    10:45 – 11:00: break

    11:00 – 12:30: Annual Business Meeting

    12:30 – 1:30: CIMA Council virtual lunch with new Council members

    • May 30, 2024
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Wilbur D. May Center, Garden Court

    Use this form to pay for additional reception guests separate from the conference registration or to attend the reception without registering for the conference.

    Reception Only registration closes May 13, 2024.

    • June 01, 2024
    • 8:45 AM - 12:15 PM
    • Virginia City, Nevada

    Step back in time and visit one of eight of Nevada's historic landmark districts, Virginia City, Nevada. Explore the local attractions and spend some time learning about the Comstock Lode.

    The tour bus will depart from the Silver Legacy Hotel at 9am and return at 12:00pm.

    Registration is required and closes May 1, 2023.

Conference of Inter-Mountain Archivists
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Salt Lake City, UT 84110

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