Conference Program 2009

2009 CIMA Spring Meeting
“Embracing Our Past & Charting Our Future”

Thursday, May 14:

  • Photography Workshop / Tom Wells
  • Plenary speaker – / 5:00 – 6:00 pm (Provo City Library)
    • Robert Carter, “Chasing Local History with a Techno-illiterate”
  • CIMA Business Meeting / 6:00 – 7:00 pm (Provo City Library; includes tours below)
  • Opening Reception / 7:00 – 9:00 pm (Provo City Library)
    • “Ornately Victorian yet Surprisingly Modern” – Touring the exterior of the Brigham Young Academy Building (Now Provo’s Municipal Library) by Brad Westwood
    • Crandall Print Museum – Tour of the Crandall Museum’s living history discussion of printing

    Friday, May 15:

    • Session 1: 8:30 – 10:00
      • Session 1 a) “Water in the West: Documenting the History of a Scarce Resource.”
        • Presentations will focus on federal and local water agencies and projects in Nevada and New Mexico.
        • Chair: Su Kim Chung – University of Nevada, Las Vegas
        • Presenters:
          1. Rick Hendricks – New Mexico State University
          2. Steve Hussman – New Mexico State University
          3. Tom Sommer – University of Nevada Las Vegas
          4. Charles Stanford – New Mexico State University
      • Session 1 b) “What Can We Learn From Other Professions?”
        • The presenters will share their experiences from working in other professions and how these can be applied to our work as archivists.
        • Chair: Paula Mitchell – Southern Utah University
        • Presenters:
          1. Melissa Ferguson – Utah Division of State History
          2. Susan Irwin – Arizona Historical Foundation
          3. Linda Whitaker – Arizona Historical Foundation
      • Session 1 c) “Managing Reference Expectations in a Changing Environment”
        • Discussion sections will feature a brief presentation and discussion of the listed topic.
        • Moderators:
          1. Irene Adams
          2. Russ Taylor
    • Session 2: 10:30 – 12:00
      • Session 2 a) “The Financial Crisis and Its Impact on Archives and Special Collections Libraries”
        • Colleagues from a variety of institutions will present their diverse experiences in dealing with the current economic situation.
        • Chair: John Murphy – Brigham Young University
        • Presenters:
          1. Peter Michel – University of Nevada Las Vegas Special Collections
          2. Philip Notarianni – Utah State Historical Society
          3. Patricia Smith-Mansfield – Utah State Archives and Records Service
          4. Greg Thompson – University of Utah Special Collections
          5. Alan Virta – Boise State University Special Collections
          6. Steve Hussman – New Mexico State University
      • Session 2 b) “Working In the Digital Environment.”
        • Three individual presentations will cover developing digital collections, usability testing of online resources, and bringing collections online.
        • Chair: Walter Jones – University of Utah
        • Presenters:
          1. Erin Passehl – Boise State University: “Beyond the Blue: Creating Digital Collections at Boise State University”
          2. Elizabeth Smart – Brigham Young University: “What Do Our Online Users Want? Usability Testing In a Digital Environment”
          3. Kristi Young – Brigham Young University: “University Repositories and You: A Solution to Bringing a Collection Online”
      • Session 2 c “Avoiding Not So Common Pitfalls in Donor Relations and Agreements”
        • Discussion sections will feature a brief presentation and discussion of the listed topic.
        • This session will treat a variety of scenarios in dealing with donors of record material to repositories. Participants are encouraged to bring and be willing to discuss any innovation related to working with legal counsel, donation and agreements documents and experiences with accepting culturally sensitive materials.
        • Presenters:
          1. Paul Angerhofer – Brigham Young University
          2. Brad Westwood – LDS Church History Department
    • Luncheon speaker: 12:05 – 2:00
      • Brian Cannon, “Into the Archives and Beyond: Researching the History of Agrarian Settlement and Homesteading in the Twentieth-Century West”
      • Location: Hinckley Building
    • Session 3: 2:15 – 3:45
      • Session 3 a) “The Joseph Smith Papers Project: An Archival Perspective”
        • This session will present the experiences of the archivists working on this important historical project.
        • Chair: Brandon Metcalf – Utah State Archives and Records Service
        • Presenters:
          1. Jeffrey Cannon – LDS Church History Department
          2. Sharalyn Howcroft– LDS Church History Department
          3. Robin Jensen – LDS Church History Department
          4. Jeffery Johnson – LDS Church History Department
      • Session 3 b) “Conservation” and “Minimal Processing.”
        • Two separate presentations will focus on conservation administration news stories, and putting minimal processing into practice.
        • Chair: Roy Webb – University of Utah
        • Presenters:
          1. Michael Frazier – University of Nevada Las Vegas: “Remembering Conservation Administration News (1979 – 1994): the top ten conservation stories from the era.”
          2. James Kichas and Rosemary Cundiff – Utah State Archives and Records Service: “Implementing Minimal Processing, DACS, and EAD in the Utah State Archives.”
      • Session 3 c) “Utilizing Web 2.0 Technologies in Archives”
        • Discussion sections will feature a brief presentation and discussion of the listed topic.
        • Moderators:
          1. Gordon Daines
          2. Cory Nimer
    • Closing comments: 4:00 – 4:30
      • Michael Frazier

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