August 10, 2018
The Utah State Historical Records Advisory Board (USHRAB) is having another grant round. The application deadline is August 31. Grants are for increased access to and preservation of Utah’s historical records. Grant guidelines, application form, digitization letter of agreement, and other grant forms are available online at https://archives.utah.gov/USHRAB/grants.html.
If you are submitting an application for a digitization project, you must include the digitization letter of agreement with your application. Please contact Janell Tuttle at email@example.com with any questions you have about the grant program. Feel free to share this information with others that might be interested in this grant.
July 20, 2018
Salt Lake County Archives will be hosting an SAA Digital Archives Specialist (DAS) Bootcamp (3 classes) in October. These workshops provide an opportunity to build skills with electronic records management, processing, and access. If you are interested, please visit the SAA workshop at https://saa.archivists.org/events/das-bootcamp/896/.
July 19, 2018
The University of Idaho is seeking a Head for their Special Collections and Archives. This is a faculty status (rank negotiable), 12-month appointment.
The successful candidate will provide energetic leadership and direction for department activities. Using state-of-the-art and traditional practices in developing, preserving, and making accessible special collections, the incumbent will partner with colleagues and the community to spearhead a clear vision for special collections and archives at the university. This role will include building successful relationships throughout the state and region to ensure a well-articulated program for acquiring and managing unique materials in all formats. The incumbent will supervise a staff of four, engage in programming, research, reference services, collection development, and will work productively with the Dean, University Libraries to pursue donor relationships and funding opportunities. Faculty must demonstrate a record of scholarly achievement, outreach, and service, as well as success in job performance for tenure and promotion.
For more information about the position, including qualifications and application procedures, visit the University of Idaho job site at https://uidaho.peopleadmin.com/postings/21933. Applications must be received by August 9, 2018.
July 19, 2018
Registration is now open for the Utah State Historical Society’s free statewide history conference. This year’s conference theme is “Transportation and Movement,” and will be held on September 27-29, 2018. Registration for the conference is free, and includes lunch (RSVP required).
The conference program includes workshops (Thursday), educational sessions, panels, and performances (Friday), and tours (Saturday). A number of Utah’s book dealers will also be present, as will Utah history publishers and history organizations.
The event will serve as an introduction for Utah’s and the nation’s 150th anniversary celebration of the construction of the transcontinental railroad (completed at Promontory Summit, Box Elder County, Utah Territory on May 10, 1869), which will be happening next year. More information about what Utah is doing to acknowledge and celebrate this anniversary at Spike150. The program will also include the premiere screening of the PBS documentary Journey to Promontory, the story of the Transcontinental Railroad, set for delivery on PBS stations during the late fall of 2018.
The keynote address on Friday will be presented by David Haward Bain (author of Empire Express: Building the First Transcontinental Railroad). Bain is the author of dozens of books and articles. Empire Express is an epic narrative history covering not only the dramatic struggle to link the oceans with twin bands of iron but three decades in which America doubled in size, fought three wars, and discovered itself.
For more information about the conference, and to register, please visit the conference website at https://heritage.utah.gov/history/2018conference.
July 19, 2018
The Utah Department of Administrative Services has a recruitment open for a Records Analyst Manager, working in the Division of Facilities Construction and Management. This is a full-time position with benefits, with a salary range of $16.80 – $29.68/hour. Applications are due by July 29, 2018 (11:59 p.m). Additional information is available at https://www.governmentjobs.com/jobs/2148408/records-analyst-manager/agency/utah/apply.
If you have any questions, please contact Rebecca Lisor at 801-538-3062.
May 25, 2018
The Utah Department of Heritage and Arts, Division of Arts & Museums is recruiting for a Collections Manger/Collections Facility Project Manager. Approximately 50% of the position’s time will be spent on Arts and Museums Collection Management activities and 50% of the time will be spent to oversee the physical development of a new collection storage facility for the Department of Heritage and Arts, State History and Arts & Museums. The selected individual will act as a liaison between State History, Utah Arts & Museums, the Department of Heritage and Arts, and other state, local, and federal agencies, and external stakeholders.
Principal duties for the position include:
- Overseeing the physical management and care of objects located in the Alice Merrill Horne Art collection.
- Overseeing the physical development of collections storage space including working with architects and DFCM (Division of Facilities Construction and Management).
- Supervising full-time employees, volunteers, interns, students, and seasonal staff.
- Managing conservation/restoration budget.
- Serving as the project manager for the development of the proposed/new collections management facility.
- Overseeing collections moved from Art Haus to 3rd party storage facility, back to the new building.
- Working the Department of Heritage & Arts, State History and Arts & Museums to develop and initiate new policies and procedures for the new collection facility.
For more information about the position, and to apply online, please visit the State of Utah jobs site at https://agency.governmentjobs.com/utah/default.cfm?action=jobbulletin&JobID=2079301.
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!