Job Opportunity–Salt Lake City, Utah

April 13, 2022

The Utah Division of Archives is seeking a Lead Reformatting Technician in Salt Lake City. Principal duties of the position include:

  • Preparing and digitizing various analog media using scanners, recorders, and cameras using best practices. Analog media includes a wide range of media such as microfilm, microfiche, paper (bound and loose-leaf), photographs, slides, maps, and audiovisual material. 
  • Performing color correcting, cropping, rotating, editing, and enhancing of the overall quality of digital A/V and still image files in post-processing. 
  • Arranging pick up and delivery of analog media.
  • Tracking and managing workflows. This includes creating and editing spreadsheets as needed to adapt to evolving projects, documenting project progress, tallying number counts, tracking time spent, and employee assignments. 
  • Assisting the Reformatting Program Manager in refining workflows and procedures.
  • Acting as a team lead. This includes the following:
    • Overseeing staff technical training, 
    • Delegating projects to technicians, 
    • Performing quality control,
    • Troubleshooting hardware and software issues, and
    • Assisting technicians with equipment. 
  • Performing maintenance on equipment as needed.

For more information about the position, including preferred qualifications, salary, and to apply, please visit the Utah state jobs listing at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/utah/jobs/3498914/archivist-ii-lead-reformatting-technician?keywords=archives&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs.

Applications close on April 12, 2022.


SNAC Cooperative workshops

April 13, 2022

The SNAC Cooperative is offering a number of sessions on Using SNAC (Social Networks and Archival Context) for Reference and Research. These sessions are being held on May 18, July 13, September 14, and November 16. Please contact the National Archives’ SNAC Liaison, Dina Herbert (dina.herbert@nara.gov), to reserve a spot in one of these classes.


Job Opportunity–Salt Lake City, Utah

March 11, 2022

The Church History Library of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is seeking a Digital Asset and Indexing Intern to assist in the digitization, description, and provision of online access to its holdings as possible. The Library identifies and describes people, places, and events in millions of images from published materials and archival collections. Metadata is derived from paper and electronic indices and the digital content itself.

The Church History Library is looking for a candidate with the education, experience, and expertise to help create and transform this metadata, and to assist employees and volunteers by performing quality assurance reviews and providing feedback.

This is an hourly, part-time, paid position.

Responsibilities

  • Learn how to use the Church History Library’s metadata enrichment tools
  • Carry out assigned metadata projects to create, enhance, transform, and normalize existing metadata in spreadsheets and other electronic documents for improved discoverability
  • Train volunteers how to use the Library’s metadata enrichment tools
  • Assign and review volunteer metadata enrichment work
  • Reconcile and resolve problems or exceptions encountered in this process
  • Improve professional skills relating to library, archives, and digital asset management
  • Improve personal knowledge of Church history

For more information about the position, necessary qualifications, and to apply, visit the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ careers website at https://careersearch.churchofjesuschrist.org/, using position number 336088.


Job Opportunity–Salt Lake City, Utah

March 11, 2022

The Division of Archives and Record Services is looking for a new Collection Management Specialist to provide support to division programs and customers searching for historical state records.


The Collection Management Specialist is a vital part of the Division’s physical and intellectual control of a permanent collection of historic government records by: 

  • Providing customer service by managing record circulation and assisting visitors with records requests, check-outs, and check-ins. 
  • Performing complex data entry in multiple systems to ensure intellectual control over record collections. 
  • Proactively identifying and creating solutions for data issues.
  • Performing basic troubleshooting on automated storage system hardware and software.
  • Participating in collection management projects, such as inventorying record collections.
  • Providing core support for State Archives Reference, Processing, and Reformatting Programs.
  • Collaborating as a part of the Archives Circulation Team and implementing process improvements based on guidance from that team. 
  • Physically lifting and filing boxes in an automated storage and retrieval system environment.

For more information about the position, necessary qualifications, and to apply, visit the State of Utah job site at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/utah/jobs/3455034/archives-collection-management-specialist.


Reminder–Awards Nominations Due January 14

December 20, 2021

The Awards Committee is still seeking nominations for the 2022 CIMA Awards. Award categories include the Lifetime Achievement Award, the Service Award, and the Mentor Award. These three awards will be presented at the joint CIMA Conference in Spring 2022.

Nominations must be submitted by a CIMA member; however, nominees do not have to be members of CIMA. All members are encouraged to participate in the nomination process. You may remain anonymous.

For more information on individual awards, please see the call for nominations or contact the Awards Committee chair, Emily Lapworth (emily.lapworth@unlv.edu).