Job Opportunity — Moscow, Idaho

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.


Utah History Conference

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.


Job Opportunity — Salt Lake City, Utah

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.


Job Opportunity — Salt Lake City, Utah

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.


CIMA Election Results

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!


Conference Registration Reminder

April 2, 2018

This is a reminder that we are getting closer to the 2018 CIMA Annual Conference that will be held at the Salt Lake Sheraton, May 23-25th, 2018. We are also nearing deadlines for our special early-bird conference pricing:

The special early-bird registration conference pricing will end on April 13!
The special early-bird conference hotel room discount rate will end on April 22!
The special early-bird registration pricing for our SAA pre-conference workshops will end on April 23!

We look forward to seeing you in Salt Lake in May!


Job Opportunity — Reno, Nevada

March 23, 2018

The University of Nevada, Reno Libraries seeks an experienced professional for Director of Special Collections to shape the future of the department and its programs. The Special Collections department includes the University Archives. The Director also has oversight for the Basque Library, with the largest Basque collection outside of the Basque Country.

Reporting to the Dean of Libraries, the Director is responsible for the planning, implementation and promotion of a wide range of departmental initiatives. The successful candidate will have demonstrated management success and the ability to work effectively with individuals with diverse backgrounds, opinions, and orientations. The candidate will be knowledgeable in current and emerging archival, access, and digitization standards, practices, and technologies. The Libraries emphasize excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal skills; a strong service orientation; collaboration and teamwork; the ability to manage change; and the desire to actively engage in campus and community outreach activities to promote the collections and build partnerships with diverse stakeholder groups.

For more information about the position, and to apply, please visit the University of Nevada, Reno job posting at https://nshe.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UNR-external/job/University-of-Nevada-Reno—Main-Campus/Director-of-Special-Collections—Librarian-II-III_R0108284.