Primary Source Literacy Conference

September 3, 2019

Registration is now available for Primary Source Literacy: The Art of Engagement, to held on Thursday, October 24th and Friday, October 25th. The conference is co-sponsored by the Conference of Inter-Mountain Archivists and the Utah Manuscripts Association, and is open to archivists, librarians, and educators. This two-day conference will include sessions on teaching with primary sources the opportunity to engage in conversation, as well as hosting the Society of American Archivists’ workshop on Teaching With Primary Sources.

The conference will be held at the Utah State Archives and Records Service in downtown Salt Lake City. Conference attendance will be limited to 60 individuals and so if you would like to participate, please register soon.

To register for the Friday conference sessions, please complete the form at Registration for the SAA workshop should be completed at

By-laws Revision Proposal

April 22, 2019

CIMA Council is proposing the addition of a Social Media Committee to our existing standing committees. A copy of the proposal, and the proposed revision of the by-laws, is available here:

If you have any questions or concerns, we will address them at the meeting in Tucson in May, or if you will not be attending (which I hope is not the case) you can e-mail CIMA president Paula Mitchell with your questions or concerns.

Voting will be conducted by electronic ballot after the annual meeting.

Job Opportunity — Phoenix, Arizona

April 16, 2019

SRP, a regional public power and water utility in Phoenix, is seeking a Senior Historical Analyst. The position will be part of a collaborative team that manages archival records and historic artifact collections. Responsibilities include conducting research and communicating findings in writing; giving presentations to internal and external stakeholders; working to process records into a digital asset management system; reviewing corporate records scheduled for disposition to determine their historic significance; overseeing digitization efforts; performing project management, organizing and prioritizing tasks in a fast-paced environment, often against critical deadlines; conducting oral history interviews; understanding and communicating SRP’s history and heritage; and working collaboratively with internal and external groups to effectively maintain SRP’s historic collections.

Specific Job Responsibilities

  • Participates in the management and maintenance of corporate records including documents, photographs, film, digital media, maps, artifacts, ephemera, microfilm, and microfiche.
  • Processes records into archival collection utilizing digital asset management system.
  • Assists in reviews of corporate records scheduled for destruction to determine their historical significance and makes recommendations for records retention or disposition.
  • Acquires material pertaining to the history of Salt River Project from internal and external sources in accordance with the department’s collection policies.
  • Oversees digitization projects.
  • Performs historical research required for litigation support, policy analysis, and decision making.
  • Analyzes material, provides facts and opinions, and reports findings in both oral and written formats.
  • Answers requests for historical and contemporary information posed by management and external entities.
  • Develops and delivers presentations to both internal and external groups.
  • Assists with developing programming and content for the SRP Heritage Center/Museum.
  • Conducts oral history interviews.
  • Participates in corporate committees and work teams as requested.

For more information about the position, and to apply, please see the complete job announcement at

Job Opportunity — Reno, Nevada

April 8, 2019

The University of Nevada, Libraries is recruiting for a dynamic and resourceful Processing Archivist (Archivist 2) to join the Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA) department. This position will lead the archival processing functions of the SCUA department, process archival materials using a variety of tools and software, contribute to policy and procedure development, monitor and advocate for best practices, appropriate standards and laws, and supervise the work of others. This position will be responsible for reviewing and establishing intellectual and physical control of a wide range of archival materials, collaborating to ensure that materials are discoverable and accessible, and protecting materials and preparing them for use. The Processing Archivist will also participate in the public services functions of the department by staffing the service desk and participating in departmental outreach activities.

For more information about the position, and to apply, please visit the UNR jobs site at—Main-Campus/Archivist-2_R0115307-1. This posting is open until filled: Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply immediately. Lists of eligible candidates will be established and hiring may occur early in the recruiting process. Recruitment will close without notice when a sufficient number of applications are received or a hiring decision has been made.

Graduate Poster Session Proposals

April 8, 2019

The Conference of Inter-Mountain Archivists (CIMA) and the Society of Southwest Archivists (SSA) invite graduate and undergraduate students to submit an abstract for a poster presentation at the 2019 Joint Annual Meeting in Tucson, Arizona, from May 15-18, 2019.

Posters may describe applied or theoretical research that is completed or underway═ż discuss interesting archival collections with which students have worked═ż or report on archives and records projects in which students have participated (e.g., development of finding aids, public outreach, database construction, etc.). Submissions should focus on research or activity conducted within the previous academic year (Fall 2018-Spring 2019). Easel dimensions are: 36 inches by 48 inches (vertical format; clip at top to secure poster with shelf at bottom to stand poster. Poster can be mounted or unmounted).

Students will have the opportunity to discuss their poster with attendees for 30 minutes on Friday, May 17, at 3:00 pm in the conference hotel. Easels will be provided. Student poster presenters must register and secure institutional or personal funding to attend the Annual Meeting.

Abstracts will be accepted by e-mail until Friday, April 19th, 2019.

Include the following in your 1-page abstract:
Purpose of project/research
Description of project/research
Conclusions/findings of project/research

Submit your abstract to with “SSA Poster” as your subject line.