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  • June 06, 2023 10:25 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    BYU Library is hiring a faculty-level Archival Processing Librarian position. See the link for the full job description. Please consider applying, or forward it to a friend who may be interested. We are looking forward to reviewing a solid candidate pool! The job posting closes on July 31, 2023.

    For full details, visit the following link:

  • June 05, 2023 12:03 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Harold B. Lee Library at Brigham Young University is seeking a part-time archival processing specialist to assist with the arrangement and description of manuscript materials. The individual will work primarily with that are slated for digitization to be added to the library’s digital collections and will complete added-value processing for digitization preparation according to established departmental standards (file- or item-level processing and description).

    Responsibilities include:
    * Arrangement of archival materials slated for digitization projects
    * Revision of legacy finding aids for digitization projects
    * Description of archival materials according to national and departmental standards
    * Manage student processors
    * Quality control of completed finding aids according to national and department standards
    * Identification of preservation issues within archival collections
    * Professional development

    For more information, including desired qualifications and salary, please visit the Brigham Young University job posting at

    Applications should be submitted by June 23, 2023.

  • May 15, 2023 3:43 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The University of Arizona Libraries is hiring. 

    Position Title: Digital Preservation Analyst

    Position Highlights: The University of Arizona Libraries invites applications for a Digital Preservation Analyst to support the University of Arizona Libraries digital preservation program as part of the Digital Preservation and Production Unit. The Analyst will report to and work closely with the Digital Preservation Librarian to expand, scale, support, and oversee workflows and services for the various streams of content stewarded by the University of Arizona Libraries. The successful candidate will also work in close collaboration with stakeholders in other departments including Special Collections, Technology Strategy and Services, and Research Engagement, to ensure that the full breadth of the Libraries unique digital assets are safeguarded and stewarded according to good practices. The Digital Preservation Analyst performs a sizable portion of duties in the Libraries’ Digital Preservation Lab, which is the site of significant innovation and stewardship, deploying forensic analysis of born-digital media to ensure both preservation and access for the libraries' distinctive special collections. The Analyst processes incoming and legacy born-digital media, such as optical media (CDs/DVDs), flash drives, external/internal hard drives, floppy disks, and other dynamic digital objects in support of their preservation and access. The Analyst will also be responsible for creating and maintaining documentation of workflows, setting up hardware and testing software, performing format analysis and migration, and conducting research as needed.

    View the full posting:

  • May 09, 2023 5:08 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    BYU Library is now accepting applications for the following position:
    - Archives Specialist (3/4 Time Staff – closes 5/14/23)
    Please visit this link to view the full posting and learn more about the position and/or to submit an application:

  • May 01, 2023 4:50 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Weber State University is hiring! There are two open positions in the Special Collections and University Archives department (SCUA).

    You can view the job postings at the following links:

  • January 25, 2023 9:45 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We invite archivists at any level of employment and from all types of archival repositories to participate in a brief survey concerning the impacts of perceived and experienced barriers archivists encounter when conducting or thinking about adopting reparative archival practices. This survey is intended for archivists who are both undertaking and not undertaking reparative practices. We are seeking to understand why archivists are or are not undertaking reparative initiatives.
    The anticipated time to complete this survey is 10-15 minutes. No personal identifiable information will be collected or shared.
    Any questions or concerns may be directed to the survey’s project team leader: Krista Oldham,
    Please follow this link to the survey:

    Thank you for your time and consideration!
    Krista Oldham
    Chas Cassidy
    Julia Corrin
    Lexy deGraffenreid
    Megan Mummey

  • December 12, 2022 12:22 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Conference of Inter-Mountain Archivists (CIMA) is currently accepting nominations for the 2023 CIMA Awards. Up to five awards may be presented at the CIMA Annual Meeting held in Logan, Utah, on May 10-13, 2023. The five proposed awards are Lifetime Achievement, Service, Mentor, Archival Projects, and Innovator.

    Lifetime Achievement Award
    Presented by the peers and colleagues of the recipient, the prestigious CIMA Lifetime Achievement Award acknowledges and demonstrates appreciation for a life of service and leadership in the archival profession or for significant continued support of the archival community and its institutions. Nominees must have demonstrated strong leadership and advanced scholarship on both regional and national levels. The 2022 recipient was Paula Mitchell, Special Collections Librarian/University Archivist for Southern Utah University (SUU).

    Required for nomination: Nomination letter, CV or resume of nominee
    Optional: Up to two (2) supporting letters of recommendation

    Service Award
    The CIMA Service Award is given to an individual who has made significant contributions in recent years to the CIMA organization, to the archival institutions of the intermountain region, or to the archival profession. The award is given in appreciation for service, leadership, and support of the region’s archival community. Nominees must have demonstrated an inspirational spirit and have worked to build a career based on service but may not have yet achieved many of the career milestones required for the Lifetime Achievement Award. The 2022 recipient was Gina Strack, Utah State Archives and Records Service.

    Required for nomination: Nomination letter, CV or resume of nominee
    Optional: Up to two (2) supporting letters of recommendation

    Mentor Award
    In connection with the CIMA Mentoring Program, the Mentor Award celebrates those CIMA members who strive to help cultivate career development in the archival community and who have worked with students or new professionals to build professional knowledge and expertise within the next generation. Nominees must have advocated for students and/or new professionals; provided guidance in professional development and self-assessment; and helped students and/or new professionals build a professional network through collaborations and introductions. Nominees must also have demonstrated sustained commitment to creating a productive working environment that enhances the archive work experience. The 2022 recipient was Sarah Jones, University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) Special Collections and Archives.

    Required for nomination: Nomination letter (500 words or fewer)
    Optional: Up to two (2) supporting letters of recommendation (each 500 words or fewer)

    Archival Projects Award

    This award recognizes an archivist, group of archivists, repository, or organization that worked on an archival project which has significantly benefited or impacted its community, the archival profession, or the intermountain region. The work must have taken place within three years of the nomination and does not need to be completed but must have advanced sufficiently to demonstrate results. The last recipients were Kelli Luchs and Ilana Short for their work on the Las Vegas Lineup project (2019).

    Required for nomination: Nomination letter (500 words or fewer)

    Optional: Final product or other documentation of the project such as photographs, a brochure, or a website

    Innovator Award

    The Innovator Award recognizes an archivist, group of archivists, repository, or organization in the intermountain region that has demonstrated creativity or innovation in their work, resulting in an improved work process, program, event, or product. Nominees must have applied creativity or innovation in approaching professional challenges; demonstrated thinking outside of professional or institutional norms; and translated creativity, innovation, and new thinking into working solutions. The last recipient was Elizabeth Woolcott for improving cataloging and metadata workflows at the Utah State University Libraries (2019).

    Required for nomination: Nomination letter (500 words or fewer)

    Optional: Photographs, brochure, website, or other documentation

    Nomination and Selection Process
    Please submit letters of nomination and appropriate documentation to Natalie Johnson Pearmain at Additional materials that are not listed as required or optional will not be considered. 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 and may remain anonymous if desired. The deadline for submission is February 17, 2023. 

    Nominations will be reviewed by the CIMA Awards Committee, which is comprised of members from Arizona, Idaho, Nevada, and Utah. The committee will recommend award recipients to CIMA Council on March 10; recipients and their nominators will be notified by March 17, 2023.

  • December 12, 2022 12:14 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Dear CIMA members,

    We are now seeking nominations to fill the upcoming vacancies in CIMA’s leadership. The following positions are open for nominations:

    President (1-year term) *

    Primary duties:

    • Prepare agenda for and run the bi-monthly CIMA Council meeting, and other CIMA meetings
    • Work with Council to fill vacancies in CIMA committees and officers
    • Serve as chair of the Program Committee for the Annual Conference
    • With the Treasurer, create an annual budget and present it to Council
    • Approve expenditures

    Vice President/President-Elect 

    Primary duties:
    • Serve as chair of the Education Committee
    • Organize the CIMA Fall Caucus, usually in October or November
    • Fill in for President in the president’s absence


    Primary duties:
    • Take minutes at the bi-monthly Council meetings and other meetings
    • Maintain and update the CIMA Handbook
    • Maintain all files and records of CIMA
    • Keep copies of official CIMA correspondence
    • Conducts the annual election of officers and announces results

    • Council member (3 openings)
    Primary duties:
    • Attend bi-monthly Council meetings via conference call (usually Zoom)
    • Serve as chair or a member of at least one CIMA committee, representing CIMA leadership on the committee and reporting on committee activities at the bi-monthly Council meetings

     *Note: This year we are need of someone to fill the 1-year term as President of CIMA due to the resignation of current Vice President/President-Elect Kim Anderson, as was announced by President Clint Pumphrey last week.

    All members are eligible for nominations. Please consider yourself or another CIMA member for any of the above positions. This is wonderful way to get involved and ensure that CIMA continues to progress and thrive!  Nominations are due by January 31, 2023.

    To submit a nomination, please e-mail Ryan Lee, Nominating Committee chair, at:

    Also, the Nominating Committee is also in need of 2-3 members to help. If you are not sure if you want to serve in the above positions, consider being a part of the Nominating Committee. Email Ryan Lee if you are interested in being a part of this committee.


    Ryan Lee

    Nominating Committee Chair, 2022-2023

  • April 26, 2022 9:14 AM | Anonymous member

    Elections for CIMA Council closes on May 3rd! If you have not already voted, you have one week left to cast your votes! Candidates' bios are available for review; voting opened April 4, 2022 for thirty days to all current CIMA members via CIMA's website. New Council members will be announced at the Annual Business Meeting on May 13, 2022.
    Don't forget to vote!
    CIMA Nominating Committee
    Ellen M. Ryan, Chair
    Julia Stringfellow
    Cindy Brightenburg

  • April 26, 2022 9:12 AM | Anonymous member

    The Journal of Western Archives (JWA) recently recorded an information session about the journal. The information session talks about the publishing process, the philosophy of the journal, the kinds of articles that JWA publishes, and features a panel discussion with several authors who have published with JWA. It is available at:
    I would encourage all CIMA members consider publishing with JWA—particularly those who are presenting at our Annual Conference. It is great place to publish, especially for first-time authors.

    Ryan Lee,
    CIMA President

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