CIA Annual meeting 2021

Please mark your calendars for Thursday morning, July 29, from 9:00 a.m. until noon CDT.

In addition to our repository reports, starting at 9:00, we are pleased to have Joan Curbow, Buena Vista University archivist, share with us her experiences with Preservica, the digital preservation, archiving, and storage product. Joan’s talk will begin at about 11:00 that morning, with time for questions and answers. Bring your own coffee and/or donuts!

We’ll meet via Zoom. Please contact David McCartney, University Archivist at University of Iowa, for connection information if you would like to join.


CIA Annual Meeting July 25, 2019

Consortium of Iowa Archivists


8:30 – 9:00 am                    Arrival and refreshments

9:00 am – 12:00 pm          Meeting

12:00 – 1:30 pm                 Lunch on your own

1:30 – 2:00 pm                   Tour of Grinnell College Special Collections and Archives

2:00 – 3:00 pm                   Presentations (concurrent)

Emily DuGranrut and Rosalie Gartner: “Diving in: How to succeed at taking over projects & make the most of project archivist positions.”

Christopher Jones, Monique Shore, and Allison Haack: “Town-town-gown relations: Managing a county-wide collaborative digital community archive.”

3:15 – 4:00 pm                   Tour of Grinnell Historical Museum

Directions and Dining Options

Burling Library is located at 1111 Sixth Avenue, Grinnell, IA 50112. Click here for Map and Directions.

Click here for Dining Options in Grinnell.


Please RSVP to


Save the Date–UPDATED!

We realized that our previously chosen date for CIA would fall during SAA, so we’ve changed the date to July 25th.  

Save the Date: Thursday, July 25th will be our annual meeting. We’ll meet at Grinnell College’s Burling Library in Grinnell.

If anyone is interested in giving an informal, 30-40 minute presentation in the afternoon, please share your idea/s with Chris Jones and Allison Haack at We’ve got one presentation lined up – do we have any other takers?

More information about the schedule will be provided as the date gets closer!

CIA meeting August 2, 2018

Consortium of Iowa Archivists

Wartburg College, Waverly, Iowa

Thursday, August 2, 2018


8:30am – 9:00am Arrival and refreshments, Vogel Library, 3rd Floor Rotunda

  • 9:00am Welcome from Fred Ribich, Interim Library Director

9:00am – 12:00pm Meeting, Vogel Library, 3rd Floor Rotunda
12:00pm – 1:30pm Lunch On own, see list of Dining options on page 2
1:30pm – 2:00pm Tour, Archives (LIB 328)
2:00pm – 2:45pm Presentations:

  • Iowa State University (LIB 230):
    Lessons learned from an NHPRC-funded finding aid migration project
    Laura Sullivan, Caitlin Moriarty
  • Archives of Iowa Broadcasting (LIB 233):
    Challenges facing AIB/audiovisual archives
    Amy Moorman, David McCartney

Click here for more information on parking, dining, and other travel info: CIA2018


Save the Date: August 2, 2018

Please save the date: Thursday, August 2, will be our annual meeting, this year at Wartburg College’s Vogel Library in Waverly. College archivist Amy Moorman will be our host this year. Thank you, Amy!

In addition to our usual activity reports in the morning and one confirmed afternoon session, we have a slot open for another session. If you have an idea for a 30-minute presentation that you would like to share with the group that afternoon, please let Amy know:

We will have more details about the schedule as the date gets closer but, for now, please save August 2 on your calendar.

Info for CIA meeting August 10 at Parks Library


9:00 Arrive: meet in Parks Library 198

9:30: Welcome by Beth McNeil, Dean of Iowa State University Library  (Parks 198)

9:30-Noon: CIA meeting (Parks 198)

Noon-2:00: Lunch on your own

2:00-4:00: Tours and Presentations:

  • Update on NHPRC funded project “Modern Tools for Modern Research:
    Migrating Old Finding Aids to a New Archives Management System” (Parks 32)
  • Special Collections & University Archives Show & Tell (Parks 405)
  • Conservation lab tours (Parks 441)
  • Digital Scholarship and Initiatives Presentation (Parks 198)

CIA meeting agenda

  1. Introductions – including welcome to new members
  2. Reports around the table of our current activities (depending on turnout, we may need to limit to 5-10 minutes per person)
  3. CIA representation at the regional organizations’ section at SAA (Laura)
  4. Program planning for CIA – discussion (Laura)
  5. Possibly formalize CIA organization – discussion (Tony)
  6. Old business
  7. New business

More Information

Directions and parking, maps, and food options can be found in the guide linked here: CIAinfo10Aug2017

Hold the Date: 2017 Annual Meeting

The 2017 CIA annual meeting will be Thursday, August 10th.  This year’s meeting will be held in Ames, Iowa and hosted by Iowa State University’s Special Collections and University Archives, located in Parks Library.

Stay tuned for additional details.

2016 Annual Meeting Program


We look forward to seeing you in Perry next Thursday, July 21, for our annual meeting. Please, if you could, RSVP to me ( with your menu preference by next Tuesday afternoon so that we can have a head count for our lunch reservation.

Where: Hometown Heritage in Perry, 1124 Willis Avenue, second floor (accessible by elevator)

9:00-9:30 social time and coffee

9:30-12:00 meeting: welcome new members, around the table – discuss activity or projects at our shops, any current issues of concern

12:00-1:30 lunch at the Arrow Room in David’s Milwaukee Diner at Hotel Pattee; menu:
Four Cheese Mac $7.95- American, cheddar, fontina, and Parmesan
Fresh Ground Hamburger $8.95- burger served with fries
Classic Club $8.95- club served with potato salad

1:30-3:30 tour Hometown Heritage, historic Perry

Links of interest:

Hotel Pattee:

Hometown Heritage:

Map of Perry:,+IA+50220/@41.8431252,-94.1140901,14z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x87ec4acbf2c9bfa7:0xda5a697c71841b8!8m2!3d41.8385964!4d-94.1071797?hl=en

Many thanks to Bill Clark and the Hometown Heritage staff and volunteers for hosting us this year! We look forward to seeing you soon.



David McCartney, C.A.
University Archivist
Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives
The University of Iowa Libraries
100 Main Library
Iowa City, IA 52242-1420

2016 Annual Meeting in Perry, Iowa

Get out your calendars and save the date for our 2016 annual meeting, coming up in July! We will be meeting at:

Hometown Heritage, Town/Craft location
Perry, IA
Date: Thursday, July 21

People who need overnight accommodations may want to check into the Hotel Pattee, a beautifully-restored historic landmark in downtown Perry.

Details with an agenda will be forthcoming but for now, please save the date and we hope to see you then.