The Consortium of Iowa Archivists (CIA) is a loosely organized group of archivists, curators, librarians and other related professionals who work with archival collections in Iowa. They first met as a group at the 1998 Iowa Heritage Expo at the State Historical Society in Des Moines. The group met again in 1998 at Grinnell College to exchange ideas about the purpose of the CIA. It was decided not to organize formally but to exchange ideas and concerns informally by contacting other members when issues arose. To facilitate this exchange and to encourage camaraderie, the CIA meets annually at various locations throughout Iowa. The CIA also has a listserv hosted by Luther College.