Digital Archivist Wins 2022 CIMA Service Award

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Pictured: Paula Mitchell (former CIMA President and Southern Utah University Library Special Collections) and Gina Strack (Utah State Archives and Records Service)

The Utah Division of Archives and Records Service is pleased to announce that Gina Strack, Digital Archives Program Manager, has been honored with the 2022 CIMA Service Award from the Conference of Inter-Mountain Archivists (CIMA), an association of archivist, conservators, historians, and archival professionals from Utah, Nevada, Arizona, Idaho, and New Mexico.

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, and to the archival profession. The award is given in appreciation for service, leadership, and support of the region’s archival community. 

“The State Archives is proud of Gina for this well-deserved accomplishment,” Division Director and State Archivist Kenneth Williams said. “Gina embodies our Department’s core values of trust and continues to represent the Utah State Archives and Records Service admirably and with a high degree of integrity and credibility.”

Gina has been at the Utah State Archives since 2002. She is the Digital Archives Manager, administers multiple websites, as well as archival processing of historical materials such as vital records. She is a Certified Archivist, has an MLIS from the University of Washington, and holds a certificate as a Digital Archives Specialist. Additionally, she has been serving as the Treasurer of CIMA since 2020.

The Conference of Inter-Mountain Archivists honored this year’s award recipients during a luncheon at the organization’s Annual Conference held in Salt Lake City, Utah from May 12-13, 2022.