Welcome to our New Staff!

Lauren Katz News and Events

We are thrilled to announce the latest additions to the Utah State Archives team! Maren Peterson, who previously worked with us in a part-time position, joined our Records and Information Management team as the Education and State Agency RIM Specialist. In this role, she will help her assigned agencies with records management and facilitating the transfer of records to the care …

Happy Retirement, Susan!

Lauren Katz News and Events

Last month we said goodbye to Susan Mumford after 16 years of public service at the Utah State Archives. After owning an art and custom frame business for 18 years, Susan attended Emporia State University where she earned her MLIS. She then joined the State Archives where she wore many hats including records analyst, processor, volunteer coordinator, secretary of the …

Welcome to our New Staff!

Lauren Katz News and Events

Over the past few months, the Utah State Archives staff have been sifting through resumes and conducting interviews in order to grow our team! After a competitive and insightful process, we are happy to introduce our new Collections Management Specialist and new Lead Reformatting Technician. Let’s get to know them…. Carl Jemmett, Collections Management Specialist Please describe what you do …

Digital Archivist Wins 2022 CIMA Service Award

Lauren Katz News and Events

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 …

Happy Retirement, Julie!

Lauren Katz News and Events

This month we said goodbye to Julie Talbot-Maesta after 35 years of public service at the Utah State Archives. Her hard work and attention to detail have been invaluable to the institution. As a Reformatting Specialist, Julie spent time working on a massive inventory project at the Records Center in Clearfield. Most recently, she completed the digitization of the Criminal …

Grateful Thanks

Gina Strack News and Events

Though only with the Utah State Archives in a part-time position for just over two years, Maren Peterson contributed to numerous projects and multiple programs in that time. Maren joined us with experience in historical records and indexing from Brigham Young University in October 2019. As she moves onto another job, we wanted to recognize and share with you some of the …

Meet the State Government Team!

Lauren Katz Records Management

Here at the Utah State Archives, we’ve assembled a team of specialists to provide records management services to other state agencies. Let’s meet the team! Kendra Yates is the Chief Records Officer for the State and manager of the Records & Information Management (RIM) section. She started at the Archives as a records management specialist in February 2014, consulting with …

Our Goodbye to Ken Hansen

Lauren Katz News and Events

After over 41 years of service to the State of Utah, Department of Government Operations Deputy Director Ken Hansen will be retiring this month. Ken is an incredible leader and is someone that many throughout the state have relied on for his extensive knowledge, his professionalism, and his desire to make a positive impact in every role he has been …

Certified Public Managers

Lauren Katz News and Events

We want to wish a huge congratulations to two members of our staff who completed the Certified Public Managers (CPM) program in 2021: Avalon Snell, who is a Local/State Agency Records and Information Management (RIM) Specialist and Dylan Mace, who is the administrator for the Open Records Portal and the Public Notice Website. Certified Public Manager is a professional designation …

2021 Service Recognition Awards

Lauren Katz News and Events

The Utah State Archives and Records Service is lucky to have a hardworking and dedicated staff. Many of our colleagues have been with the Archives for years so this December we took the chance to celebrate them! We hosted a small Service Recognition Awards ceremony in our building to congratulate all those who achieved a milestone on their employment with …