Consortium of Iowa Archivists

Number of Members: 
United States
Associated Organization Contact(s)
  • Amy Bishop
    Website Administrator, Consortium of Iowa Archivists
    Iowa State University
    Rare Books and Manuscripts Archivist
    403 Parks Library
    University of Iowa Libraries
    Ames, IA 50011-2102
    United States
    Phone: 515 294-8807
    aebishop [at] iastate [dot] edu

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. Membership is open to any archivist, or any individual performing archival tasks in the state, or close to the state line.