Gregory Thompson receives lifetime achievement award

Associate dean for special collections at the Marriott Library honored at Conference of Inter-Mountain Archivists

Gregory Thompson, associate dean for special collections at the J. Willard Marriott Library at the University of Utah, has received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Conference of Inter-Mountain Archivists for 2015. CIMA bestows two lifetime achievement awards and one service award each year. Melanie Sturgeon, director of the Arizona State Archives, also received the award and Bradford Cole, interim dean and associate dean for special collections at Utah State University, was the designated recipient of the service award.

The honors are bestowed annually to individuals who have demonstrated considerable service and leadership in the Intermountain West and who have made significant contributions to the organization or the archival profession. The CIMA Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes the work of an entire career. The awards were bestowed at the CIMA 2015 Western Roundup in Denver, May 27-30.

“We extend a wholehearted congratulations to Greg, who has dedicated his career to developing an exquisite Special Collections division at the Marriott Library,” said Heidi Brett, marketing and public relations director for the library.

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