Head: Hilary T. Seo, Assoc. Professor, 441 Parks Library, 515 294-3540
Conservator: Sofia I. Barron (Sonya), 441 Parks Library, 515 294-9116
Department Assistant: Mindy McCoy, 441 Parks Library, 515 294-0776
Physical Locations: Conservation Laboratory, 4th floor Parks Library; Digital Initiatives, and Preservation Services, 2nd floor Parks Library.
Departmental Responsibilities: Coordination and implementation of a preservation program for the University Library collections in all formats. Conservation treatment, digital conversion, binding, brittle book replacement, environmental monitoring, disaster preparedness, and preservation education are the primary aspects of the preservation program efforts.
Responsibilities: Physical care of general, circulating materials in the Parks Library, Library Storage Building, and the Reading Rooms, as well as Special Collections and Archives materials.
Responsibilities: This unit brings together all vended services under one manager. It consists of reformatting services including, preservation photocopying and microfilming, custom-fit enclosures, mass deacidification, and commercial library binding. Shelf preparation is also a function of this unit, providing materials with security devices, property stamps, bookplates, and call number labels.