Head: Hilary T. Seo, Assoc. Professor, 441 Parks Library, 515 294-3540
Conservator: Melissa A. Tedone, 441 Parks Library, 515 294-9116
Department Assistant: Mindy McCoy, 441 Parks Library, 515 294-0776
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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 initiatives, binding, brittle book replacement, environmental monitoring, disaster preparedness, and preservation education are the primary aspects of the preservation program efforts.


Section Telephone: 515 294-0776
441 Parks Library
Mindy Moeller, Conservation Technician

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.

Digital CollectionsDigital Initiatives

Section Telephone: 515 294-8951
204 Parks Library
Bill Yungclas, Digital Initiatives, unit leader
Lori Bousson, Digital Initiatives, assistant

Responsibilities: Creation and maintenance of the Library's Digital Collections, and contributing digital collections to the Iowa Heritage Digital Collections.

Preservation Services

(Reformatting, Deacidification, Binding, Marking and Collation)
Section Telephone: 515 294-6348
204 Parks Library
Cindy Wahl, Preservation Services, unit leader
Suzette Schmidt, Collation, assistant
Jim Wilcox, Marking and Binding, assistant

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.

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