Information Technology Services

Director of Library IT: Lisa Smith, 515 294-8714,

This division plans, implements, and provides technical support for automated systems and network linkages throughout the Library and is responsible for training Library staff in their use. Areas of responsibility include the Library web pages, the integrated library management system (currently Alma from Ex Libris), local area networks, and desktop computing applications. The division also provides support for the State Library of Iowa's SILO Project.

For questions or problems please contact the Division at 515 294-1564. Questions relating to the Library web pages can be directed to

Collections & Technical Services

Associate University Librarian for Scholarly Communication and Collections: Curtis Brundy, 515 294-7563,

Staff in the division are responsible for obtaining and providing access to materials in all formats for the library's collections.

Research & Instruction Services

Interim Associate Dean for Research & Instruction Services: Lorrie Pellack, 515 294-5569,

Most public service operations are in this division.  Liaison librarians select books, journals, and other information resources for the Library's collections; provide general and specialized reference services; and provide instruction in the use of libraries and information. The Instruction Services staff administers orientation programs, workshops, and Library 160, a required, undergraduate course that helps students identify, locate, and use information resources in a variety of formats. 

Curation Services

Associate Dean for Curation Services: Hilary Seo, 515 294-3540,

Curation Services works collaboratively to preserve and share the high quality, unique, and vibrant collections of the Iowa State University Library with Iowa and the world. We value an imaginative, accessible, and responsive physical and virtual environment for scholarly research, study, and personal growth, and we strive to ensure that the library is a safe and welcoming space for all.