Preservation and Stacks Management

On August 3, 2020, the Preservation & Stacks Management Department will implement a phased and partial return to working on campus. The majority of staff will work some days on campus and some remotely. The best way to contact staff remains via email.


Head: Kathy A. Parsons, 204 Parks Library, 515 294-9630,

Preservation Units
Physical Locations: Audiovisual/Film Laboratory & Conservation Laboratory, 4th floor Parks Library; Preservation Services, 2nd floor Parks Library.

Audiovisual and Film Preservation: Rosie Rowe, 403 Parks Library, 515-294-7755

Responsibilities: Physical care and preservation of the sound and moving image collections held within the ISU Library especially within the Special Collections and University Archives. 

Collections Conservator: Sonya Barron, 441 Parks Library, 515 294-9116
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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.


Section Telephone: 515 294-0776
441 Parks Library
Mindy Moeller, Senior Conservation Technician
Jim Wilcox, 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 Preservation: Tammy L. Troup, 204 Parks Library, 330-819-0635 until mid-August 2020,

Responsibilities: forthcoming

Preservation Services

(Reformatting, Deacidification, Binding, Marking and Collation)
Section Telephone: 515 294-6348
204 Parks Library
Mindy McCoy, Preservation Services Coordinator

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.


Stacks Management

Section Telephone: 515 294-0444
204 Parks Library
Jake Eddy, Stacks Management Coordinator

Vicki Woolley, Periodical Room and Library Storage Building

Responsibilities:  Staff in Stacks Management provide physical access to the Parks Library building and its general collections. They also oversee the Library Storage Building and the Periodical Room. The section includes the following units: