Hannah Scates Kettler has been named the new associate university librarian for academic services in the Iowa State University Library. She has served as head of the Digital Scholarship and Initiatives (DSI) Department since 2019 and interim head of Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA) since May. Scates Kettler was chosen following a national search and will lead approximately 40 staff in six departments to shape and scale the division, which combines operations in DSI, Preservation, SCUA and Research and Instruction Services.
Scates Kettler came to Ames from Iowa City where she served as the digital humanities and research and instruction librarian, digital collections project librarian and digital content and 3D production specialist at the University of Iowa, Iowa City, and as a field technician and research assistant in the Office of the State Archaeologist in Iowa City.
Scates Kettler earned a Master of Arts in digital humanities from King’s College London, and a Bachelor of Arts in anthropology from the University of Iowa. She is the current review panel co-chair of Digitizing Hidden Special Collections and Archives: Amplifying Unheard Voices, a grant competition administered by the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) and co-authored and edited the recently published 3D Creation Curation: Community Standards for 3D Data Preservation (2022), a foundational resource for library specialists and data creators. Scates Kettler will begin her new role on Sept. 6.