During a disaster, time is critical but help is a phone call away.  IMALERT Hotline 319-384-3673.

Beginning July 1, 2016, the Iowa Museums, Archives, and Libraries Emergency Response Team (IMALERT) will provide a hotline service to cultural institutions experiencing an emergency or disaster. The IMALERT Hotline can connect staff with the information and expertise needed to respond to, and recover from any level of incident from a leaking pipe to a major flood.

IMALERT will coordinate with first responders, state and local agencies, and vendors to provide disaster assistance to affected institutions and their collections. Through the team’s vast experience in conservation, preservation and emergency response and recovery, help is available to:

– assess damage to collection materials

– make recommendations for recovery

– assist with decision making on drying out buildings

– demonstrate salvage techniques and/or help organize the initial salvage operation



Save the Date! Preservation Destination Cedar Rapids



Monday, SEPTEMBER 19, 2016

Possible Sunday afternoon event as well on Sept. 18



African American Museum,

Iowa Masonic Library

And more to come!

Free to ICPC members. Others welcome to join ICPC that day or before.

Approx. time frame is 9 – 3:30 on Monday.

Only cost will be your lunch, travel, and lodging if desired.

If you are traveling over 100 miles to come, you could be the recipient of the

ICPC Fellowship for $100.

So many reasons to come, learn, and enjoy!

ICPC Preservation Destination Fellowship Opportunity

ICPC Preservation Destination Fellowship 


Applications are due September 12th!

The Iowa Conservation and Preservation Consortium (ICPC) is offering one fellowships for members to attend Preservation Destination. This annual event is offered free of charge to ICPC members. Fellowship recipients will receive up to $100 to reimburse travel and accommodation costs.

About ICPC

The Iowa Conservation and Preservation Consortium’s mission is to initiate, encourage, and enhance preservation and conservation activities in and among all Iowa repositories and institutions whose collections include a variety of materials such as audio-visuals, microforms, paper-based, and electronically-stored information for the benefit of present and future generations.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • ICPC member (individual or institutional)

  • Iowa resident who works or volunteers in a museum, historical society, library, archive, genealogical library, government record office, or other institution that preserves the history and culture of Iowa OR student at an Iowa college or university in a relevant discipline (history, museum studies, library science, archival studies, anthropology, etc.) interested in pursuing a career in the aforementioned profession(s)

  • Live at least 100 miles from the site of the event.

  • Never before received this fellowship.

 Final Project

Fellowship recipients are required to complete a report of Preservation Destination, to be published on the ICPC website.

Contact Information

Please direct questions and send your completed application to or mail to:

Iowa Conservation and Preservation Consortium
C/O University of Iowa University Libraries
100 Main Library
Iowa City, Iowa 52242


Initiate, encourage & enhance preservation practices for Iowa archives & collections