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ICPC Seeks Administrative Assistant

The Iowa Conservation and Preservation Consortium is hiring an Administrative Assistant. To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Position closes end of day on September 30.

Summary of Position

The Administrative Assistant is an independent contractor who provides administrative support to the Board of Directors of the Iowa Conservation and Preservation Consortium (ICPC), a non-profit organization whose 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.

This position is paid at an hourly rate ($12-$14/hour), with a yearly cap of 300 hours.  Hours vary month-to-month. Approximately 40-50 hours/month are anticipated during busy months (April, May, June, December, and January) and 10-20 hours/month during slower months.

Duties & Responsibilities


  • Create and send membership renewal, solicitation, and reminder letters/emails
  • Maintain membership database/spreadsheet
  • Send thank you letters and receipts for membership
  • Maintain ICPC member mailing list and email listserv


  • Deposit checks (membership, SOS registration, donations, etc.)
  • Mail deposit slips and check copies to Treasurer
  • Forward PayPal receipts to Treasurer

Annual Save Our Stuff (SOS) Conference:

  • Establish SOS registration system
  • Maintain SOS registration list, including dietary restrictions
  • Email listserv and/or registrants with details as needed
  • Make name badges for participants and presenters
  • Prepare SOS folders (with Local Planning Committee)
  • Create signage for SOS (with Local Planning Committee)
  • Work at the registration table and assist Board with day-of needs


  • Maintain and monitor ICPC email address
  • Attend virtual and in-person ICPC Board Meetings
  • Mail/print SOS marketing materials as needed
  • Maintain and update ICPC website
  • Other tasks as assigned


  • Self-motivated
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Must own a computer and have strong computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher, and PowerPoint
  • Previous experience editing websites, particularly in WordPress, a plus
  • Ability to check the organizations PO box and deposit funds in Iowa City regularly
  • Ability to attend ICPC Board Meetings and events around Iowa
  • Interest and familiarity with the field of preservation and conservation

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SOS 2019 Schedule

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SOS 2019

For a full itinerary and more in-depth description on the presentations click here.

For a link to sign up for SOS click here.

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IMALERT members recently assisted in flood recover efforts at the Pacific Junction Railroad Museum. For a link to the full article written by Nancy E. Kraft click here.

For more information about IMALERT click here.

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For more information and registration information click here.

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ICPC has extended the scholarship application deadline until JULY 30, 2018.  Please go to the scholarship tab to apply before time runs out.


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Preservation Destination Aug 6th, 2018

Preservation Destination 2018

Organized and Sponsored by ICPC for its Members.

Come and Explore the Western Central Area of Iowa

Behind the scenes free tours of 3 historic treasures.

Monday, August 6 from 9:15 – 3:15

Registration Deadline – July 30 for meal reservation

9:15 – 10:15 German Hausbarn

(12196 311th St, Manning, IA  51455)

10:15 – 10:45 Travel time

10:45-12:15  Museum of Danish America

(2212 Washington St. Elk Horn, IA 51531)

12:15 – 1  Lunch at the Museum of Danish America

Includes your choice of a Chicken Salad Wrap or a Veggie Wrap, chips, cookie and water or lemonade for $7.25 – Make checks payable to the Museum of Danish America or bring exact change.  NO CARDS

With Speaker Kara McKeever, Manager of Genealogy Center, Elk Horn

1:15 – 1:45 Bedstemors House – period home at Museum of Danish America

1:45 – 2:15  Travel time and break

2:15 – 3:15 Coca-Cola Museum

(4 East Second St., Atlantic, IA  50022)

To Register:  Please send email to and include: (please feel free to copy and paste the small form below into your email)

Your Name:


Phone Number in case of emergency (such as the unlikely event that we would have to cancel):

Your choice of a Veggie, or Chicken Salad Wrap:


Not a member?  Join as a member at Preservation Destination.

We’d love to have you come.

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2018 SOS 

Friday, June 8th

IVCCD Orpheum Theater Center

220 E Main St.

Marshalltown, IA 50158

The Events of the Day Include: (Scroll Down to Register)

  • 8:30 -9:00 — Registration (Theater Entrance)
    • Vendors set up in Black Box Theater
  • 9:00 – 9:50 — General Session (Black Box Theater)
    • Orpheum Theater (Bob Untiedt, Orpheum Theater)
  • 10:00 – 10:50 — Session 1
    • Dirty, Brittle Books: Cleaning Techniques & Protective Enclosures (Julie Smith & Shelby Strommer, University of Iowa Libraries) – Meeting Room A
    • Managing Preservation and Digital Project Workflows (Erin Anderson, Lindsey Hillgartner, Sonya Barron, and Mindy McCoy, Iowa State University Library) – Meeting Room B
  • 11:00 – 11:50 — Session 2
    • Natural History Collections: Preservation and Cleaning (Cindy Opitz, University of Iowa Pentacrest Museums) – Meeting room A
    • Disaster Response: Initial Steps (Nancy Kraft, University of Iowa Libraries) – Meeting Room B
  • 12:00 – 12:50 – Lunch & Annual Meeting (Black Box Theater)
  • 1:00 – 1:50 — Keynote (Black Box Theater)
    • Care of Photographs (Onnica Marquez, St. Ambrose University)
  • 2:00 – 2:50
    • Marshall County Courthouse Tour
  • 3:00 – 3:50
    • Edel Blacksmith Shop Tour (Keith Niedermann)

Register Here

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From the ICPC Archives

Download and print this immediate response checklist poster. This poster was created in 2009 by the Iowa Historical Records Advisory Board  for Archives Month. We think it is so useful that we wanted to make it available here.

2009 Iowa Historical Records Advisory Board poster for Archives Month

2009 Iowa Historical Records Advisory Board poster for Archives Month

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