Mission & Goals


The mission of the Iowa Museums, Archives, and Libraries Emergency Response Team (IMALERT) is to respond to the needs of cultural institutions during emergencies and disasters through coordinated efforts with first responders, state and local agencies, vendors, and the public.



IMALERT is here to assess damage to collection materials, make recommendations for collection recovery, assist with decisions on drying out buildings, demonstration of salvage techniques, and/or initial organization of salvage operations.