Scope and Contents
From the Collection: The Sheila Creth papers date from 1957 to 2008 and measure 3.5 linear feet. The papers are arranged in five series: Biographical, The University of Iowa Libraries, Publications, Presentations, and Consulting. The Biographical series (1957-2008) includes Creth's curriculum vitae; the transcript of an interview with Creth conducted in July 1998; newspaper clippings; and several snapshots and photographs of Creth with University of Iowa President Hunter Rawlings and Iowa Writers Workshop director Frank Conroy. The University of Iowa Libraries series (1987-1999) includes correspondence and emails, presentations Creth made on campus, Creth's goals and activities, salary letters, notification of awards recognizing the Information Arcade, and material related to the Symposium on Scholarly Communication. Two folders containing letters of recommendation are closed. The Publications series (1979-1997) includes Creth's published articles and writings arranged in chronological order. The series includes Creth's MA thesis and correspondence regarding the publication of her articles. The Presentations series (1987-2005) consists of talks on topics such as staff training, library automation, the electronic library, budgeting, and collaboration between librarians and technologists. The series is arranged chronologically. The Consulting series (1981-2005) consists of records relating to Creth's work with her consulting firm, Progressive Solutions. It includes proposals, reports, administrative files, correspondence with clients, and details about the work Creth did for each client. The series is organized alphabetically by the client's name; the administrative files are located at the end of the series.
Conditions Governing Access
The papers are open for research, with the exception of Box 10, which is closed.
From the Collection: 3.50 linear feet