Petrina Jackson at Parks Library.

Photo by Christopher Gannon.

Petrina Jackson began her duties as head of special collections and university archives on April 18. Jackson, who earned a master's degree in English from Iowa State in 1994, returns to her alma mater after serving as head of instruction and outreach at the University of Virginia's special collections library since 2008.

Jackson oversees the acquisition, preservation and availability of items in the university library's special collections and archives -- including printed materials, digital files and artifacts. Her office is located in 403 Parks Library. She can be reached by phone (294-8270) and email (pjackson@iastate.edu).