June 3, 2005
Daria Bossman, director of library services at the Hickman-Johnson-Furrow Library Center at Morningside College, was recently reappointed by the Iowa Library Commission to a second four-year term as member-at-large for the Northwest Iowa Library Service Area Board of Trustees.
The seven-member board is comprised of appointed and elected individuals representing 115 public libraries in a 19-county area of northwest Iowa. The board’s mission is to encourage and assist local library trustees and staff in the development of quality library services for their communities. Currently, Iowa ranks third nationally in the number of public libraries per capita.
Bossman has also been invited to present at the 2nd annual Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) Information Literacy Forum “Making Connections, Faculty Collaborations: Refocusing the Research Assignment” to be held on Friday, June 17, at the community college’s urban campus in Des Moines, Iowa.
Bossman will speak on the library director’s role in working with faculty and administration during the creation of a new curriculum and in educating campus leaders as to the primary function and role of information literacy outcomes.
Bossman has been at Morningside since 1993. She served as reference and instructional services librarian from 1993 to 1996 before she was appointed the college’s library director. Bossman has a bachelor’s degree from Midland Lutheran College in Fremont, Neb., and a master of library science from Emporia State University in Emporia, Kan.