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For Immediate Release: Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013
Contact: Mary Stadick Smith, South Dakota Department of Education, (605) 773-7228, Email Link

Bossman named new State Librarian

PIERRE, S.D. — Daria Bossman has been named as South Dakota's new state librarian. The State Library is part of the state Department of Education.

For the past five months, Bossman has been serving as interim state librarian. She came to the South Dakota State Library in 2008 as the assistant state librarian for development services and has been instrumental in the library's transitional efforts.

Formerly the director of library services and an assistant professor for 15 years at Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa, she also served as a reference and acquisitions librarian at Briar Cliff University in Sioux City and at Morningside. In addition to her 20 years of administrative experience, Bossman taught English and history in high schools in Nebraska and Oklahoma. She holds degrees from Midland Lutheran University in Nebraska and Emporia State University in Kansas.

"Daria's background in library development, as well as her experience in education, are a solid fit for this position," said South Dakota Secretary of Education Dr. Melody Schopp. "She has the passion to continue moving South Dakota forward in its development and support of 21st century libraries."

Bossman lives in Pierre with her husband, William Bossman, chief prosecutor for the Rosebud Tribal Court. They have three adult sons and two granddaughters.

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