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About the Library Director

Meet Aric Bishop, our library director.

Aric Bishop

Perhaps the best way to describe Aric is by referencing the children’s classic: The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse, as Aric has called rural southern Iowa and the city of Des Moines home.

No matter where Aric is, he is always trying to improve his community by fostering open discussions at town-hall meetings, community alliances and local business coffees.

Aric started his educational journey as a student at Southwestern Community College where he received his Associate of Arts degree. Aric later transferred to Northwest Missouri State University (staying only one year) and then transferred to Grand View University his final year of college where he obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Journalism.

Aric then went back to college, while also working full-time as a manager for Kohl's Department Stores, to Upper Iowa University, where he achieved his Master of Business Administration with an emphasis in Human Resource Management.

Aric enjoys helping others to achieve their full potential, and this is why he became educated in business and human resources.

Currently, Aric works as the Library Director at Osceola Public Library and Southwestern Community College as an adjunct business instructor, and is pursuing his Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) from the University of Washington in Seattle.

Prior to Osceola Public Library, Aric worked for Southwestern Community College as a library assistant for three years and Shenandoah Public Library as an intern.

His current passions are: gardening, hanging out with his book club and taking care of his two sweet puppies. Aric is funny, kind, and always willing to go the extra mile to help patrons, community members, students, staff and faculty with their projects. Aric enjoys writing handwritten letters with his best friend from Missouri.


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Upcoming Events
Winter Story Hour Jan 17, 2019 09:30 AM - 10:30 AM — Downstairs in children's library
Homeschool Activity Jan 18, 2019 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM — Downstairs in children's library
Game Days Jan 19, 2019 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Library will be closed today Jan 21, 2019 09:00 AM - 07:00 PM
Winter Story Hour Jan 24, 2019 09:30 AM - 10:30 AM — Downstairs in children's library.
Game Days Jan 26, 2019 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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