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State Library Joins Dept. of Administrative Services as of July 1

Jul 03, 2023

State Library and DAS Alignment.pngAs of July 1, the State Library is now officially part of the Department of Administrative Services (DAS). The agency is joined by a portion of the State Historical Society of Iowa to become an enterprise under DAS.

These changes come as part of the state government reorganization bill that was passed by the Legislature and signed by the Governor in April. Day-to-day operations and services to libraries and the public remain unchanged. The State Library will continue to offer its services, programs, and resources as always, with the goal of improving library service in Iowa.

About DAS

The Iowa Department of Administrative Services (DAS) was created on July 1, 2003, as a way to manage and coordinate the major resources of state government. The DAS mission is to provide high-quality, affordable infrastructure products and services to Iowa state government customers in a manner that empowers them to provide better service to the citizens of Iowa and support the State of Iowa in achieving economic growth.

Core Purpose: Enhancing the quality of life for Iowans.

Core Focus: Empowering people through unparalleled collaboration and customer service.

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About the State Historical Society of Iowa

The State Historical Society of Iowa has been a trustee of Iowa’s historical legacy since 1857. With a dual mission of preservation and education, it maintains a museum, two research centers, and seven historic sites. The society preserves and provides access to Iowa’s historical resources through a variety of statewide programs, exhibitions and projects while serving as an advocate for Iowa’s past and connector to the future.

Mission: We empower Iowans to create and sustain culturally vibrant communities by connecting them with the people, places and points of pride that define our state.

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