Misty Gray, director of the Storm Lake Public Library since 2006, will join the Iowa Library Services staff on October 14. She will serve as the consultant in the SW District office, a position previously held by Karen Burns who retired in late June.
Gray has a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education, along with several graduate level adult education courses from the University of Northern Iowa. She received her Master's Degree in School Library Media Studies from the University of Northern Iowa and was certified at level VI in 2006 by the state library.
She was part of the WILBOR selection group and has provided WILBOR training to libraries in the NW and NC districts. Twice Gray was interim director and helped mentor the new dirrector of the Alta Public Library. She is a member of the Iowa Library Association and is a member of ILA's Intellectual Freedom Committee. Gray attended the ILA Leadership Institute and is taking part in the ILEAD USA project.
"We're very happy that Misty is joining the IaLS staff," said Nancy Medema, program director, Library Support Network. "She brings a lot of experience and a wonderful personality to our team."