For Individuals Who Belong to Subscribing Institutions

Out of respect for the creative process and in recognition of the intellectual property issues involved, IRMS will maintain the highest of ethical standards in our lending policies for our licensed resources.

For some time now it has been the policy of Iowa Religious Media Services to loan resources at no charge to individuals who belong to congregations who have purchased an annual subscription. It is the assumption of IRMS that these resources are only for the personal use of the borrowing individual.

In response to an increasing number of requests by individuals to use resources borrowed from IRMS through a church membership in that individual’s work environment, IRMS affirms that we will not knowingly provide resources for use in this context. Such usage is outside the scope of the licensing arrangements made between IRMS and the publishers of our resources at the time of purchase.

Likewise, an individual associated with a non-subscribing institution is barred from checking out resources for usage at a non-subscribing institution through another church’s subscription.

Sharon StrohmaierSharon E. Strohmaier began as Executive Director of IRMS on March 26, 2001. With a strong background in non-profit management, she came to IRMS after more than 15 years as Executive Director of the Des Moines Choral Society, where she was responsible for all operations.As Executive Director, Sharon oversees the overall operations of IRMS and nurtures the relationships with the six covenanting denominations and their churches. She is leading IRMS through a period of growth and change. The highlights include the complete reorganization of the studio, the conversion of the library to a new computer system, the transfer of the collection to protective cases and the move of the collection to new shelving, and most recently our first-ever move to a new location.

Sharon holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Music from Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa, and a Master of Arts in English from Drake University in Des Moines.


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