The Sonoma County Library Commission voted to appoint Erika Thibault as the new director for the Sonoma County Library at its Feb. 1 meeting, after a nationwide executive search.
Thibault has served as interim director since July 2022, when the previous director retired. She was hired as deputy director in 2021 and came to Sonoma County from the Los Angeles Public Library where, as western area manager, she coordinated programs and services for 12 branches.
Sonoma County Library spans 12 regional libraries, two community libraries, a mobile library and multiple special collections, including the Sonoma County Wine Library, housed at the Healdsburg Regional Library, 139 Piper St.
“Erika is moving the Sonoma County Library into the future. We look forward to creating a 21st century library system that will make Sonoma County residents extremely proud,” said Deborah Doyle, chair of the library commission.