Erica Christianson, Ela Area Public Library’s assistant director, has been named interim executive director by the Library’s Board of Trustees. An Ela Library veteran, Christianson has had a career in the library and information profession spanning 30 years.
The appointment comes in the wake of the departure of Matt Womack. Womack wraps up his 17-year tenure at the Library on Friday, March 6. He has served as executive director since 2012.
In a written statement to Library staff, the Board said, “We express our gratitude to Matt Womack and wish him well in his future endeavors.”
Christianson began her career at the library in 1995 serving as a reference/teen librarian. She was later promoted to manage the Popular Materials Department. In 2011, she served as interim director. She moved to administration when she was named assistant executive director in 2013.
The Ela Area Public Library Board and staff will begin an extensive nationwide search for a new director immediately.