The Lafayette Public Library System’s Board of Control officially named Teresa Elberson as its new director.
Elberson previously served as Library Administrator for 11 years overseeing all aspects of library operations for the system’s nine branches throughout Lafayette Parish and developing library policies and procedures. Elberson also supervised the managers of each of the system’s largest libraries, including the Main Library in Downtown Lafayette, the East Regional Library in Youngsville, the North Regional Library in Carencro and the South Regional Library on Johnston Street in Lafayette. In addition, Elberson was heavily involved with the planning of each of these regional libraries and the four-year renovation of the Main Library.
Prior to her promotion to administrator, Elberson served as Head of Circulation and Head of Access Services for the library system. Elberson has been with the Lafayette Public Library since 1982 and holds a Master of Library and Information Science from LSU, a Master of Science in Botany from Miami University in Ohio and a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Missouri State University.
Elberson is a member of the American Library Association, the Public Library Association and the Louisiana Library Association. She is married to Tom Elberson and has two grown children. She loves nature, quilting and books.
The Lafayette Public Library’s previous director, Sona Dombourian, retired on April 30, after 35 years with the system.