The Chief Executive Officer of Stanislaus County announced the hiring of a new County Library last week, following a nationwide recruitment.
Diane McDonnell, who currently serves as the Senior Community Library Manager in Contra Costa County, will be taking over for Vanessa Czopek, who retired in April after more than 18 years with Stanislaus County.
McDonnell has 19 years of experience in the library field. She has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Cultural Anthropology from Sacramento State University and a Master of Library and Information Science Degree from San Jose State University.
McDonnell has a background in community relations, staff training, and library operations.
McDonnell will start as the new County Librarian for Stanislaus County on June 9.