San Carlos Branch Library
Friends of the Library

San Carlos Branch Library
619-527-3430
7265 Jackson Dr
San Diego, CA 92119

SCFOL Chapter History Category

JIM SHIELDS RESIGNS AS BOOK SALE CHAIRMAN

Since 1992, Jim Shields, along with his wife, Pat, organized, recruited, and motivated the many volunteer workers required to make the monthly Used Book Sales at the San Carlos Friends of the Library successful.  Pat passed away suddenly in January of 2007, but Jim continued serving our community with his book sale organizational skills.  Assuring us he would continue weekly book sorting, Jim tendered his resignation at the February Board Meeting.  Jim has been a Board member of FSDPL, serving... Continue Reading >

In Memory of John McAlister, President of FSDPL

Reprinted from the San Diego Library Foundation Website: December 9, 2011 It is with deep regret that we announce that John McAllister, President of the Friends of the San Diego Public Library, passed away on December 2 [San Diego Union-Tribune obituary]. John was born August 31, 1932, in New York, growing up in the Bronx neighborhood. He and his wife Carol moved to San Diego in the late 1950s and quickly became involved in the community. John was a longtime Library supporter and advocate,... Continue Reading >

SCFOL Board President: Judy Williams

Born and raised in Arizona, I moved to San Diego over twenty years ago.  Following graduation from the University of Arizona, I spent the early years of marriage raising a family.  We have two adult children, one of whom lives here in San Diego and the other in Michigan. When I decided to enter the work force, my career began as the Executive Director of a new social service program working with runaway and homeless youth.  This position gave me valuable... Continue Reading >

Lois Dissinger Trust Donation to SCFOL

    At a recent Board Meeting, SCFOL President, Judy McCarty, presented Steve Dissinger, son of Lois Dissinger, with a life-time membership in the San Carlos Chapter of the San Diego Friends of the Library. Steve honored his mother's Trust provision with a gift of $5000 to SCFOL  from the Lois Dissinger Trust.  Lois was a long-time Board Member, Newsletter Editor , and supporter of the SCFOL.  Steve spoke of how much the library meant to his mother and that influence in his life.  He said,... Continue Reading >