FSDPL 2023-24 Board of Directors

  The FSDPL held its annual meeting on Jun 10, 2023.  New Officers and Directors were elected to replace those whose terms expired on June 30, 2023.  Members of the FSDPL 2023-24 Board of Directors are:

Pat Wilson
1st Vice President
Richard Busch
2nd Vice President
David (Gene) Long
Christa Gush
Jean Coddington
Alondra Alvarado
Bill Bischoff
Sarah Clayton
Gordon Gidlund
Andrew Rose
Carolyn Satter
Samadi (Sam) Yoeuth

City-wide Volunteers from 34 Affiliate Chapters and 2 Associate Chapters of the Friends of the San Diego Public Library were thanked for their passion for libraries and the many hours they donate sharing their talents and promoting the FSDPL vision and mission in support of our library system.

SCFOL Volunteers recognized this year were Jeff Coleman, Victoria Matey, Barbara Morgan, and Sandy Williams.  Congratulations!  We couldn’t do it without you and the many others who volunteer.

“FSDPL is a public organization formed in 1978 to assist the City of San Diego’s public library system.  Each year the organization provides a rallying point to bring attention to the budget process supporting the library system and the diverse public needs being served.  FSDPL has a long history of effective library advocacy in addition to its role in providing substantial financial support to the San Diego Public Library System.”

Friends’ Book sales are the heart of our fund raising events; proceeds of which are donated to the Branches through the City’s Matching Fund to purchase materials, programs, and equipment. But others volunteer by being Officers and Board Members, Committee Chairs, or by keeping chapter financial records, taking minutes and writing letters, editing newsletters, maintaining Membership and Volunteer records, hosting and staffing special events, and by having an all around “I can do that” attitude.

The 2022-23 FSDPL President’s Report was given by Ann McDonald.  Library updates were given by Misty Jones, Director of SDPL; Steve Hermes, Board Chair of Library Foundation SD; and Scott Ehrig-Burgess, manager of the Library Shop.