Public presentation to showcase findings from community members, focus groups, library staff and library use data. Input from public to help inform next stages of Library Master Plan development
East County News Service
August 21, 2021 (San Diego) -- With data from nearly 7,500 San Diegans and over 15 focus groups with people from underrepresented communities, the preliminary findings of the first phase of the Library Master Plan are now ready to be shared with the public. San Diego Public Library Director Misty Jones will host a public presentation on August 24 to showcase these findings.
The Library Master Plan, currently in its public input phase, will provide a long-range vision and strategy to improve facility, technology, and program investments in the San Diego Public Library system. The public presentation on August 24 is one of two public sessions where the community is invited to provide input before the Master Plan framework document enters its final phases.
Joining the San Diego Public Library will be the San Diego Public Library Foundation, who partnered with the Library in the plan’s development and Group 4 Architecture, Research, + Planning -- a nationally recognized library consultant, who will present the report findings at the presentations.
WHY: The current Library Master Plan was adopted in 2002 and is based on census data from 1990, which means it doesn’t address new technologies or accurately reflect how our libraries have evolved and are used today. After comprehensive data collection and drafting, the plan is ready to receive public input in order to ensure libraries are equitable, engaging and experiential and geographically accessible.
- Public presentation 1
- Tuesday August 24 at 4 p.m.
- Zoom Link
- Public presentation 2
- Saturday, September 18 at 2 p.m.
- Zoom Link
- The San Diego Public Library Foundation
- The San Diego Public Library
- The Library Master Plan information website
About The San Diego Public Library Foundation
The San Diego Public Library Foundation is a catalyst for creating stronger communities through investment in the San Diego Public Library system. It helps provide access to resources supporting literacy, work readiness and lifelong learning, helping to ensure equal opportunities for success for all. The Foundation works within the community to raise funds, build partnerships and honor its patrons and donors. Since its inception in 2002, the San Diego Public Library Foundation has raised more than $130 million in private funds to augment and support library programs, collections, expansions and services. For more information, call 619-238-6695 or visit supportmylibrary.org.