The San Diego County Library has been named the 2012 Library of the Year by Gale (part of Cengage Learning) and Library Journal magazine. Each year this recognition goes to a public library that most profoundly demonstrates service to the community, creativity, and leadership & innovation in developing community programs. On Sunday, June 24th at the American Library Association’s annual conference in Anaheim, the San Diego County Library was presented with this prestigious award.
The SDCL was selected for its unique programming and strategic budget allocation. Over the past six years, the SDCL has tripled materials circulation and quadrupled program attendance. In addition, despite a 32% decrease in funding, the SDCL has increased business hours and built several new libraries while retaining all staff members. Please follow this link to read the Library Journal article: http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2012/06/library-services/2012-galelj-library-of-the-year-san-diego-county-library-empowering-the-public/