A call to action for library advocates
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Dear library advocate,

Thanks to your efforts, the library's FY23 proposed budget included long-awaited investments that are a step in the right direction. However, additional spending is critical to help the library deliver education programs that provide a lifeline to students struggling to stay afloat in the classroom.

Do Your Homework @ the Library needs Tutor Learning Coordinators (TLC) to help the soaring number of students needing homework help. And, of surveyed parents, 88 percent said the Do Your Homework Program improved their children's grades! 

Despite a clear need, the current staffing model for this program is untenable, with the attrition rate for non-benefitted hourly TLC positions at 40 percent, the highest in the Library Department. 

Without city investments to attract and retain TLCs, the Library Department will have to eliminate online Do Your Homework @ the Library programs and not have enough TLCs to fully staff their successful Do Your Homework @ the Library Summer Camps, which keep 3,700 students engaged each summer.

Therefore, as part of the City Council's FY 2023 final budget modification priority memoranda, we ask that you join us in asking to convert hourly Tutor Learner Coordinators to half-time benefitted positions.

Please reach out to your City Council and ask for these critical additional library investments.



Take Action! How you can help:


Thank you for your continued advocacy and library support. 


Sincerely, 


Patrick Stewart 

CEO
Library Foundation SD

 

Ann McDonald

President

Friends of the San Diego Public Library

 

Wendy Urushima-Conn

Chair

Board of Library Commissioners

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