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Awards & Recognitions

2015 CALIFORNIA LIBRARY ASSOCIATION (CLA)
PR Excellence Award: First place in category of Print for the 50th Anniversary Big Book Sale campaign 


2009 CALIFORNIA LIBRARY ASSOCIATION (CLA)
PR Excellence Award: New Organizational Identity 
Ballot Measure Empowers 
 

2009 LIBRARY JOURNAL
Movers and Shakers awards: SFPL Chief of Branches; 
Jill Bourne, SFPL Deputy City Librarian
 

2008 PRESIDENT'S AWARD FROM THE CALIFORNIA LIBRARY ASSOCIATION (CLA)
Awarded to Friends' Executive Director Donna Bero for outstanding contribution to libraries 
 

2008 PUBLIC LIBRARY ASSOCIATION (PLA)
PLA Advancement of Literacy Award: Project Read 
 

2008 CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF LIBRARY TRUSTEES AND COMMISSIONERS (CALTAC)
Award for community organization making a significant financial or in-kind contribution to a library
 

2008 CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF LIBRARY TRUSTEES AND COMMISSIONERS (CALTAC)
Librarian for outstanding work with a Board of Trustees or Commission award: City Librarian Luis Herrera
 

2008 CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF LIBRARY TRUSTEES AND COMMISSIONERS (CALTAC)
California Library Support Organization of the Year:  Friends of the SFPL
 

2008 SAN FRANCISCO GREEN BUSINESS AWARD
Friends of the San Francisco Public Library is a recognized Green Business  
 

2008 GOVERNOR'S HISTORIC PRESERVATION AWARD
Awarded for efforts to restore the Noe Valley/Sally Brunn Branch Library
 

CALIFORNIA LIBRARY ASSOCIATION (CLA)
PR Excellence Awards-first place—2007, 2006 
PRExcellence Award-second place—2008
 

AMERICA LIBRARY ASSOCIATION (ALA) ASSOCIATION OF LIBRARY TRUSTEES AND ADVOCATES DIVISION
Major Benefactor Award—2007