About the Board
About the FAVL Board
Who are We?
The Friends of Aliso Viejo Library (FAVL) is a voluntary, nonprofit, 501(c)(3) group, comprised of community members, dedicated to strengthening and promoting library programs. Our board meets the second Thursday of the month in the community room from 5-7 pm. The current board is made up of eight folks between the ages of 30-60. We are considered one of youngest Friends groups in Orange County. Our board is elected on a yearly basis in the month of June. We currently have some positions available. If you’re interested, we recommend taking a look at our previous newsletters and minutes of meetings that are posted on this website www.friendsavlibrary.com. If you think your goals and volunteer spirit are in line with ours then go to the volunteer tab on this website and fill-out the volunteer form. A current board member will contact you, answer your questions and invite you to the next board meeting. Below is a description of all our board positions:
Board of Directors Positions and Descriptions
To facilitate changes in the overall working of the Friends of the Library group. To facilitate keeping up with the forward thinking progress of the group. To organize a group of individuals to complete different tasks; which may include but is not limited to fund raising, community involvement, decisions that benefit the public library and community at large. To follow the rules and regulations as set forth in the original By Laws governing the nonprofit organization. This position should have someone that is forward thinker, a decision maker, and is organized.
To take over in case the President cannot complete the term of the office. To oversee the Friends Bookstore and its maintenance/ functions / staff of volunteers and work with each of the managers to be sure that they are doing their outlined list of job duties. To visit and socialize with the volunteers and report back any suggestions, ideas, or issues occurring within the bookstore itself. This position will also work with the student volunteers and interns. Outline the needed duties that the volunteers need to succeed at their job descriptions. To follow the rules and regulations as set forth in the original By Laws governing the nonprofit organization. This individual should have good communication and people skills. Should be able to interact with all types of personalities and be able to make on the spot decisions regarding the bookstore issues.
To record and notate the minutes, financials of each meeting of the Board of Directors. To update and distribute said minutes in a common public place for all to review and read. To follow the rules and regulations as set forth in the original By Laws governing the nonprofit organization. This person should have good written writing skills, communication skills and word processing/typing skills.
To obtain from Librarian the needed check requests for items to be approved and purchased by the Friends. To solicit board of directors approvals and to create and write the checks. To manage a secure accounting system for profit and loss / check requisitions. To work in conjunction with the Legally certified accountant. To be sure that all paperwork is stored per year in three places: The accountants office, soft copy on disk in the bookstore in the secured filing cabinet and the hard copy in a notebook also stored in the bookstore in a different secured filing cabinet. To follow the rules and regulations as set forth in the original By Laws governing the nonprofit organization. To follow and make sure that the group aligns to the rules and regulations as set forth by the Attorney General’s office of California. This person will need to have accounting skills, word processing skills, and knowledge base of an accounting program, similar to Quick books.
Members At Large
This is to consist of the: The Event Hospitality Chairman, Fund Raising Chairman, Publicity chairman, the Weekly Rotating bookstore Managers and any Bookstore Volunteers of interest. This position is open to any volunteers who would like to commit to a 12 month term to set goals and decisions that benefit the library overall. Required attendance at Board Meeting once a Month at least 10 months of the year. Hours per month are from 3-8 depending on the role elected. A twelve month term is required. All positions should have a responsibility to the library that consists of loyalty, obedience, and duty of care. Everyone should be faithful to the mission and goals of FAVL to support the library in making the best decisions and ideas that benefit both the library and the community.
Please Note that all financial documents can be provided upon request. Please email Boardmembers@Friendsavlibrary.com.