/ Board of Directors/Volunteers
Please complete this survey about your organization and the expectations of board members and volunteers. We will make the document available for our alumni to review as they consider organizations and boards in which to become active.
Date survey completed and submitted to SLI: 2/22/11Organization Name: / Friends of the Scottsdale Public Library Board of Directors
Address: / 3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd
Phone Number: / 480-312-2420 / Email: /
Current President: / Carol L. Lewis
Phone Number: / 480-837-4806 / Email: /
Secondary Board Contact: / Martha Green, Vice President
Phone Number: / 480-991-8163
Staff Contact:: / Rita Hamilton, Library Director
Phone Number: / 480-312-7039
What is your organization’s mission statement?
The Friends of the Scottsdale Library garner community support for enhanced and expanded Scottsdale Public Library services, programs and collections.
Description of organization’s primary activities and/or events (60 words or less):
The Friends use membership funds to support Library youth programs including the Summer Reading Program and Book Buddies which brings authors and illustrators into Scottsdale schools, motivating students to write, draw and read. Every year the Friends of the Scottsdale Public Library honor three people that have made significant contributions to literacy in our community through the Spirit of Literacy Awards. Other activities include sponsoring author visits and book signings.
When does your board of directors meet? If dates and times are pre-set, please list (example: third Thursday of each month during lunch).
Second Wednesday of each month, 4:30-6:00 p.m.
What is the average duration of a board of directors meeting? / 1 ½ hrs.
What is your expectation for a board member outside of attending meetings? (Examples: volunteer eight hours a month, fundraise, attend annual convention, etc.)
Volunteer to promote membership and support activities.
How much time outside of board of directors meetings is expected of a board member?
Is there a fiscal annual board contribution expectation of each board member?
No Yes Dollar amount:
Is there an annual fundraising expectation of each board member?
No Yes Expectation:
Is it possible to attend a board meeting before submitting interest to being a member? Yes No
When do board member terms begin? / varies
How long are board member terms? / 2 years
What is the maximum number of terms a board member can serve? / unlimited
When are applications or nominations considered? / At next Board meeting
What are the requirements prior to applying to join your board? (Example: paid member, completed program, residency, occupational experience, no requirements, etc.)
What is the process to become a board member with your organization?
Submit a letter of application with a resume.
If someone is interested in joining your board, who should they contact? (Please provide contact info even if already listed above.)
Carol L. Lewis, President
Friends of the Scottsdale Public Library
3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Description of volunteer opportunities (other than the board of directors) within the organization:
Please see website:
What are the requirements of being a volunteer?
Please see website: