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Friends of the Palo Alto Library

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Volunteer Treasurer/Board Member Sought

Friends of the Palo Alto Library ("FOPAL"), a 501(c)3 California corporation, holds monthly book sales at its Cubberley location and sells high-value books online, resulting in grants to the Palo Alto City Library which for this fiscal year are $200,000. The Library uses those funds to refresh the library collection (last year’s grant enabled the purchase of almost 4000 books and media) and for many youth and adult programs. One of those programs - summer reading - had a record of more than 4000 sign-ups in 2018. The 2019 Kids and Teens Writing Contest had 125 entrants. Hundreds of dedicated volunteers at FOPAL- board members, section managers, sorters, cashiers, box movers, high-value listers, shippers, etc. make all this possible. FOPAL has one employee - the Director of Volunteer & Community Engagement.

A new Treasurer will be elected effective January 2020. This is a one-year term position which can be extended annually for up to three years. The current Treasurer will complete a three-year term at the end of 2019 and has agreed to be Assistant Treasurer in the coming year.

The role includes, with the assistance of the Assistant Treasurer, all aspects of the accounting and financial management of an entity with gross annual revenues of over $400,000, and a net worth of $500,000.

Responsibilities include budgets, income and expense oversight, accounting and reporting as well as cash management, bank investments, insurance, payroll, and regulatory reporting.

For Information contact our current Treasurer, Shaun Maguire at fopalacct@gmail .com and the President, Nancy Cohen at

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Wed Jan 01, 2020 - Fri Jan 01, 2021


4000 Middlefield RoadCubberley Community CenterSee website http://www.fopal.orgPalo Alto, CA 94303



  • Executive Admin
  • Accounting
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Library Sciences
  • Bookkeeping
  • Professional Development


  • People 55+


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 10- 15 hours per week
  • Whilst not an absolute pre-requisite, some accounting, and financial experience would be a plus and general computer literacy is required. Our accounting system runs on QuickBooks and reporting is via Excel.

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