Annual Business Meeting 2020

By   04/29/2020

Notice of Annual Business Meeting


Notice is hereby given of the annual business meeting of the Southern Adirondack Library System on Wednesday, May 27th.


Due to the current environment, this year’s meeting will be held virtually via GoToMeeting at 1:00 pm. Details for dialing and logging in will be shared two weeks prior to the event.


At the business meeting, election of trustees will be held in accordance with New York State Education Law §255, 2f, and with SALS Bylaws. The following openings exist:

  • One in Warren County for a five-year term due to the expiration of the second five-year term of John Plantier. Term to expire May, 2025.
  • One in Hamilton County for a five-year term due to the expiration of the second five-year term of Karen McComb. Term to expire May, 2025.


Brief biographical data about the nominees follow in this notice.


Nominations for the openings will also be accepted from the floor at the business meeting. Any individual you suggest should agree to serve, if elected, and should be aware that committee work outside of SALS board meetings is required.


Dale Nemer, Chair
Trustee Nominating Committee

  • Warren County: Margaret Shapiro, for a five-year term to expire May, 2025.


Margaret Shapiro currently serves as Secretary of the Board of Trustees of the Crandall Public Library, as well as member of the Board of Directors of the Friends of Crandall Library. She also owns Mountainview Yoga Studio in Queensbury, NY.


Margaret was a member of the Demarest (NJ) Public Library Board of Trustees from 1998-2016, and served as President from 2000-2016. During that time, she oversaw the transition of the library from a private Association library to a Municipal library. She also served on the Executive Board of the New Jersey Library Trustee Association from 2005-2016, and served as president for four years. The Association used its resources to help trustees in their governing roles by developing programs, tutorials, and social media.


In addition to this work, Margaret served on the Executive Board of Highlands Regional Library Cooperative, Bergen County Cooperative Library System, and LibraryLinkNJ. She has actively advocated for libraries through ALA’s Library Legislative Day, participated in the NJLA Library District Review Task Force, served on the committee to select the current NJ State Librarian, and sat on the BCCLS Continuing Education Committee from 2008-2016.

  • Hamilton County: Barbara F. Taylor, for a five-year term to expire May, 2025.


Barbara F. Taylor has been a resident of Long Lake, NY since 2007. From 2007-2018, she held a position
with Genzyme Corporation, during which she also provided part-time contractual services to the Hamilton
County Public Health Nursing Service as the Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response
Coordinator for the county, which she continues to do since retiring. In this position, Barbara has had the
opportunity to work with all of the Hamilton County towns and schools, the Hamilton County Board of
Supervisors, County and State Emergency Management, Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department,
NYSDOH, and regional health care facilities. Most recently, she has taken on the role of the Long Lake
Safety Coordinator to help the town build a more robust Safety Program.


Since moving to Long Lake, Barbara served on the Long Lake Library Friends Board for several years,
and have been on the Board of the Long Lake Association, currently serving as President. The
organization’s proudest achievement has been implementing a sustainable Lake Steward Program through
collaboration with Paul Smith’s College, the Town of Long Lake, and various grants. As a member of the
Long Lake Alliance, an advocacy group, Barbara organized and facilitated a NY21 Congressional
Candidates forum, and was recently asked to be a member of the Long Lake Comprehensive Planning
Committee.