Service Directory Contact Email/Website Phone ext 584-7300
414 Votes   Sara Dallas sdallas@sals.edu 205
Adult Services/Programming Erica Freudenberger efreudenberger@sals.edu 211
Advocacy (NYS & County level) Sara Dallas sdallas@sals.edu 205
Annual Reports Dianne Winter dwinter@sals.edu 203
Automation Billing Sharon Shyne sshyne@sals.edu 222
Audiovisual Equipment Loans Cindy Mirra cmirra@sals.edu 201
Automation Training Jill Ryder jryder@sals.edu 216
Barcodes (patron and item) Dianne Winter dwinter@sals.edu 203
Barcode Scanners Joint Automation computersupport@sals.edu 1
Bibliographic Record Additions or Corrections   http://techserv.sals.edu  
Billing Sharon Shyne sshyne@sals.edu 222
Boards of Trustees Sara Dallas sdallas@sals.edu 205
Budgeting Sara Dallas sdallas@sals.edu 205
Capital Campaign Planning Sara Dallas sdallas@sals.edu 205
CASSIE JA computersupport@sals.edu 1
Cataloging, Ordering, Processing Jill Ryder
Sharonn Shyne
jryder@sals.edu
sshyne@sals.edu
216
222
Charters/Registration Sara Dallas sdallas@sals.edu 205
Children and Teen Services/Programming Jack Scott jscott@sals.edu   219
Circulation (Polaris) Jill Ryder jryder@sals.edu 216
Collection Development Jill Ryder jryder@sals.edu 216
Computer Technical Support Joint Automation computersupport@sals.edu 1
Construction Aid Sara Dall0as
Dianne Winter
sdallas@sals.edu
dwinter@sals.edu
205
203
Continuing Education Erica Freudenberger
efreudenberger@sals.edu
  211
Correctional Facilities Erica Freudenberger efreudenberger@sals.edu 211
Data Entry (Polaris) Cindy Mirra cmirra@sals.edu 201
Databases, Centrally purchased Jill Ryder Jack Scott jryder@sals.edu jscott@sals.edu 216
219
Database training Jack Scott jscott@sals.edu 219
Delivery Cindy Mirra cmirra@sals.edu 201
Direct Access Plan Jill Ryder jryder@sals.edu 216
Directory changes Cindy Mirra cmirra@sals.edu 201
Disabled, Services to Erica Freudenberger efreudenberger@sals.edu 211
Districts Sara Dallas sdallas@sals.edu 205
E-Rate Sara Dallas sdallas@sals.edu 205
Early Literacy Jack Scott jscott@sals.edu 219
Education Law Sara Dallas sdallas@sals.edu 205
Email JA computersupport@sals.edu 1
Facility Consultation Sara Dallas sdallas@sals.edu 205
Friends Groups Support Erica Freudenberger efreudenberger@sals.edu 211
Grants and Funding Sara Dallas
Erica Freudenberger
sdallas@sals.edu
efreudenberger@sals.edu
205
211
Hardware, Computers JA computersupport@sals.edu 1
Interlibrary Loan – outside of SALS/MVLS Crandall Public Library crandallinfo@sals.edu  
Internet Security JA computersupport@sals.edu 1
IT Contracts and Purchasing JA computersupport@sals.edu 1
Laws and Regulations Sara Dallas sdallas@sals.edu 205
Legislative/Legislator Information Sara Dallas sdallas@sals.edu 205
Literacy Erica Freudenberger efreudenberger@sals.edu 211
Local History and Special Collections Jill Ryder jryder@sals.edu 216
Long-Range Planning/Strategic Planning Sara Dallas
Erica Freudenberger
sdallas@sals.edu
efreudenberger@sals.edu
205
211
Marketing/PR Erica Freudenberger efreudenberger@sals.edu

211

Network, Computers JA computersupport@sals.edu 1
New Director Sara Dallas
Erica Freudenberger
sdallas@sals.edu
efreudenberger@sals.edu
205
211
New Trustees Sara Dallas
Erica Freudenberger
sdallas@sals.edu
efreudenberger@sals.edu
205
211
Outreach Erica Freudenberger efreudenberger@sals.edu

211

Overdrive help/training Jack Scott jscott@sals.edu 219
PAC training Jill Ryder jryder@sals.edu 216
PAC display JA computersupport@sals.edu 1
Patron Registration Cindy Mirra
Jill Ryder
cmirra@sals.edu
jryder@sals.edu
201
216
Polaris training Jill Ryder jyrder@sals.edu 216
Policy development/review Sara Dallas
Erica Freudenberger
sdallas@sals.edu

efreudenberger@sals.edu
205

211
Printers JA computersupport@sals.edu 1
Professional Collection Jill Ryder jryder@sals.edu 216
Programming Erica Freudenberger efreudenberger@sals.edu 211
Public Library Law Sara Dallas sdallas@sals.edu 205
Public Library Vote Sara Dallas sdallas@sals.edu 205
Reports, Polaris Statistics Jill Ryder jryder@sals.edu 216
Social Media Erica Freudenberger efreudenberger@sals.edu 211
Statistical Report Dianne Winter dwinter@sals.edu 203
State and County Aid Sara Dallas sdallas@sals.edu 205
Summer Reading Program Jack Scott jscott@sals.edu   219
System Services Sara Dallas
Erica Freudenberger Jill Ryder
sdallas@sals.edu
efreudenberger@sals.edu

jryder@sals.edu
205
211

216
Tax Cap Sara Dallas sdallas@sals.edu 205
Tax Exemption (501©3) Sara Dallas sdallas@sals.edu 205
Technical Support JA computersupport@sals.edu 1
Technology consulting/training Jack Scott jscott@sals.edu   219  
Trustee Education/Information Sara Dallas sdallas@sals.edu 205
Trustee Updates Sara Dallas sdallas@sals.edu 205
Underserved Populations Erica Freudenberger efreudenberger@sals.edu 211
Votes Sara Dallas sdallas@sals.edu 205
Website Jack Scott jscott@sals.edu 219
Wireless Network – wi-fi JA computersupport@sals.edu 1
Young Adult Programs and Services Jack Scott jscott@sals.edu   219
Youth Services Jack Scott jscott@sals.edu 219

Joint Automation Project

What is the Joint Automation Project?

The Joint Automation Project provides member libraries of MVLS and SALS with access to an integrated automated library system.  The JA staff assists member libraries with technical support, training and resources, utilizing current and emerging technologies.

The project is governed by a Joint Automation Council, established to initiate policies and decisions regarding library automation services to the member libraries, recommend policy, and advise the two System Boards on issues related to the provision of library automation services, including funding.

For information on your representatives of the JA Council and meeting dates, connect to the JA Intranet.  The Intranet is accessible on the web by going to http://japroject.sals.edu. You will need to log in with your full SALS email address and the corresponding password.

How Do I Get Training on the Automated System?
SALS, in cooperation with the JA Staff provides training.  Contact Jill Ryder, jryder@sals.edu to set up a training session.  We offer this service year round for new staff and for refresher training.

How Do I Get Computer Support and Help Purchasing New Computers?
The JA Council oversees and administers the automation project used by 58 libraries in eight counties. Therefore, public and staff computer workstations connected to the JA networks, network equipment, and software and hardware in each library building must meet certain standards for the security and privacy of all patron records and to keep the networks running efficiently and effectively.
Please see the Workstation Purchase and Support Policy that follows.
JA will do group (bulk) ordering of PCs three times annually according to the following schedule:

When What
1st of February, June, and October:  Order and pricing is announced
During February June and October  Libraries return orders
1st of March, July, and November  Order deadline, the order is placed
Mid to end April, August, and December  PCs are delivered

For questions, contact the JA staff by e-mail or phone:

    E-mail: computersupport@sals.edu

    Phone: 518-584-7300, ext. 1

    Toll free: 877-584-7301

Last updated Feb 16, 2019