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


Network, Computers JA 1
New Director Sara Dallas
Erica Freudenberger
New Trustees Sara Dallas
Erica Freudenberger
Outreach Erica Freudenberger


Overdrive help/training Jack Scott 219
PAC training Jill Ryder 216
PAC display JA 1
Patron Registration Cindy Mirra
Jill Ryder
Polaris training Jill Ryder 216
Policy development/review Sara Dallas
Erica Freudenberger

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

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


    Phone: 518-584-7300, ext. 1

    Toll free: 877-584-7301

Last updated Feb 16, 2019