Astound your users with your Readers’ Advisory skills!

Mike James from EBSCO Information Services will review all features of NOVELIST, the SALS/MVLS Readers’ Advisory database that is integrated into the POLARIS public access catalog.  No preregistration is required.  The workshop will be held at SALS on Tuesday, October 24 from 1:30 to 3:30.

SALS Plan of Service to be approved on September 19

SALS Board approved the SALS Plan of Service for 2006-2011 at the September 19 meeting.  The meeting was held at the Great Camp Sagamore in Raquette Lake.  The plan is based on data we collected from our members as part of our Making Choices Federal LSTA grant project.  The documents used and data gathered are listed below:

Draft of SALS Plan of Service 2006-2011

Spreadsheet listing SALS services as of June 2006. Each service is on a separate spreadsheet, scroll down or print to read.

Making Choices Report Sandra Nelson’s report and recommendations based on data collected from member libraries.

Developing Budgets that Reflect Real Costs Workshop handouts

JA Agreements

In September, an agreement between each member library and the MVLS/SALS Joint Automation Project will be mailed to each Board President. The agreement updates the information libraries received when they went online. The purpose of the agreement is to clarify the responsibilities of each library and the Joint Automation Project. It also provides an explanation of how the project works. All libraries in MVLS and SALS will receive the same document. We’re asking for Board approval of the agreement. Return two signed copies to Sara by November 30, 2006. Please contact Sara if you have any questions or concerns. Feel free to leave a comment.