Reward Excellence

Janet Welch, State Librarian and Assistant Commissioner for Libraries sent out information about the 2007 Joseph F. Shubert Library Excellence Award.  The Award recognizes the achievements of small, medium and large libraries and library consortia in NY State.  The award of $1,000 has been donated by EBSCO Information Services.  The deadline for application submission is June 1, 2007.

Applications and information are now available at the Regents Advisory Council on Libraries website  

NetLibrary Downloadable Audiobooks Training



Wednesday March 7, 2007 at the Southern Adirondack Library System

Learn how this new service works so that you can help your patrons find, check out and renew downloadable audios.  What better way to learn than by doing this yourself.  Every library will receive a Zen Nano MP3 player to practice on and keep.

Choose one session to attend:

10:00 AM to Noon

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Join us in between sessions for a brown bag lunch

Central Library Services during their building project
Call for members to join the Central Library Advisory Committee
Meet and reorganize the SALS Director’s Council

RSVP for session and/or meeting by February 28, 2007

Can’t attend one of these sessions? Contact Elaine Baker for other options.

Summer Reading Program Planning Workshop


Deadline for registration: Thursday, February 22, 2007
Registration form

Workshop Date:   March 1
Time:    9:00-9:30:  Registration & networking
            9:30-3:00 Workshop (lunch included)

Location:  William K Sanford Library in Colonie
Directions:  Directions:

Cost:  $15.00 per person — Check payable to Upper Hudson Library System

Your registration and mileage are reimbursable from your SALS Continuing Education grant.