Postponed: December 13 meeting at Crandall Public Library

Due to a very busy meeting schedule, the December 13 meeting is cancelled.  We expect to reschedule this meeting early in 2007.  Watch for a new announcement.

Topic:  Central Library Plan of Service and Resources for Libraries

  • Interlibrary loan:  What to do when an item is not available from MVLS/SALS libraries
  • Discussion of Crandall’s services during their renovation project
  • Request for volunteers to be on the Central Library Collection Development Committee
  • Demonstration of the Heritage Quest genealogy database

Featured activity:  Bring a copy of your favorite tried and true holiday recipe (it could be a cookie recipe); Crandall will copy them and share.

Technical Services: Where we are and where we are going

I am very pleased with the progress the department has made in getting your materials out the door in a timely fashion.   There are more items entering the building this time of year due to publishers releasing more titles and fiscal years ending.  Even with increased volume we are working to get materials on your shelves within 5 working days.

For important details of the current status of technical services and our plans to continue to improve these services please continue reading.Continue reading

Sarah J. Hinman joins SALS staff

The Southern Adirondack Library System’s Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that Sarah J. Hinman has accepted the position of Librarian II.   Her primary responsibilities include developing and delivering system-wide technology training designed to help library staff provide cutting-edge public library service.   She will begin work on October 16, 2006.

Sarah joins SALS with over six years of professional experience.  Her most recent employment was at the Albany Public Library (Delaware Branch) where she was Branch Librarian.   Some of Sarah’s accomplishments included outreach to the community to promote library services and initiatives, library services to adults and youth, planning and conducting various programs including computer classes and activities for children.

Previous work experience included Program Manager with Microsoft in Redmond, WA. 

Sarah’s unique combination of public service experience, training and technology background blend and support the SALS 2007-2011 Plan of Service.