Statement of Support for the American Library Association

The Southern Adirondack Library System states its support for The American Library Association (ALA) considering the benefits of the work of the association on behalf of SALS, our member libraries, and the residents of the Southern Adirondack region, including:

  1. Its national advocacy and policy work has changed the course of public support for libraries for the better for more than 100 years,
  2. Its professional development has enhanced library services in the profession and
  3. The provision of a platform for the debate of important ideas that have led to standards that call upon libraries to uphold the basic rights of a functioning democracy, including the defense of First Amendment rights.

For these reasons, the Southern Adirondack Library System reaffirms our membership in the American Library Association and our support for its mission to “…provide leadership for the development, promotion, and improvement of library and information services and the profession of librarianship to enhance learning and ensure access to information for all.”

Approved at the Regular Meeting of the Southern Adirondack Library System’s Board of Trustees on October 18th, 2024.

SALS Board of Trustees Regular October Meeting

Topic: October BOT meeting
Time: Oct 17, 2023 01:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Place: Southern Adirondack Library System

22 Whitney Place, Saratoga Springs, NY

Per the policy of the board, videoconferencing will be used to enable attendance of trustees and public access to the open meeting. The public can view and/or participate in the meeting by clicking the Zoom link provided below. 

Those attending via videoconference may engage in the same public participation or testimony as in person participation or testimony by contacting Pamela at

Document and records to be reviewed at that meeting will be posted at and available by request by contacting The meeting shall be recorded, and the recording shall be linked on the library’s website within five business days following the meeting, and shall remain so available for a minimum of five years thereafter. The recording shall be transcribed upon request. Consistent with the Southern Adirondack Library System’s mission to serve its community, the trustees’ use of videoconferencing shall utilize technology to permit access by members of the public with disabilities consistent with the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Questions regarding accommodations can be directed to and 518-584-7300 x201. 

SALS is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

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