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SLS Committees

HFM BOCES SLS Council

The HFM BOCES School Library System Council works with the SLS Director to recommend policy, do long-range and short-range planning and evaluate the system’s services.

Committee Members:
  • Laura Campagna (term 7-1-20 – 6-30-23) Marie Curie and R.J Mcnulty Amsterdam
  • Eric Trahan (term 7-1-20-6-30-23) Mohawk Valley Library Service
  • Dan Towne (term 7-1-20- 6-30-23) FMCC
  • Carla Bengle-Mackey (term 7-1-20- 6-30-23) Gloversville High School
  • Terri Brown (term 7-1-20- 6-30-23) Northville Central School
  • Kathleen Gundrum (term 7-1-18-6-30-21) Capital District Library Council
  • Crystal Keck (term 7-1-18- 6-30-21) Warren St Elementary school, Johnstown
  • Amber Smith (term 7-1-19-6-30-22) Fonda-Fultonville Central School
  • Mary VanPatten (term 7-1-19-6-30-22) Fort Plain High School
  • Christine Suhr (CHAIR) (term 7-1-19- 6-30-22) Wells Central school

Communication Coordinators

Communication Coordinators provide two-way communication between the member libraries and the HFM BOCES School Library System.

Committee Members:
  • Karen Pelletier- Amsterdam High School
  • Sarah Cordts- Broadalbin-Perth Central School
  • Tammy Jones- Canajoharie High School
  • Peggy Trzaskos-Edinburgh Common School
  • Amber Smith- Fonda-Fultonville Central School
  • Mary VanPatten- Fort Plain High School
  • Bobbie Lindsay- Gloversville Middle School
  • Crystal Keck- Warren Street Elementary School, Johnstown
  • Katrena Cohea- Lake Pleasant School
  • Karen Johnson Oppenheim-Ephratah-St Johnsville
  • Stacy Silcock- Mayfield Central School
  • Terri Brown- Northville Central School
  • Christine Suhr- Wells Central School
  • Dawn Frank- Wheelerville Union Free School

Interlibrary Coordination & Development (ICAD) Committee

Mission Statement: The Interlibrary Coordination and Development Committee (formerly the Coordinated Collection Development Committee):

  • Monitors collection strengths to ensure that collections are current in relation to school curricula and NYS Standards.
  • Proposes and reviews policies and procedures for media center coordination and development; for example, weeding collections and submission of cataloging information for database entry.
  • Recommends to the Advisory Council specific expenditures of SLS grant and HFM COSER monies to promote technological advancements which support more timely access to materials in all collections.
  • Supports collection development.
  • Monitors the accessibility and timeliness of ILL and continue to suggest or provide better means of doing so.
Committee Members:
  • Dawn Frank- Wheelerville Union Free School
  • Kristi Beedon – Administrative Coordinator School Library System HFM BOCES
  • Karen Johnson- Oppenheim-Ephratah- St. Johnsville School
  • Tariyka Chaulk- Library Media Specialist HFM BOCES
  • Mary VanPatten- Fort Plain High School
  • Carla Bengle-Mackey – Gloversville High School
  • Laura Campagna – McNulty Elementary School and Marie Curie Elementary School Amsterdam
  • Amber Smith – Fonda- Fultonville School

(This statement is subject to review and amendment. Reviewed and approved by the HFM SLS Advisory Council, January 2003.)

Long Range Planning Committee

The Long Range Planning Committee provides the BOCES Hamilton-Fulton and Montgomery Instructional Technology and Information Resource Services Coordinator with a framework for the future by maintaining a standing committee:

  • To develop and annually update the Plans of Service for the SLS and IRC.
  • To explore objectives for the future.
  • To propose recommendations for a course of action to the School Library System/IRC Council.
Committee Members:
  • Carla Bengle-Mackey- Gloversville High School
  • Dawn Frank- Wheelerville Central School
  • Eric Trahan- Mohawk Valley Library System
  • Kristi Beedon- Administrative Coordinator School Library System HFM BOCES
  • Dan Towne- FMCC
  • Christine Suhr-Wells Central School
  • Terri Brown- Northville Central School
  • Tariyka Chaulk- Library Media Specialist HFM BOCES

Member Plan Committee  

The purpose of this Member Plan is to serve as a self-assessment tool for library services within a school district and/or building.

  • Helps to illustrate how the library media program meets the needs of teachers and students in your school
  • Stimulate self-assessment and long-range planning for your school library program
  • Includes information in the following categories: resources, communication, services, and staffing
  • Includes NYS Self-Assessment Rubric
  • Required by the Commissioner’s Regulations [C.R. 90.18 (f) (4)]
Committee Members:
  • Mary VanPatten- Fort Plain High School
  • Karen Johnson- Oppenheim- Ephratah-St. Johnsville
  • Dawn Frank- Wheelerville Union Free School
  • Kristi Beedon- Administrative Coordinator School Library System HFM BOCES
  • Carla- Bengle Mackey- Gloversville High School
  • Laura Campagna- Marie Curie and R.J. Mcnulty, Amsterdam
  • Amber Smith- Fonda-Fultonville Central School
  • Tariyka Chaulk- Library Media Specialist HFM BOCES
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