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SLS Committees


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:
  • Kristi Beedon (term 7/1/17 – 6/30/20) Lynch Literacy Academy, Amsterdam
  • Carla Bengle-Mackey (term 7/1/17 – 6/30/20) Gloversville High School, Gloversville
  • Cornelius Bradt (term 7/1/15 – 6/30/18) St. Mary’s Institute, Amsterdam
  • Tariyka Chaulk (term 7/1/16 – 6/30/18) Knox Junior High School, Johnstown
  • Dan Towne (term 7/1/17 – 6/30/20) Fulton-Montgomery Community College
  • Kathy Gundrum (term 7/1/15 – 6/30/18) Capital District Library Council
  • Karen Johnson, Chair (term 7/1/16 – 6/30/19) Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville High School, OESJ
  • Tammy Jones (term 7/1/16 – 6/30/19) Canajoharie High School, Canajoharie
  • Christine Suhr (term 7/1/16 – 6/30/19) Wells Central School, Wells
  • Eric Trahan (term 7/1/14 – 6/30/17) Mohawk Valley Library System
  • Halley Zanconto (term 7/1/17 – 6/30/20) Mayfield High School, Mayfield

Communication Coordinators

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

Committee Members:
  • Sharon Flichtbeil – Amsterdam R.J. McNulty School
  • Florence Glasser – Broadalbin-Perth Middle/Intermediate School
  • Tammy Jones – Canajoharie High School
  • Peggy Trzaskos – Edinburg Common School
  • Lori Mead – Fonda-Fultonville Central School
  • Mary VanPatten – Fort Plain High School
  • Megan Hallenbeck – Gloversville Middle School
  • Dylan Thomarie – Johnstown High School
  • Sheila Crouse – Lake Pleasant Central School
  • Halley Zanconato – Mayfield Central School
  • Mary Harrington – Northville Central School
  • Karen Johnson – Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville High School
  • Christine Suhr – Wells Central School School
  • Dawn Frank – Wheelerville Union Free School
  • Cornelius Bradt – St. Mary’s Institute

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.
  • Coordinates with other HFM SLS committees.

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

Committee Members:
  • Sharon Flitchbeil, R.J. McNulty Elementary School, Amsterdam
  • Dawn Frank, Wheelerville Union Free School
  • Karen Johnson, Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville High School
  • Mary Van Patten, Fort Plain Junior/Senior High School

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
  • Mike Daly, Fulton-Montgomery Community College
  • Dawn Frank, Wheelerville Union Free School
  • Megan Hallenbeck – Gloversville Middle School
  • TBD, Community Representative
  • Christine Suhr – Wells Central School
  • Eric Trahan, Mohawk Valley Library System
  • Halley Zanconato – Mayfield High School

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:
    • Carla Bengle-Mackey, Gloversville High School
    • Karen Johnson, Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville High School
    • Lori Mead, Fonda-Fultonville Central