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School Library System - WSWHE BOCES: About SLS

Information and Resources for School Librarians

WSWHE School Library System

             WSWHE School Library Services

SLS Council 2020-2021

Council Meetings 2019-2020

Dates for 2019-2010 Council Meetings:

October 1, 2019

January 23, 2020

March 5, 2020

April 29, 2020 - Rescheduled for May 22, 2020

Note: Agendas and Minutes will be posted prior to meetings

2020-2021 is the year we write a new 5-year Plan of Service.  Additional meetings may be needed.

Mission Statement & Bylaws

Plan of Service

On April 26, 2016, we received official approval from DLD that our five-year Plan of Service for 2016 - 2021 was approved.  See below for the Plan as both Word and pdf documents.

Annual Survey 2019-20

Annual Survey questions for 2019-20 are based on automation and other online resources and services, and the SLS response during COVID19 for our librarians. The purpose was to target areas in which we need to improve, and to aid in planning areas for the next Plan of Service.

SLS Google Site

You can also check out our Google Site for additional information!

Staff Contact Information

For all questions, concerns, issues or problems that generally relate to School Library Services (such as OPALS, Overdrive, eBooks, databases), please email  This will help in streamlining the responses as more than one person checks this address.

J’aimé Pfeiffer

Coordinator for School Library Services

27 Gick Road

Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Phone: (518) 581-3700

Amy Brennan-Strack

Databases, Budgets and General Information


Fax: (518) 581-3709

Hours: M - F 7:30 - 3:00

Karin Howansky

School Librarian

OPALS; Overdrive; Professional Development


Hours: M-F 7:30am - 3:00pm 

Deb Massa

Information Processing Specialist

Professional Development Collection and Journals, DAP

Phone (518) 581-3700

Hours: M, T, Th 8:00 - 3:30


Cooperative Collection Development