Mentor program

The IDS Project is nothing if not a community, so it places a great deal of emphasis upon support and collaboration. Central to this is the mentor program, which assigns volunteer applications and systems specialists from current member libraries to each new member. Through both onsite visits and regular communications, the mentors help the staff at the joining library to configure ILLiad, optimize their workflows, and implement the technical requirements of the IDS Project. This also helps build personal relationships that form the foundation of a strong community, which gathers every year for the IDS Project Conference. The IDS Project’s listserv provides another forum for members to stay connected throughout the year, further strengthening the IDS Project’s community.

Need a mentor? Contact Beth Posner, Director of Mentors

Meet our mentors

Name Email Institution
Jennifer Acker Hudson Valley Community College
Silvia Cho CUNY Graduate Center
Michelle DeLaFleur Utica College
John De La Fontaine Occidental College
Ronald Figueroa Syracuse University
Heather Gad SUNY Oneonta
Timothy Jackson SUNY
Jay Kibby The College of St. Rose
Will Koch CUNY Brooklyn College
Jessica McGivney SUNY Farmingdale
Melissa Perez University of Texas at San Antonio
Beth Posner CUNY Graduate Center
Logan Rath SUNY Brockport
Sarah Shank Ithaca College
Chris Sisak Nazareth College
Elise Thornley Binghamton University
Heidi Webb Upstate Medical
Chris White Sage Colleges

The mentors assist staff in the following areas:

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