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 Elise Thornley, Coordinator of Mentors

Meet our mentors

Name Email Institution
Nancy Abashian Binghamton University
Jennifer Acker Hudson Valley Community College
Silvia Cho CUNY Graduate Center
Jay Kibby The College of St. Rose
Will Koch CUNY Brooklyn College
Micquel Little Claremont College Library
Karen Okamoto John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Melissa Perez University of Texas at San Antonio
Beth Posner CUNY Graduate Center
Chris Sisak Nazareth College
Elise Thornley Binghamton University
Simone Yearwood Queens College

The mentors assist staff in the following areas:

Meet our Logic Specialists