IUG Idea Exchange Team

The Idea Exchange Team work at IUG member libraries and have a strong familiarity with different components of the Polaris and Sierra systems.

Idea Exchange Team members play a crucial role in helping Idea Exchange participants make the best possible case for their proposed enhancements.

Moderators help idea authors clarify the value and purpose of their ideas. Moderators keep the conversation going by connecting similar ideas and soliciting comments from the community.

Expert Reviewers assess ideas that have passed a certain threshold of votes and comments for assess overall value, need, and feasibility.

Roles are not fixed: Idea Exchange Team members might be a moderator on one challenge and an expert reviewer on another.

Interested in joining the team?  Recruitment occurs each April/May around the time of the annual conference, and is open to anyone from an IUG member organization.

For more information, contact us at enhancements@innovativeusers.org


Leadership Team


 Name  Organization Or Library  ILS  Role   Term Ends
 Eleanor Crumblehulme SILS Polaris  Co-Coordinator  2023
 Sarah Frieldsmith University of San Diego Sierra  Co-Coordinator  2024


Polaris Team

 Name   Organization Or Library Term Ends
Mieko Fujiura-Landers CCS 2024
Kristine den Boon Marigold Library System 2024
Beth Bechtel Bridges Library System 2023
Clark Kent City of Eugene 2024
Jamie King Niles-Maine District Library 2023
Beth Lane Regina Public Library 2023
Kathy McKinney Farmington Community Library 2023
Daniel Messer Library Systems & Services 2024
Celia Mulder Cilinton-Macomb Public Library 2024
Sharon O’Brien MVLS/SALS 2024
Sara Scodius Northbrook Public Library 2024
Amie Scott Brownsburg Public Library 2024
Erin Shield North Olympic Library System 2024
Elaine Sloan Lynx Consortium / Boise Public Library 2024
Sarah St. Martin GMILCS 2023
Jeff Tate Wichita Public Library 2023
Jason Tenter SILS 2024


Sierra Team

 Name  Organization Or Library  Term Ends
Kimberly Allen University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 2022
Lindsey Bray Omaha Public Library 2022
Shawn Farrell Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County 2022
Xuemei (Sherry) Ge Tennessee State University 2022
Roz Goldstein Widener University, Wolfgram Memorial Library 2023
Jeremy Goldstein Minuteman Library Network 2024
Adam Hornsey Deakin University Library 2023
Kristina Johnston Gail Borden Public Library 2023
Kanta Kapoor Milton Public Library 2023
Eileen Keller Suffolk Cooperative Library System 2023
Sundarie Kishore Princeton Public Library 2023
Laura Lzaraton Cincinnati & Hamilton County Public Library 2024
Jennifer Nicolotti Tulsa City-County Library 2023
Cassie Ogle Tazewell County Public Library 2022
Paivi Rentz Texas State University 2022
Dorothea Richards Kent State University 2023
Pam Skittino Deerfield Public Library 2024
Jason Thomale University of North Texas Library 2023
Nicole Turzillo Suffolk Cooperative Library System 2024
Lynn Uhlman Maine InfoNet 2023
Alex Vancina Helen Plum Library 2024
Sheryl VanderWagen Lakeland Library Cooperative 2023
Diane Ward Pima County Public Library 2024
Joy Wiser Mountain View Public Library 2023
Annette Woods Stark County District Library 2023
Elizabeth Wright Vancouver Island Regional Library 2023