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

NameOrganization Or LibraryILSRoleTerm Ends
Eleanor CrumblehulmeSILSPolarisCo-Coordinator2023
Sarah FrieldsmithUniversity of San DiegoSierraCo-Coordinator2024

Polaris Team

NameOrganization or LibraryTerm Ends
Mieko Fujiura-LandersCCS2024
Kristine den BoonMarigold Library System2024
Beth BechtelBridges Library System2023
Clark KentCity of Eugene2024
Jamie KingNiles-Maine District Library2023
Beth LaneRegina Public Library2023
Kathy McKinneyFarmington Community Library2023
Daniel MesserLibrary Systems & Services2024
Celia MulderCilinton-Macomb Public Library2024
Sharon O'BrienMVLS/SALS2024
Sara ScodiusNorthbrook Public Library2024
Amie ScottBrownsburg Public Library2024
Erin ShieldNorth Olympic Library System2024
Elaine SloanLynx Consortium / Boise Public Library2024
Sarah St. MartinGMILCS2023
Jeff TateWichita Public Library2023
Jason TenterSILS2024

Sierra Team

NameOrganization Or LibraryTerm Ends
Kimberly AllenUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill2022
Lindsey BrayOmaha Public Library2022
Shawn FarrellPublic Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County2022
Xuemei (Sherry) GeTennessee State University2022
Roz GoldsteinWidener University, Wolfgram Memorial Library2023
Jeremy GoldsteinMinuteman Library Network2024
Adam HornseyDeakin University Library2023
Kristina JohnstonGail Borden Public Library2023
Kanta KapoorMilton Public Library2023
Eileen KellerSuffolk Cooperative Library System2023
Sundarie KishorePrinceton Public Library2023
Laura LzaratonCincinnati & Hamilton County Public Library2024
Jennifer NicolottiTulsa City-County Library2023
Cassie OgleTazewell County Public Library2022
Paivi RentzTexas State University2022
Dorothea RichardsKent State University2023
Pam SkittinoDeerfield Public Library2024
Jason ThomaleUniversity of North Texas Library2023
Nicole TurzilloSuffolk Cooperative Library System2024
Lynn UhlmanMaine InfoNet2023
Alex VancinaHelen Plum Library2024
Sheryl VanderWagenLakeland Library Cooperative2023
Diane WardPima County Public Library2024
Joy WiserMountain View Public Library2023
Annette WoodsStark County District Library2023
Elizabeth WrightVancouver Island Regional Library2023