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Diversity and Collaborative Knowledge Network

The individuals and partner organizations in every region of the state are the heart of the Diversity and Collaborative Knowledge Network. They provide support for the centers, institutes, repositories, and educators enabling us to continuously add to the primary sources available on this website and offer trainings for the curators of those records and the educators bringing those records into their classrooms.

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Our Network

Western New York

Project Coordinator

Heidi Ziemer

Education Coordinators

Jessica Karnes  
Dana Serure

Collections Coordinator

Jason Barone

Partner Organizations

Western NY Library Resources Council

Erie 1 BOCES

Niagara Frontier Council for the Social Studies

Finger Lakes/Rochester

Project Coordinator

Christine Ridarsky

Education Coordinator

Toni Stevens-Oliver

Collections Coordinator

Laura Osterhout

Partner Organizations

Rochester Public Library

Rochester Regional Library Council

Monroe 1 BOCES

Central New York

Project Coordinator

Matthew Urtz

Education Coordinators

Francine Grannell
Penny Sweeney

Collections Coordinator

Ryan Perry

Partner Organizations

Madison County Historian

Central New York Library Resources Council

Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES

Southern Tier

Project Coordinator

Mary-Carol Lindbloom

Education Coordinators

Patricia Walsh
Nicole Waski-Laura

Collections Coordinator

Claire Lovell

Partner Organizations

South Central Regional Library Council

Broome-Tioga BOCES

Four County Library System

Capital District

Project Coordinator

Marietta Carr

Education Coordinator

Annie Gersztoff

Collections Coordinator

Susan D'Entremont

Partner Organizations

Schenectady County Historical Society

Capital District Library Council

Capital Region BOCES

Mid-Hudson

Project Coordinator

Kelsey Milner

Education Coordinators

Kathleen Helhoski
Timothy Potts

Collections Coordinator

Brenda Shufelt

Partner Organizations

Southeastern New York Library Resources Council

Hudson Area Library

Orange-Ulster BOCES

Long Island

Project Coordinator

Victoria Berger

Education Coordinators

Sara Kardasz
Judy Ashby
Carl Vitevitch

Collections Coordinator

Nicole Menchise

Partner Organizations

Suffolk County Historical Society Museum

Western Suffolk BOCES

New York City

Project Coordinator

Sergio Villavicencio

Collections Coordinator

Michael Crowder

Partner Organizations

Iona College

Greenburgh Public Library