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Diversity and Collaborative Knowledge Network

The Diversity and Collaborative Knowledge Program and Institutes are made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. 


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.

Regional Map of New York

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

Wadsworth Library

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

Cazenovia Public Library

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

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