The IUG

The Innovative Users Group provides a community for anyone and everyone who uses Innovative solutions to support their library experience and operations. In the field of integrated library software solutions, this group is the only self-governed organization. Since its origin in 1991, it has been funded and managed entirely by its own members.

IUG provides its members annual meetings, online discussions, a digital online clearinghouse, and branches in the Americas, Asia, and Europe. This independent group represents the views of its members in an ongoing dialog with our company to facilitate efficient use and constant improvement of our products.

Because IUG is managed independently from our company, membership requires annual dues of $100 to fund costs associated with these benefits, paid directly to  IUG. These dues provide access to everyone in your institution.

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We recommend membership to our customers, as it offers a wealth of benefits:

  • Chat online with members around the world about Innovative products, ideas, and advice.
  • Share and download resources produced by the IUG and its members in the IUG Clearinghouse.
  • Contribute to and vote on recommendations for the development and improvement of Innovative products.
  • Meet other Innovative users in-person at any of its 24 annual IUG conferences hosted in 10 different countries across the globe.
  • Find like-minded Innovative users in the Member Directory.
  • Sign up for informative emails about the group and its activities.
  • Hold a seat in the IUG’s elected steering committee.
  • Nominate, vote on, and receive awards for exemplary service to the community.