Events

Find Innovative at educational events throughout the year and around the world.

Webinar: Innovative’s New Training and Learning Center

Innovative Library Services is pleased to announce the launch of a new Training and Learning Center. In this webinar, we'll introduce the Training and Learning Center and the newly designed Customer Support home page, and share helpful hints for navigating the Polaris and Sierra resources saved in one central location.

Webinar: Innovative’s New Training and Learning Center (APAC)

Innovative Library Services is pleased to announce the launch of a new Training and Learning Center. In this webinar, we'll introduce the Training and Learning Center and the newly designed Customer Support home page, and share helpful hints for navigating the Polaris and Sierra resources saved in one central location.

Webinar: Polaris Import Profile Overview

This Innovative webinar will share an overview of the Polaris Import Profile Manager and examples of import profiles used to bring bibliographic records into Polaris.

Webinar: Polaris Serials Check In

Join this webinar for a brief introduction to Serials Holding Records in Polaris. We'll focus on checking in Serials both in the Polaris client and in the Polaris Leap web application.

Webinar: Introduction to Sierra ASAA

With Sierra comes access to the Advanced System Administration and Access (ASAA) options and features. This session will review these options along with several other configurations that used to be restricted to ASAA.

Webinar: Changing Patron Expectations and Vega Discover

Learn how evolving demands on libraries have informed Vega Discover, Innovative's new platform for public libraries. Presented by Yariv Kursh, Innovative General Manager and Jordan Fields, Senior Product Owner, this webinar includes a summary of findings on how patrons are using the library dusring the COVID pandemic. 

Webinar: New Features in Sierra 5.2

Review Create List improvements and  improved security in Sierra 5.2  during this informative webinar.  We'll highlight several new features and a give you a closer look at many other notable changes incorporated into the latest release.

Webinar: Empower your Public Library with Polaris

Now available in Ireland, United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand, learn how a combination of rich functionality, ease of use for both staff and patrons, and holistic customer support.makes the Polaris ILS a leading solution for public libraries. This webinar will discuss how Polaris can help today’s libraries compete, remain relevant and attract online users.

Webinar: Polaris Fiscal Close

Join Michelle Ralston for an overview of the close process and other helpful considerations to ensure a smooth and accurate close for fiscal year-end in Polaris. 

Webinar: Lyngsoe Systems IMMS

Learn how to make smart use of your collection with intelligent floating and the Lyngsoe Systems IMMS.

Enhancing Connections with ChiliFresh

Colquitlam Public Library changed their online catalog to empower their staff and community with the ability to create, curate and share Book Lists with library users from all over the world. ChiliPAC integrates with your catalog and your catalog connects to the world as a truly organic readers’ advisory.

Vega Vision for 2021 and Beyond

Public libraries are invited to join Innovative for a webinar on the future of the cutting-edge Vega platform. This webinar will include a presentation of our vision for Vega in 2021 and beyond, with focus on patron engagement and how Vega’s flexible framework optimizes the patron experience while improving key administrative workflows. We will follow this with a demo of the latest in Vega.

Innovative Public Roadmaps

Join the Innovative product leadership team on this one-hour webinar to review the Innovative product roadmaps. This webinar shares roadmaps for Polaris, INN-Reach, and mobile apps, and discusses additional support for other products.

New Features in Polaris 6.7

Come see an overview of all the great new features in Polaris 6.7, which we released in December 2020. Highlights include support for copying cataloging bibliographic records, bibliographic record bulk change and the ability to create holds for multiple patrons via record sets in Leap.

Webinar: Mobile Worklists Overview

This webinar offers an overview of Mobile Worklists functionality, which includes my lists, adding a list, title paging list, check-in items, inventory.

Webinar: Introduction to Polaris Leap

Come see how the Polaris Leap web client has re-imagined the staff user experience for libraries. This webinar will provide a broad overview of Polaris Leap for libraries considering it for their staff.

Webinar: Decision Center Walk Through

In this session, Mike McClellan, Senior Library Training Consultant, will review Decision Center set up and best practices for resolving common report issues.

IUG 2021 Virtual Conference

The IUG 2021 conference offers a wide variety of program sessions covering technical training, open forum discussions, soft skills training, case studies, best practices, product highlights and demonstrations, and more.

$75

Webinar: Public Library Recovery: Lessons and Opportunities From the COVID-19 Crisis

Innovative is bringing together well-known thought leaders Isobel Hunter and Susan Wills to discuss lessons from the past year and opportunities for public libraries, in what promises to be a simulating discussion full of insights and ideas. Innovative’s Senior Sales consultant Simon Peacock will be hosting the discussion. To join us at 11:00 on 23rd … Continued

CILIP’s Library and Information Supplier Showcase – 2021

Innovative will be presenting at the virtual CILIP Library and Information Supplier Showcase 2021. The Showcase gives library and information professionals the chance to meet in a relaxed, 'non-sales' environment with LMS suppliers, who will demonstrate their systems, listen to your requirements and find solutions to meet your needs. The event will be taking place … Continued

Computers in Libraries Connect 2021

Tom Jacobson, Innovative's VP Executive Library Advocate & Strategist, will be part of a panel on the CIL Connect 2021 online conference "Next Gen Tech & Libraries" at 11am EDT / 8am PDT on Thursday, March 25. Marshall Breeding begins the discussion by exploring some of the key trends that have played out recently, including … Continued

$299

UKSG 2021 Virtual Conference

Innovative is hosting a booth at this year's UKSG 2021 virtual conference! The annual UKSG conference hosts scholarly communications professionals and offers presentations, discussions, lightning talks and exhibitor booths. https://www.uksg.org/event/uksgconference2021

Webinar: Sierra Circulation Product Review

This webinar is part of our Quick Hits webinar series. In this session, Jason Boland, Innovative Senior Library Training Consultant, will review the Sierra products that complement basic circulation functions such as Floating, Deposit and Mobile collections, and Materials Booking. Register: https://go.iii.com/LP-Registration.html  

Texas Library Association 2021 Virtual Conference

Innovative will be hosting a booth at this year's Texas Library Association virtual conference April 22-24 2021. Event highlights: Special author events Social networking with peers and experts Educational programming for all types of libraries taught by your fellow librarians and leaders in the field Exhibit hall Live general sessions each day Chat rooms Visit … Continued

Webinar: Floating Collections in Polaris

This webinar is part of our Quick Hits webinar series. This webinar takes a look at the benefits of floating collections and how to set them up in Polaris. Register: https://go.iii.com/FloatingPolaris_LP-Registration.html

Webinar: Innovative Mobile: There’s An App for That!

Learn more about Innovative's new patron mobile app, Innovative Mobile. Popular features include curbside pickup, integrated e-content, linked family accounts, and usage reports for library staff. Register: https://go.iii.com/WBN-2021-Innovative-Mobile.html

Public Library Resilience: Lessons Learned from the COVID Crisis

Innovative is bringing together well-known industry leaders Roger Henshaw and Ian Anstice to discuss lessons over the past year during the COVID crisis and new opportunities for public libraries, in what promises to be a stimulating discussion full of insights and ideas. Innovative’s Sales Manager Roger Read will host the discussion. Register: https://go.iii.com/LibraryResilience_LP-Registration.html

Free

Webinar: Exporting Records with Polaris Export Utility and Export Express

This webinar is part of our Quick Hits webinar series. We will review the steps to export bibliographic, authority, and item records in the Polaris client Export Utility and in SimplyReports Export Express. We will see the advantages each tool supplies to help determine the best option for extracting records from the Polaris database. SimplyReports … Continued

Free

Webinar: New Features in Sierra 5.3

Join us for an overview of Sierra 5.3. Highlights include improvements to Manage Holds and Create Lists, and many other new features.

American Library Association Annual Conference 2021

Visit our booth at the virtual ALA 2021 conference this June 23-29! Innovative will be hosting a booth at this year's virtual American Libraries Association conference. Come find us for the latest information about our products and to have a live chat with Innovative staff!  

Webinar: Sierra Serials Claiming

Innovative will review the benefits of the electronic claiming product and how to set it up, and provide a general overview of serials claiming.

Webinar: No Internet? No Problem: Polaris Offline Circulation

This webinar is part of our Quick Hits webinar series. Join Innovative's Michelle Ralston as she provides an overview of offline circulation functionality in both Polaris and Polaris Leap. Register: https://go.iii.com/OfflineCirPolaris_LP-Registration.html 

Webinar: New Features in Polaris 7.0

This webinar is part of our Quick Hits webinar series. Join us for this session highlighting new features and updates being released in Polaris 7.0. Register: https://go.iii.com/Polaris7.0_LP-Registration.html

Webinar: Vega Discover Showcases

Join us for a demo of Showcases within Vega Discover and the Vega Engagement Suite modules with Michael Monroy, Director of Global Sales Support, and Tom Jacobson, VP, Executive Library Advocate & Strategist.
Register: https://go.iii.com/WBN-2021-Vega-Discover-Showcases.html

Webinar: Sierra Indexing Rules Explained

This webinar is part of our Quick Hits webinar series. This session explains how indexing is set up for the keyword and phrase indexes used in Sierra, WebPAC, and Encore. Register: https://go.iii.com/SierraIndexing_LP-Registration.html

Webinar: Cataloging in Leap with Polaris 7.0

This webinar is part of our Quick Hits webinar series. Join Michelle Ralston for an overview of what Polaris 7.0 has done for cataloging in Leap. Register: https://go.iii.com/CataloginginLeap_LP-Registration.html

Webinar: Strategies for Increased Community Engagement

Please join us as we welcome Ken Chad, globally-respected library advocate and sector expert, to discuss the challenges public libraries face in redefining their role in the community.

Webinar: Polaris Authority Control

This webinar is part of our Quick Hits webinar series. Are your authorities out of control? Join us in this session to learn about authority control in Polaris. Register: https://go.iii.com/QHW-Authority-Control-in-Polaris.html

Webinar: Sierra Authority Control

This webinar is part of our Quick Hits webinar series. How does Sierra use authority records to promote authority control in the cataloging function? Join this session with Jason Boland to learn more. Register: https://go.iii.com/QHW-Sierra-Authority-Control.html

Webinar: New perspectives on the library technology market

This first Local Government Library Technology (LGLibTech) "Leaders' dialogue" webinar will be a discussion between library technology expert and consultant Ken Chad and Innovative General Manager Yariv Kursh on October 27, 3pm BST/10am EDT.

Webinar: Sierra via Summon

Sierra via Summon is available and being used by early adopting libraries to deliver a stronger, more unified discovery and management experience. Join us October 28 at 11am EDT for a webinar on the Sierra via Summon enhanced integration.

Webinar: Vega Discover Firsthand Stories

Vega Discover has been in the market for a year. Two Vega Discover libraries will share their firsthand experiences with Discover’s development, testing, and implementation on November 18 at 11am EST.

Webinar: Grant Writing 101

Join us as we welcome Patricia Anderson for a webinar on the seven steps necessary for a successful grant application.

ALA Midwinter 2022 LibLearnX

The 2022 American Library Association Midwinter Conference LibLearnX will take place online from Friday, January 21 through Monday, January 24, 2022.

Webinar: What’s New in Polaris 7.1

Come see an overview of all the great new features in Polaris 7.1, which we released in January 2022. This webinar is part of Innovative's Quick Hits Webinar series.

IUG 2021 Virtual Conference

The IUG 2022 conference is an opportunity to connect with Innovative and other Innovative libraries online.

Texas Library Association 2022

Fort Worth Convention Center 1201 Houston St., Fort Worth, TX, United States

Join us at TLA booth 1418 to see what’s new from Polaris, Sierra, and Vega.

Webinar: Taking The Leap

Join us for an overview on how to create and maintain bibliographic records in Leap. 

Webinar: See what’s ahead for IUG in 2023

Join to hear 2023 IUG chair Maisam Nouh from Ferguson Library recap IUG 2022, welcome new membership, and reveal plans for the next IUG conference.

ALA Annual Conference 2022

Walter E. Washington Convention Center 801 Mt Vernon Pl NW, Washington, DC, United States

Join us at Booth #2507 in The Library Marketplace at ALA 2022 in Washington DC.

CILIP Conference + Expo 2022

Liverpool Convention Centre Kings Dock, Liverpool Waterfront, Liverpool, United Kingdom

Come see us at Stand 2 at the CILIP Conf + Expo 2022 in Liverpool!

Webinar: Sierra Inventory

This webinar will review inventory functionality in Sierra and talked about methods for inventory data loading.

Webinar: Public Library Events, Marketing and Promotion

Join us for a best practice discussion with Anthony Hopkins, Head of Library, Heritage and Adult Education Services for the London Borough of Merton and a Trustee of Libraries Connected, along with experts from Innovative Interfaces.

Queensland Public Libraries Association Conference

Bundaberg Multiplex Sport and Convention Centre 1 Civic Avenue, Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia

Please join us at the Queensland Public Libraries Association Conference 2022, 12-14 October!

Illinois Library Association Annual Conference 2022

Stephens Convention Center 5555 N. River Road, Rosemont, IL, United States

Stop by the Innovative booth 727 to learn more about Polaris, Sierra, and our new ultramodern patron engagement tools within the Vega Library Experience (LX) suite.

SWITCH 2022

Come see Innovative at Booth 37 at the Annual Conference of the New South Wales Public Libraries Association (NSWPLA)!

Webinar: Innovative Mobile

Come see an overview of Innovative Mobile, our mobile application for patron library experiences.

Webinar: Las bibliotecas no son solo libros

Las bibliotecas no son solo libros: crea una comunidad fiel y comprometida con Vega Program / Descubre la aplicación número de bibliotecas: Innovative Mobile App

Webinar: Building Your Impact Story

Presenters Kay Stebbins, Director of Research & Analytics with Boyette Strategic Advisors and Nathan Coulter, Executive Director, Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) share the results and implications of the CALS 10-year impact study.

LibLearnX 2023

Ernest Morial Convention Center, New Orleans 900 Convention Center Blvd, New Orleans, LA, United States

Innovative will be at LibLearnX in New Orleans, January 27-30!

Webinar: Learn about IUG 2023

Join the Innovative Users Group for an informational session about the IUG 2023 Conference May 10-13 in Phoenix.

Online training: Sierra Create Lists

This two-day workshop shows you how to maximize the use of the create lists functions within the Sierra environment.

$700

Breakfast at ALA 2023

Join us for breakfast during ALA on Saturday, June 25 at 8am local time.

CILIP Conference 2023

Innovative will be at CILIP 2023 at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole 12-13 July!

Libraries Rewired Conference

Innovative is pleased to be attending CILIP's Libraries Rewired conference in London, England on November 10. 

Webinar: The fight against book bans

Join us as we host Illinois State Senator Laura Murphy on her legislation preventing book bans in the state of Illinois. Senator Murphy will be accompanied by Chris Brown, Library Commissioner for the Chicago Public Library.

LIANZA Annual Conference

Come see Innovative at Booth 42 at the LIANZA Conference at the Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre.

Webinar: Marketing 101 for Librarians

Marketing Maven Kathy Dempsey will illustrate the Cycle of True Marketing, how to get started, and finally, how to make your promotions more efficient and effective.

SWITCH Annual Conference

Come see Innovative at the New South Wales Public Library Association 2023 SWITCH conference in Penrith!

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