Events

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

Director Link for Public Libraries 2019

The Camby 2401 E Camelback Road, Phoenix, AZ

Innovative invites you to Director Link – a new forum for public libraries to share insights, ideas, and best practices that help your library continue to innovate and thrive. • See the new Innovative Discovery and our product roadmap • Discuss strategic planning, funding sources, and library reputation • Share your feedback about our solutions … Continued

THETA Conference 2019

Novotel Wollongong Northbeach 2-14 Cliff Rd, North Wollongong, NSW 2520 Australia

THETA – The Higher Education Technology Agenda – is the number one biennial conference in Australasia promoting the intelligent use of information technology in higher education and research.

THETA Conference 2019

Novotel Wollongong Northbeach 2-14 Cliff Rd, North Wollongong, NSW 2520 Australia

THETA – The Higher Education Technology Agenda – is the number one biennial conference in Australasia promoting the intelligent use of information technology in higher education and research.

MOBIUS Annual Conference 2019

Holiday Inn Executive Center 2200 Interstate 70 Dr SW, Columbia, MO

The MOBIUS Annual Conference is a chance for MOBIUS members to come together once a year and swap ideas, network, and receive training. The conference is free for employees of Missouri libraries and affordable for those coming from outside the state.

MOBIUS Annual Conference 2019

Holiday Inn Executive Center 2200 Interstate 70 Dr SW, Columbia, MO

The MOBIUS Annual Conference is a chance for MOBIUS members to come together once a year and swap ideas, network, and receive training. The conference is free for employees of Missouri libraries and affordable for those coming from outside the state.

SCONUL Summer Conference & AGM 2019

Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Portland StreetManchester,

SCONUL promotes awareness of the role of academic libraries in supporting research excellence and student achievement and employability, and represents their views and interests to government, regulators and other stakeholders. It helps academic libraries collaborate to deliver services efficiently, including through shared services, and to share knowledge and best practice.

WILIUG Conference 2019

Harold Washington Library Center 400 S State Street, Chicago, IL

The 2019 Wisconsin - Illinois Innovative Users Group conference will be held on Friday, June 14 at Chicago Public Library’s Harold Washington Library Center.

EIUG Conference 2019

University of Hull Cottingham Road, Kingston upon Hull, Yorkshire and the Humber

The 2019 European Innovative Users Group Conference will be held June 17 & 18 at the University of Hull in Kingston upon Hull, England.

EIUG Conference 2019

University of Hull Cottingham Road, Kingston upon Hull, Yorkshire and the Humber

The 2019 European Innovative Users Group Conference will be held June 17 & 18 at the University of Hull in Kingston upon Hull, England.

ALA Annual Conference 2019

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

With a focus on engagement, dialogue, and innovation around transforming libraries, the content of ALA conferences and meetings will help you help your library track trends and keep up with this rapidly changing field. You’ll get ideas and tips from hundreds of programs, discussion groups, updates, networking events, and speakers.

LIBER Annual Conference 2019

Trinity College Dublin, The University of Dublin College Green, Dublin 2Dublin,

LIBER’s Annual Conference is a key meeting point for research library professionals. The goal of the conference is to identify the most pressing needs for research libraries, and to share information and ideas for addressing those needs.

ILUG Conference 2019

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

The 2019 Innovative Law Users Group Annual Meeting will be held at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, July 13.

ILUG Conference 2019

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

The 2019 Innovative Law Users Group Annual Meeting will be held at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, July 13.

RMRIUG Conference 2019

Farr Regional Library 1939 61st Avenue, Greeley, CO

The 2019 Rocky Mountain Region Innovative Users Group Conference will be held on August 2 at the Farr Regional Library in Greeley, Colorado.

IFLA WLIC Conference 2019

The Megaron Athens International Conference Centre Vass. Sofias & KokkaliAthens,

The 85th IFLA General Conference and Assembly will be held August 24 - August 30 in Athens, Greece.

Meet Colin Carter, Sales Director, Europe and Africa, on Monday, August 26 from 14:00 -14:45 in the Expo Pavilion. Colin will present "Meet Inspire Discovery: The most advanced discovery solution. Ever." - Session #130.

IFLA WLIC Conference 2019

The Megaron Athens International Conference Centre Vass. Sofias & KokkaliAthens,

The 85th IFLA General Conference and Assembly will be held August 24 - August 30 in Athens, Greece.

Meet Colin Carter, Sales Director, Europe and Africa, on Monday, August 26 from 14:00 -14:45 in the Expo Pavilion. Colin will present "Meet Inspire Discovery: The most advanced discovery solution. Ever." - Session #130.

Malaysia IUG Conference 2019

Bangi Resort Hotel 43650 Bandar Baru BangiSelangor,

The 2019 Malaysia Innovative Users Group Conference will be held on Thursday, September 5 at the Bangi Resort Hotel in Selangor.

Malaysia IUG Conference 2019

Bangi Resort Hotel 43650 Bandar Baru BangiSelangor,

The 2019 Malaysia Innovative Users Group Conference will be held on Thursday, September 5 at the Bangi Resort Hotel in Selangor.

MIUG Conference 2019

Lansing Community College - West Campus 5708 Cornerstone Drive, Lansing, MI

The 2019 Michigan Innovative Users Group Conference will be held on Friday, September 13 at Lansing Community College - West Campus.

MIUG Conference 2019

Lansing Community College - West Campus 5708 Cornerstone Drive, Lansing, MI

The 2019 Michigan Innovative Users Group Conference will be held on Friday, September 13 at Lansing Community College - West Campus.

CALCON Conference 2019

Embassy Suites by Hilton Loveland Hotel 4705 Clydesdale Parkway, Loveland, CO

The 2019 Colorado Association of Libraries Annual Conference will be held September 19 - 21 at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Loveland Hotel Conference Center & Spa in Loveland.

Visit Innovative at Booth #48!

OH-IUG Conference 2019

State Library of Ohio 274 E. First Avenue, Columbus, OH

The 2019 Ohio Innovative Users Group Conference will be held on Friday, September 20 at State Library of Ohio in Columbus.

NE IUG Conference 2019

The Ferguson Library One Public Library Plaza, Stamford, CT

The 2019 New England Innovative Users Group Conference will be held on Tuesday, September 24 at The Ferguson Library in Stamford, CT.

ECIUG Conference 2019

Idea Exchange 12 Water Street South, Cambridge, Ontario

The 2019 Eastern Canada Innovative Users Group Conference will be held on October 8 at the Idea Exchange, Old Post Office in Cambridge, ON.

ECIUG Conference 2019

Idea Exchange 12 Water Street South, Cambridge, Ontario

The 2019 Eastern Canada Innovative Users Group Conference will be held on October 8 at the Idea Exchange, Old Post Office in Cambridge, ON.

WLA Conference 2019

Kalahari Convention Center 1305 Kalahari Drive, Wisconsin Dells, WI

The 2019 Wisconsin Library Association Annual Conference will be held October 8-11, 2019 at the Kalahari Convention Center in Wisconsin Dells, WI.

MAIUG Conference 2019

Cairn University 200 Manor Avenue, Langhorne, PA

The 2019 Mid-Atlantic Innovative Users Group Conference will be held on Monday, October 14 at Cairn University in Langhorne, PA.

WILIUG Fall Meeting 2019

Milwaukee Public Library 3912 S. Howell Ave, Milwaukee, WI

The Wisconsin/Illinois IUG will meet on Friday, October 18th, 2019 at the Tippecanoe Branch of the Milwaukee Public Library.

LIANZA Conference 2019

Vodafone Events Centre 770 Great South Road, Manukau, Auckland

The 2019 LIANZA Conference will be held October 21 - October 23. The Conference will be a unique experience, convened by our Pasifika Information Management Network and held for the first time in South Auckland.

Visit with Innovative representatives at BOOTH #7.

NW-IUG Virtual Conference

The NW-IUG conference is being held virtually this year to accommodate team members that can’t typically travel.

Innovative will present a company update and share Polaris, Sierra, and Mobility product roadmaps.

WCIUG Conference

Fraser Valley Regional Library Administrative Centre 34589 DeLair Road, Abbotsford, British Columbia

The 2019 Western Canada Innovative Users Group Conference will be held on Thursday, October 24 at the Fraser Valley Regional Library Administrative Centre.

WCIUG Conference

Fraser Valley Regional Library Administrative Centre 34589 DeLair Road, Abbotsford, British Columbia

The 2019 Western Canada Innovative Users Group Conference will be held on Thursday, October 24 at the Fraser Valley Regional Library Administrative Centre.

CLA Conference 2019

Pasadena Convention Center 300 E Green St, Pasadena, CA

The 2019 California Library Association Conference will take place October 24 - October 26 in Pasadena.
Visit Innovative at Booth #201!

SCIUG Conference 2019

Glendale Downtown Central Library 222 East Harvard Street, Glendale, CA

The 2019 Southern California Innovative Users Group Conference will be held on Wednesday, October 30 at the Glendale Downtown Central Library.

NorCal IUG Conference 2019

Santa Clara City Library 2635 Homestead Road, Santa Clara, CA

The 2019 Northern California Innovative Users Group Conference will be held on Friday, November 1 at the Santa Clara City Library.

International Forum 2019

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The International Forum 2019 - Crossroads of Sciences on Knowledge, Information and Data - will be held 4 - 7 November 2019 in Kuala Lumpur.

Charleston Library Conference 2019

Charleston Gaillard Center 95 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC

The 2019 Charleston Library Conference will be held November 4 - November 8 at the Francis Marion, the Embassy Suites Historic, and the Courtyard Marriott Historic hotels, plus the Gaillard Center Charleston.

Library Journal Directors’ Summit 2019

Tulsa Central Library 400 Civic Center, Tulsa, OK

The 2019 Library Journal Directors' Summit will be held November 7 and November 8 at the Tulsa Central Library in Tulsa, OK.

IUG-SA Conference 2019

East London International Convention Centre 22 ESPLANADE, EAST LONDON, Quigney

The 2019 South African Innovative Users Group Conference will be held November 13 and November 14 at the East London International Convention Centre.

CILIP LMS Showcase Autumn 2019

CILIP 7 Ridgmount StreetLondon,

The 2019 Library Management Systems (LMS) Suppliers Autumn Showcase will be held on Friday, November 15 in London.

AIUG Conference 2019

The University of Melbourne 1—100 Grattan Street, Melbourne, Victoria

The 2019 Australasian Innovative Users Group Conference will be held on November 21 and November 22 at The University of Melbourne.

ArkIUG 2019

Polaris

The 2019 Arkansas Innovative Users Group Conference will be held on November 22 at The Faulkner County Library in Conway.

Innovative Inspire Showcase

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What is the Inspire vision? And how is it different from just another MARC-based system?

Join us for this event, held at the Auraria Library in Denver from 10:30 am - 2:30 pm, and learn more about this new, state-of-the-art platform that delivers library experiences designed to meet people’s expectations of modern software solutions.

Innovative Webinar: Cyber Security for Libraries: How to Prepare for a Ransomware Attack

With ransomware attacks becoming more common, local governments and higher education entities are at risk. Join Innovative and Security Practice Leader Matt Wilgus from Schellman to discuss malware 101, unique risks to libraries, and preventative controls.

Nathan James, Director of Technology and Collection Innovation at Central Arkansas Library System will share what they learned from the ransomware attack on their library system, and tips on what to do if it happens to you.

10 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Pacific / 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. Eastern

AMICAL 2020

American University of Kuwait 15 Salem Al Mubarak St.Salmiya,

The 2020 AMICAL Conference will be held 15–18 January at the American University of Kuwait in Salmiya, marking the consortium’s 17th annual meeting and conference.

Innovative Webinar: How to Secure State Funding to Join the Link+ Resource Sharing Network

The NorthNet Library System and Innovative Interfaces, Inc. invite you to an informative webinar to discuss how your library can benefit from available statewide grant funding from the “Link+ Regional Resource Sharing Project” to join the Link+ resource sharing network. These funds are limited and we encourage interested libraries to act quickly if they wish to take advantage of this opportunity. Libraries using any ILS are welcome - using an Innovative ILS is not required to join Link+.

This webinar is for libraries in the state of California.

2:00 - 3:00 pm Pacific

Register Now!

Webinar: Transform Your Catalog: One University’s Experience with BIBFRAME-based Discovery

Stephanie Kaceli, Library Director at Cairn University, will share Cairn’s involvement and testing with Innovative’s new library platform, Inspire Discovery. Then Martha Rice Sanders, Senior Consultant at Innovative, will dig into the choice to use BIBFRAME instead of MARC data to drive Inspire and what that means for libraries in the future.

2:00 - 3:00 pm Eastern

Register Now!

ALA Midwinter 2020

Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch StreetPhiladelphia,

The 2020 American Library Association Midwinter Conference will take place on Friday, January 24 through Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, PA.

Symposium on the Future of Libraries 2020

Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch StreetPhiladelphia,

The 2020 Symposium on the Future of Libraries @ ALA Midwinter will be held Saturday, January 25 - Monday, January 27, 2020 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, PA.

OLA 2020

Metro Toronto Convention Centre 255 Front St W., Toronto, Ontario

The 2020 Ontario Library Association Super Conference will be held January 29 – February 1, 2020 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Toronto, Ontario.

VALA 2020

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre 2 Clarendon Street, South Wharf, Victoria

The 2020 VALA Conference will be held February 11 - 13, 2020 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

VALA 2020

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre 2 Clarendon Street, South Wharf, Victoria

The 2020 VALA Conference will be held February 11 - 13, 2020 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

PLA 2020

Nashville Music City Center 201 Fifth Avenue South, Nashville, TN

The 2020 Public Library Association Conference will be held February 25 – 29, 2020 at the Nashville Music City Center in Nashville, TN.

Visit Innovative at Booth #817!

Innovative Webinar: Product Roadmaps – Sierra NA & EMEA

Join the Innovative product leadership team on this one-hour webinar to review the Innovative product roadmaps. This webinar will share roadmaps for Sierra, INN-Reach, and relevant mobile apps, and discuss additional support for other products.

Webinar: Product Roadmaps – Sierra APAC

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

Webinar: Product Roadmaps – Polaris

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

Webinar: Polaris Database Cleanup

Polaris Database Cleanup: Reviewing System Codes and Tables. This webinar is part of our Quick Hits webinar series.

WCIUG Conference 2019

The 2019 Western Canada Innovative Users Group Conference will be held October 24 - 25 at the Fraser Valley Regional Library in Abbotsford, BC.

Webinar: Sierra Database Cleanup

Sierra Database Cleanup: Checking your system with easy-to-use tools. Michael McClellan, Senior Library Training Consultant at Innovative, will share two diverse but easy-to-use tools that can be used as part of a plan to review your Sierra system when you are closed to the public. The webinar will also cover Sierra system messages, which alert you to immediate configuration issues and some problems with records, and a walk through of how to use Sierra Statistical Reports. This webinar is part of our Quick Hits webinar series.

Webinar: Sierra Database Analysis – Using Create Lists

Sierra Database Analysis: Checking your System using Create Lists. Michael McClellan, Senior Library Training Consultant at Innovative, will share standard Create Lists strategies to identify problem records for review. Ranging from basic to regular expressions that you can run without needing to know how these work. The webinar will also cover how to use Global Update to easily review the contents of a review file. This webinar is part of our Quick Hits webinar series.

Webinar: New Features in Sierra 5.1

New Features in Sierra 5.1. Thinking of upgrading to Sierra 5.1? Already upgraded and want to learn more? If yes, join us to hear all about the exciting new features in the latest Sierra release. Highlights include restoring deleted records, exporting the Loan Rules & Loan Rule Determiner tables in CSV, and patrons can freeze holds older than 255 days. This webinar is part of our Quick Hits webinar series.

Webinar: New Features in Polaris 6.5

New Features in Polaris 6.5. Come see an overview of all the great new features in Polaris 6.5, which we released at the end of March. Highlights include support for patron preferred names, the ability to cancel hold requests in a shipped status, and completion of adding Outreach Services workflows in Leap. This webinar is part of our Quick Hits webinar serie

Webinar: A first look at Polaris SimplyReports

A first look at Polaris SimplyReports: Get started with this reporting tool. New to Polaris SimplyReports or in need of a refresher? Join this session for an introduction and overview of this reporting tool. This webinar is part of our Quick Hits webinar series.

Webinar: Sierra SQL for Record Data Review

Sierra SQL for Record Data Review. Jason Boland, Senior Library Training Consultant at Innovative, will share SQL strategies to create reports and identify problem records for review. In addition, we will cover strategies for using SQL results to update records in Sierra. Basic to intermediate knowledge level of SQL recommended as we will not cover introductory topics. This webinar is part of our Quick Hits webinar series.

Webinar: Library Services 2020 Update (APAC)

Innovative’s Library Services team members in Customer Support and Professional Services are on a path of continuous improvement. Our priorities are being driven by your feedback on areas such as tickets in engineering, and how we can provide you more free staff training resources. Join us to make sure you haven’t missed recent improvements and hear what we’re working on now.

Webinar: Library Services 2020 Update (NA & EMEA)

Innovative’s Library Services team members in Customer Support and Professional Services are on a path of continuous improvement. Our priorities are being driven by your feedback on areas such as tickets in engineering, and how we can provide you more free staff training resources. Join us to make sure you haven’t missed recent improvements and hear what we’re working on now.

Webinar: Planning INN-Reach System Re-openings

This webinar will help INN-Reach central staff plan for system and member re-openings. Innovative will advise on reactivating lending and borrowing for some or all members or locations.

Lyngsoe IMMS Webinar: Manage customer demand without overstocking

Library director, Rivkah Sass of the award-winning Sacramento Public Library and Product Manager Helle Lauridsen, Lyngsoe Systems will provide an overview of the Intelligent Material Management System™ (IMMS) and discuss why the Sacramento Public Library, a Sierra Library, is the first in North America to adopt this technology.

Webinar: Leap Beyond Circulation

If you're new to Polaris Leap or looking for additional training, join us to learn about Leap functionality beyond circulation workflows. We'll cover searching, record sets, bulk changing, and other exciting things that Leap has to offer.

Webinar: Sierra Global Update Strategies for Record Maintenance

Continue your Sierra database cleanup journey by learning more about Global Update. Nazee Depp, Senior Library Training Consultant at Innovative, will share Global Update strategies on how to edit records ranging from simple to complex changes, such as how to change fixed and variable fields, insert data and delete duplicates.

Webinar: The Transformational Power of INN-Reach

Can you relate to this challenge? “With over 1,000,000 new titles published every year, we don’t have enough money to buy everything our patrons want. And even if we did, we don’t have enough staff to process the additional items. And even if we did, we don’t have enough space to shelve the extra titles.” Join Tom Jacobson, Executive Library Advocate & Strategist, to learn more about INN-Reach by Innovative.

Webinar: The Future We Make Together

To say that times are strange is an understatement. Despite the enormity, focus, and often heartbreaking scale of our current uncertainties, in truth, we never really can know what the future will bring. But all libraries - public, academic, special, rural, urban and others - have a shared purpose that is too important to fail. Using humor and compassion -- and drawing on nearly 10 years as a library consultant -- Carson Block will share the qualities of libraries that thrive despite the obstacles.

Webinar: Using Sierra Headings Reports

Using Sierra Headings Reports Innovative Quick Hits Webinar May 20, 2020 10 a.m. PDT / 1 p.m. EDT Continue your Sierra database cleanup journey by learning how to use Headings Reports to review your system. Senior Library Training Consultant Mike McClellan will share more on making the most of Sierra Headings Reports. Register: https://go.iii.com/QHW-Sierra-Headings-Reports.html

Webinar: Skyriver: MARC & Authority records for your library

This session will introduce Skyriver, Innovative’s cataloging utility. Skyriver can be used to obtain bibliographic and authority records for any integrated library system. Join Maria Laude, Innovative sales engineer, to learn the basics of editing and downloading records in this easy-to-use application that can be personalized for each cataloger.

Webinar: Using SQL in the Polaris Find Tool

Increase your searching powers using SQL in the Polaris Find Tool. This session presents more search options and more nuances resulting in you having more power! Join Jason Boland, Senior Library Training Consultant, for this training webinar.

Webinar: Implementing the Sierra Acquisitions API

This session will review the acquisitions API to streamline Edifact ordering in Sierra. Senior Library Training Consultant Mike McClellan will cover the basic Sierra set up to implement the API and what the vendor may require.

Webinar: Polaris PowerPAC Settings for INN-Reach Libraries

Polaris PowerPAC Settings for INN-Reach Libraries Innovative Quick Hits Webinar May 28, 2020 10 a.m. PDT / 1 p.m. EDT Learn ideas for customizing PowerPAC to get the most out of your membership in an INN-Reach resource sharing consortium. Your patrons will be more aware of your resource sharing options and even have their PowerPAC … Continued

MOBIUS

Virtual

The MOBIUS Annual Conference is a chance for MOBIUS members to come together once a year and swap ideas, network, and receive training. The conference is free for employees of Missouri libraries and affordable for those coming from outside the state.

Webinar: Sierra Statistics for COVID-19 Related Activities

As libraries fully or partially reopen, many standard workflows have been altered to accommodate new policies. This webinar will look at capturing statistics to help quantify the effects of those policies. Senior Library Training Consultant Jason Boland will offer a brief overview of data integrity and tables that factor significantly with statistics. He’ll also present Web Management Reports and SQL as tools for data analysis.

Webinar: Empower Your Public Library with Polaris (ANZ)

Michelle Toombs, CEO of Marigold Library System and member of The Regional Automation Consortium (TRAC), will explain how Polaris enables 180 member libraries to seamlessly share resources in Alberta, Canada. TRAC has been a Polaris customer since 2008, collaboratively serving patrons with 3.2 M resources across 73% of the province. Join us to hear Michelle’s unique and valuable perspective on how Polaris supports their staff and their communities.

Webinar: Empower Your Public Library with Polaris (UK, Ireland)

Michelle Toombs, CEO of Marigold Library System and member of The Regional Automation Consortium (TRAC), will explain how Polaris enables 180 member libraries to seamlessly share resources in Alberta, Canada. TRAC has been a Polaris customer since 2008, collaboratively serving patrons with 3.2 M resources across 73% of the province. Join us to hear Michelle’s unique and valuable perspective on how Polaris supports their staff and their communities.

ALA Virtual

Virtual

An online event with educational programming, special author events, and social networking. Event Highlights: educational sessions available in an on-demand format notable featured speakers COVID-19 information for libraries live chats with authors live-streamed presentations a virtual Exhibit Hall networking opportunities with peers via social activities Visit us in the virtual exhibit hall!

Webinar: The Idea Lab: How You Can Guide Innovative’s Future

Want to be more involved in the IUG enhancements process? Learn how you and your colleagues can contribute enhancement ideas, support and discuss the ideas of others, and set priorities for future product development with the Idea Lab.

Webinar: Skyriver Tips and Tricks

This Quick Hits webinar is for current Skyriver customers interested in tips and tricks to improve their use of Skyriver. We’ll cover shortcuts and workflows in Skyriver for both Sierra and Polaris libraries. Presenters will discuss how macros, batch searching, highlighted fields, and other advanced features can save time for library staff, and different ways to use authorities in Skyriver. Sarah Johnson, Cataloging & Metadata Librarian/Assistant Professor at Emporia State University, and Shannon Schmidt, Head of Support Services at Orion Township Public Library will share their expertise with Skyriver and invite audience contributions to share tips and tricks used at your library.

Webinar: Reviewing Holds in Polaris Leap

Join Innovative on this Quick Hits webinar to review placing, managing, and fulfilling holds in the Polaris Leap Web Application.

Webinar: Polaris Inventory Manager

Join this webinar to learn about the Polaris Inventory Manager, a separately licensed Polaris software that lets you identify items that are mis-shelved, have a status other than "In," or satisfy a hold request, all while taking inventory.

Webinar: Syndetics Unbound Introduction

Syndetics Unbound is a dynamic catalog enrichment service that includes more than 15 configurable elements like Similar Titles, Tags, User Reviews, Author bios and photos to provide patrons with in-depth details on all your collection’s titles. Syndetics Unbound currently integrates with Sierra Encore, Sierra WebPAC, and Polaris.

Webinar: Explore Vega Discover

This webinar is ideal for public libraries interested in learning about the Vega Early Access program. If you’re a current Innovative customer, please join us to learn more about the new Vega platform for public libraries. In this webinar, we will demo the Discover offering, discuss our Early Access program, share future Development Partner opportunities, and more.

Webinar: Sierra SCAT Tables for Better Call Number Reporting

Statistical reports using well-designed Sierra SCAT tables can be incredibly useful for all aspects of Collection Development. This Innovative webinar session will cover best practices for developing SCAT tables and strategies for success.

Webinar: New Features in Polaris 6.6

Join us for an overview of the new features in Polaris 6.6, which includes circulation and serials functionality in Polaris Leap. Polaris 6.6 was released on August 17, 2020.

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

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

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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

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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.

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