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May 2019

Director Link for Public Libraries 2019

May 7, 2019 - May 10, 2019
The Camby, 2401 E Camelback Road
Phoenix, AZ 85016 United States
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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 and future innovations

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Director Link for Public Libraries 2019

May 7, 2019 - May 10, 2019
The Camby, 2401 E Camelback Road
Phoenix, AZ 85016 United States
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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 and future innovations

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THETA Conference 2019

May 18, 2019 - May 22, 2019
Novotel Wollongong Northbeach, 2-14 Cliff Rd
North Wollongong, NSW 2520 Australia Australia
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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.

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THETA Conference 2019

May 18, 2019 - May 22, 2019
Novotel Wollongong Northbeach, 2-14 Cliff Rd
North Wollongong, NSW 2520 Australia Australia
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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.

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June 2019

MOBIUS Annual Conference 2019

June 2, 2019 - June 5, 2019
Holiday Inn Executive Center, 2200 Interstate 70 Dr SW
Columbia, MO 65203 United States
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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.

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MOBIUS Annual Conference 2019

June 2, 2019 - June 5, 2019
Holiday Inn Executive Center, 2200 Interstate 70 Dr SW
Columbia, MO 65203 United States
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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.

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SCONUL Summer Conference & AGM 2019

June 9, 2019 - June 12, 2019
Mercure Manchester Piccadilly, Portland Street
Manchester, M1 4PH United Kingdom
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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.

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SCONUL Summer Conference & AGM 2019

June 9, 2019 - June 12, 2019
Mercure Manchester Piccadilly, Portland Street
Manchester, M1 4PH United Kingdom
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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.

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WILIUG Conference 2019

June 13, 2019 - June 14, 2019
Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S State Street
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
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The 2019 Wisconsin - Illinois Innovative Users Group conference will be held on Friday, June 14 at Chicago Public Library’s Harold Washington Library Center.

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WILIUG Conference 2019

June 13, 2019 - June 14, 2019
Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S State Street
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
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The 2019 Wisconsin - Illinois Innovative Users Group conference will be held on Friday, June 14 at Chicago Public Library’s Harold Washington Library Center.

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EIUG Conference 2019

June 16, 2019 - June 18, 2019
University of Hull, Cottingham Road
Kingston upon Hull, Yorkshire and the Humber HU6 7RX United Kingdom
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The 2019 European Innovative Users Group Conference will be held June 17 & 18 at the University of Hull in Kingston upon Hull, England.

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EIUG Conference 2019

June 16, 2019 - June 18, 2019
University of Hull, Cottingham Road
Kingston upon Hull, Yorkshire and the Humber HU6 7RX United Kingdom
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The 2019 European Innovative Users Group Conference will be held June 17 & 18 at the University of Hull in Kingston upon Hull, England.

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ALA Annual Conference 2019

June 19, 2019 - June 25, 2019
Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mt Vernon Pl NW
Washington, DC 20001 United States
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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.

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ALA Annual Conference 2019

June 19, 2019 - June 25, 2019
Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mt Vernon Pl NW
Washington, DC 20001 United States
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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.

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LIBER Annual Conference 2019

June 25, 2019 - June 28, 2019
Trinity College Dublin, The University of Dublin, College Green, Dublin 2
Dublin, Ireland
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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.

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LIBER Annual Conference 2019

June 25, 2019 - June 28, 2019
Trinity College Dublin, The University of Dublin, College Green, Dublin 2
Dublin, Ireland
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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.

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July 2019

ILUG Conference 2019

July 12, 2019 - July 13, 2019
Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mt Vernon Pl NW
Washington, DC 20001 United States
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The 2019 Innovative Law Users Group Annual Meeting will be held at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, July 13.

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ILUG Conference 2019

July 12, 2019 - July 13, 2019
Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mt Vernon Pl NW
Washington, DC 20001 United States
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The 2019 Innovative Law Users Group Annual Meeting will be held at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, July 13.

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August 2019

RMRIUG Conference 2019

August 2, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 6:00 pm UTC-5
Farr Regional Library, 1939 61st Avenue
Greeley, CO 80634 United States
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The 2019 Rocky Mountain Region Innovative Users Group Conference will be held on August 2 at the Farr Regional Library in Greeley, Colorado.

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RMRIUG Conference 2019

August 2, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 6:00 pm UTC-5
Farr Regional Library, 1939 61st Avenue
Greeley, CO 80634 United States
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The 2019 Rocky Mountain Region Innovative Users Group Conference will be held on August 2 at the Farr Regional Library in Greeley, Colorado.

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IFLA WLIC Conference 2019

August 23, 2019 - August 30, 2019
The Megaron Athens International Conference Centre, Vass. Sofias & Kokkali
Athens, 115 21 Greece
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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.

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IFLA WLIC Conference 2019

August 23, 2019 - August 30, 2019
The Megaron Athens International Conference Centre, Vass. Sofias & Kokkali
Athens, 115 21 Greece
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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.

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September 2019

Malaysia IUG Conference 2019

September 4, 2019 - September 5, 2019
Bangi Resort Hotel, 43650 Bandar Baru Bangi
Selangor, Malaysia
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The 2019 Malaysia Innovative Users Group Conference will be held on Thursday, September 5 at the Bangi Resort Hotel in Selangor.

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Malaysia IUG Conference 2019

September 4, 2019 - September 5, 2019
Bangi Resort Hotel, 43650 Bandar Baru Bangi
Selangor, Malaysia
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The 2019 Malaysia Innovative Users Group Conference will be held on Thursday, September 5 at the Bangi Resort Hotel in Selangor.

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MIUG Conference 2019

September 12, 2019 - September 13, 2019
Lansing Community College – West Campus, 5708 Cornerstone Drive
Lansing, MI 48917 United States
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The 2019 Michigan Innovative Users Group Conference will be held on Friday, September 13 at Lansing Community College - West Campus.

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MIUG Conference 2019

September 12, 2019 - September 13, 2019
Lansing Community College – West Campus, 5708 Cornerstone Drive
Lansing, MI 48917 United States
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The 2019 Michigan Innovative Users Group Conference will be held on Friday, September 13 at Lansing Community College - West Campus.

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CALCON Conference 2019

September 18, 2019 - September 21, 2019
Embassy Suites by Hilton Loveland Hotel, 4705 Clydesdale Parkway
Loveland, CO 80538 United States
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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!

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CALCON Conference 2019

September 18, 2019 - September 21, 2019
Embassy Suites by Hilton Loveland Hotel, 4705 Clydesdale Parkway
Loveland, CO 80538 United States
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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!

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OH-IUG Conference 2019

September 19, 2019 - September 20, 2019
State Library of Ohio, 274 E. First Avenue
Columbus, OH 43201 United States
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The 2019 Ohio Innovative Users Group Conference will be held on Friday, September 20 at State Library of Ohio in Columbus.

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OH-IUG Conference 2019

September 19, 2019 - September 20, 2019
State Library of Ohio, 274 E. First Avenue
Columbus, OH 43201 United States
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The 2019 Ohio Innovative Users Group Conference will be held on Friday, September 20 at State Library of Ohio in Columbus.

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NE IUG Conference 2019

September 23, 2019 - September 24, 2019
The Ferguson Library, One Public Library Plaza
Stamford, CT 06904 United States
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The 2019 New England Innovative Users Group Conference will be held on Tuesday, September 24 at The Ferguson Library in Stamford, CT.

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NE IUG Conference 2019

September 23, 2019 - September 24, 2019
The Ferguson Library, One Public Library Plaza
Stamford, CT 06904 United States
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The 2019 New England Innovative Users Group Conference will be held on Tuesday, September 24 at The Ferguson Library in Stamford, CT.

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October 2019

WLA Conference 2019

October 7, 2019 - October 11, 2019
Kalahari Convention Center, 1305 Kalahari Drive
Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965 United States
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The 2019 Wisconsin Library Association Annual Conference will be held October 8-11, 2019 at the Kalahari Convention Center in Wisconsin Dells, WI.

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WLA Conference 2019

October 7, 2019 - October 11, 2019
Kalahari Convention Center, 1305 Kalahari Drive
Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965 United States
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The 2019 Wisconsin Library Association Annual Conference will be held October 8-11, 2019 at the Kalahari Convention Center in Wisconsin Dells, WI.

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ECIUG Conference 2019

October 7, 2019 - October 8, 2019
Idea Exchange, 12 Water Street South
Cambridge, Ontario N1R 3C5 Canada
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The 2019 Eastern Canada Innovative Users Group Conference will be held on October 8 at the Idea Exchange, Old Post Office in Cambridge, ON.

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ECIUG Conference 2019

October 7, 2019 - October 8, 2019
Idea Exchange, 12 Water Street South
Cambridge, Ontario N1R 3C5 Canada
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The 2019 Eastern Canada Innovative Users Group Conference will be held on October 8 at the Idea Exchange, Old Post Office in Cambridge, ON.

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MAIUG Conference 2019

October 13, 2019 - October 14, 2019
Cairn University, 200 Manor Avenue
Langhorne, PA 19047 United States
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The 2019 Mid-Atlantic Innovative Users Group Conference will be held on Monday, October 14 at Cairn University in Langhorne, PA.

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MAIUG Conference 2019

October 13, 2019 - October 14, 2019
Cairn University, 200 Manor Avenue
Langhorne, PA 19047 United States
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The 2019 Mid-Atlantic Innovative Users Group Conference will be held on Monday, October 14 at Cairn University in Langhorne, PA.

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WILIUG Fall Meeting 2019

October 17, 2019 - October 18, 2019
Milwaukee Public Library, 3912 S. Howell Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53207 United States
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The Wisconsin/Illinois IUG will meet on Friday, October 18th, 2019 at the Tippecanoe Branch of the Milwaukee Public Library.

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WILIUG Fall Meeting 2019

October 17, 2019 - October 18, 2019
Milwaukee Public Library, 3912 S. Howell Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53207 United States
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The Wisconsin/Illinois IUG will meet on Friday, October 18th, 2019 at the Tippecanoe Branch of the Milwaukee Public Library.

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LIANZA Conference 2019

October 20, 2019 - October 23, 2019
Vodafone Events Centre, 770 Great South Road
Manukau, Auckland 2104 New Zealand
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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.

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LIANZA Conference 2019

October 20, 2019 - October 23, 2019
Vodafone Events Centre, 770 Great South Road
Manukau, Auckland 2104 New Zealand
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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.

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NW-IUG Virtual Conference

October 23, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm UTC-5

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.

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WCIUG Conference

October 23, 2019 - October 24, 2019
Fraser Valley Regional Library Administrative Centre, 34589 DeLair Road
Abbotsford, British Columbia V2S5Y1 Canada
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The 2019 Western Canada Innovative Users Group Conference will be held on Thursday, October 24 at the Fraser Valley Regional Library Administrative Centre.

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WCIUG Conference

October 23, 2019 - October 24, 2019
Fraser Valley Regional Library Administrative Centre, 34589 DeLair Road
Abbotsford, British Columbia V2S5Y1 Canada
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The 2019 Western Canada Innovative Users Group Conference will be held on Thursday, October 24 at the Fraser Valley Regional Library Administrative Centre.

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CLA Conference 2019

October 24, 2019 - October 27, 2019
Pasadena Convention Center, 300 E Green St
Pasadena, CA 91101 United States
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The 2019 California Library Association Conference will take place October 24 - October 26 in Pasadena.
Visit Innovative at Booth #201!

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CLA Conference 2019

October 24, 2019 - October 27, 2019
Pasadena Convention Center, 300 E Green St
Pasadena, CA 91101 United States
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The 2019 California Library Association Conference will take place October 24 - October 26 in Pasadena.
Visit Innovative at Booth #201!

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SCIUG Conference 2019

October 29, 2019 - October 30, 2019
Glendale Downtown Central Library, 222 East Harvard Street
Glendale, CA 91205 United States
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The 2019 Southern California Innovative Users Group Conference will be held on Wednesday, October 30 at the Glendale Downtown Central Library.

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SCIUG Conference 2019

October 29, 2019 - October 30, 2019
Glendale Downtown Central Library, 222 East Harvard Street
Glendale, CA 91205 United States
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The 2019 Southern California Innovative Users Group Conference will be held on Wednesday, October 30 at the Glendale Downtown Central Library.

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NorCal IUG Conference 2019

October 31, 2019 - November 1, 2019
Santa Clara City Library, 2635 Homestead Road
Santa Clara, CA 95051 United States
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The 2019 Northern California Innovative Users Group Conference will be held on Friday, November 1 at the Santa Clara City Library.

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NorCal IUG Conference 2019

October 31, 2019 - November 1, 2019
Santa Clara City Library, 2635 Homestead Road
Santa Clara, CA 95051 United States
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The 2019 Northern California Innovative Users Group Conference will be held on Friday, November 1 at the Santa Clara City Library.

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November 2019

International Forum 2019

November 3, 2019 - November 7, 2019

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

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Charleston Library Conference 2019

November 4, 2019 - November 8, 2019
Charleston Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401 United States
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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.

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Charleston Library Conference 2019

November 4, 2019 - November 8, 2019
Charleston Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401 United States
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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.

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Library Journal Directors’ Summit 2019

November 7, 2019 - November 9, 2019
Tulsa Central Library, 400 Civic Center
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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The 2019 Library Journal Directors' Summit will be held November 7 and November 8 at the Tulsa Central Library in Tulsa, OK.

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Library Journal Directors’ Summit 2019

November 7, 2019 - November 9, 2019
Tulsa Central Library, 400 Civic Center
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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The 2019 Library Journal Directors' Summit will be held November 7 and November 8 at the Tulsa Central Library in Tulsa, OK.

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IUG-SA Conference 2019

November 12, 2019 - November 14, 2019
East London International Convention Centre, 22 ESPLANADE
EAST LONDON, Quigney 5211 South Africa
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The 2019 South African Innovative Users Group Conference will be held November 13 and November 14 at the East London International Convention Centre.

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IUG-SA Conference 2019

November 12, 2019 - November 14, 2019
East London International Convention Centre, 22 ESPLANADE
EAST LONDON, Quigney 5211 South Africa
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The 2019 South African Innovative Users Group Conference will be held November 13 and November 14 at the East London International Convention Centre.

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CILIP LMS Showcase Autumn 2019

November 14, 2019 - November 15, 2019
CILIP, 7 Ridgmount Street
London, WC1E 7AE United Kingdom
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The 2019 Library Management Systems (LMS) Suppliers Autumn Showcase will be held on Friday, November 15 in London.

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CILIP LMS Showcase Autumn 2019

November 14, 2019 - November 15, 2019
CILIP, 7 Ridgmount Street
London, WC1E 7AE United Kingdom
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The 2019 Library Management Systems (LMS) Suppliers Autumn Showcase will be held on Friday, November 15 in London.

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AIUG Conference 2019

November 20, 2019 - November 22, 2019
The University of Melbourne, 1—100 Grattan Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3010 Australia
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The 2019 Australasian Innovative Users Group Conference will be held on November 21 and November 22 at The University of Melbourne.

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AIUG Conference 2019

November 20, 2019 - November 22, 2019
The University of Melbourne, 1—100 Grattan Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3010 Australia
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The 2019 Australasian Innovative Users Group Conference will be held on November 21 and November 22 at The University of Melbourne.

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ArkIUG 2019

November 21, 2019 - November 22, 2019

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

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December 2019

Innovative Inspire Showcase

December 3, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm UTC-5

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.

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

December 11, 2019 - December 12, 2019

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

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January 2020

AMICAL 2020

January 14 - January 18
American University of Kuwait, 15 Salem Al Mubarak St.
Salmiya, Kuwait
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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.

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AMICAL 2020

January 14 - January 18
American University of Kuwait, 15 Salem Al Mubarak St.
Salmiya, Kuwait
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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.

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

January 21 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm UTC-5

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

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

January 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm UTC-5

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

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ALA Midwinter 2020

January 23 - January 28
Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch Street
Philadelphia, 19107 United States
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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.

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ALA Midwinter 2020

January 23 - January 28
Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch Street
Philadelphia, 19107 United States
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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.
Visit Innovative at Booth #1613!

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Symposium on the Future of Libraries 2020

January 24 - January 27
Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch Street
Philadelphia, 19107 United States
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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.

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Symposium on the Future of Libraries 2020

January 24 - January 27
Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch Street
Philadelphia, 19107 United States
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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.

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OLA 2020

January 28 - February 1
Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 255 Front St W.
Toronto, Ontario M5V 2W6 Canada
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The 2020 Ontario Library Association Super Conference will be held January 29 – February 1, 2020 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Toronto, Ontario.

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OLA 2020

January 28 - February 1
Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 255 Front St W.
Toronto, Ontario M5V 2W6 Canada
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The 2020 Ontario Library Association Super Conference will be held January 29 – February 1, 2020 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Toronto, Ontario.

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February 2020

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

February 5 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm UTC-5

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.

10:00-11:00 a.m. Pacific

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VALA 2020

February 10 - February 13
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, 2 Clarendon Street
South Wharf, Victoria 3006 Australia
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The 2020 VALA Conference will be held February 11 - 13, 2020 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

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VALA 2020

February 10 - February 13
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, 2 Clarendon Street
South Wharf, Victoria 3006 Australia
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The 2020 VALA Conference will be held February 11 - 13, 2020 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

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PLA 2020

February 24 - February 29
Nashville Music City Center, 201 Fifth Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37203 United States
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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!

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PLA 2020

February 24 - February 29
Nashville Music City Center, 201 Fifth Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37203 United States
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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!

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March 2020

Innovative Webinar: Sierra & Millennium Resources to Close Physical Locations – NA & EMEA

March 24 @ 8:00 am - 8:45 am UTC-5

The Innovative team will walk through key actions for closing physical locations or suspending operations during this 45-minute webinar. There will be time for questions and answers with the presenters.

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Innovative Webinar: Polaris Resources to Close Physical Locations

March 24 @ 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm UTC-5

The Innovative team will walk through key actions for closing physical locations or suspending operations during this 45-minut webinar. There will be time for questions and answers with the presenters.

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Innovative Webinar: Sierra & Millennium Resources to Close Physical Locations – APAC

March 24 @ 7:00 pm - 7:45 pm UTC-5

The Innovative team will walk through key actions for closing physical locations or suspending operations during this 45-minute webinar. There will be time for questions and answers with the presenters.

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April 2020

Innovative Webinar: Product Roadmaps – Sierra NA & EMEA

April 8 @ 4:00 am - 5:00 am UTC-5

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.

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Webinar: Product Roadmaps – Sierra APAC

April 8 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm UTC-5

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.

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Webinar: Product Roadmaps – Polaris

April 9 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am UTC-5

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.

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Webinar: Polaris Database Cleanup

April 14 @ 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm UTC-5

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

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WCIUG Conference 2019

April 14 @ 6:33 pm UTC-5

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

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Webinar: Sierra Database Cleanup

April 15 @ 8:00 am - 8:45 am UTC-5

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.

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Webinar: Sierra Database Analysis – Using Create Lists

April 21 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm UTC-5

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.

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Webinar: New Features in Sierra 5.1

April 22 @ 10:00 am - 10:45 am UTC-5

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.

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Webinar: New Features in Polaris 6.5

April 23 @ 10:00 am - 10:45 am UTC-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

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Webinar: A first look at Polaris SimplyReports

April 28 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm UTC-5

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.

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Webinar: Sierra SQL for Record Data Review

April 29 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm UTC-5

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.

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Webinar: Library Services 2020 Update (APAC)

April 29 @ 8:00 pm - 8:45 pm UTC-5

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.

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Webinar: Library Services 2020 Update (NA & EMEA)

April 30 @ 10:00 am - 10:45 am UTC-5

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.

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May 2020

Webinar: Planning INN-Reach System Re-openings

May 4 @ 9:30 am - 10:15 am UTC-5

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.

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Webinar: Sierra Resources to Re-Open Physical Locations -NA, EMEA

May 6 @ 10:00 am - 10:45 am UTC-5

As libraries begin planning for when they will re-open physical locations, Senior Library Training Consultant Jason Boland will share key actions for re-opening locations in your Sierra system.

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Webinar: Sierra Resources to Re-Open Physical Locations -APAC

May 6 @ 8:00 pm - 8:45 pm UTC-5

As libraries begin planning for when they will re-open physical locations, Senior Library Training Consultant Jason Boland will share key actions for re-opening locations in your Sierra system.

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Lyngsoe IMMS Webinar: Manage customer demand without overstocking

May 7 @ 10:00 am - 10:45 am UTC-5

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.

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Webinar: Polaris Resources to Re-Open Physical Locations

May 7 @ 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm UTC-5

As libraries begin planning for when they will re-open physical locations, Senior Library Training Consultant Jason Boland will share key actions for re-opening locations in your Polaris system.

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Webinar: Leap Beyond Circulation

May 12 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm UTC-5

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.

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Webinar: Sierra Global Update Strategies for Record Maintenance

May 13 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm UTC-5

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.

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Webinar: The Transformational Power of INN-Reach

May 14 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm UTC-5

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.

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Webinar: The Future We Make Together

May 19 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm UTC-5

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.

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Webinar: Using Sierra Headings Reports

May 20 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm UTC-5

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

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Webinar: Skyriver: MARC & Authority records for your library

May 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm UTC-5

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.

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Webinar: Using SQL in the Polaris Find Tool

May 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm UTC-5

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.

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Webinar: Implementing the Sierra Acquisitions API

May 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm UTC-5

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.

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Webinar: Polaris PowerPAC Settings for INN-Reach Libraries

May 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm UTC-5

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 search terms automatically applied on the INN-Reach central server. Join presenter Dennis Todd, Innovative Senior Sales Engineer, to learn these customization tips. Register: https://go.iii.com/QHW-Polaris-PAC-Settings-INN-Reach.html

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June 2020

MOBIUS

June 1 - June 3

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.

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Webinar: Reviewing the Sierra Acquisitions Fiscal Close

June 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm UTC-5

This session will review the three methods of Sierra Fiscal Close. Senior Library Training Consultant Mike McClellan will cover the basic Sierra set up and walk through each method.

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Webinar: Reaching Out to Patrons: Outreach in Polaris & Leap

June 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm UTC-5

Learn about outreach in the Polaris client and Polaris Leap web application. Discuss with other libraries in this interactive webinar how different outreach ideas can help with partial reopenings.

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Webinar: Sierra Statistics for COVID-19 Related Activities

June 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm UTC-5

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.

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Webinar: Empower Your Public Library with Polaris (ANZ)

June 23 @ 4:00 am - 5:00 am UTC-5

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.

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

June 23 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am UTC-5

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.

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ALA Virtual

June 24 - June 26

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!

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Webinar: Using Polaris Borrow by Mail to Send Items to Patrons

June 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm UTC-5

Learn how Borrow by Mail works in Polaris. Then discuss with other attendees in this interactive webinar how Borrow by Mail and other ideas can help libraries.

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July 2020

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

July 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm UTC-5

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.

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