Innovative Announces Sponsorship of Library Leadership Podcast


Innovative Announces Official Sponsorship of the Library Leadership Podcast

EMERYVILLE, Calif. August 13, 2020 – Innovative, a ProQuest company and leading global provider of library software, has announced its exclusive sponsorship of the Library Leadership Podcast.

The Library Leadership Podcast was started in 2017 by host Adriane Herrick-Juarez and producer Nate Vineyard to broaden the way we talk and think about leadership in libraries. The goal is for everyone to have access to thought-provoking conversations with national and global library leaders.

Currently the Executive Director of the Park City Library in Utah, Herrick-Juarez has worked in the industry for over 30 years. She started as a library page and held various positions such as associate librarian, branch manager, and director of the MLS program at Emporia State University.

The podcast began as a way of capturing the value of in-person conversations and sharing them with the broader library community. “When I would return from conferences, I would often reflect most on those one-on-one conversations in the hallways where I felt I would really learn something interesting,” said Herrick-Juarez. “I was excited by the way people share informally and I think the podcast gives that informal, up close and personal conversation with people who are doing amazing things.”

The Library Leadership Podcast has a rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars on Apple Podcasts and reviews often emphasize how it provides important resources and helps listeners think outside the box. These reviews include:

  • “The guests and topics on this podcast expand the concept of library leadership.”
  • “A smart and accessible jaunt thru a librarian‘s perspective on interesting and relevant topics.”
  • “A wonderful way to hear what people are thinking and doing to move the library profession forward.”

“I believe we can all be leaders in the field, not just the people in the top positions,” said Herrick-Juarez. “This gives everyone a very accessible way to hear from leaders and what they’re working.”

“We are proud to support Adriane’s work on these important conversations. The Library Leadership Podcast is an excellent way to engage everyone in the industry in thoughtful conversations and equip the next generation of leaders,” said Kirsten Matetich, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at Innovative.

The Library Leadership Podcast is available on Apple Podcasts. You can learn more online at



About Innovative

Innovative, a ProQuest company, provides leading technology solutions and services that empower libraries and enrich their users worldwide. Innovative offers one of the most comprehensive portfolios of library automation products on the market today, serving academic, public, national, consortia, and corporate and special libraries. Headquartered in Emeryville, California, Innovative has a global presence—serving thousands of libraries in 66 countries and offices worldwide. For more information, visit