Four Innovative Solutions Earn Platinum Distinction in 2020 Modern Library Awards

EMERYVILLE, Calif. January 9, 2020 Innovative, a leading provider of library software, has earned platinum awards for four products – Polaris Leap Web Application, Innovative Resource Sharing (INN-Reach), Mobile Worklists and MyLibrary! – from LibraryWorks’ sixth annual 2020 Modern Library Awards (MLAs). LibraryWorks created the MLAs to recognize the top products and services in the industry, evaluated on criteria including functionality, value and customer service. This year, product submissions were sent to more than 80,000 librarians for scoring.

The Innovative products achieving platinum recognition are:

  • Polaris Leap Web Application – The Polaris Leap Web Application brings the power and functionality of the Polaris ILS public services workflows to library staff through a browser. It can be used on a desktop, notebook, or tablet, freeing staff to connect with patrons and complete tasks wherever it is most convenient – even outside the library walls. Netting an overall score of 9.0 on a 1-10 scale, judges gave scores above 9 for quality, customer service, company reputation and comparison to similar products.
  • Innovative Resource Sharing – Innovative Resource Sharing is a convenient and cost-effective solution for libraries that gives patrons access to more materials and a better borrowing experience. Earning an overall score of 8.82, Innovative Resource Sharing earned high marks above 9 for quality and comparison to competitors’ similar products.
  • Mobile Worklists – Innovative was the first to market with a native mobile app for library staff, and it continues to far exceed expectations. For five consecutive years, Mobile Worklists has earned platinum status, this year with an overall score of 9.64. Judges awarded perfect 10 scores for quality and comparison to similar products.
  • MyLibrary! – MyLibrary! is an iOS and Android mobile app that makes it easy for patrons to engage with library resources anywhere, anytime. Earning an 8.8 overall score, judges gave high marks for quality and functionality.

“We’re proud to earn platinum recognition for these outstanding products,” said Shaheen Javadizadeh, CEO of Innovative. “These awards further validate our mission to develop products that provide truly innovative solutions to library staff and their patrons, whose satisfaction is our ultimate reward.”

For more information about Innovative’s award-winning products, visit the Innovative website,, or call 510-619-3566 to request a demonstration. For complete survey results, visit the Modern Library Awards website,




Innovative ( 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, corporate and special libraries and consortia. Headquartered in Emeryville, California, Innovative has a global presence—serving thousands of libraries in 66 countries and offices worldwide.


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The Modern Library Awards (MLAs) is a program designed to recognize elite products and services in the library market which can help library management personnel enhance the quality-of-experience for the library user and increase the performance of their library systems.