Innovative Continues Free Quick Hits Webinar Series in June

Innovative Announces Continuation of Free Quick Hits Webinar Series Based on Successful Attendee Turnout


The ‘Quick Hits’ Webinar Series launched in March 2020 in response to changes in library operations

EMERYVILLE, Calif. June 4, 2020 – Innovative, a ProQuest company and leading global provider of library software, today announced that the Quick Hits webinar series will continue through the month of June.

Topics covered in the webinar series are short, helpful sessions of about 45 minutes for Sierra and Polaris customers, as well as broader topics applicable to all customers such as Product and Support updates.

Starting the week of March 23, Innovative has hosted 29 total webinar sessions over 10 business weeks. Attendance has averaged around 222 people per webinar session. The series has amassed a total of 10,082 registrations and 6,231 attendees.

“Overall, I’ve found the webinars to be informational and well presented,” said Traci Monchamp, Systems Analyst at Fraser Valley Regional Library Administrative Centre in Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada. “Some of the information was new, some of it confirmed what I thought I already knew. All in all, they’ve been quite comprehensive, and I hope they will continue to be presented!”

Registration for all webinars is available at The number of webinars in the second half of 2020 are being reduced to match the needs of customers who are working through reopening physical locations. Upcoming Quick Hits webinars for June include:

June 9 at 1 pm EDT: Reviewing the Sierra Acquisitions Fiscal Close
June 10 at 1 pm EDT: Reaching Out to Patrons: Outreach in Polaris & Leap
June 17 at 1 pm EDT: Sierra Statistics for COVID-19 Related Activities
June 24 at 1 pm EDT: “Touchless” Delivery: Using Polaris Borrow by Mail to Send Items to Patrons
For those unable to attend the webinars live, free recordings will be available within three business days online at

“I am proud of how our team has been able to quickly provide resources and ongoing training to our customers during these challenging times,” said Yariv Kursh, General Manager of Innovative. “As we begin returning to our new normal, we are excited to continue the webinars on a sustainable schedule while still providing this valuable content.”

For libraries interested in reviewing past webinars, all recordings have been posted online. The most popular webinars so far have been:

Working from Home for the First Time – Webinar survey results saved here
The Future We Make Together featuring Carson Block
Sierra Database Cleanup
New Features in Polaris 6.5
Sierra Database Analysis Using Create Lists
Leap Beyond Circulation (Polaris)


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