Innovative shares new Salon series and Inspire™ Discovery experience at ALA Annual 2019

For Immediate Release

EMERYVILLE, Calif. — Innovative, a leading provider of library software, is hosting a thought-leadership series focused on solving library challenges, and demonstrating its newly launched Inspire Discovery solution at the American Libraries Association Annual Conference, June 20-25 in Washington, D.C.

Created for Innovative customers, the Salon provides a platform for forward-thinking librarians to share ideas and best practices with colleagues. The series will feature speakers from public and academic libraries including MAIN Consortium, Pima County Public Library, OhioLINK, and Northbrook Public Library. Innovative executives will also present.

The Salon will be held at the Renaissance Washington, D.C. Downtown, located on 999 Ninth St. NW, two blocks from the Washington Convention Center. ALA Annual library staff attendees are invited to stop by from 8 am until 5 pm on Saturday and Sunday, June 22 and 23.

Speakers and topics at the Innovative Salon include:

8 - 9 amInspiring Discovery by Kathryn Harnish, SVP of Product Strategy at Innovative

Key Performance Indicators for Public Libraries by Phillip Berg Executive Director of MAIN Consortium
12 -1 pmPIMA’s Library Restorative Practices for Youth by Michelle Simon, Deputy Director Pima County Public Library

Innovative Corporate Update by Shaheen Javadizadeh, CEO of Innovative
8 - 9 amNetworking Breakfast

Innovative Corporate Update by Shaheen Javadizadeh, CEO of Innovative
12 -1 pmNegotiate Statewide e-textbook Pricing by Gwen Evans, Executive Director and Amy Pawlowski, Deputy Director of OhioLINK

The Public Library Director’s Toolkit by Kate Hall, Executive Director, Northbrook Public Library and Kathy Parker former Director of Glenwood-Lynwood Public Library

“Idea exchange is so innate to the library community,” said Innovative CEO Shaheen Javadizadeh. “We are excited to provide customers this platform to share their strategies for success. And we encourage them to visit the Salon and our booth to see firsthand how Innovative Discovery delivers the most comprehensive, contextual search results and the most impactful library experiences in today’s digital world.”

Experts from Innovative will demonstrate Inspire Discovery and answer questions at ALA tradeshow booth #1633. Innovative unveiled Inspire in April, a new platform for libraries that delivers experiences designed to meet people’s expectations of modern software solutions. Inspire Discovery, the first module to debut on the platform, is the most advanced discovery tool in the market.

At the root of the technology, Inspire Discovery takes valuable library data and transforms it to deliver contextually relevant information, displaying results in an intuitive, visual interface.

Attendees can also participate in a booth drawing for the chance to win a 3D printer for their library.


About Innovative

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, 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