Webinar Recap: Introducing the Library Experience Starter Package
Since first being announced at IUG 2022, Innovative has been hard at work preparing the launch of the Library Experience (LX) Starter Package—a modern approach to circulation and account-related email communications.

Earlier this month, Toni Minick, Vice President of Product Management, and Tom Jacobson, VP, Executive Library Advocate & Strategist, hosted an introductory webinar that highlighted the basics of LX Starter.

An on-demand recording of that presentation is now available online. We invite you to watch and share this exciting development with your colleagues.

As part of Innovative’s continued commitment to improving functionality and increasing value for our customers, LX Starter will be made available for all Sierra and Polaris customers who want it and who get upgrades to Sierra 5.5 or Polaris 7.3 in Q3 2022.

More information about getting LX Starter, including directions on how to request, implement, and utilize the LX Starter suite, will be sent to libraries soon.
Central Arkansas Library System Sends First Vega Promote Patron Email
How easy is it to use Vega Promote? ‘It's just a jump to the left.’

We’d like to congratulate the team at the Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) on becoming the first Innovative library to use Vega Promote to email their patrons — about their screening of The Rocky Horror Picture Show!


Nathan James, Deputy Executive Director for Technology & Collection Innovation at CALS, told Innovative that he’s excited to say goodbye to sending out plain and boring Outlook emails. He added that it was fascinating to watch the stats update after the email campaign was sent.

“Vega Promote is incredibly simple to use, and unlike other tools that we’ve used, it shows you who is engaging with your message. That’s huge,” said James.

Click here to learn more about Vega Promote.

The Complete Vega LX Platform at a Glance

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Vega LX is the first library experience platform of its kind. Encompassing a complete suite of modules, it empowers staff to effectively communicate and manage a full range of programs and services for the library community. Vega LX integrates seamlessly with your ILS through Vega Connect, and expands your patron reach and engagement through one or more of these solutions:

Available now:
  • Discover — A user-friendly discovery experience, rolling all formats into a single display
  • Promote — Send targeted communications to marketing contacts and segments
  • Program — Create, approve, and manage library events and room bookings

Coming soon:
  • Interact — Provides two-way communication with patrons via chatbot or digital assistants
  • Analyze — Uses key data to quantify your library’s value and ROI

What People Are Saying

“People expect libraries to provide modern tools, experiences, and outreach, and until now that technology has been behind. We’re excited about Vega modernizing that experience and the ease of use it offers – we expect no learning curve as it’s designed with the same principles that guide so many of our experiences today on services like Amazon and Netflix.”

- Laurie Shedrick, Assistant Director and Technology Operations Manager at Mid-Hudson Library System in New York.

Additional Resources

Webinars and Events

Webinar: Sierra Inventory
August 10 @ 1:00 pm EDT

This webinar will review inventory functionality in Sierra and talk about methods for inventory data loading, including uploading inventory files (.rdi files) through Data Exchange available in Sierra 5.5.


Latest Announcements

Webinar Recap: Introducing the Library Experience Starter Package
Learn more about LX Starter—a modern approach to circulation and account-related email communications.

How to increase INN-Reach usage using PowerPac
Make sure your patrons are getting the most of your resource sharing by highlighting INN-Reach in the Polaris PowerPac.

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