Sierra News

Welcome to Sierra News!

This newsletter is sent out quarterly to keep Sierra users up-to-date on the latest developments in Sierra and at Innovative. Here you'll find information on the latest Sierra version, what's coming up, opportunities for learning, and ways to enhance your library's Sierra experience. Welcome!
Sierra 5.5 is Available Now!

Sierra 5.5 is available now! Highlights include:

  • Export funds/fund codes from Sierra - A new Export option in the toolbar of the Funds function to allow acquisitions users to export columns from the funds display as a csv file. When users click the Export button, a window pops up to select the column/columns to be exported.
  • Send additional courtesy notices - Libraries can now send patrons an additional courtesy notice on the day before an item is due. Staff users need to be assigned the Additional Courtesy Notices permission (402) and the additional courtesy notices will need to be enabled in the library's loan rules.
  • Display the location of the holdshelf - Sierra will now display the location of the holdshelf as part of the status information for an item that is either currently on the holdshelf, or was recently cancelled and the clear holdshelf process has not been run.
See the Supportal for full release notes, system requirements, and upgrade instructions. (Login required)

You can also learn more at our webinar at 11am ET on October 20!
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What's New in Sierra 5.5
October 20
11am EDT / 8am PDT
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Public Library Events, Marketing and Promotion

September 28

6 am EDT/ 11am BST
Innovative Mobile
November 16
11am EDT / 8am PDT
Grab your phone!

Empower Patrons with Innovative Mobile
Empower your patrons and make the most of staff time! Innovative Mobile not only gives patrons access to your physical and online collections, but also offers the option of self-check-ins and self-checkouts, Vega Discover for searching, and more!
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Empower Staff with Mobile Worklists
Untether staff from their desks—use a phone to conduct inventory, check-ins, check-outs, Title Paging Lists and more on Mobile Worklists! Plus the latest release introduces personalization for the app home screen.
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Stay in Touch with Innovative Phone Alerts
Innovative now has our own comprehensive telephony system that offers pick up and due date reminders, inbound customer inquiries through an interactive voice response (IVR) system, and oversight for library staff through a web-based analytics portal.
Learn more


Idea Lab

The latest Sierra Idea Lab challenge is going on now: Academically Speaking

Do you have ideas to improve support for academic libraries? Submit ideas about link checking, course reserves, system integrations, or anything else that would help library staff provide exceptional service to library users.

 New to Idea Lab? Joining is free! Click to get started!

Innovative Users Group

Did you hear?? IUG 2023 is going to be held in person in Phoenix! See the IUG website for details!

Look into the future!
Innovative's Product Status Board gives you insight into what's coming for Sierra and other products, and you can even leave comments for our Product team!
Click here to see what's coming in Sierra!

Get to the next level

Whether it's getting new staff up to speed or taking your operations up a notch, Innovative training can help get you there.

Upcoming paid training

October 4 – Managing Sierra Technical Services

December 6 – Sierra System Coordinator Basics with ASAA

Additional Resources

Recent News

Congrats to Sierra Winners in the “All Together Now” Idea Lab Challenge!
We have winners for the Sierra - All Together Now! Idea Lab Challenge!

Mobile Worklists 4.4 introduces new customization options
Mobile Worklists 4.4 includes a Home Screen Editor to configure access to app features.

Three consortia join the Vega LX Community
These library consortia have selected Vega Discover as their discovery tool.

Clarivate Selected by Singapore’s National Library Board to Play a Part in Building Libraries of the Future
Providing software solutions from Innovative for library staff and patrons across the country.
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