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Welcome to Polaris News!

Welcome to the latest Polaris News newsletter! This issue we have a roundup of recent Idea Lab challenge winners, what’s coming for Polaris, news about LX Starter, upcoming events and opportunities for learning and more.

Polaris is a Winner — Again!

Polaris and Leap win 2023 Modern Library Awards!

Did you hear?? Leap has won a platinum 2023 Modern Library Award, and Polaris has won a gold award!

See more about these and other Innovative award winners: https://www.iii.com/whats-new/five-innovative-solutions-win-recognition-in-2023-modern-library-awards/

Polaris "Analyze This!" Challenge winners have been identified!

Are you interested in uploading a file of patron barcodes into a record set? Or create record sets from a saved report? You’re in luck! These winning ideas in the Polaris Analyze This! Idea Lab challenge will be added to a future version of Polaris.

Read more: https://www.iii.com/whats-new/congratulations-to-the-polaris-analyze-this-idea-lab-challenge-winners

Ideas are getting a new home

Make way for Idea Exchange

While we’re talking Idea Lab: It’s being replaced with the Idea Exchange platform. Don’t worry; existing ideas in the Always Open space on Idea Lab will be migrated.

Read more about this upcoming change here: https://www.iii.com/whats-new/innovative-ideas-are-getting-a-new-home/


Getting Ready for LX Starter

You may have heard about LX Starter, the circulation email creation and management program that is free to any library with a Polaris 7.3+ subscription.

We recently offered a webinar on how to get ready for LX Starter, and several FAQs were addressed—e.g., no, you don’t need to buy Syndetics Unbound to have access to Syndetics Unbound cover art for LX Starter messages.

See our post for more answers to FAQs and a link to the webinar recording: https://www.iii.com/whats-new/webinar-recap-get-ready-get-set-how-to-prepare-for-lx-starter/

Upgrade your skills with Innovative training

Get to the next level

Are you ready to upgrade you and your staff’s skillset? Innovative training may offer the courses you need.
Here are some of the training sessions coming up this spring:

See more training here: https://bookwhen.com/innovative?tags%5B%5D=polaris


Innovative Users Group IUG 2023 Conference

IUG 2023 will be held in person in Phoenix! Plus, there are still a few days to submit program proposals by the Jan 31 deadline!

See the Innovative Users Group website for details on joining IUG and attending the IUG conference: https://www.innovativeusers.org/iug-conference-2023/

See us in New Orleans and Toronto!

Innovative will be at LibLearnX January 27-30 in New Orleans, as well as at the Ontario Library Association Super Conference February 1-4 in Toronto. Come say Hi!

Innovative events: https://www.iii.com/events/

Did you miss a webinar?
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How to Survive and Thrive During Organizational Change
With consultant
Michelle Frisque
Level Up Your Library's Marketing and Communications

with Cordelia Anderson

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Building Your Impact Story
Learn about quantifying
your library's benefit to the community
Look into the future!
Innovative's Product Status Board gives you insight into what's coming for Polaris and other products, and you can even leave comments for our Product team!
Click here to see what's coming in Polaris!
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Additional Resources

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Camas Public Library in Washington chooses Vega Discover
The Polaris library has made the choice to upgrade their discovery tool to Vega Discover

Details about Polaris 7.3 and more

See the Polaris LibGuides for release notes and more details about Polaris: https://innovative.libguides.com/polaris

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