Optimizing Event Management at Middle Country Public Library
Library staff members from Middle Country Public Library recently joined Innovative for an inspiring and informative webinar to share how Vega Program, Innovative’s module for event management at public libraries, improved their patron registration and event management processes.  Register to watch the webinar

In this session, Middle Country Library Assistant Director Ryan Gessner and his colleague James Matias, Coordinator of Computer Services and Technology, were joined by webinar host, Angela Nolet, Senior Product Manager at Innovative.

This session focused on:
  • Event registration and patron experience
  • The implementation process
  • APIs and how to use them

For additional information, watch the webinar recording or read the Vega Program product brochure.

If you don’t have time to watch the full webinar, you can check out this short video interview with Ryan.

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Five Public Libraries Testing New Website Builder
We’re thrilled to announce five public libraries are serving as beta partners for Vega Promote Web, our website building and management tool developed specifically to help public libraries better engage with and serve their communities.

The partners include Allen County Public Library (IN), Sullivan County Public Library (IN), Orion Township Public Library (MI), Fauquier County Public Library (VA), and Rochester Hills Public Library (MI).

Read more: Check out the full article, including why the Director of Communications at Allen County Public Library is excited to use Vega Promote Web.
From the Library Leadership Podcast – Logic: Back to the Basics
Information literacy is especially complicated in the digital age. Heath Stanfield, manager of the McAlester Public Library in Oklahoma, appeared on the Library Leadership Podcast to talk about classical models of logical fallacies and how they can be used to mislead or manipulate.

By becoming familiar with these classic fallacies and how to spot them, he explained, librarians can better help their patrons assess information for errors in reasoning and accuracy.

“I personally view libraries as fundamental to a healthy democracy. Democracy depends on an educated populace,” Heath said. “We need opportunities for education, and learning about these logical fallacies is a tool that librarians can put in their toolbox to further help our customers and support our communities.”

Learn more:  Listen to the episode for more information, including some books on this topic recommended by Heath.
Over 100 Libraries Now Live on Innovative LX Starter
We’re excited to celebrate a milestone achievement for our Library Experience (LX) Starter suite, which now supports over 100 libraries.

This means over 100 Polaris and Sierra libraries are now leveraging new technology to bolster engagement with their savvy, digital-first users. Included with Polaris and Sierra Integrated Library Service subscriptions, LX Starter brings branded, visually appealing emails to libraries while keeping patron data safe within one integrated ecosystem.

Contact your account manager to begin implementing LX Starter.

Learn more about how your library can optimize patron communications and engagement through LX Starter.

The Complete Vega LX Platform at a Glance


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
  • Promote Web — Build a modern library website to promote your ever-evolving services
  • 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

“Our website is so much more than just a page of text. Many times, it is the first experience a patron will have with our library and we want them to know that when they connect with us – even online – they can expect a high-quality, engaging, informative, and relevant experience at every turn. We’re excited to use Vega Promote Web from Innovative to bring our vision to life.”

Aja Michael-Keller, Director of Communications at Allen County Public Library

Additional Resources

Webinars & Events

Build Your Library Brand With Vega Promote Web
Watch on Demand!
Vega Promote Web gives you the tools you need to take your website to the next level for marketing and promoting the varied services and resources today’s libraries provide.

Engaging Your Community With Innovative Solutions
Watch on Demand!
Create a memorable library experience with your library website, catalog, custom collections, notices, and staff app. We also share our long-term strategy and roadmap for building tools to help public libraries engage their communities.

Latest News

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Your place to share, comment on and vote for what you’d like to see next in Innovative products.

Sullivan County Public Library Selects Vega Program
Indiana Library will use Vega Program to manage programs like food preparation, fencing, yoga, arts and crafts, homeschool workshops, D&D and more.

North Vancouver District Public Library chooses Polaris and multiple Vega LX modules
The Canadian library selects a new ILS and community engagement tools for discovery, email marketing, events management, and website building.

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