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Innovative partners with LibraryIQ to offer comprehensive analytics to libraries
We announced today a partnership with LibraryIQ, expanding the analytics offering available through the Vega Library Experience (LX) platform.

LibraryIQ is an analytics and reporting solution that uses real-time data to offer actionable insights to libraries in categories spanning collection management, service development, patron engagement, and strategic planning.

LibraryIQ works seamlessly with Sierra and Polaris. It provides the holistic insights libraries need to improve their data-driven decisions.

Read the full announcement online 
Join us at IUG 2024!
The Innovative Users Group is meeting in Detroit on March 25-27, and registration is now open. Click here for more info on registering for IUG 2024.

IUG isn’t just for your mind – Start your day with mindful movement at our IUG yoga session on Tuesday, March 26 at 7:30am. Not to mention you can dance the night away at the Dessert Reception March 25 and strike a pose in the photo booth at the reception.

Ready for Motor City? Listen to our Detroit IUG-themed Spotify playlist!
IUG pre-conference sessions on Sunday, March 24
In addition to the great programs at IUG 2024, there are pre-conference sessions on the Sunday before the conference that you may want to check out.

IUG Hackathon - Free
A Hackathon for individuals and teams working on a development for either Polaris or Sierra. There will be awards for the winners!

Polaris DIY – Review and Update Your Technical Services Workflows - $100
Join Polaris expert Michelle Ralston for a session on technical services workflow optimization in the areas of acquisitions and cataloging.

Sierra DIY – Understanding your reporting toolbox - $100
Join Sierra expert Jason Boland for a session on optimizing your Sierra instance in this DIY health self-check.

Marketing Best Practices - $100
Library marketing expert Cordelia Anderson discusses how you can best market your library, followed by concrete examples using Innovative solutions.

Ready to go? Sign up for the pre-conference sessions at the same time you register for IUG.
Already registered but want to add a pre-conference session? Email kathy@innovativeusers.org

Cordelia Anderson has tips to market your library
Innovative has hosted a few free webinars with library marketing expert Cordelia Anderson, most recently “Promote more than programs”, now available on demand.

AND Cordelia will be holding a workshop on Sunday, March 24 in Detroit before the IUG 2024 conference. Learn more about this pre-conference session.

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Orion Township Public Library launches website built with Vega Promote Web
While Orion Township Library was working to update their website using Vega Promote Web, their old website was hit with a ransomware attack. Yikes!

While they were able to rescue their data, the old website became unusable—and their implementation of Vega Promote Web was sped up.

Learn more about their new website
Kids and themed catalogs are coming soon
Eight libraries are working hard to thoroughly test the themed catalogs, especially kids catalogs for Vega Discover! (Our partners at Rochester Hills already have a live kids catalog!)

Our recent webinar, “Fall in love with our kids and themed catalogs”, which you can watch on demand, covered the extensive research on what kids need and want from their library experience, as well as an exploration of themed catalogs.

Prefer to read? See our recent news announcement
Find Innovative at Computers in Libraries 2024
There will be a Clarivate booth at the Computers in Libraries conference in Arlington, VA March 12-14.  There will be Innovative folks there, but to be sure you talk to us, schedule an appointment!

Submit the contact us form for an appointment.

The Complete Vega LX Platform at a Glance


Multiple modules, One library experience platform. All seamlessly connected to your ILS.

Discover — Create a user-friendly discovery experience, rolling all formats into a single display
Innovative Mobile – Mobile access to Discover work-level rollups, showcases and enhanced content.
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
Interact — Provide two-way communication with patrons via chatbot or digital assistants
Analyze — Uses key data to quantify your library’s value
What People Are Saying
“The drag-and-drop WYSIWYG [“what you see is what you get”] nature of the Promote Web backend made the process of recreating large chunks of our site pretty quick and painless, and we’ve been able to get a new and improved site up and running in a very short period of time.”

Steve Saunders, Head of Information Technology at Orion Township Public Library.
Additional Resources


Computers in Libraries 2024
March 12 – 14
Clarivate will have a booth at the Computers in Libraries Conference in Arlington, Virginia

Computers in Libraries: Your Website Can Do More Than You Think
March 14 | 11:45am
Be sure to catch Allen County Public Library's presentation on using Vega Promote Web to create new library websites at the 2024 Computers in Libraries conference

IUG 2024
March 25 - 27
Connect with your peers at the Innovative Users Group annual conference at the Marriott at the Renaissance Center in Detroit, Michigan.

Public Library Association 2024
April 3 - 5
Innovative will be attending the PLA 2024 conference in Columbus, Ohio

Texas Library Association Annual Conference
April 16 - 19
Innovative will be attending the TLA Conference in San Antonio April 16-19


Latest News

Innovative Partners with LibraryIQ to Offer Comprehensive Analytics to Libraries
The LibraryIQ solution offers real-time data and actionable insights for libraries across multiple areas including collection management, service development, patron engagement, and strategic planning.

Navajo County Library District chooses the Polaris ILS and Vega Discover

The Arizona library system is upgrading their library system to Polaris with Vega Discover

Invigorate marketing efforts at your library
Library marketing experts shared practical and inspiring tips at Innovative-hosted events

How The IUG Helped Me: Colleague Connections, Job Support, and Career Changes
Maisam Nouh, Technical Solution Consultant at Innovative, previously worked at The Ferguson Library in CT and served as the IUG Chair, and shares her thoughts on the value of the IUG

Libraries of Middlesex Automation Consortium join the Innovative Family
The New Jersey consortium will offer Polaris, Vega Promote, Vega Discover, Vega Program, and Innovative Mobile

Orion Township Public Library Launches New Website with Vega Promote Web
We’re excited to share Orion Township Public Library in Michigan has gone live with its new Vega Promote Web website.

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