News, updates, and more for Innovative users.
We can’t wait to see you at IUG!
The Innovative Users Group’s annual conference is in Detroit March 25-27, and we’re super excited! Click here for the IUG 2024 schedule

Whether this is your first IUG or your 15th, there will be a lot to do and a lot to learn! If you can’t go to IUG, follow us on social media or watch our News page for updates from the conference.

Don’t forget our Detroit IUG-themed Spotify playlist!
Get to know Yaniv Shmuel and Kat Cuff, IUG presenters
As usual, Innovative Vice President of Product Management Toni Minick will be presenting on the latest news on Innovative solutions during the IUG conference—and this year, she is joined by Yaniv Shmuel, Vice President, Software Engineering, and Kat Cuff, Director of Product Management.
Before joining Clarivate, Yaniv founded the companies Reveal Labs, At Event, and Iron Buzz, and held leadership positions at NICE, along with Innovative General Manager Yariv Kursh. On top of all that, Yaniv is an Ironman triathlete . As VP of Software Engineering, Yaniv ensures that the vision of the Product team is implemented in a way that offers smooth usability and security.
Before she joined the Product Management team at Innovative in 2022, Kat Cuff worked with our sister company Ex Libris as the Director of Provider Relations, where she tended relationships with content providers. As the Director of Product Management, Kat has been instrumental in nurturing the development of the Vega LX suite of solutions and relationships with our vendor partners.

Be sure to catch Toni, Yaniv and Kat during Monday’s session We've Come Full Circle at 2pm!
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IUG and Innovative partner on a new product enhancement process
The IUG Member-Exclusive Enhancements Process, or MEEP, describes a process that the IUG and Innovative have agreed upon for ensuring that library-requested functionality is incorporated into to Innovative solutions in a timely manner.

You can Learn about the MEEP process on Monday, March 25 at IUG,  and in the meantime you can read up on MEEP on the IUG website.
Libraries adopting Vega Promote
Rochester Hills Public Library,  in Michigan, has been using Vega Promote, and they are enthusiastic! If you’re at IUG, catch their session on Wednesday, March 27 at 2:30: Revolutionizing Patron Engagement: Exploring Vega Promote at the Rochester Hills Public Library.

Want to learn more about Promote? See our Fact Sheet!
See Innovative at PLA 2024!
There will be a Clarivate booth at the Public Library Association Conference in Columbus, Ohio, April 3-5! There will be Innovative folks there, but to be sure you talk to us, make an appointment!

Contact us for an appointment: Click here to have us contact you 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
“Our vision for library experience is that any time a patron engages with the library, it should be personalized, accessible, and effortless.”

Kat Cuff, Director, Product Management at Innovative.
Additional Resources

Webinars & Events

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 - April 5
Innovative will be attending the PLA 2024 conference in Columbus, Ohio

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

How to reach underserved and marginalized community members
April 17 11am ET | 10am CT | 9am MT | 8am PT
When you want to proactively reach underserved community members to tell them how you can help, where do you begin? Library marketing maven Kathy Dempsey will start with the basics of outreach communication, then show you how to apply those strategies to get your messages to those in need—especially those who don't have email or internet service.


Latest News

Celebrating 10 years of Polaris Leap
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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 analysis and diversity

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

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

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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