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Innovative Gains Momentum in Academic Market With Four New Library Partners

Emeryville, Calif.— Innovative Interfaces, a leading global provider of library automation software, today announced four academic institutions have switched to Sierra as their Integrated Library System (ILS) over competitor alternatives. Throughout the United States, the new Innovative library partners include: City Colleges of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois Idaho State University in Pocatello, Idaho Prairie View… Read more »


Innovative Mobile Worklists Wins Platinum Third Year in a Row in 2018 Modern Library Awards

EMERYVILLE, Calif. — Innovative is proud to announce three products received distinctions from LibraryWorks’ annual Modern Library Awards (MLAs): Mobile Worklists, Innovative Resource Sharing, and the Polaris Web Application.


Innovative Welcomes Back Tom Jacobson as VP, Executive Library Advocate and Strategist

EMERYVILLE, Calif. – Innovative Interfaces is pleased to announce the appointment of Tom Jacobson as Vice President, Executive Library Advocate and Strategist, a role that will support both consortia and library partners. Tom brings a deep knowledge of industry practices with over 25 years of experience helping libraries maximize their systems and get meaningful results.… Read more »


Bill Schickling to Retire After 30 Years in Library Industry

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Following 30 years of service in the library industry as a developer, entrepreneur, and public library advocate, Bill Schickling, Innovative EVP of Business Development, has announced he will retire effective December 31, 2017. Bill started his career as a software developer for Gaylord Bros. in 1987. Together with a small team of… Read more »


Innovative Adds Time-saving Item Sort in Mobile Worklists Release 2.7

EMERYVILLE, Calif. — Innovative has launched Mobile Worklists Release 2.7 to increase usability and efficiency for library staff through mobile management of items. This release includes the ability to sort lists by key fields, and view additional information on both the Item Detail screen and list view for increased efficiency in finding items and decision making.


Innovative Names Technology Industry Veteran Amy Hayes Senior Vice President of Marketing

EMERYVILLE, Calif. – Innovative Interfaces announced the appointment of Amy Hayes as Senior Vice President of Marketing. Hayes is responsible for leading the company’s corporate and product marketing, brand strategy, and global communications.


Innovative Solution Offers Significant Benefits for Idaho State University

EMERYVILLE, Calif.—Innovative Interfaces, a leading provider of library automation software that empowers libraries globally, is happy to announce that Idaho State University (ISU) in Pocatello, Idaho, has selected the Sierra integrated library system (ILS) and the Encore Duet discovery layer for the Eli M. Oboler Library and satellite locations.


Emporia State University Returns to an Innovative Solution

EMERYVILLE, Calif.—Innovative Interfaces, a leading provider of library automation software that empowers libraries globally, is pleased to announce that Emporia State University in Emporia, Kansas, has selected the Sierra integrated library system (ILS) with the Encore discovery layer.


Innovative Expands Open Integrated Library System with New RESTful APIs in Sierra Release 3.3

Innovative has launched the newest release of the Sierra integrated library system (ILS) with two new RESTful APIs for open integrations, and an additional new feature in compliance with the W3C Web Accessibility Guidelines.


Innovative Appoints New Senior Vice President of Product Strategy

EMERYVILLE, Calif. – Innovative Interfaces today announced the appointment of Kathryn Harnish as Senior Vice President of Product Strategy. “Kathryn is a library industry veteran and librarian,” said Chris Fields, Chief Technology Officer at Innovative. “She has a great passion for preserving the role of libraries in the community and we know her enthusiasm and… Read more »


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