Announcing Sierra Comeback Challenge Winners


Hello Innovative Users!

Pairwise voting has concluded for The Comeback Challenge, and we have our winners!

This challenge brought back 20 ideas that were previously submitted and gave them another chance to be selected!

The Sierra Winners

Submission: Make “Mark Damaged Items” behave like “Mark Lost Items”

Inspired by: Idea submitted by Alison Pruntel


Submission: Fines for lost or damaged items

Inspired by Idea submitted by Janice Regula


Submission: Add ability to reprint bills

Inspired by: Idea submitted by Kathy Setter


Submission: Globally purge charges by AFTER date

Inspired by: Idea submitted by Tamarack Hockin

Proposed for: Sierra 5.4 (H2 2021) and Sierra 5.5 (H1 2022)

“Library staff members submitted several great ideas for how we can enhance Sierra to make their work easier as they serve their communities,” said Mike Dicus, Sierra Product Owner. “I’m excited to add these features to upcoming releases of Sierra.”

Remember, submissions live on in Idea Lab and our Always Open Space never closes. If you submitted an enhancement that is still important to you or you’ve just discovered a development opportunity, the Always Open space provides a place to post that idea for any Sierra product.

Visit the Innovative Idea Lab:

Thanks again to our wonderful Idea Lab Leadership team 

  • Jeremy Goldstein, Minuteman Library Network
  • Cecilia Smiley, Lee County Library System
  • Maisam Nouh, The Ferguson Library
  • Kathy Setter, IFLS Library System



Idea Lab is the website hub for our customer-driven innovation process that informs Innovative product roadmaps. To participate, simply go to Idea Lab, and enter in your username and password. If you don’t have an account yet, it’s not too late – simply follow the instructions on the Idea Lab FAQ and join in!

Please spread the word to colleagues at your own institutions and beyond about joining Idea Lab. At Innovative, we are committed to user-driven innovation that will benefit all our library partners, and we look forward to the next Challenge with you.