Winners Announced for Polaris Comeback Challenge


Hello Innovative Users!

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

Designed to provide a second chance for ideas from past challenges, this challenge included 20 ideas and 190 pairs for voting.


The Winners 

Submission: PAC: Banner message for closures

Inspired by: Idea submitted by Kathleen Weiss

Proposed for: Polaris 7.2


Submission: Bulk change held till dates

Inspired by: Idea submitted by Jessie Bach

Proposed for: Polaris 7.2


“Both of these ideas ranked very highly in our Crisis Management challenge earlier this year,” said Samantha Quell, Polaris Product Owner. “I thought they were great ideas at the time, so I’m glad to see them make a comeback in this challenge.”

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.