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Product and Company News and Announcements


January 14, 2019

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative Interfaces, a leading provider of library software and solutions, announced that four products – Mobile Worklists, MyLibrary!, Polaris Web Application, and Resource Sharing – received platinum distinction, the highest honor, from LibraryWorks’ fifth annual Modern Library Awards.

December 20, 2018

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative Interfaces, a leading global provider of library automation software, announced New Orleans Public Library has selected the Polaris Integrated Library System as a hosted solution.

December 17, 2018

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative Interfaces announced the appointment of Joe McMorris as Global Chief Information Officer. Committed to providing the industry’s highest technical and security standards, Innovative has designated McMorris to support and extend Innovative services offerings for security, hosting, monitoring, disaster recovery, compliance and managed services for libraries across 66 countries. Prior to joining Innovative, McMorris served as CIO at Wolters Kluwer overseeing cloud hosting and database operations for the Governance, Risk and Compliance.

December 7, 2018

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative Interfaces announced that demand for product bundles remains strong as libraries continue to recognize the value and efficiency they deliver. The company introduced bundles to further enhance the solutions that Innovative offers to libraries and to simplify the purchasing process.

November 8, 2018

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative Interfaces announced Charleston Library Society has selected the Sierra Integrated Library System for the next five years along with Vital as its digital repository; Innovative is hosting both systems to offer the library a complete solution.

September 29, 2018

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative Interfaces announced fourteen libraries have selected Polaris or Sierra as their Integrated Library System over competitive alternatives.

August 30, 2018

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative Interfaces has launched MyLibrary! Release 3.1, which now includes full app functionality for Polaris library partners in addition to Sierra library partners.

April 25, 2018

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative Interfaces kicked off IUG 2018, the 26th Innovative Users Group (IUG) conference held in Orlando, Fla. For four days, 650 library professionals from 10 countries around the world will gather to participate in more than 100 sessions presented by colleagues and Innovative staff.

April 9, 2018

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) 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 A & M University in Prairie View, Texas, and Wingate University in Wingate, North Carolina. All four Sierra adopters previously used an Ex Libris ILS.

January 30, 2018

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative Interfaces announced three products received distinctions from LibraryWorks’ fourth annual Modern Library Awards.

January 15, 2018

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative Interfaces announced the appointment of Tom Jacobson as Vice President, Executive Library Advocate and Strategist, a role that will support both consortia and library partners.

December 13, 2017

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) 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.

December 5, 2017

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative Interfaces 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.

November 20, 2017

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative Interfaces today 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.

November 15, 2017

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative announced that Idaho State University in Pocatello, Idaho, has selected the Sierra integrated library system and the Encore Duet discovery layer for the Eli M. Oboler Library and satellite locations. From certificate-level to post-graduate, the libraries at ISU support information needs for a substantial 250 academic programs, serving over 13,000 students. Including government documents, the entire university collection holds nearly one million items.

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