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Regional & Special Interest Groups

 

In addition to the international IUG, there are many regional users groups and special interest groups. Information about planning your conference is also available.

The IUG can also provide regional groups with website hosting and listserv support.


Africa/Middle East


IUG Southern Africa

Referred to as IUG-SA. The purpose of IUG-SA shall be to:

Encourage the sharing of ideas and the optimum use of the Innovative systems among the users

  • Build relationships among the IUG-SA members
  • Promote communication among the IUG-SA members
  • Convene an annual workshop for the discussion of new developments and resolution of problems experienced with the Innovative systems


Membership: Any library in Southern Africa using the automated library systems and products of Innovative Interfaces Inc. is eligible to become a member of the IUG-SA. You may find out more here.

Email list: The Innovative Users group Southern Africa list, IUGSA, is hosted by Sabinet. Staff members from Southern African institutions using Innovative software may subscribe to the IUGSA mailing list and access the archives.


Asia-Pacific


Australasian Innovative Users Group

Meets annually. Check out their website for more information about the group!

The AIUG is a small user group led by the Committee whose members are elected by the general membership biennially. It consists of a Chair, Vice Chair/Chair Elect, Past Chair, Secretary/Treasurer, and Members at Large representing the national and International locations of the participating libraries. All members of the Committee volunteer their time and services to the group and their activities.

Email list: To subscribe or unsubscribe to the AIUG listserv, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  Please note, the AIUG listserv is open to AIUG members only.To subscribe or unsubscribe to the AIUG listserv, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  Please note, the AIUG listserv is open to AIUG members only.

Contact: Rodney Foley


Europe


European Innovative Users Group

Visit their website to learn more about eIUG and learn about upcoming events!
View the archive or join the email list: http://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/lists/lis-eur-iug.html
Current contacts on their website or you can email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Irish Innovative Users Group

Meets annually

Email list: http://listserv.heanet.ie/millennium-users.html
Contacts:

Pat Doherty, Chair
Catherine Murray, Treasurer
Maeve McCauley
Aine Lynch
Charles Montague
Ann Byrne
Kathryn Briggs

Nordic Innovative Users Group

The Nordic IUG is open to Innovative Libraries in Estonia, Finland and Sweden. The group provides staff from member libraries with an opportunity to exchange ideas, information and experience. Meets every two years in Estonia, Finland or Sweden. 

Contact:

Sweden: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , Malmö City Library
Finland: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , Helsinki City Library
Estonia: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , ELNET Consortium.Södertörn University Library


Canada


Eastern Canada Innovative Users Group

Meets annually at various member institutions.

Member Communication: IUG Forum ECIUG
Contact:

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , MLIS, Integrated Library System Solutions Specialist
Information Technology, London Public Library
251 Dundas St.
London, ON Canada N6A 6H9

Western Canada Innovative Users Group

Meets annually at various member institutions.

Website: https://wciug.wordpress.com
Listserv: To subscribe, click here!
Contact:

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , Systems Librarian
West Vancouver Memorial Library
Telephone: 604-9255-7412

United States


Appalachian Regional Innovative Users Group

Currently Inactive.


Arkansas Innovative Users Group

Meets each fall

Email list: http://arkiug.uark.edu/listserv.asp
Contact:

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
University of Arkansas Libraries
365 N. McIlroy Ave. 
Fayetteville, AR 72701
http://arkiug.uark.edu

 

Carolina Innovative Users Group

Ohio Polaris Users Group and Eastern Great Lakes Innovative Users Group

The new OH-IUG is a comnination of the Ohio PUG and the EGL-IUG

Contacts:

Co-Chairs:
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Excutive Director of Information Technology
Centeral Library Consortium
http://www.clcohio.org

Mark Strang
Data System Manager
Jerome Library, Bowling Green State University
http://www.bgsu.edu/library.html

Iowa Innovative Users Group (IAIUG)

Forum Section: http://innovativeusers.org/iug-forum/regional-groups/forums/3-regional-groups/33-iowa-iug.html
Contact:

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , Chair
Des Moines University
3200 Grand Ave
Des Moines, IA  50312

Michigan Innovative Users Group (MIUG)

Meets yearly (July) at various member institutions.
Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mid-Atlantic Innovative Users Group (MAIUG)

Meets annually in the fall at various member institutions.  Welcomes users of all Innovative platforms (Millennium, Polaris, Sierra, VTLS, etc.).

Contact:

Stephanie Kaceli
Assistant Director, Technical Services/Systems Librarian
Cairn University, Masland Library
Langhorne, PA
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Mississippi Innovative Users Group

Contact:

Gail Herrera
University of Mississippi
University, MS  38677

New England User Group (NEUG)

Meets annually at various member institutions.

Contact:

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , Systems Librarian
Rivier College
Nashua, NH  03062
Tel: 603-897-8672

Northern California Innovative Users Group

Meets annually at various member institutions.

Forum Section: http://innovativeusers.org/iug-forum/regional-groups/forums/3-regional-groups/38-northern-california-iug.html
Contacts:

Wen-ying Lu
Head of Cataloging
Santa Clara University | University Library
500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95053
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Vanessa Walden
Technical Services
Marin County Free Library
1600 Los Gamos Drive, Suite 180, San Rafael, CA 94903
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Northwest Innovative Users Group

Covering Institutions in British, Columbia, Idaho, Oregon and Washington using any Innovative products.

Contacts:
Robin Dye
Kitsap Regional Library
Information Technology
1301 Sylvan Way
Bremerton, WA 98310
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Rocky Mountain Regional Innovative Users Group

The Rocky Mountain Regional Innovative Users Group is working to improve communication and training opportunities throughout the Rocky Mountains.
Next Meeting: July 28, 2017
Listserv: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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University of Colorado Boulder
Boulder, CO

Southeast Innovative Users Group

Meets annually at various member institutions. Membership is open to any institution or individual in the Southeast using any III module. Non-voting membership is open to institutions and individuals outside the Southeast using any III module.

Email list: http://www.siug.org/mailman/listinfo/siug
Contact:

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Winthrop University
Ida Jane Dacus Library
Rock Hill, SC 29733

Southern California Innovative Users Group (SCIUG)

Meets annually.

Contacts:

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Loyola Marymount University

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University of California, San Diego

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University of California, Irvine

Tennessee Innovative Users Group (TNIUG)

TNIUG meets face-to-face annually. We actively support one another throughout the year.

Email list: http://www.innovativeusers.org/mailman/listinfo/tniug
Contact:

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Middle Tennessee State University
Box 13
Murfreesboro, TN  37132

Wisconsin/Illinois Innovative Users Group (WILIUG)

The WILIUG is open to all interested Innovative libraries in the Midwest, although we are currently focusing on Wisconsin and Northern Illinois. Staff from all types of libraries and library departments are encouraged to participate.
Website: https://wiliug.wordpress.com

Email list: http://eepurl.com/RG90D
Contacts:

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , Chair, Head of Support Services
Deerfield Public Library

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , Chair-Elect, Metadata Librarian
Milwaukee Public Library


Special Interest Groups



Innovative Law Users Group

Meets twice a year, during the IUG meeting and in July during the AALL annual meeting.

Email list: http://innopaclaw.org/discussionlist/

New England Innovative Law Users Group

Meets annually at various member institutions.

Contact:

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , Associate Director for Technical Services
Lillian Goldman Law Library
Yale Law School
PO Box 208326
New Haven CT  06520-8326
Tel: 203-432-1603

INNOPAC Music Users Group (IMLUG)

Meets once a year during the Music Library Association's national conference.

Email list: send a message to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , include the following text in the message body: subscribe IMUG-L
Contact:

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Ohio State University

Innovative Interfaces Public Library Users Group (Metropolitan New York Area)

Meets once a year (mid-May) at various member institutions.

Contact:

Joyce Bogin
Middle Country Public Library
101 Eastwood Blvd.
Centereach, NY  11720
Tel: 631-585-9393 ext. 229

INN-Reach Users Group

An informal forum of customers and potential customers of Innovative's INN-Reach products, which provide patron-initiated consortial borrowing and shared catalog functionality. This group shares information by email and in person at the annual Innovative Users Group Meeting.

Email List: http://lists.ohiolink.edu/mailman/listinfo/inn-reach
Innovative staff are subscribed by invitation only. Anyone from a library or consortium may subscribe.

 

Pam Skittino, Chair, Head of Support Services  (email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

Deerfield Public Library

 

Cathy Markwiese, Chair-Elect, Metadata Librarian (email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

Milwaukee Public Library