IUG 2019 Conference

Conference information you need to know!

 

IUG 2019: Full program draft now available (Click here!)

On behalf of the Program Committee, we wanted to share with the community the full program draft for the conference. Please note this is subject to change, but there should be few remaining changes. Both Innovative and IUG programs are included.

A big round of applause to the Program Committee members:

  • Gwyneth Jelinek, Polaris programs Team Lead | Fayetteville Public Library
  • Carolyn Bly, Birds of Feather | SNO-ISLE Libraries
  • John De La Fontaine, Poster Sessions | Occidental College
  • Jennifer Sullivan, Program materials | High Plains Public Library
  • Jeff Campbell, Conference Mobile App | University Library; The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Victor Zuniga, Program Committee Chair | Poudre River Public Library District

Please feel free to reach out to any of us if you have any questions!


Registration for IUG 2019 is now open!

Before you begin the registration process, make sure you know your institution's IUG membership number. If you have any questions regarding your membership, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

If you are planning to register for a pre-conference session offered Sunday, May 5, there are limited spaces. If your desired session is unavailable when you register, please contact Kathy O'Gorman (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) to be added to a waiting list.

If someone besides the conference attendee needs to complete the registration process, pdf this form contains all the information required to complete online registration. It is for internal use only and will not be accepted as a substitute for online registration.

After you complete the process online, you will receive a confirmation email. If you do not receive one with 24 hours, please contact Kathy O'Gorman (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

 Register for IUG 2019

Conference Cancellation/Refund Policy

Written requests for refunds when a main conference or one day registration is cancelled must be postmarked or electronically submitted by Monday, April 15, 2019. A cancellation fee of $25.00 will be deducted from the refund.

To submit the request in writing: send to Kathy O’Gorman, IUG Business Manager, 6077 Far Hills Ave, #118, Centerville, OH 45459.

To submit the request electronically: e-mail Kathy O’Gorman This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Pre-conference or optional meal functions may be cancelled in writing or electronically.  A full refund will be issued for these items.

No telephone or voicemail refund/cancellations requests will be accepted.

Any refund requests received after April 15, 2019 will be referred to the IUG Steering Committee officers for consideration and must be exceptional in nature. A cancellation fee of $75.00 will be assessed.

All refunds will be issued within 20 days of the end of the conference.

Full Conference Registration
$325 early bird (through March 15, 2019)
$400 regular (March 16 - April 15, 2019)
$525 late/onsite (April 16 - May 6, 2019)

Pre-conference sessions
You must be registered for the main conference to select pre-conference sessions.


MORNING

A1 - Public Library Consortia Meeting (Sunday, May 5, 2019, 9:00AM - 12:00PM)
$65.00 Presented by Innovative staff

Join your colleagues and Innovative staff for a half-day pre-conference focused on the unique needs and experiences of Public Library Consortia. Open to public consortia and member libraries using Polaris, Sierra, Millennium, or Virtua platforms, we encourage participation from all Innovative systems. The program offers both plenary sessions and break-out sessions, with presentations led by either Innovative staff or our partners from consortia systems and their member institutions. Continental breakfast is included.

A2 - Cataloging Essentials Mini-Bootcamp for all Libraries (Sunday, May 5, 2019, 9:30AM - 12:00PM)
$65.00 Presented by Martha Rice Sanders

Catalogers 'speak' 5 languages at once when describing works in their collections—the catalog code (currently RDA), MARC (for encoding), ISBD (also for encoding), and one or more subject and classification schemes. This mini-bootcamp provides a framework for understanding these 'languages' by discussing the essential elements of bibliographic description, encoding, subject vocabularies, and classification vocabularies, and how they interweave to create bibliographic records.

A3 - Best Practices in Reporting for Sierra Libraries (Sunday, May 5, 2019, 9:30AM - 12:00PM)
$65.00 Presented by Innovative staff

There are many reporting tools available to Sierra and Millennium libraries. This session will review best practices regarding which tools to use for which types of reports, tips for generating reports to ensure efficient work and accurate numbers, how to manage / schedule reports you need on a recurring basis (e.g. monthly, weekly), and how to interpret reports for data-driven decisions. Intended for libraries of any type and size using any combination of Web Management Reports, Statistics, Create Lists, Decision Center, and SQL Views. This is a presentation style seminar (not hands on), so come prepared to take notes and leave with specific things to try at home.

AFTERNOON

B1- Metadata Essentials Mini-Bootcamp for all Libraries (Sunday, May 5, 2019, 1:30PM - 4:00PM)
$65.00 Presented by Martha Rice Sanders 

Prepare for the challenges that lie ahead as we plan the transition away from MARC to native linked data workflows. With increasing needs for our metadata, available with Linked Data, libraries are developing more modern carriers to store metadata in 21st century frameworks. This mini-bootcamp will help lay a foundation for preparing libraries for the challenges that lie ahead as we transition away from MARC records and their workflows by surveying the journey to RDA and BIBFRAME.
 
B2 - Best Practices in Reporting for Polaris Libraries (Sunday, May 5, 2019, 1:30PM - 4:00PM)
$65.00 Presented by Innovative staff 

There are many reporting tools available to Polaris libraries. This session will review best practices regarding which tools to use for which types of reports, tips for generating reports to ensure efficient work and accurate numbers, how to manage / schedule reports you need on a recurring basis (e.g. monthly, weekly), and how to interpret reports for data-driven decisions. Intended for libraries of any type and size using any combination of Simply Reports, SQL Queries, and basic Polaris reporting. This is a presentation style seminar (not hands on), so come prepared to take notes and leave with specific things to try at home.

B3 - How to SQL (Sierra) (Sunday, May 5, 2019, 1:30PM - 4:00PM)
$65.00 Presented by:Phil Shirley, Cuyahoga Falls Library; Jeremy Goldstein, Minuteman Library Network; and Ray Voelker, The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County 

Take your reporting skills to the next level with SQL and the Sierra DNA. We'll talk about how to get set up and logged into pgAdmin, then we'll talk about the views and how to find the data you want, as well as how to create queries. We'll help you understand the basics as well as things like joins and subqueries, and we'll talk about reports that require special strategies.

ALL DAY

C1 - API Hackathon (Sunday, May 5, 2019, 9:00AM - 4:00PM)
$65.00 Presented by Innovative staff 

Calling all librarians, software developers, designers, and makers - join us for the fourth annual IUG Hackathon! This all-day event brings together multi-disciplinary teams to develop real solutions for libraries using Sierra APIs or Polaris APIs. We encourage working together in groups of 2-3, including at least one developer with skills to create software using RESTful APIs, so you can build a working feature to show off for your fellow hackers and all Innovative libraries at the end of the conference. Each team must bring a laptop computer pre-loaded with a development environment ready to interact with either the Sierra APIs or Polaris APIs. Lunch, power, and internet will be provided.

Single Day Registration
Monday, May 6 - $200 early bird, $225 regular, $250 late/onsite

Tuesday, May 7 (includes all conference lunch) $250 early bird, $275 regular, $300 late/onsite

Wednesday, May 8 $100 early bird, $125 regular, $150 late/onsite

Hotel Reservations and Travel Information

Conference Justification Kit


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Preconference: Sunday, May 5  |  Conference: Monday, May 6 - Wednesday, May 8

Sheraton Grand Phoenix
340 North 3rd Street
Phoenix, AZ 85004
602-262-2500

Reserve a Room online
 or through the Starwood Central Reservations office at 866-837-4213.

Single/Double: $203 Hotel room rates are subject to applicable state and local taxes (currently 12.75% per room, per night) in effect at the time of check out.

The group rate (pending availability) is available until 5:00 p.m. local time at the hotel on April 11, 2019. All reservations must be accompanied by one night's deposit OR guaranteed by a major credit card.

Conference Registration is scheduled to open in early December

$325 for early bird registration (ends March 15, 2019)
$400 for normal registration (ends April 15, 2019)
$525 for late/on-site registration (April 16-May 8, 2019)

Additional costs for pre-conferences will be announced when registration opens.