The Innovative Users Group was founded in 1991 as an international organization of member libraries who used the Innovative Interfaces, Inc integrated library software. It is an independent organization from Innovative Interfaces, Inc.
The IUG is led by the Steering Committee whose members are elected by the general membership. It consists of a Chair, Vice Chair/Chair Elect, Past Chair, Secretary/Treasurer, and five Members at Large. All members of the Steering Committee volunteer their services to the organization.
In 2017 the IUG hosted its 25th annual conference in National Harbor, MD. We have grown quite a bit since our first conference but as always our mission remains as it is stated in the Bylaws:
- Serve as a forum to influence the development and improvement of Innovative Interfaces, Inc. products for the benefit of IUG members
- Foster and improve relationships and communication among members, and between members and Innovative Interfaces
- Gather and disseminate information on the use of III products among the users of the systems
Further details on the IUG and its membership are available through its Bylaws.