Regional & Special Interest Groups

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.

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 Please note, the AIUG listserv is open to AIUG members only.

To subscribe or unsubscribe to the AIUG listserv, contact Please note, the AIUG listserv is open to AIUG members only. Contact: Rodney Foley

Visit their website to learn more about eIUG and learn about upcoming events! View the archive or join the email list:

Current contacts on their website or you can email:

Meets annually Email list:

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

Eastern Canada Innovative Users Group

Meets annually at various member institutions. Member Communication: IUG Forum ECIUG

Contact: Eeva Stierwalt, MLIS, Integrated Library System Solutions Specialist Information Technology, London Public Library 251 Dundas St. London, ON Canada N6A 6H9

Meets annually at various member institutions. Website: Listserv: Click here to subscribe

Contact: Zara Hockey Technical Services and Cataloguing Librarian BC Hydro Library and Archives Telephone: 604-529-9577

Meets yearly (July) at various member institutions. Visit their website to sign up for their newletter! Contact:  

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

Contact: Denise Garofalo Librarian for Systems & Catalog Services Mount Saint Mary College Newburgh, NY

New England Regional Group (NEIUG)

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

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: Åsa Backlund, Gothenburg Public Libraries
Finland: Susanna Aakko, Helsinki City Library
Estonia: Riin Olonen, ELNET Consortium 

Meets annually at various member institutions. General Contact Email: Forum Section:

Contacts: Shannon Meaney-Ryer St. Mary’s College of California Library PMB Box 4290, 1928 Saint Mary’s Road, Moraga, CA 94575  

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

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

Co-Chairs: Wes Osborn Excutive Director of Information Technology Centeral Library Consortium

Mark Strang Data System Manager Jerome Library, Bowling Green State University  

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. Listserv:

Contact: Jeremy Seiferth University of Colorado Boulder Boulder, CO

Meets annually. Contacts: Ron Lewis (Chair of SCIUG) Loyola Maymount University, Los Angeles

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.


Email list:

Contacts: Pam Skittino, Chair, Head of Support Services Deerfield Public Library

Cathy Markwiese, Chair-Elect, Metadata Librarian Milwaukee Public Library

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

Email list:  

INNOPAC Music Users Group (IMUG)

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

Email list: send a message to, include the following text in the message body: subscribe IMUG-L

Contact: Heather G. Fisher Metadata / Catalog Librarian Music, Children’s Literature, & ELP Liaison Librarian Zahnow Library Saginaw Valley State University