Mobile Worklists 4.1 Introduces Item Match Alerts and Multiple Workflow Improvements

EMERYVILLE, Calif. July 1, 2021 – Innovative, a ProQuest company and leading global provider of library software, announced today that Mobile Worklists 4.1 is in general availability with new item match alerts for an improved staff experience. The release also includes additional enhancements to Title Paging Lists, worklist management, and inventory workflows.

Mobile Worklists 4.1 features new item matching functionality, which alerts staff when items on a list meet specified criteria. For all lists, users can now define a rule that will identify items that match the rule definitions. Library staff can use this in a variety of ways, such as finding items with a status of Missing, with a check-in date before a specific date, by a specific author, or even with a specific OPAC message. This can help staff to quickly identify items that are mis-shelved, or that have not circulated in the last few years.

Title Paging Lists will now show the pickup location for each item on the list and, when filtering by location, the number of items at each location is shown next to the location name.

Shelf lists used for inventory now display the item status on the list display and offer the ability to verify an item on the list by tapping a button as an alternative to scanning or typing in the item barcode.

“We’re listening to libraries about how Mobile Worklists can save them time, providing information on-the-go and in the stacks to reduce repetitive material handling or the need for paper reports.  This release further streamlines key tasks and introduces proactive alerts that will improve library operations,” says Toni Minick, Vice President of Product Management.

Visit the Innovative Supportal for the full release notes (login required) and Sierra system requirements.

Mobile Worklists is available for library partners using Sierra. Current Mobile Worklists users can download the app through Google Play or the Apple App Store.

Mobile Worklists is available in English, Catalan, Spanish, French, Canadian French, Finnish, Polish, Estonian, and Swedish. For more information about getting Mobile Worklists for your library, contact your account manager or reach out to the Customer Relationship Center (CRC) at (510) 619-3566 or via email at