Vega Community Welcomes Helen M. Plum Memorial Library

EMERYVILLE, Calif. September 29, 2021 – Innovative, a ProQuest company and leading global provider of library software, announced today that the Helen M. Plum Memorial Library in Lombard, Illinois has selected Vega Discover, Innovative’s new, modern discovery solution. 

The Helen M. Plum Memorial Library, named for the wife of Colonel William Plum, who bequested money to Lombard to found the library, serves its community with events for residents of all ages, including story times, computer classes, insurance counseling, and cooking classes. The library also offers safe options for curbside pickup or home delivery of materials, and lends out Museum Adventure Passes for Chicago-area cultural institutions. The library will continue to serve Lombard with a larger new building that broke ground in June 2021. 

“The Helen Plum Library recently completed a new 2021-2024 Strategic Plan,” says Alex Vancina, Technology & Metadata Services Manager. “During our planning process, we received community and Library Board feedback asking us to implement easier and more effective ways to find our materials. The addition of Vega Discover is a major step in that direction.” 

Vega Discover is a full-featured discovery tool that not only delivers premier search results, but also features a patron bookshelf with custom reading lists, patron account management, library-curated showcases, and smart showcases on related resources and topics. Vega Discover also comes with enhanced exploration tools, powered by Syndetics Unbound’s enrichment content, such as series data, reader reviews, browse by reading level and more, as part of an engaging library experience. Vega Discover is one module in the Vega Library Experience (LX) suite, a cloud-based platform that allows library staff to easily communicate and manage the full range of materials, programs, and services available to their community. 

Vega works seamlessly with Sierra and Polaris. To learn more, download the Vega Discover product overview or visit the Innovative website. 



Innovative, a ProQuest company, provides leading technology solutions and services that empower libraries and enrich their users worldwide. Innovative offers one of the most comprehensive portfolios of library automation products on the market today, serving academic, public, national, corporate and special libraries and consortia. Headquartered in Emeryville, California, Innovative has a global presence—serving thousands of libraries in 66 countries and offices worldwide.