Death to Popups Idea Lab Challenge has a Winner!


Hello Innovative Users!

Pairwise has concluded for the Death to Popups challenge, and we have a winner!

Designed to focus specifically on smoothing workflows that allow staff to work more easily and effectively, this challenge garnered 29 ideas and received 1040 votes!


The Winner 


Submission: Recover from printer failure when printing notices

Inspired by: Ideas submitted by Edwin Byamugisha, Jeremy Goldstein, and Alison Pruntel

Proposed for: Sierra 5.3, Q4 2020

“We have seen this topic come up several times in our IdeaLab challenges,” said Laura Frasca, Sierra Product Owner. “I am very pleased to see this idea on top in Pairwise voting. Automatic Renewal improved the workflow of printing notices in Sierra 4.0 and this idea is an opportunity to improve the error handling.”

Remember, submissions live on in Idea Lab and our Always Open Space never closes. If you submitted an enhancement that is still important to you or you’ve just discovered a development opportunity, the Always Open space provides a place to post that idea for any Sierra product.

Visit the Innovative Idea Lab:

Thanks again to our wonderful Idea Lab Leadership team 

  • Renee Brumett, Springfield-Greene County Library
  • Jeremy Goldstein, Minuteman Library Network
  • Gwyneth Jelinek, Fayetteville Public Library
  • Maisam Nouh, Ferguson Library
  • Kathy Setter, Indianhead Federated Library System


And special thanks to your moderators and expert reviewers:

  • Cathy Lamoureaux
  • Paivi Rentz
  • Stephanie Kaceli
  • Doug Kariel
  • Robin Poffenberger
  • Diane Ward



Idea Lab is the website hub for our customer-driven innovation process that informs Innovative product roadmaps. To participate, simply go to Idea Lab, and enter in your username and password. If you don’t have an account yet, it’s not too late – simply follow the instructions on the Idea Lab FAQ and join in!

Please spread the word to colleagues at your own institutions and beyond about joining Idea Lab. At Innovative, we are committed to user-driven innovation that will benefit all our library partners, and we look forward to the next Challenge with you.