Polaris “It Bugs Me” Idea Lab Challenge Winners!


Hello Innovative Users!

Pairwise voting has concluded for the Polaris “It Bugs Me” Challenge, and we have our winners!

Designed to gather small changes that could have a big impact, this challenge included 33 ideas and 66 pairs for voting.


The Winners 

Submission:  Clear Object Locks Automatically

Inspired by: Idea submitted by Gabrielle Gosselin


Submission:  Update Held till Display Date in PAC

Inspired by: Idea submitted by Robert Harvey


Submission:  Add Renewal Counts to Item Record Statistics

Inspired by: Idea submitted by Andrew Wright


Proposed For: Polaris 2022 (TBD)


“I’m excited about the winners for this challenge,” said Samantha Quell, Polaris Product Manager. “I’ve heard requests for all three previously and I’m glad to see the ‘It Bugs Me’ challenge theme gave them another chance at selection.”

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 Polaris product.

Visit the Innovative Idea Lab: https://idealab.iii.com/

Thanks again to our wonderful Idea Lab Leadership team:

  • Jeremy Goldstein, Minuteman Library Network
  • Eleanor Crumblehulme, Saskatchewan Information Library Services Consortium
  • Cecilia Smiley, Lee County Library System
  • Maisam Nouh, The Ferguson Library
  • Kathy Setter, IFLS Library System

And special thanks to your moderators and expert reviewers:

  • Marian McCollum
  • Stephanie Thero
  • Kathy McKinney



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.

Happy Innovating!