Do you know what Cleveland really needs to keep up its electrifying rock-star-of-a-city status? An influx of College and Research Librarians — and the people who love them! It’s happening, April 10-13, and Springshare jumped on that bandwagon and is excited to kick things off early with a LibGuides pre-conference workshop to open the show!
Springshare + Librarians in the CLE = a rousing good time, so come to Booth #639 to check out the killer set we have lined up for you or just say hello and talk to our band while we do our mic checks.
If you weren’t the radio show’s caller 106 and didn’t win free tickets…that’s ok. We know that like Aerosmith, you…don’t want to miss a thing. We’ve got you covered with Live Streams of some of these outstanding sessions. Just tune in to our Springshare Facebook Page at the scheduled local Cleveland time so you can catch the acts.
Please Welcome To The Stage…
Baylor University Libraries — Assessing Research Consultations: Surveying a ‘Captive’ Audience — Ellen Filgo
- Wednesday, April 10 – 6:00pm to 6:20pm Streaming Live on Facebook
Baylor University Research and Engagement Librarians ramped up their research consultation program, using LibCal’s appointment scheduler as a convenient way for students to book appointments with the librarians. In 2017, they realized that we had an untapped opportunity for assessing the program, through LibCal’s automatic email system. They inserted a link to a LibWizard survey in that follow-up email with questions about the research consultation. This process was a very easy and low-maintenance way to perform assessment with what is virtually a captive audience.
Lehman College — Bloomberg and LibCal: A Match Made in Collaboration Heaven — Michelle Ehrenpreis
- Thursday, April 11 – 10:00am to 10:20am Streaming Live on Facebook
Learn how LibCal was used to implement booking the newly installed Bloomberg Terminal in the Leonard Lief Library at Lehman College. Particulars include collaborating with business faculty to understand departmental needs, working with multiple departments to set up protocol, how the setup influences the student as user, harvesting relevant statistics, and future implications for implementation.
See the relevant guide.
University of Nebraska at Omaha — Women in STEM in Higher Education: An ALA Carnegie-Whitney Grant Project — Heidi Blackburn
- Thursday, April 11 – 12:00pm to 12:20pm Streaming Live on Facebook
Imagine patrons trying to find sources on STEM-related topics such as biases women face, classroom experiences, learning communities, mentoring or work-life balance for assessment, best practices, or accreditation purposes. This information was not readily available in one location for easy access for reports, press releases, curriculum, grants, or other publications. In 2018, Heidi received an ALA Carnegie-Whitney grant for the creation of an online bibliography that provides easy access for librarians and researchers. With the help of a student research assistant, they created a LibGuide documenting and organizing over 1,100 citations regarding the status of women in STEM in higher education.
The Corning Museum of Glass — From Answer to Experience: LibAnswers FAQs Transformed — Mikki Smith
- Thursday, April 11 – 1:00pm to 1:20pm Streaming Live on Facebook
In 2018, the Library’s Public Services Team formalized a plan to re-imagine the pool of several hundred static, redundant, and sometimes out-of-date published FAQs to function as a mobile-friendly, visually appealing introduction to Library and Museum resources. Revised FAQs highlight relevant digital content from across the organization where possible, including blog posts, images, digitized library resources, and videos from our YouTube channel, as well as a small number of print and archival resources in our collections that might be of interest. The library views FAQs as an opportunity to not only to provide high-quality reference service, but also to create a virtual experience for users that inspires them to explore further.
James Madison University — The Gap Between Student and Subject Guide: Findings from Usability Testing — Hillary Ostermiller
- Thursday, April 11 – 1:30pm to 1:50pm Streaming Live on Facebook
Four liaison librarians from very different disciplines (including Biology, Business, Media Studies, Social Work, and Writing) conducted a series of usability tests in Spring 2018. They asked participants to complete a series of tasks using James Madison University subject guides, and all screen activity and voices were captured using Morae Recorder. The results were fascinating, enlightening, and immediately useful.
The research team is currently sharing practical implications from our findings with colleagues via a “Tip of the Week” email.
Marymount University — A Tale of Data: How Our Stats Have Improved 2 Years After Integrating LibGuides Into Our LMS — Bernadette Mirro
- Thursday, April 11 – 2:00pm to 2:20pm Streaming Live on Facebook
An overview of two years’ worth of data that demonstrates the impact of integrating LibGuides into Canvas, a learning management system, that put the library’s resources at our students’ point of need. The statistics will reflect the impact of LTI integration on LibGuide visits, online reference chat service, streaming media usage, eBook usage and faculty awareness of resources. Learn how changing the way students access your resources can positively impact your library services!
Boise State University & Georgia College — Common Reader Remix: Librarians Leading Innovation — Mary Aagard & Jamie Addy
- Thursday, April 11 – 2:30pm to 2:50pm Streaming Live on Facebook
This presentation describes the evolution of two campuses’ common reading programs from single item, book-based reads, to curated lists of essays. The essay selections are accessed via LibGuides and leverage library collections and open resource selections. LibGuides are used to track usage and organize materials that accompany the reading programs.
Check out the Boise State University Campus Read Program LibGuide
Check out the Georgia College Common Reading Program LibGuide
Wofford College –Library Memory is for Exhibits, Too — Melissa Clapp
- Friday, April 12 – 11:00am to 11:20pm Streaming Live on Facebook
Library exhibits too frequently exist only ephemerally. Librarians can use Guides to give exhibits digital, interactive life, and a place in the library’s permanent memory. This presentation shows you how to maximize the effort put into exhibits by complementing the physical with digital space.
See the Sandor Teszler Library Gallery LibGuide
University of Guelph-Humber — LibWizard Tutorials for Training Student Workers — Sue Hunter
- Friday, April 12 – 11:30am to 11:50pm Streaming Live on Facebook
At the University of Guelph-Humber student workers, known as Research Support Peers, staff a service desk to assist their peers in the research process. LibWizard tutorials were developed for training aids for these student workers. The tutorials include techniques for searching databases based on specific assignments and information on citation styles.
Kennesaw State University — Student-Centered Design: Creating LibGuides Students Actually Use — Amy Gratz Barker & Ashley Hoffman
- Friday, April 12 – 12:30am to 12:50pm Streaming Live on Facebook
Having trouble creating and maintaining research guides that students actually use? We were! Come learn how we addressed several years of low usage statistics and general dissatisfaction with our guides by creating a new blueprint based on student feedback. Our Research Guides Assessment Task Force conducted a months-long study using card sorting and usability testing methods to uncover students’ understanding of the research process and resources. We will share the results of our study, highlighting what students are really looking for, as well as tips for using these design research methods yourself!
Check out our Political Science LibGuide
Hobart and William Smith Colleges — Maintaining a Website Isn’t Only for the Coder at Heart — Emily Underwood
- Friday, April 12 – 1:30am to 1:50pm Streaming Live on Facebook
What do you do when your institution’s systems librarian leaves and you inherit the responsibility for maintaining your library’s website and LibApps products? Run and hide? No! Despite a lack of coding knowledge, not only can you keep the website functioning, but you can also improve it.
You, too, can use LibGuides CMS to power your website all while learning to code on the fly!
Cleveland State University — Recasting Research Guidance: Using a Comprehensive Literature Review to Establish Best Practices for Developing LibGuides — Marsha Miles, Theresa Nawalaniec & Mandi Goodsett
- Friday, April 12 – 2:00pm to 2:20pm Streaming Live on Facebook
Many academic librarians create and use LibGuides on a regular basis. As online tools, research guides should follow best practices for user experience, while also serving the needs of researchers on our campuses. Much has been published about LibGuide design in the last decade, and it can be hard to wade through the variety of literature, much of it gray literature. In keeping with evidence-based library and information practice, the researchers conducted an in-depth literature review, developed a set of literature-informed best practices for LibGuide design, and applied them to their own guides.
California University of Pennsylvania — Saving Time with Hidden Boxes and Reusable Content — Loring Prest
- Friday, April 12 – 2:30pm to 2:50pm Streaming Live on Facebook
Learn how I use hidden boxes and reusable links to save time and standardize content on our LibGuides-based library website. These elements help manage the announcements that appear on the home page, display special messages in a top banner box that is enabled when needed, and provide standardized content for reuse by other LibGuide editors.
Check out the relevant LibGuide
Take In The House Band Sessions
LibGuides, LibGuides CMS & LibAuth
Creating LibGuides That Rock
Embedded Library with LibGuides CMS – LTI
Access Denied! Using LibAuth to restrict LibGuides CMS
Adding Dynamic Content to LibGuides with Gallery Boxes
LibCRM: Our Customer Relationship Management Tool Designed for Libraries
LibCRM: A CRM for Outreach & Liaison Librarians
The LibAnswers Platform
LibAnswers At Your Service
LibChat: Meet them where they are with Screensharing!
LibCal: Appointments: Meeting Your Users
LibCal: Reservation Confirmed: Spaces and Equipment
LibInsight: Our Big Data Solution
LibInsight – COUNTER 5
Hire and Schedule Student Employees in One Product!