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Present With Springshare at ALA 2024!

Are you heading to the ALA Annual Conference in San Diego this June? Well, we are and we’re looking for guest presenters at the Springshare booth (#2635)! Learning From Each Other The main reason for attending conferences, aside from reconnecting with old friends and making new connections, is to learn from each other. It’s about getting inspired by the innovative ideas at other institutions and exploring how to implement them at your own. While conferences can only select a limited number of presentation proposals from the hundreds submitted, it doesn’t mean your ideas aren’t valuable. That’s why you should consider…

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Special Guest Speaker Presentation One Week From Today

When technical difficulties prevented us from streaming and recording one of our guest presentations at last month’s PLA conference, we knew we had to devise another way to get this presentation to you. We are positively delighted that our guest speaker, Cathay Keough from Sarasota County Libraries, has graciously agreed to return for a special webinar next Wednesday, May 22 at 1pm ET! Expanding Options for Community Access Sarasota County…

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LibGuides, LibCal, LibStaffer, and LibInsight Features Coming Your Way!

These releases are on their way to you over the next 2 weeks, and will be live in all regions by the end of the day on Friday, May 24, 2024. LibGuides The all new Blogs are here! We’re excited to bring you a new host of homepage options, blog statistics, and much more granular controls over all types of functionality, including appearance and comments. Check out the lounge post…

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A Marketing & Outreach Webinar with LibraryWorks!

Modern libraries are community hubs that offer valuable programs, resources, and spaces that uniquely reflect the diverse populations they serve. Despite dynamic offerings, many libraries struggle to break the perception that they are simply a place to check out books. Taking control of the narrative doesn’t have to be challenging! Given the right tools and methods, you can shape your public messaging to communicate value and get prospective and existing…

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We’re Diving into Data with a LibInsight Webinar Series

Data is power! Let the data tell the story! Data can set you free! Cliches aside, data can impress stakeholders, secure funding, and bolster your institution’s reputation – it’s a big deal in the library world. Whether you’re gearing up for the end of the fiscal year, or embarking on a strategic planning process, we want to help you make the most of your library’s data. We chatted with libraries…

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Celebrating 17 Years of LibGuides

Happy LibGuides Day! Today marks the 17th anniversary of the first LibGuides install. In honor of this occasion, we’re reflecting on the inaugural LibGuide from 2007 and highlighting a selection of our favorite LibGuides, all crafted by YOU! A Glimpse into the Past Temple University was the very first member of the LibGuides community! On our 10th anniversary we caught up with Steven Bell from Temple to reminisce about the early days…

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LibGuides A-Z + Bootstrap 5

Update Your LibGuides A-Z Look & Feel with Bootstrap 5 LibGuides is built on Bootstrap, a framework of CSS, JavaScript, and HTML. This means you can increase the usability and functionality of your guides with Bootstrap components without extensive web development experience. We’re gradually moving LibGuides pages onto the latest-and-greatest Bootstrap 5-based framework – you’ve seen this already with last year’s refreshed A-Z Database List. Next up: the new Blogs experience…

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Post-PLA Recap: Amazing Guest Speakers & More!

Is PLA actually over?! Our disbelief stems from the fact that we’re still buzzing from the event and feeling like the conference vibrancy and vivacity are still with us! Alas, if only! We had such a great time at this year’s PLA conference in Columbus, OH – overeating (just a smidge) from Bare Burger across the street (I mean, those fries, right?), chatting with so many of you at our…

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LibAnswers and LibCal Features Coming Your Way!

We have a small but exciting release coming to you this time around. These releases are on their way to you next week, and will be live in all regions by the end of the day on Friday, April 19, 2024. LibCal We’ve introduced an Import Utility for Event Registrations! API endpoint support has been added for the Seats/Spaces Check In/Out functionality. There is now a customizable email sent to…

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LibPost: Your New Favorite Outreach Tool!

Welcome new residents, promote services, and more! Imagine this: you’ve moved to a new house in a new town and while you’ve done some research, you’re not sure how to start connecting with the community. You go outside to check the mailbox – maybe you’ll catch a friendly neighbor doing the same? In the mailbox, you see something that surprises you – a postcard from the public library! Delighted, you…

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LibGuides Blogs Refresh

We’re excited to bring you a new Blogs experience – coming to all LibGuides systems this month! LibGuides Blogs will feature an updated look, a centralized Blogs Management area, and new features to make blogging easier for you and your readers. Read on for a sneak peek of what we’ve been working on or sign-up for our April 30 training session to see it in-depth. Three Homepage Layout Options Every…

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