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Resources for a Smooth Summer

Summer is here! We’re sharing some hot tips on how to transition all your LibApps to ensure you have a smooth, stress-free summer. Do any of these scenarios apply to you? You recently became an admin for your Springy tools. You’re onboarding new staff over the coming months. You’re about to leave or retire and need to hand off duties. A colleague left and you need to reassign their admin roles. Keep reading to discover how-to resources, trainings, and tips from us to you! Hello to New Admins Whether you’re brand new to Springshare products or just leveling up from…

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LibGuides, LibAuth, LibAnswers, LibStaffer, and LibInsight Features Coming Your Way!

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, June 14, 2024. LibAnswers You can now assign priority levels to tickets, to help staff triage and answer with greater efficiency! We’ve introduced automated ticket tagging based on keyword/phrase or ticket form questions. Workflows for Tickets can be created to assign tickets to priority levels…

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Tales From the Co-Op: May Exchanges

The LibAnswers 24/7 Global Chat Cooperative is one of the coolest – and most useful – services we offer. It’s staffed by our own in-house librarians (our 24/7 Co-Op crew consists of experienced MLS-degreed librarians who collectively have hundreds of years of experience working at academic, public, school, and special libraries) along with the cooperative members from tons of contributing libraries from around the world. The Chat Co-Op provides 24/7/365…

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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…

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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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