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Are You Heading to the ALA Annual Conference?

We’re heading to the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago, booth #1525, and we’re looking for guest presenters at our booth! Learning From Each Other The main point of attending conferences, other than seeing old friends and meeting new ones, is to learn from each other – to get inspired by what someone is doing at their institution and see if you can replicate it at yours. Of the hundreds of presentation proposals submitted, a conference can only select a fraction for their available time slots. But that doesn’t mean you don’t have something meaningful to share! Which is why you…

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New LibCal Spaces Suggestion-Based UI

LibCal’s suggestion-based Spaces booking interface is here! This new UI enables patrons to find spaces by entering desired location, category, capacity, and date/time. The LibCal algorithm then finds availability for the exact – or similar – parameters and delivers the results for easy booking. If you thought that was all, think again! A new dedicated tablet-display interface for wall-mounted tablets is almost ready, as is the integration with smartlocks so patrons can book,…

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Springy Training Resources for Everyone

We’re rounding up the best ways to get to know your Springy tools! Whether you’re a new user or a seasoned admin, our dedicated Training Team is here to make sure you have easy access to live and self-paced training resources. Psst! While we’re highlighting some of our more structured training options here, this still doesn’t cover all the Springshare resources at your fingertips. For step-by-step documentation for all Springshare…

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Code Release: LibCal, LibAnswers, LibGuides, LibStaffer, LibInsight, & LibWizard 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, May 19, 2023. LibCal We’re way beyond excited to introduce our new public Spaces UI, which you can preview and opt-in to using in your site. This new, mobile-first public experience is search based, so users will search for the date and time they’d like…

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Celebrating AAPI Heritage Month

In celebration of Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month, we’re featuring some incredible LibGuides created by YOU! This month is dedicated to “paying tribute to the generations of Asian and Pacific Islanders who have enriched America’s history and are instrumental in its future success” ( This post continues our trend of showcasing amazing work from the Springy community! If you missed our last two blog posts, you can check…

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Happy LibGuides Day: 16 Years of LibGuides

Happy LibGuides Day! April 30th marked the 16th anniversary of the first LibGuides install. To celebrate, we’re looking back at the first ever LibGuide from 2007 and featuring some of our favorite LibGuides – created by YOU! A Look Back at the Beginning Temple University was the very first member of the LibGuides community! On our 10th anniversary we caught up with Temple’s Steven Bell to reminisce about the early…

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Celebrating YOU for National Library Week

National Library Week calls for parades! Fireworks! Dancing in the streets! But in lieu of an all-out bash, we’re celebrating library workers by revisiting some of our favorite stories and presentations from over the years. Let us share your story! Take a minute to tell us what makes your library special. Creating Community: A Guide to Curating Community LibGuides At SpringyCamp 2020, Lorin Jackson and Naja Smith joined us virtually…

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Zoom Screensharing in LibAnswers & LibCal: Update to OAuth 2

This blog post is to remind you of an upcoming change Zoom is making to their authentication protocols. This change only affects LibAnswers and LibCal users using the JWT authentication method for integrating Zoom into their LibCal and/or LibAnswers systems. What is Zoom doing? Zoom is turning off the JWT authentication method, which was an available method in LibAnswers and LibCal. Zoom has written posts / announcements about this and…

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Our Ongoing Commitment to Accessibility

At Springshare, we’re committed to accessibility. We continually evaluate our tools for compliance with current regulations and standards, especially as we add new features and make improvements behind the scenes. And because accessibility is a joint effort, we make sure our users have the resources and tools needed to create accessible content in their Springy Tools. To that end, we want to share with you what we’re doing, what we’ve done, and…

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Code Release: LibCal, LibAnswers, LibGuides, LibApps, LibInsight, LibStaffer, & LibWizard Features Coming Your Way!

These releases are on their way to you next week, and most will be live in all regions by the end of the day on Friday, April 7, 2023. LibCal and LibStaffer’s updates will be live in all regions by the end of the day on Friday April 14th, 2023. LibCal We’re introducing a new “Agenda” widget view for Events. We’ve added a new feature for copying hours in the…

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Introducing LibWhisper: ASMR for Libraries

Brain-Tingling Goodness Delivered Straight To Your Ears Springshare’s latest and greatest product – LibWhisper – launches tomorrow, April 1, 2023! We don’t normally launch a new product on a Saturday, but we couldn’t wait to announce it to the world! LibWhisper is a brand new state-of-the-art ASMR tool, designed specifically for libraries. With LibWhisper, you can layer audio clips from our sound library to craft your ideal library setting. Your…

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