…with our presentations, of course! </wink>
Springshare’s heading to the ALA Annual Conference in Orlando, from June 24 – 27 and we’ve got an action-packed schedule of flash presentations, free giveaways, coloring time, and more. Plus, you won’t want to miss seeing how your colleagues use Springshare tools. While it might be hot outside, it will be even hotter at Booth 562.
All weekend long, we’re doing 15-min flash presentations on brand-new tools, coming updates, and more. If you attend a flash presentation, you can enter to win a *free* Kindle Fire!!
- *New* LibGuides Community Site – Check-out our newly redesigned LibGuides Community site!
- Times: Fri, 6pm; Sat, 1:30pm; Mon, 11:30am
- LibGuides: Engage Your Customers – Learn how you can use the LTI, Discussion Boards & Blogs, and the coming soon A-Z Updates to maximize outreach.
- Times: Sat, 4pm; Sun, 10:30am; Mon, 9:30am
- *New* LibCRM – A Custom Relations Management Tool designed for Libraries.
- Times: Fri, 6:30pm; Sun, 9:30am
- *New* LibAnswers: Social Media Management – Engage with users via your Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest platforms and publish/schedule posts seamlessly from one interface.
- Times: Sat, 11am; Sun, 4:30pm
- *New* LibCal: Equipment Booking – We’ve integrated equipment bookings inside of LibCal.
- Times: Sat, 11:30am; Sun, 3:30pm
- LibWizard: Promote Interactive Learning – Learn how you can build interactive quizzes and tutorials with integrated multimedia.
- Times: Sat, 10:30am; Sun, 4pm; Mon, 12:30pm
- LibInsight: Big Data @ Your Library – Your answer to the big data problem.
- Time: Sun, 11am.
We have an amazing lineup of 14 guest presenters doing 11 separate flash presentations. They’re showing how they use Springshare tools to provide extraordinary service.
Friday, June 24: View Entire Day’s Schedule
University of North Florida: Using LibGuides CMS to Power Our Website
5:45pm – 6:00pm
The University of North Florida uses a suite of Springshare tools to maintain their library website and services! Guest presenter Jeremy Hall, Virtual Services Librarian, will discuss how they’re using Springy Tools to provide thousands of students with access to their mobile-first library tools and services.
Saturday, June 25: View Entire Day’s Schedule
Moffitt Cancer Center: Creating a Virtual Nursing Journal Club
9:30am – 9:45am
Lauren Adkins will present on how the Moffitt Cancer Center uses LibGuides to setup an asynchronous online journal club to support evidence-based nursing topics and CE credit.
Colorado Technical University: Using LibGuides to Manage the CTU Learning Center
12:00pm – 12:15pm
Dr. David Gliddon will provide examples of the different ways that CTU faculty members and administrators use LibGuides as a means to host articles, videos, academic resources, lectures, experiential activities, and interactive discussion.
Tampa Bay Library Consortium: Using LibAnswers for Statewide Ask a Librarian Services
1:00pm – 1:15pm
TBLC is the Florida statewide Ask a Librarian service, with over 130 Academic, School, Special, and Public Libraries participating. In early 2015, they switched to LibAnswers to provide consortial-level Ask-a-Librarian email/chat/sms reference. TBLC’er Doug Furiato will discuss their use of LibAnswers, share some eye-opening stats, and more.
Florida International University:
Using Netflix’s Visual Scrolling Style in LibAnswers
2:30pm – 2:45pm
By combining analytics and a simplified design, FIU libraries’ public facing LibAnswers platform was able to better meet the needs of our patrons. Melissa and Alvin will discuss how the design is a nod to sites like Netflix that are visually focused and intuitive.
University of Saint Mary: Using LibGuides to Train Student Workers
3:00pm – 3:15pm
Training student workers is repetitive, time-consuming, and covers significantly repetitious material. To provide a baseline student worker training orientation, presenter Ashley Creek constructed online interactive tutorials with embedded photos, videos, and capstone quizzes using Springshare’s LibGuides 2.0, Google Forms, & Flubaroo.
Ashe County Library: Using LibGuides to Promote 2016 Reading Challenge
3:30pm – 3:45pm
Suzanne Moore will present on how they’re using LibGuides v.2 to show off their regional movie collection in a “Netflix” sort of browsing way and are currently designing a readers advisory tool to consolidate “all things bookish.” The 2016 Reading Challenge has been very successful as an interactive LibGuide by encouraging readers to share comments, about books they discover, as they meet each challenge in a Google form.
Sunday, June 26: View Entire Day’s Schedule
Temple University: Using LibGuides to Promote Black History Month
11:30am – 11:45am
Latanya Jenkins will present on how the Temple University Library collaborates with other departments to promote Black History Month across the campus. Using sample scans from the Charles L. Blockson Afro-American collection and books covers and resources from Temple University Library, Latanya will discuss how these integrated resources help to promote collection use.
State College of Florida: Connecting with Distance Learners Using LibWizard
1:00pm – 1:15pm
Librarian Rhonda Kitchens understands the need to connect, engage, and instruct distance education students. Using LibWizard, Rhonda will showcase how the SCF Library will create self-paced interactive tutorials, online learning modules, gradable assessments/quizzes, and more.
Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners: Celebrating 125 Years
1:30pm – 1:45pm
In 2015, the MBLC – the oldest state library agency in the country – celebrated its 125th anniversary! Presenter Callan Bignoli will discuss how the MBLC made a “microsite” using LibGuides CMS v2 to look back on those 125 years and put our accomplishments in historical context. Combined with a social media campaign to highlight one year per day, LibGuides gave them a great platform for creating beautiful, easily customizable, responsive web content to share with library & history fans.
Saint Francis University: Providing Staff Learning Opportunities Using LibGuides
2:30pm – 2:45pm
Librarian Barbara Doll will present on how their using LibGuides to provide a comprehensive staff learning program called “Give Yourself An Hour”. With the support of library administration, “if you give yourself an hour”, has resulted in staff members directing their own learning while focusing on core competencies. New content is added to the LibGuide each semester. To top it off, new staff have resources available to them to quickly come up to speed with library operations.
Monday, June 27: View Entire Day’s Schedule
Georgia Southern University: Managing Content Across LibGuides & LibAnswers
10:30am – 10:45am
Ruth and Jeffrey will offer simple strategies for content creation and management that maximize opportunities for repurposing content across delivery platforms while keeping maintenance to a minimum.