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LibAnswers 2.17 – iFrame Chat is Here!

We have some exciting LibAnswers features to share, including a new chat option to make the patron chat experience seamless, even while browsing between pages! iFrame Chat – Guided Chat Mode Picture this: you’re in the middle of guiding a patron on how to use a particular resource and poof,…

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LibGuides Update: E-Reserves Item Search, Patron Login with LibAuth, LibAuth Setup Wizard, and a Ton More Updates!

Check out this giant present for your holiday celebrations! Or if you’re not into December holidays, Happy 2018 from Springy to you! ūüôā There are a ton of new features for you to explore in LibGuides this month. Log into LibApps patron accounts with LibAuth If you head over to…

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LibCal 2.12 – Hours Module Improvements and More now Live!

We’ve been busy beavers here at Springy HQ, and we have several fun new features to share! We’re making the hours module easier to manage and rolling out several great quality of life features, just in time for the holidays! Hours Module Improvements New Daily Hours Widget – We’ve added…

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Tis the Season for (spring)Sharing – Tip #3: Is Your Library Holi’Ready?

A big part of holiday planning is knowing where to be, and when. You’ve got dinner plans at your friend Tina’s house on the 24th at 6pm and latkes at your cousin Tim’s abode on the last day of Hannukkah. Coordinating all of those invitations and appearances requires a lot…

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New in LibInsight – Custom Chart Colors!

Customize your LibInsight charts to match your organization‚Äôs official color palette, or customize Dashboards per review period or project. Define your custom colors at the system-wide level and you’ll see them in your dataset analysis charts, cross-dataset analysis, and dashboards. Head on over to System Settings to set your system…

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Tis the Season for (spring)Sharing – Tip #2: Cultivating a Homemade Experience

Nothing says the holidays more than homemade. Whether you’re baking rugelach, hand-crafting thoughtful gifts, or DIY’ing your decorations – you’re sending the message that your guests are special and deserving of homemade. Nothing beats homemade, but it can take a lot of effort, time, and work! If you’re looking to…

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Tis the Season for (spring)Sharing – Tip #1: Getting Emoji’tional

While your library might be winding down from the hectic schedule of finals or if you’re experiencing the general slowdown of traffic and questions typical during this time period – here are some quick (and fun!) things you can do, right now. We’ll be releasing our Tis the Season for…

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7 Tips for Making Your Case to Use LibGuides CMS to Power Your Website

When updating the library’s website, you’re not making that decision in a vacuum. More often than not, it’s a group decision that must go through multiple layers of stakeholders and departments. If you’re advocating moving your Library Website into LibGuides CMS, you’ll need some feathers in your quill to strengthen…

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Tips for Designing LibGuides for Children

The look and design of your LibGuides will change depending on your audience. If you’re designing LibGuides for adults, graduate students, or advanced learners – you’ll focus more heavily on library resources, advanced searching techniques, and information literacy skill reinforcement. When designing LibGuides for children, think¬†bright, colorful, engaging,¬†and¬†entertaining. No matter…

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