Forget the mumbo jumbo… we’re all about the mumbo gumbo in New Orleans — June 21-26 where ALA Annual 2018 brings librarians to The Big Easy. Before you get too wrapped up in the excitement, make a note that Springshare will be in Booth 3920. Come by, say hello, and check out our brilliant Flash Presentations given by us and… “bayou.” We’re thrilled about our guest speakers and can’t wait for you to see how they use our tools in their libraries.
If coming to NOLA is not in the tarot cards for you this year, you can still catch the Flashes on Facebook Live as we will be recording the guest sessions. Make your way to the Springshare Facebook Page at the scheduled local New Orleans time and it will be like you were there. In fact, you can even ask questions in the comments section. We’ll be sure to get those over to the speaker so we can get you your answers.
BiblioEvents and Springshare Integration Demo
Back by popular demand, we have teamed up with the BiblioCommons folks to show the special integration between LibCal spaces booking and BiblioEvents. Curious? Come to Booth 3920 and see exactly how it works.
- LibCal & BiblioEvents Integration
- Times: Sat, 1:30pm and Sun, 4:30pm
Product Flash Presentations
- LibCal: New Features Deserve a First (and Second!) Look
- Times: Fri, 5:45pm and Sun, 1:00pm and Mon, 10:00am
- LibGuides: Engage Students Inside Courseware
- Times: Sat, 10:00am
- Designing LibGuides with Mobile in Mind
- Times: Sat, 11:00am and Sun, 11:00am
- LibAnswers: New LibChat Operator Console
- Times: Sat, 1:00pm and Sun, 10:00am
- LibWizard: Create Self-Paced Learning Tutorials
- Times: Sat, 2:00pm
- Explore LibCal Equipment Bookings
- Times: Sat, 3:00pm and Sun, 2:00pm
- Staffing Workers, Volunteers, & Pages with LibStaffer
- Times: Sat, 4:00pm
- LibCRM: A CRM for Outreach & Liaison Librarians
- Times: Sun, 3:00pm and Mon, 11:00am
- LibInsight: eJournals & Databases Statistics Gathering
- Times: Sun, 4:00pm
We know you’ll be out catching beads in the French Quarter! Make sure to catch these inspiring presentations, too. Springshare clients will take the stage and share the innovative ways they’ve been using our solutions in their institutions. It’s always amazing to see how a different use can come into the world and how imagination and fearless librarians can push tools beyond even our original vision. Don’t forget, we will be recording all the guest presentations live on our Facebook page.
Friday, June 22: View Entire Day’s Schedule
The Troy University Librarians use LibGuides to help train library student workers, provide access to Government Documents, and help professors for specific classes by using both bibliographic and subject-specific styles. This presentation will showcase the various ways Troy University has utilized LibGuides as well as ways we intend to use them in the future.
As part of our campus active learning initiative, the library now checks out equipment for audiovisual projects using the LibCal Equipment Manager. In order to provide training and support for both students and faculty, the Emerging Technologies Librarian also creates tutorials, technology overviews, and customized project instructions using LibGuides. By combining the two platforms, students are supported from project assignment to completion, and faculty can collaborate with librarians to develop projects, assessment tools, and experiment with flipped classroom and other learning technologies.
Saturday, June 23: View Entire Day’s Schedule
This LibGuide presentation covers how to incorporate a virtual environment into your LibGuide. When used effectively within the LibGuide homepage, Emaze presentations can provide a visually engaging user experience, one that may enhance and reiterate the content within the LibGuide.
Learn how Lisa remixed their LibGuide with LibWizard (and other cool embedded tools) to coordinate, teach, and assess library instruction for first-year writing students.
Learn how the University of Baltimore Langsdale Library student staff from Access Services, Achievement and Learning Center, Integrated Digital Services, and Acquisition & Discovery Services departments collaborated to develop a mobile-friendly finding aid in basic LibGuides for use at a single service point.
Sunday, June 24: View Entire Day’s Schedule
This presentation will share the development of three Adelphi University LibGuides on trending topics and how they impacted outreach and instruction. Best practices for developing similar guides will also be discussed.
This presentation will describe the use of the Springshare product LibGuides CMS to create a hospital library website. In the spring of 2017 our Web Services department began the final stages of migrating institutional webpages, including the library website, to a new web content management system (CMS). When the new web CMS template failed to meet the needs of the library, we were given special permission by Web Services to use our existing LibGuides CMS instance to create the library website.
As the new LIS Subject Specialist at Rice University’s Fondren Library, I decided to create my first ever LibGuide. To be honest, it’s actually something that’s been on my librarian bucket list. My goal in designing this LibGuide was to promote Fondren’s collection of LIS books and journals as well as to provide resources that are freely available and of interest to LIS students and practitioners in general.