Chew On This! Springshare Is Entering The SSaaS Business.
We are nourishing more than just your creativity these days and adding another “S” to our SaaS – Savory/Sweet as a Service! This is a natural extension of our value proposition to libraries. Springshare has been dedicated to being your one-stop shop for fresh, affordable solutions designed to help you provide the best possible service for your patrons. So, why are we still letting you stop to shop for food elsewhere?
No more! Now there’s LibFoods.
No Food in the Library…Think Again!
What was the first hurdle we had to jump? The established mindset of “Libraries + Food = No”. Ample (non)-scientific research shows that the best quality work is done when people are never more than 200 feet away from food.
Now, when you’re hungry you can check out the Library’s LibFoods pop-up store to enjoy librarian-curated, yummy, foods – e.g. a freshly made Edgar Allen Poe-boy followed by a perfectly portioned James and the Giant Peach Cobbler. Or, if you’re looking for something healthier and care about customizations, you can give LibFood’s Salad Makerspace a try. For the adventurer in you, try our Girl With The Dragon Tofu. Meatless Monday? Have the Artichoke Hearts of Darkness. No matter what you’re in the mood for, you’ll find just the thing in the LibFoods on-site store.
How Does LibFoods Work?
Springshare designed LibFoods so that it is familiar to you and your patrons via the two ways our clients prefer to acquire sustenance. First, you can customize and set up pop-up locations in your libraries on campus or various public branches. Patrons and staff will walk up to them and find LibGuides built on every section including our Creative Commons Fair Trade Coffee Stand, which serves our electronic signature LibRoast Blend, not to mention our killer Game of Scones baked fresh every morning.
The pop-up stores have special perks. You can, for instance, use our LibCalorie system to book an appointment with an on-site nutritionist. Meanwhile, LibWizard helps you instantly survey all the LibFoods shoppers to see which fish tacos in our Fresh Catch 22 they enjoyed. Results zip to your mobile phone and also display in monitors in your other linked stores in case someone else is curious. Want to ask LibFoods how many pounds of our Corned Beef in the Rye you need to feed your staff for the next meeting? They have someone dedicated to monitoring their LibChat queue to answer this and any other questions you have.
What if people are super busy working? Don’t worry, use our Charlotte’s Web browser to have LibFoods order delivered right to your office, study carrell, group study room, dorm or conference space, etc. via our partnership with InstaBookcart.
LibFoods integrates with your LibInsight system. You’ll find a dataset called LibInside that helps you track what your team devoured and what got left on the conference room table untouched. Generate a report of their delicious selections and order flawlessly!
We know there’s a lot to be said for furnishing food for thought. But the body celebrates when we provide food that turns into the energy you need…to push in all those chairs and tackle the worst of the paper jams! Your patrons will stay longer at the library, too because they have everything they need to stay fueled.
To learn more about LibFoods, check out our detailed website. Plus, be sure to read about our Rewards Program — LibFoods Choice, delivering all sorts of excellent benefits.
LOVE IT. 🤣
I know this is being billed initially as a patron facing service, but are there plans to also offer a canned food option for our LibCats? Our staff area can get pretty noisy around meal time, and we’ve gotten a few patron complaints.
Sanjeet, are you reading our minds?!
We’re planning on rolling out a whole LibFoods Pets aisle – including nutritionally optimized food for your LibCat. All of which you can carry home in your #LibTote: https://buzz.springshare.com/libtote.
I love the idea, but I hesitate to sign up for the service due to the malfunction of the LibCat that I purchased several years ago. Sadly, it takes far longer for the BlueCat Wireless Charging to finish than seems absolutely necessary. My cat charges for up to 16 hours a day!
My other concern is that I will try the Edgar Allen Poe-boy and will want it Nevermore. Are refunds allowed?
Ahh yes – LibCats tend to need their zzzz’s. And if near your keyboard, that 16hrs charging time can easily increase to 18hours.
As for LibFoods refunds, we 100% accept all refunds including eaten items. As our founding father, Trader Slaven, would say, “how will you know if you like it… without trialing it.” Need an extra 30-days on your trial, we can accomodate but we’re not responsible for any extra flies in your “Lord of the Flies…in My Soup”.
Love it! Thanks for the laugh 🙂
We aim to please. 🙂