A Quick Look Back…
Have you been writing the date and messing up? Yes, it’s 2020! Your muscle memory will give in soon enough but as we gear up to launch full scale into the new year, here’s a look at the ten Springshare blog posts of 2019 that deserve a second read. Looking back is more than nostalgic, it’s a great way to get excited about what’s to come.
Happy New Year, everyone! We wish you all the very best and look forward to working with you on your new goals.
January 16, 2019
A piece of feedback that we consistently get from librarians is how much they love to hear stories from peers. Getting a glimpse of what amazing work is being done in other libraries is inspirational but furthermore, it’s instructive. It can also help teams see if they’re focusing on the same priorities as others.
Learn more about how they successfully streamline data workflows.
March 27, 2019
If you didn’t play March Mammal Madness last year, you have to read this blog post. It’s sure to have you counting the days until the 2020 event!
Founded by Dr. Katie Hinde, its superfans would argue that this tournament is far more exciting than the basketball counterpart. Read about the brackets, the wealth of information that’s shared, and the way it all goes down in the wild!
The enthusiasm for MMM is truly a phenomenon. Anali Perry shares how they use LibGuides CMS to organize the madness.
March 22, 2019
Adele Barsh and Karen Heskett from the University of California, San Diego share how they’re using LibCRM, having imported 30,000 profiles into the system!
ICYMI, take this chance to have a look at how UCSD tackles cross-team communications and looks to better reporting to help them examine their outreach programs.
April 1, 2019
You know how much it means to us to develop the tools your library needs. The launch of LibFoods in 2019 was the highlight of our tech team’s year.
LibFoods means you and your patrons could be no more than 200 feet from food when you choose to set up our LibFood Pop-Up Stores. Have an Edgar Allen Poe-Boy or enjoy the Girl with the Dargon Tofu.
Or, if you need to stay put, get your food delivered via InstaBookCart. Those Game of Scones can easily be brought to your next meeting.
April 22, 2019
The ACRL 2019 conference was in Cleveland and Springshare had an amazing lineup of Guest Presentations.
In this blog post, you’ll find links to the recordings of 13 presentations. Your fellow librarians discuss their use of Springshare tools like LibCal, the LibAnswers Platform, LibWizard, and, of course, LibGuides and LibGuides CMS.
Be sure to grab a snack and check them out. They’re informative and heaps of fun.
June 4, 2019
Detailing our biggest news of 2019, this blog post followed the press release announcing Springshare’s Question Point Acquisition.
It summarizes the main points regarding transitioning existing Question Point customers onto the LibAnswers 24/7 Cooperative.
You’ll also learn more about why Springshare is so excited about this acquisition and what our vision is for the future of the Co-Op.
July 8, 2019
Sharing interesting additional uses for our tools is one of our favorite things to do here at Springshare. The tools are so flexible. Focus on the features and you’ll think of many applications!
This post does exactly that. You’ll discover how to use the LibAnswers system as a tool to record and keep track of incidents that happen in the library.
Perhaps you discovered a broken window. At times there are altercations either between patrons or involving a patron and someone on your staff. Did someone report a stolen laptop?
Read about how LibAnswers is a great solution for handling security issues in your library.
August 8, 2019
This year, our SpringyCamp virtual conference took place on July 31, 2019. We look forward to SpringyCamp every year because it’s full of fun, knowledge sharing, and community building.
Here, we include the recordings of the SpringyCamp presentations — in case you’re feeling nostalgic for the campfire songs or if you forgot to write home about them!
September 25, 2019
Supporting people’s desire to roll up their sleeves and make something, we have a blog post dedicated to the Makerspaces popping up in libraries everywhere.
With step-by-step advice on how to use LibGuides, LibCal, and the Equipment Booking module to get the word out, organize and schedule your makerspaces, this is an excellent how-to read.
October 16, 2019
If you’re looking for a game-changer to help you teach Information Literacy, we share a story that does the trick! Emily Krug at King University created a game called the Battle for the Oval Kingdom designed to introduce the concepts of Information Literacy.
We’re inspired by her creativity and are thrilled to share how she put it all together.