We’ll Be There with Bells On!
The Springshare team is gettin’ Philly with it — packing bags, researching places to eat, and gearing up to meet you in Philadelphia, January 24-28 for ALA Midwinter. Our guest presenters are ready to rock. We’re focused on all the exciting tips, ideas, and strategies we’ve been prepping to share. Plus, you’ll get a special look at the new LibAnswers 24/7 Chat Cooperative. So make a plan to stop by Booth 1056. Our goal is to have you walk away with ideas you look forward to sharing… with the very next person you see!
If you’re not at liberty to make your way to Philly this year…you can be more than in our thoughts. You can be in tune and involved via our Facebook Page. We’re streaming select presentations LIVE. They will also be archived and available after the events on our Facebook Video Page.
Good to know:
- You do not need to have a Facebook account to view the videos… just ignore the login/sign-up information and continue.
- If you LIKE our page, you won’t miss out on future streams of guest speakers, etc.
- If you adjust your Springshare notifications to ON, you’ll receive notifications in your Facebook feed for product updates, videos we share, and more!
Guest Speakers – Streaming LIVE on Facebook.
All times listed are in U.S. Eastern Time.
Presenter: Jen Hasse, University of the Sciences
Friday, January 24 – 5:45pm to 6:00pm
Jen will discuss using LibGuides as a tool for cross-campus partnership and community building. From guides created to promote and facilitate authors visits, book clubs, and film screenings to resources guides that support advising, student health and wellness, and other student support departments, LibGuides can go beyond the library!
Presenter: René Tanner, Arizona State University
Friday, January 24 – 6:15pm to 6:30pm
When you think of March, you automatically think of March Madness. At ASU, they’re doing things a bit differently. March Mammal Madness is an educational opportunity to learn all about our planet’s species interwoven with a ‘sporting’ bracket to serve as a thrilling competitive experience. The entire tournament is housed in a LibGuide with a downloadable bracket and Rounds are narrated on Wakelet.
This flash presentation will discuss March Mammal Madness and hopefully get you inspired to get in the game at your Library this coming March.
Presenter: Olivia Given Castello
Sunday, January 26, 2020 – 11:00am to 11:15am
Temple University recently established a “Library” button in the navigation menu of all courses in Canvas that shows an automatically matched guide from TU Libraries LibGuides system. By bringing library resources and services to students at their point of need, the Library button gives them easier access to these supports.
This flash presentation will show Temple’s Library button in Canvas, discuss takeaways from a pilot study on Library button usage, and highlights of the process of getting the integration approved with campus stakeholders.
Product Flashes: Overviews, Tips, and Ideas.
All times listed are in U.S. Eastern Time
Whether juggling multiple service points with different staffing needs and duties or handling restrictions on who can work when and for how long, LibStaffer takes the hard work out of staffing and scheduling so you have time for more important projects.
- Saturday, January 25, 2020 – 9:30am to 9:45am
Your patrons, students, and other library users will have questions about the 2020 United States Census – from why a national census is held, to how they will be counted. Be ready with all of the information they need. We’ll look at examples of guides all about the U.S. Census and partially build a LibGuide together.
- Friday, January 24, 2020 – 6:30pm to 6:45pm
Build-a-LibGuide: 2020 Elections / Streaming on Facebook Page
Looking to build a 2020 Election LibGuide? Join us as we’ll look at examples for 2020 US Election Guides. From there we’ll do a partial build based on best practices for this guide type.
- Saturday, January 25, 2020 – 10:30am to 10:45am
Customizing LibGuides with Google Fonts / Streaming on Facebook Page
Explore customizing your system fonts in LibGuides using Google Fonts. For this session, it’s recommended that you have a basic understanding of CSS.
- Saturday, January 25, 2020 – 11:30am to 11:45am
All teaching librarians know – the most successful teaching sessions are based around an assignment, or project, or task. Why? Because contextual learning = long-term learning. That same equation applies when you connect learning resources with topical, current events. Users are far more likely to engage with and deep-dive into material when the subject matter is topical and relevant to them.
- Sunday, January 26, 2020 – 11:30am to 11:45am
LibWizard: Create Self-Paced Learning Tutorials / Streaming on Facebook Page
Teach Patrons to use eBooks, Databases, and Your Catalog. Literacy extends beyond your front doors. Create engaging, self-paced learning tutorials with live interactive websites, embedded videos, and more. Your patrons can engage with the library and expand their information literacy skills at the same time.
- Saturday, January 25, 2020 – 12:00pm to 12:15pm
24/7 Chat – Join the LibAnswers Community
The LibAnswers 24/7 Cooperative allows librarians across multiple LibAnswers systems to provide collaborative chat reference. Librarians answer patron chats on behalf of all member libraries within the cooperative. This means, all of your patrons can get library help, even when your physical doors are closed. The 24/7 Cooperative is staffed by contributing member libraries and dedicated Springshare MLIS reference librarians.
- Saturday, January 25, 2020 – 2:00pm to 2:15pm
- Sunday, January 26, 2020 – 10:30am to 10:45am / Streaming on Facebook Page
- Monday, January 27, 2020 – 10:30am to 10:45am / Streaming on Facebook Page
LibChat: Meet them where they are with Screensharing
Need to see what the patron sees? Want to share your screen with them? Now you can!
- Saturday, January 25, 2020 – 2:30pm to 2:45pm
- Sunday, January 26, 2020 – 10:00am to 10:15am
- Monday, January 27, 2020 – 11:30am to 11:45am / Streaming on Facebook Page
Be Where They Are… On EVERY Device. LibAnswers is your multi-channel communication platform that empowers you to assist your patrons where they are (Facebook, Twitter, SMS, Chat) on every device.
- Sunday, January 26, 2020 – 9:30am to 9:45am
LibCal – All The Components Work… Together. Make use of seamless integration within LibCal. Learn to Create an Event + Book Spaces & Equipment. Plus check out how to use Billing, Payments, and Discount Codes.
- Saturday, January 25, 2020 – 3:00pm to 3:15pm
See how LibCal Appointments help you promote and manage your time. See how to use appointments for Research Consultations. Explore the Sync with Outlook and Google feature. Envision using LibCal for your Student Tutors, too!
- Saturday, January 25, 2020 – 3:30pm to 3:45pm
Whether you have a few study rooms or tons! Join us for a 15-minute look at how easy it is to allow patrons to book spaces, places, and equipment!
- Sunday, January 26, 2020 – 3:30pm to 3:45pm
LibInsight – COUNTER 5 / Streaming on Facebook page
See how COUNTER 5 and LibInsight work together to get you your data.
- Sunday, January 26, 2020 – 1:30pm to 1:45pm
LibCRM: A CRM for Outreach Librarians w/ New Operational Emailing Functionality!
LibCRM is a Customer Relationship Management platform built for the specific needs of libraries. Offer a superior customer experience by gaining a better understanding of your users and their needs.