While our stage won’t be as majestic as The Grand Ole Opry, we do have a sizzling line-up of presentations that are guaranteed to entertain and inform you and you won’t need a special membership to watch. From Wednesday, Feb 26 – Friday, Feb 28, we have a star-powered lineup of guest speakers plus in-the-flesh Springy trainers sharing tips, ideas, and strategies that are bound to get you dancing in your seats with excitement!
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Guest Speakers – Streaming LIVE on Facebook
All times listed are in U.S. Eastern Time.
Presenter: Sara Nielsen, St. Charles City-County Library
Wed, Feb 26: 4:30pm – 4:45pm
Sara will discuss how they use LibAnswers for supporting online reference at the St. Charles City-County Library system.
Presenters: Brigid Day & Katie Creecy, John P. Holt Brentwood Library
Wed, Feb 26: 5:00pm – 5:15pm
Katie and Brigid will explore how they use LibCal to manage the public room reservations at the John P. Hold Brentwood Library.
Presenter: Victor Baeza, Oklahoma State University
Wed Feb 26: 5:30pm – 5:45pm
Victor will present on how he is using LibCal as the foundation for his different programming activities. Using examples from his work with graduate students, he will show how LibCal can be used to develop, coordinate, and manage programming at any type of library, and across various locations/campuses.
Guest Speaker: Maxine Levine, BiblioCommons
Wed, Feb 26: 5:45pm – 6:00pm
Explore a unique integration between BiblioEvents and LibCal’s Spaces Bookings! Staff who are scheduling events in BiblioEvents will be able to check and reserve rooms for that event inside LibCal Spaces.
Presenter: Gianna Gifford, Boston Public Library
Thu, Feb 27: 9:30am – 9:45am
Gianna will present on how the Boston Public Library system schedules hundreds of staffers across 20+ branches inside one LibStaffer system.
Product Flashes: Sneak-Peeks, Tips, & New Ideas.
All times listed are in U.S. Eastern Time.
These Springy-led presentations are quick 15 minute flash sessions designed to either give a sneak-peek at a new Tool or showcase how you can use a Springshare Tool in a new and innovative way. Bottom-line, you’ll walk away with actionable and useful ideas you can implement right away.
In this session, learn how to create amazing reading lists to share with your patrons. We’ll cover how to add books from the catalog, use gallery boxes to create beautiful book carousels, and use links to get users to canned catalog searches, ebooks, and more.
Provide patrons with live chat reference from your library website, catalog, or any webpage with optional 24/7 coverage. Turn frequently asked questions into searchable FAQs and answer patron tweets, Facebook posts/DMs, and SMS/Texts all from one interface.
Explore how LibCal’s billing module helps you charge for events, room bookings, and equipment reservations. Charge for consumable things like art supplies, 3D printing materials, and more. Collect payment online (credit card / debit card) or in-person (cash / check). Offer special discount codes that apply towards payment.
Make study rooms, laptops, wifi hotspots, meeting spaces, event spaces, and other types of rooms and equipment available to the public for online reservation.
Make use of seamless integration within LibCal. Create an event and book spaces and equipment at the same time, seamlessly.
Use LibInsight to help you keep track of your library’s activity. Record and analyze reference questions, door counts, circulation numbers, event statistics, and more.
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.
Use LibWizard interactive tutorials and quizzes to internally train staff and volunteers. Learning is self-paced, self-grading, and provides opportunities for formative assessment.