Last week’s SpringyCamp was one for the books! We were thrilled so many from the Springy community joined us for camp. Over two days (for a total of four sessions), we got to see what others are up to, hear new ideas, and just generally find inspiration for how to expand services and explore ways to engage students and patrons in this “new normal.” All of our presenters deserve a huge round of applause for their time and efforts!
In case you missed it, it’s not too late to make a batch of s’mores, settle into a comfy chair, and watch the presentation videos. Have questions for the presenters? Want to give kudos? Head on over to our Getting Ready for Camp guide to find instructions on how to join the conversation.
You can even claim an official SpringyCamp 2020 Attendee badge for your Lounge profile! Just head to that badge’s page (make sure you’ve logged in) and use the Request Badge button!
A few Springy favorites:
We had so many well organized, thoughtfully created presentations this year, that we were impressed with each and every one. Here are a few fan favorites, picked because of the timeliness of the topic, engagement it generated during and after the session, and positive feedback we received!
- Lorin Jackson & Naja Smith’s presentation on curating community LibGuides, which includes an insightful perspective on amplifying marginalized voices, some handy resources, and a printable workbook.
- Rachel Valentine’s presentation on using LibGuides and LibWizard to create interactive online escape rooms complete with tutorial examples.
- Amanda Scull’s presentation on training and empowering library staff to answer incoming questions via LibChat. Their new workflow improved patron interactions, helped staff members working from home, and streamlined workflows to create a successful long-term remote work model.
- Nikki Rech & Jeff Mortimore’s super informative poster session on adapting LibGuides to locally host OER content, and how their library staff collaborated with teaching faculty to create dynamic, engaging OER course material.
You can watch recordings from all of our excellent presenters, download their slides, and jump to their additional resources from the SpringyCamp 2020 guide. Check them out below!
Using Springshare Tools to Manage & Record COVID-19 Information
- Real-World Readiness: Using LibGuides to Wade Through the COVID-19 Flood
Poster Session by Carrie Price and Katie Lobner, Welch Medical Library, Johns Hopkins University
- Using LibApps to Manage the COVID-19 Community History Project
Presentation by Daardi Sizemore Mixon, Adam Smith, Heidi Southworth, & Anne Stenzel, Minnesota State University, Mankato
New Partnerships: Using Springshare Tools Outside of the Library
- LibAnswers as a Life Preserver: STEM411 at Georgia Highlands College
Presentation by Susanna Smith & Camille Pace, Georgia Highlands College Library
- Cut the Confusion! Using LibWizard Tutorials in Student Orientation
Presentation by Marilyn Miller & John Oyler, National American University
- Instructional Design & LibGuides: A Perfect Fit
Presentation by Diane Schrecker, Ashland University, Ohio
- LibGuides Beyond the Library
Presentation by Nadine Bailey & Stephen Taylor, Western Academy of Beijing
- Creating & Hosting OER using LibGuides CMS
Poster Session by Nikki Rech & Jeff Mortimore, Georgia Southern University
Connections: Your Library & Social Justice – Amplify Black Voices with Springshare Tools
- Thinking of a Master Plan: Designing and Creating Engaging LibGuides
Presentation by Shaina V. Destine & Allison Sharp, University of Tennessee Libraries
- Creating Community: A Guide to Curating Community LibGuides
Presentation by Lorin Jackson & Naja Smith, Swarthmore College
We’re All Distance Learners Now: Using Springshare Tools to Share Information with Staff and Patrons
- Empowering Staff and Facilitating Remote Work with LibAnswers
Presentation by Amanda Scull, Dartmouth College Biomedical Libraries
- Using LibGuides and LibWizard to Create Online Escape Rooms
Presentation by Rachel Valentine, Blinn College Library
- Lessons Learned from Moving the Library’s Website to LibGuides & LibCal
Poster Session by Sam Torrez, Dickinson Public Library (TX)
- June Madness: A Month of Book Bracketology
Poster Session by Zachary Lewis & Jason Wardell, Roesch Library, University of Dayton
- Outreach When Out of Reach: Using Libguides for Online Outreach During COVID-19
Poster Session by Natalie Lopez, Palomar College
- LibGuides and Digital Literacy for the New Online Student: An Academic Reference Librarian’s Approach to Faculty Collaborations
Presentation by Kimberly M. Gay, John B. Coleman Library, Prairie View A&M University