What another amazing Learning Lab! Last week, Sara Loree and Victoria Messana, volunteer librarians from the Librarian Reserve Corps, delivered an amazing presentation on how they used Springshare tools to put out a call for volunteers, organize those volunteers by location and speciality, and communicate important information with volunteers, researchers, and more. All to help stop the flood of misinformation that was taking place due to the pandemic.
- Using LibWizard and LibCRM to put out a call for volunteers and then organizing those volunteers by speciality, location, etc… to create a really easily searchable database.
- Creating a LibGuides CMS powered website and then having to revise it as time passed and scope became more defined.
- Using LibGuides CMS Groups to create public-facing content and internal/private/restricted groups for volunteer intranet information.
- Using LibAnswers ticketing queues to streamline questions and assigning team leads to specific queues.
- Helpful tips and takeaways such as creating a style guide, organizational talking points, etc.
Upcoming Learning Lab
We’re huge 30 Rock fans and we were immediately drawn to this amazing CR&L article, Ain’t No Party Like a LibGuides Party, Because a LibGuides Party Is Mandatory, because not only is the content amazing but they reference a Liz Lemon quote. I mean, we could not resist. So we contacted the authors and asked them to deliver a Learning Lab in June, and they agreed! So mark your calendars for our next learning lab with UNC Charlotte’s guest speakers Natalie Ornat, Beth Auten, and Reese Manceaux.
Hope to see you there!