Top 10 Springshare Blog Posts of 2021

Can you believe it is 2022 already? Here at Springy HQ, we're working hard on strategic plans for the year including mapping out some awesome new features coming your way, planning our training session schedule, upcoming SpringyCamps, and more.

But before we start off our 2022 blogging at 100mph, let's do our annual recap of last year's best blog posts. Without further ado, here are the best posts of 2021!

Update your LibGuides Profile
Update your LibGuides Profile

January 13, 2021

This blog post is as applicable today as it was in January 2021. We have quick tips, each under 10 minutes, to help you save time, streamline your workflow a bit, and perhaps remind you of that “Oh yeah, I need to do that every January!”.

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Academic Library Mapping Example
Academic Library Mapping Example

August 04, 2021

We launched LibCal's Interactive Mapping module in July, and this blog post announced an opportunity for users to try out a virtual "playground" to do just that... play! Academic, Public, and Community College Library examples were provided, plus a Campus-Wide mapping example for institutional use. Go and play!

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Blog Redesign Plan
Blog Redesign Plan

July 22, 2021

This blog post announced our plans for giving this blog a redesign and refresh! We're pretty proud of how it came out, what do you think? We renamed it The Springy Share: Keeping Up with all Things Springshare and added new features like a dedicated newsroom and enhanced search.

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75min Recorded Webinar
75min Recorded Webinar

February 10, 2021

The University of Liverpool switched from non-contributing to contributing in the global chat cooperative. As such, they learned a ton of useful tips about helping patrons around the world with their research questions... which in turn helped them become better reference librarians for their own patrons. Watch Gwen's presentation!

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Watch Springy Will’s Video
Watch Springy Will’s Video

March 22, 2021

In our carefully curated world, we often don't show our failures. But it's in the fails where we tend to learn the most, and that sentiment is true here at Springy HQ. We tried to encourage social engagement with a #LibLifeReality activity to share the realities of your library life to be featured in our March 2021 newsletter. Suffice it to say, we didn't get many submissions, so our plans derailed. But, we live and learn and we still donated to the  Black Girls CODE non-profit and Oscar R. Lanza-Galindo matched our donation! So while our plan didn't work, the outcome was amazing.

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60min Recorded Webinar
60min Recorded Webinar

February 26, 2021

We often think of LibWizard as a tool for assessing patron learning, soliciting feedback, gathering book purchases requests, and more. But, LibWizard can also be used for usability testing! The librarians at the University of Notre Dame share how they used LibWizard to solicit feedback for a website redesign, improving navigation, and more.

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UM uses Seats for Dining Hall
UM uses Seats for Dining Hall

May 24, 2021

LibCal Seats was a game-changer for libraries in 2020... helping them reopen by making it possible for patrons to book individual seats, check-in/out, with detailed records for contact tracing. These efforts didn't go unnoticed, and The New School saw an opportunity to launch LibCal Seats... campus-wide to reopen all their buildings as safely as possible. Watch their EDUCAUSE webinar now.

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Explore our Consulting Services
Explore our Consulting Services

April 08, 2021

April was a busy month at Springy HQ, we released LibCal Interactive Maps, announced a partnership with Lean Library, and rolled out our specialized consulting services. As always, we strive to deliver the best customer service to our users, bar none. But some folks need more than just help answering a question - they want us to build their homepage or customize their look & feel because they don't have the bandwidth. And we're happy to help! Explore our consulting services, which range from customizations, dedicated training and onboarding, and more.

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Reusable Email Templates
Reusable Email Templates

August 25, 2021

Last year, we revamped our LibCRM tool and gave it a new name: LibConnect! Why? Well, we added an amazing new email marketing feature that helps you increase engagement and better connect with patrons. So, it needed a new name. Explore the new, and literally improved, LibConnect.

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LibChat Integration
LibChat Integration

March 10, 2021

2021 was a big year for developing integrations between Springshare and other library tools, and we were so excited to announce our partnership with Lean Library. We started the year with LibGuides integration and ended with LibChat integration. Lean Library's browser plugin allows patrons to launch LibGuides/LibChat from any webpage.

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While 2021 was a challenging year for all of us, we hope Springshare helped you stay organized, connected, productive through it all. Here's wishing you a happy, healthy, and safe 2022! We're so excited to see what this year brings us, and we hope you are too!

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