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Springshare’s Heading to ALA – Booth #2639

This is our second in-person conference of 2022, and we're pinching ourselves - are we actually going to see our librarianBFFs in person?!? We can't wait. We're heading to the ALA Annual Conference in Washington DC (Booth #2639) from Friday, June 24 - Monday, June 27 and we're bringing our Springy finest just for you! Plus, we have guest speakers from Grand Canyon University Library and Mount St. Mary's University Library presenting on how they're using Springshare tools in their libraries.

For those of you @ALALeftBehind, have no fear - we've got several presentations streaming live from our Facebook page that you won't want to miss. Not on Facebook, no worries - you don't need an account. Simply navigate to our Facebook page and ignore the prompts to sign in: https://www.facebook.com/springshare. We recommend that you go to our Facebook page a few minutes before the scheduled start time.

Attending SpringyCamp 2022?

SpringyCamp 2022 attendees can pickup a vinyl badge at the booth. Get yours before they sell out!

Planning to visit our booth #2639?

For your safety, and for ours, we ask that you wear a mask when visiting our booth. Springy staff will be fully masked up.

Exhibit Hall Hours (all times listed in Eastern Time):

  • Fri, June 24: 5:30pm - 7pm
  • Sat, June 25 - Sun, June 26: 9am - 5pm
  • Mon, June 27: 9am - 2pm (Exhibit Hall Closes @ 2pm)

So, whether you're going in person, or staying home, we've got some goodies for you! Read on.

Guest Presenters (All guest presentations will be streamed live on Facebook)
All times listed in U.S. Eastern Time

Going in a Group
(Teresa Copeland, Grand Canyon University)

Hear how Grand Canyon University Library is using customized group homepages in LibGuides CMS to create portals for topics such as academic skills, campus based services, and getting started with research.

Successful Student Engagement & Outreach Using Springshare
(Mount St. Mary's University Library)

Discussion on how LibGuides, LibWizard, and LibAnswers have been utilized together in order for our university library to engage with students outside the academic sphere.

Flash Presentation Schedule (Selectively Streaming Sessions on Facebook)
All times listed in U.S. Eastern Time

LibCal and Bywater Integration (Streaming Live on Facebook) - Explore a unique integration between Bywater Solutions' Aspen Discovery and LibCal’s Spaces Bookings! Aspen patrons will be able to search for events right inside the discovery layer!

  • Friday, June 24. 5:45pm - 6:00pm

LibCal Interactive Maps - LibCal Interactive Mapping provides patrons with a cutting-edge online library experience. It creates a visually appealing interactive mapping layer for all library spaces and assets and helps you deepen engagement. Simply put, maps enhance the user experience!

**NEW** LibCal Heat Maps - Coming July, 2022! -  we're unveiling a brand-new feature for LibCal - heat maps! Heat maps works with LibCal's interactive mapping module to show you hot and cool spots in your library buildings.

PowerNotes & LibChat Integration (Streaming Live on Facebook) - Explore a unique integration between PowerNotes and Springshare's LibChat! PowerNotes patrons will be able to launch a live LibChat experience, powered by LibAnswers, right from their PowerNotes browser plugin or the PowerNotes project outline screen.

  • Saturday, June 25. 9:30am - 9:45am

**NEW** LibChat Bot Technology (Streaming Live on Facebook) - coming Fall, 2022! Get a sneak-peak of our new Chatbot technology in LibAnswers helping you lighten the load on your chat operators.

  • Saturday, June 25. 10:00am - 10:15am

Using a Graphic for LibChat Widgets - Does your library have a cute mascot? Do you want something more eye-catching to get your users to click on? Join us for a short session where we will show you how to create a great graphic to engage your users and have them click on your slide-out widgets.

  • Saturday, June 25. 11:00am - 11:15am

Launching a Gorgeous Library Website (Streaming Live on Facebook) - Your library website is often the first interaction you have with patrons, before they even come through your doors. Make sure your first impression is a great one and learn how you can use Springshare's Suite of Tools to create a robust and powerful customer-centric website.

  • Saturday, June 25. 12:00pm - 12:15pm

Engage Patrons with Email Marketing - Explore LibConnect's powerful email marketing functionality that helps you better connect with your users.

Creating Online & In-Person Events & Programs - Not everyone is comfortable attending events, large OR small, right now. Other patrons, however, are ready to get back into the library and interact with people again.

  • Sunday, June 26. 9:30am - 9:45am

When You're Not Ready for F2F: Online Appointments - You want to be available for research consultations, and one-on-one assistance but maybe you're not ready for those to happen face-to-face. This session will cover how you can use LibCal Appointments for creating online appointments.

  • Sunday, June 26. 10:00am - 10:15am

Reopen Safely: Manage Space & Seat Reservations with LibCal - As buildings reopen fully and mask mandates are lifted, your patrons might be nervous to be indoors and around other people... especially in your buildings. LibCal Seats and Spaces allows patrons to reserve their preferred library space or individual seat, check-in/out, and feel a bit more in control - in these out-of-control times.

  • Sunday, June 26. 10:30am - 10:45am

Adding Automated Content to LibGuides (Streaming Live on Facebook) - Trying to come up with fresh content for your site can be time-consuming. Make things easy for you and your team by adding your existing content from other areas and sites to feed into LibGuides.

  • Sunday, June 26. 11:30am - 11:45am

Using a Gallery Box to create an Image Grid (Streaming Live on Facebook) - In this brief session, we will show you how to use graphics and add a Gallery Box to create a grid-style layout.

  • Sunday, June 26. 12:00pm - 12:15pm

Build-a-Library Instruction Quiz in LibWizard - LibWizard gives you ways to teach and test students' research skills, whether they're on campus or remote. This session will go through the different quiz options in LibWizard and have you building instruction quizzes in no time.

  • Sunday, June 26. 3:00pm - 3:15pm

Staff Workers, Volunteers, & Pages with LibStaffer - 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.

  • Monday, June 27. 10:30am - 10:45am

Goodies & Swag!

No conference is complete without some swag, and we're bringing some really cool goodies to ALA. We're not out of the pandemic just yet, and to that end, we're bringing you some masks and hand sanitizers to keep you safe! We do have a limited amount, so it's first-come, first-served.

Hope to see you there!

Grab your Chat with a Librarian Mask and Hand Santizer and Holder
Grab your Chat with a Librarian Mask and Hand Santizer and Holder
We care about keeping you safe!
We care about keeping you safe!
Springy Michelle modeling our Chat with a Librarian masks
Springy Michelle modeling our Chat with a Librarian masks

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