Post-ALA Recap: Amazing Guest Speakers & More!

It's been a few weeks since our first in-person ALA Annual Conference since 2019 and let us say - it did not disappoint! It was great to see all of you and while we couldn't see the smiles under your masks, we could see it in your eyes, and it was so heartwarming.

For those of you who couldn't attend, have no fear - we have some post-ALA goodies for you!

Guest Speakers - Recordings

Note: All videos linked below are stored on Springshare's Facebook page. You do not need a Facebook account to watch the videos. If you have any trouble accessing the videos, contact us.

Going in a Group - Grand Canyon University Library

If you're a LibGuides CMS user and looking for ideas on how to use CMS Groups, check out Teresa Copeland's presentation. She presented on 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.

Teresa Copeland from GCU presenting on using LibGuides CMS Groups

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

If you're looking for ways to engage users outside of their academic research, watch Emily Holland's presentation on how they used LibGuides, LibWizard, and LibAnswers to engage their students on a more personal level.

Emily Holland from Mount St. Mary's University presenting on successful student engagement.

Springshare Flashes You'll Want To Watch!

At all our in-person conferences, we always have Springys on-hand for presentations. From showcasing 'coming soon' functionality, to performing some quick 15-minute training sessions, these Springy-led sessions are a great way to stay updated on your Springshare tools! Let's explore some of the ones we recorded below.

New Functionality Coming Soon!

If you want to know what's coming with your LibAnswers and LibCal tools, watch the flashes below to learn about LibAnswers Chatbot (coming Fall 2022) and LibCal Heat Maps (available now!).

LibAnswers Chatbot Functionality
Coming Fall, 2022

Springy Talia presenting on the LibAnswers Chatbot functionality coming this Fall!

LibCal Heat Maps Functionality
Available Now!

Springy Lilly presenting on the LibCal Heat Maps - available now!

Springshare Integrations with Other Library Vendors!

Integrating your Springshare tools into your other applications makes your life, and the lives of your patrons, much easier. To that end, check out our recent partnerships with Bywater Solutions' Aspen and PowerNotes.

LibCal Integration with Aspen Discovery

Explore LibCal integration with Aspen Discovery layer via our recent Bywater Solutions partnership.
Note: The audio on the recording does get a bit spotty, you can always watch another recording here

Explore LibCal/Aspen Integration

LibChat Integration with PowerNotes

Earlier this week, we announced an exciting partnership with PowerNotes! In the below video, explore what PowerNotes is and how it's integrated with LibChat. Have questions? Join us for a PowerNotes/LibChat webinar in August.

Explore LibChat/PowerNotes Integration

Bite-Sized Training Sessions!

At this year's ALA, we offered a few bite-sized training sessions for those of you who wanted to brush up on your LibGuides skills.

Using Gallery Boxes to Make an Image Grid

Springy Jen covers all the image gallery options at your fingertips for creating a beautiful image grid in LibGuides.
Note: Audio kicks in at the .20second mark.

Springy Jen presenting on LibGuides Image Gallery Box Type

Ways to Add Automated Content to your LibGuides

Springy Jen covers ways to add automated content to your LibGuides so they're always looking fresh and updated. From social media widgets to blog RSS feeds and more!

Springy Jen presenting on adding automated content to LibGuides

Heading to IFLA Conference?
July 26 - 29

Springshare's going international and we're heading to the IFLA conference for the very first time! If you're going to IFLA, in Dublin, Ireland, swing by our booth (#D118) and chat with Springy Talia.

Looking to learn more about Springshare? Springy Talia will be presenting on Ways to Increase Patron Engagement Using Springshare Tools.

Date: Tuesday, July 26: 2pm - 2:45pm
Where: Expo Pavillion

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