Welcome to 2023! Before we jump back into our usual news, updates, and helpful tips, let's take a look back at 2022. We've had a busy year here at Springy HQ and know that you have too!
From SpringySession webinars to the 15th anniversary of the very first LibGuides install, this list of our top 10 blog posts of the year highlights some of our favorite moments of 2022.
October 17, 2022
Cybersecurity was a big topic in 2022, and we take it very seriously here at Springy HQ! This informative blog post detailed some of the things we do to help minimize the risk of cyber attacks on Springshare's infrastructure and software. It also includes recommendations that you - our customers - can do to help minimize the risk.
October 3, 2022
Speaking of cybersecurity... We were so excited to announce that Springshare completed a System and Organization Controls (SOC) 2 Type II audit in 2022! This blog post goes into the details of the rigorous audit process and our dedication to the highest standards for security, confidentiality, and privacy.
May 2, 2022
April 30th, 2007 marked the 15th anniversary of the first LibGuides install! That's right, if LibGuides were a person, it would be eligible for a learner's permit in many states. This blog post took a look back at the very first LibGuides system and shared some current stats about how many libraries and librarians we've had the opportunity to work with over the past decade and a half.
March 2, 2022
In March, we introduced the first of our wildly successful webinar series: SpringySessions! These webinars share our experiences and expertise, in a variety of topics, with you! They're designed to provide real-world strategies that you can implement in your organization. Recordings of all SpringySessions can be found on our Buzz Site. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for the passwords.
November 28, 2022
We were so excited to announce the brand new LibAnswers Chatbot earlier this year! Our exciting new Chatbot functionality is coming January 2023, and will be included as a standard part of the LibAnswers Platform. Chatbot can serve as the first point of contact for chat patrons, guiding them through options, and passing them on to a particular resource or staff member as needed.
October 19, 2022
ICYMI, we started offering live and recorded training sessions in Spanish this year! Springshare Tools are currently being used in 95 countries across the globe! As such, we’ve been working hard to expand our training and support offerings to reach even more of our customers. Our Spanish Language training sessions began in October with a lineup of LibAnswers and LibGuides. We’ll be adding LibCal, LibWizard, and other sessions in 2023.
May 27, 2022
We love seeing our Springy tools in action, and the Northeast State Community College Library's implementation of LibCal's Interactive Mapping tool was too impressive not to share! For this blog post, we reached out to their librarian, Amy Lippo, to learn more. We continue to be impressed with the way they used Interactive Maps to highlight staff offices, include staff pictures, contact information, and more!
September 14, 2022
The Springshare Lounge is a community space designed to empower Springshare users like you to collaborate, share innovative ideas, and help each other online. With over 3,000 users, 1,000 discussions, and 2,500 comments to date, it has become a valuable part of the Springy Community. This blog post shares our top five reasons why you, a Springshare user, should join the Lounge!
August 25, 2021
We had a few great collaborations in 2022 and the LibChat integration with PowerNotes was one of our favorites. PowerNotes has a browser extension tool that helps researchers keep track of and organize all their research - including the ability to highlight areas of a webpage and write notes. If your library subscribes to LibChat and PowerNotes, your patrons can get help from a live librarian right from the PowerNotes browser plugin! This post shares all the details.
January 20, 2022
Last but not least, here's a post from January 2022 that might just strike a chord this year, too. Whether you’re planning for a big change, or simply want to improve your workflow and sharpen your skills in 2022, we put together a list of ideas that will help you elevate your skills, and make your organization look good while you're at it!
We hope Springshare helped you stay organized, connected, and productive in 2022! Here's to another year of doing what we do best, helping libraries and librarians.