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It’s Nearly Time for ACRL! – Find Us at Booth #711

Springshare is headed to ACRL, Pittsburgh, PA, March 15-17 - Booth #711In less than a week, the Springy Team will be in Pittsburgh, PA, for the ACRL 2023 Conference!

Attending in person? Stop by Booth #711 to pick up some Springy swag and chat with us about #LibraryLife. Plus, you're going to want to carve out some time in your busy conference schedules to catch our flash presentations! We're bringing you a stellar lineup of Springy experts demonstrating new product features, as well as guest speakers sharing their success using Springy tools to create student-centered tutorials, help students find digital copies, and connect users to accessibility services — find all the details below.

If we won't be seeing you IRL, follow our Facebook page to watch a selection of live-streamed presentations. (No Facebook account? No problem. You'll still be able to watch along live — simply navigate to our Facebook page and ignore any prompts to sign in.)

Find Us at Booth #711! Exhibit Hall Hours:

All times are listed in US Eastern Time.

  • Wednesday, March 15: 5:30pm-7:30pm
  • Thursday, March 16: 9:00am-4:00pm
    • Dedicated hall hours: 9:30am – 10:30am & 2:00pm – 3:00pm
  • Friday, March 17: 9:00am-4:00pm
    • Dedicated hall hours: 9:30am – 10:30am & 2:00pm – 3:00pm

We value your health and safety. In accordance with ACRL procedures, mask wearing is recommended when indoors at ACRL 2023 events.

Guest Speakers

All guest presentations will be streamed via Facebook Live. All times are listed in US Eastern Time.

Slide Into Success: Making LibWizard Tutorials Student-Centered and User-Friendly

Tessa Withorn, University of Louisville

Thursday, March 16: 10:00am - 10:15am

Do students find your LibWizard tutorials easy to navigate? Do they understand what they're being asked to do? Hopefully the answer is yes! This presentation will provide practical tips for communicating effectively with your audience, fixing embedded content, and engaging students with user-centered design.

Get Help Finding a Digital Copy: Connecting our Catalog, LibWizard, and LibAnswers to Launch a New Online Service

Olivia Given Castello & Jackie Sipes, Temple University Libraries

Thursday, March 16: 2:00pm - 2:15pm

When Temple University’s library buildings closed early in the pandemic, Temple Libraries staff saw an opportunity to enhance our virtual reference services and keep the library "open" virtually even though access to our physical materials was suddenly cut off. We established a new service, Get Help Finding a Digital Copy (GHFDC), that connected users to library staff who could help them find digital copies of inaccessible physical items. GHFDC has since become a permanent and valued part of our service offerings. This presentation will describe the technical details, and demonstrate the backend LibWizard and LibAnswers setup, that underlie this service.

Connecting Users with Disabilities to Accessibility Services with Springshare

Jacqueline Frank, Montana State University

Thursday, March 16: 2:30pm - 2:45pm

How can you connect users to the accessibility resources they need, at the right time? Come see how the Montana State University Library uses both LibAnswers and LibGuides to facilitate accessibility requests, and share accessibility resources with users.


Flash Presentations with Springy Experts

Selectively streaming via Facebook Live. All times are listed in US Eastern Time.

New LibGuides A-Z Features - The LibGuides A-Z List is getting a bunch of new features like individual database A-Z landing pages, card-style layout, pagination, access mode filtering, and more.

Adding LibGuides Nested Subject Categories - We just released nested subject categories in LibGuides! This 15-minute flash presentation will cover some best practices for moving to the new two-tiered organization setup.

Explore LibAnswers Chatbot - Chatbot is here to help lighten the load on your chat operators by being the first point of contact for patrons.

LibInsight ACRL Dataset - LibInsight's ACRL Dataset got a makeover in 2022 and you won't want to miss out on how you share and benchmark your ACRL data.

Building a Pre & Post Instruction Assessment Toolkit - With LibWizard, you can build Pre & Post Instruction Assessment Surveys to accurately gauge student learning.

Lean Library Integration

Friday, March 17: 10:00am - 10:15am (Streaming Live on Facebook)

Learn about Springshare's partnership with Lean Library and how you can integrate your LibGuides and LibChat right inside the patron's workflow, without them ever having to navigate to the library's website.

Note: Subscriptions to both Springshare and Lean Library are needed for the integration to work.


Explore Springshare Consulting Services - The Springshare Consulting team can help you with any project, large and small, and have designed some beautiful LibGuides homepages to boot.

Hybrid LibCal Appointments - Sometimes you're available for f2f appointments... and other times you're only available for online appointments.

LibConnect's New Email Marketing Templates - Explore LibConnect's powerful email marketing functionality with 30+ new email templates!

Goodies & Swag

No conference is complete without some swag, and we're bringing some fun goodies to ACRL! Stop by our booth to pick up your very own Springshare stickers, buttons, and pens.

We hope to see you there!

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