Springys had an amazing time at last week's ACRL Annual Conference in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Was there a gorgeous river view from the conference hall (if ya know, ya know)? Absolutely. Did we all enjoy some amazing tacos at Condado's? Also yes. Was everyone bummed to get in their cars or planes to head home? Without a doubt.
But the best part about this year's ACRL conference, aside from the fact that we hadn't seen anyone in-person since 2019, was hearing how all of you are using Springshare Tools to meet the needs of your users. From guest speakers presenting at our booth (recordings linked below) to poster sessions on LibApps tools... we learned so much from all of you.
And for those of you who were #ACRLleftbehind - have no fear, we're bringing some of what we learned back to you.
Guest Speaker Presentations - Recordings Available
View high-quality recordings of guest speaker presentations and download their slides and resources!
Slide Into Success: Making LibWizard Tutorials Student-Centered and User-Friendly - Tessa Withorn, University of Louisville
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
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.
Connecting Users with Disabilities to Accessibility Services with Springshare - Jacqueline Frank,
Montana State University
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.
Catch Up on These Springy Flash Presentations (18 minutes or less!)
Watch a sneak-peek about the new LibGuides A-Z functionality coming soon, plus learn about Springy Consulting, our integration with Lean Library, recent updates to the LibInsight ACRL dataset, and more!
All videos are available on Springshare's Facebook page. While you're there, give our page a follow to make sure you don't miss out on any future updates and posts. Don't have a Facebook account? Don't worry, you can still watch our videos! Ignore all the prompts to sign-in or create an account and enjoy.
We just released nested subject categories in LibGuides! This 8-minute flash presentation covers best practices for moving to the new two-tiered organization setup.
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.
ELUNA Annual Meeting, May 9 - 11
Springy Talia is heading to sunny (hopefully!) Los Angeles for the Annual ELUNA meeting. If you're attending, in-person or virtually, be sure to check-out her session on Springshare Integration with Ex Libris Tools (Wed, May 10 @ 4:45pm PT).