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Patron Point at LMCC 2023

The Springshare team is taking a breather between conferences this month - but this gives us the perfect opportunity to reminisce about the fun we had at the 2023 Library Marketing and Communications Conference in Indianapolis last month and plan ahead for our trip to Baltimore for ALA LibLearnX in January!

Looking Back at LMCC

Did you catch up with the Patron Point crew at LMCC 2023 last month? LMCC is the year's key event for library employees of any level involved in marketing, communication, public relations, outreach, or social media. The conference offers attendees a host of sessions presented by field experts to provide libraries with best practices and useful tips and tricks. The newest additions to Springshare's team fit right in - Patron Point, acquired by Springshare earlier this year, is a leading marketing automation and engagement solution for public libraries!

While this is a new conference for Springshare, the Patron Point staff has had the pleasure of attending the conference for the past five years. It has been a wonderful opportunity for us to meet face-to-face with clients.

Gene Shimshock, Patron Point’s COO, says of the event, ”What's great about this conference is that it's solely dedicated to library marketing practitioners and we see so many of our clients attending. It's great to meet in person to share stories and best practices and continue to build our relationships.” 

Gene and Dain at the Patron Point booth!
Gene and Dain at the Patron Point booth!
Patron Point customers enjoying karaoke
Patron Point customers enjoying karaoke

We Celebrated YOU!

The best part? We held a customer appreciation event for our clients, as a way to say thank you and provide our libraries a networking opportunity. This year’s event was held at Punchbowl Social, where we had a great time socializing, bowling, and singing karaoke.


Dain McQuarrie, Patron Point Library Relations Manager, attended his first LMCC this year and found it an amazing experience.

“The conference is not only a chance to see our customers in person, but it also benefits all of us as an opportunity to add to what we already know about library marketing in the digital age. The breakout sessions provide creative ideas for delighting and engaging patrons that can be easily implemented via the Patron Point platform. Our customers always come away invigorated and ready to build up their libraries as a hub of learning and personal growth for their communities.” 

And YOU Celebrated Patron Point!

Over the years, many Patron Point users have presented their own LMCC sessions highlighting the work they have done at their library using Patron Point as an essential marketing tool. This year, Ryan Johnson of O'Fallon Public Library (IL), Josh Mosey of Kent District Library (MI), and Tara Filiatreau of Nelson County Public Library (KY), came together to present Books, Brews, & Fireworks: The Ultimate Library Experience. This session, originally a part of our 2023 Engage Webinar Series, outlined their unique approaches to combining books, libations, and unforgettable experiences into their book clubs. We love seeing how creative our libraries can be! 

Where Will Springshare Be Next?

The Springshare Crew is headed to ALA LibLearnX in Baltimore, MD next month! You can find us at booth #1016 from Saturday, January 20 - Monday, January 22. Keep an eye on our Conference Calendar to see where we'll be headed in the future!

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