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Top 10 Springshare Blog Posts of 2023

2024 is already off to a running start, but we'd like to take a moment to reflect on the past year. In 2023, we added Patron Point to the Springshare lineup, introduced new features and interfaces built for today's modern libraries, and shared fun tips and examples from the Springy team and our client community.

Let's get into it - here are the top 10 blog posts of 2023!

Patron Point now delivered by Springshare

August 23, 2023

Wow! Patron Point joining the Springshare team was one of the biggest pieces of news from us last year, but in retrospect, it just makes sense. Combining our teams and resources enables us to bring you enhanced features and exciting integrations as Patron Point's marketing automation platform joins the Springy suite of tools to deliver top-notch services to your library.

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Springshare @ ALA June 2023

July 14, 2023

Let's continue the theme of shiny new announcements from Springshare - a trend you'll see throughout many of the blog posts in this list! Our recap post from last June's ALA Annual Conference was all about sneak peek presentations, including a demo of LibWizard Interactive Tutorials and a tour of LibCal's updated Spaces UI.

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Say Hello to Chatbot

February 23, 2023

We can't believe it's been almost a year since Chatbot arrived in your LibAnswers systems! Built from rules-based flows designed and controlled by you, Chatbot can serve as the first point of contact, answering common questions and guiding chat patrons to library resources and departments as needed.

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LibCal Lending Hub

September 21, 2023

There's something inherently satisfying about flipping the calendar to a new month or cracking open a fresh notebook. The digital equivalent is customizing a blank LibCal system to your library's needs: event management, space bookings, one-on-one appointments, Library of Things lending, location hours, and more. Here's your chance to see just how much LibCal has to offer!

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LibAnswers Net Promoter Score

October 10, 2023

Last fall, we debuted an add-on upgrade to LibAnswers: the Net Promoter Score℠ Module! In this post, we revealed how the NPS® tool measures patron satisfaction with your library and it services. Take a look and learn how NPS® can help your library be at its very best in 2024!

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Conference Travel Tips

June 7, 2023

On top of years of library expertise, the Springy team has some keen travel know-how! This blog post has tips for navigating library conferences and using your Springy tools to make sure your time out-of-office is totally stress-free.

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From CEK to the Future Online Escape Room

September 12, 2023

This LibWizard escape room has it all! We love seeing how folks incorporate their creativity and technology into their Springy tools. Eye-catching AI-generated graphics, inventive clues, and an exhilarating storyline come together to create an online experience that also does a stellar job showing what LibWizard is capable of!

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LibCal + RemoteLock

December 18, 2023

A few weeks ago, we announced one of our most exciting partnerships to date: a new integration between LibCal Spaces and RemoteLock smart lock software. When booking a library space, library visitors will receive a unique access code to unlock their reserved room's RemoteLock-enabled device when their booking starts. No more lost room keys! This new functionality is rolling out to all paid LibCal sites in our next code release.

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Halloween LibGuide

October 30, 2023

It was all treats, no tricks this past October when we showcased these Halloween and Día de los Muertos LibGuides from the Springshare Community. These LibGuides were packed with spine-tingling facts and colorful traditions to celebrate these two festive holidays. Bonus: our blog post included a fun craft, perfect for patrons of all ages!

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SpringyCamp 2023

August 16, 2023

Bringing our Top 10 roundup to a close is... drumroll please... the roundup for SpringyCamp 2023! SpringyCamp is our annual user conference where librarians present the innovative ways they're using Springshare tools. Whether we're swapping s'mores recipes or sharing tips for accessibility and usability testing, SpringyCamp is the place to be. This blog post catches you up on all the recordings from our 2-day virtual camping adventure last summer.

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Keep an eye on our 2024 calendar for our conference schedule and SpringyCamp details - with an additional brand-new session this fall dedicated to public libraries - plus product demo webinars, live training sessions, and more!

Here's to another year of doing what we do best: helping libraries and librarians stay organized, connected, and productive!

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