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Catch Us in Columbus, Ohio! — PLA 2024, Booth #501

The Springshare team is heading to the Public Library Association conference next month! This is our first PLA since forming a dedicated Public Library Division and acquiring Patron Point, so we're especially excited to see you there and share all of our new public library initiatives.

Attending in person? Stop by Booth #501 to chat with us and pick up some swag. Plus, you're going to want to carve out some time in your busy conference schedule to catch our flash presentations! In addition to hearing from some Springy experts, we have an amazing lineup of librarian presenters who will be sharing how they use Springshare tools to support their library services.


If we won't be seeing you in person, 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 #501! Exhibit Hall Hours:

All times are listed in US Eastern Time:

  • Wednesday, April 3: 3pm - 6pm
  • Thursday, April 4: 9am - 5pm
  • Friday, April 5: 9am - 2pm

Guest Presenter Schedule

Enhancing Library Access: Using Video Chat for Library Card Registration (Streaming Live on Facebook) - Thursday, April 4: 9:15am - 9:30am.

Learn how Sarasota County Libraries use LibAnswers' Microsoft Teams and Zoom integrations to facilitate seamless screen-sharing with patrons. Taking innovation to the next level, they've introduced a groundbreaking feature: allowing patrons to present their ID via Ask Us/LibChat for immediate issuance of a library card. This transformative approach revolutionizes library access, offering new patrons an additional convenient avenue to connect with them.

Calendars, Patron Point, and the API…oh my! (Streaming Live on Facebook) - Thursday, April 4: 3:15pm - 3:30pm.

Meeting rooms, study rooms, passports, notaries, tech appointments, live programs, Zoom programs, a bookmobile, and a tech van. Madison Public Library has a lot to manage and keep track of! Hear this library’s story of how using LibCal and Patron Point increases productivity, decreases headaches, and delivers patrons the information they want!

Using Springshare Tools for Strategic Decision Making (Streaming Live on Facebook) - Thursday, April 4: 3:35pm - 4pm.

From collecting and analyzing stats in LibInsight to using LibCal tags to track programs for strategic planning, the Cleveland Public Library uses Springshare tools in a variety of ways. Nancy Mocsiran and Robin Wood from the CPL's Strategy Office will share their strategies for using stats collection, metadata, and other functionality to make planning and reporting a breeze!

Springshare was the Answer for Us! (Streaming Live on Facebook) - Friday, April 5: 9:15am - 9:30am.

The Marion County Public Library System in Fairmont, WV uses numerous Springshare products on a daily basis, and they've been using them for years. LibCal, LibStaffer, and LibAnswers functionality allows their staff to easily communicate with the public and internally between staff members. They are excited to share their experience with the library community!

Springshare Presentation Schedule

Lending Tickets and Museum Passes with LibCal - Wednesday, April 3: 3:30pm - 3:45pm

Patron Engagement with Patron Point Email Marketing & Automation
Wednesday, April 3: 4:30pm - 4:45pm
Thursday, April 4: 4:15pm - 4:30pm (Streaming Live on Facebook)

Launching a Gorgeous Library Website with LibGuides - Wednesday, April 3: 5:15pm - 5:30pm

Scheduling Staff, Volunteers, & Pages with LibStaffer - Thursday, April 4: 9:35am - 9:50am

Creating Online & In-Person Programs with LibCal - Friday, April 5: 9:30am - 9:45am

Explore LibAnswers Chatbot - Friday, April 5: 12:15pm - 12:30pm

Goodies & Swag

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

We hope to see you there!

Trust Me Sticker
Trust Me Sticker
Read with Pride Button
Read with Pride Button
Librarians are Book Magicians Sticker
Librarians are Book Magicians Sticker
Librarians are Awesome! Sticker
Librarians are Awesome! Sticker

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