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Resources for a Smooth Summer

Summer is here! We're sharing some hot tips on how to transition all your LibApps to ensure you have a smooth, stress-free summer.

Do any of these scenarios apply to you?

  • You recently became an admin for your Springy tools.
  • You're onboarding new staff over the coming months.
  • You're about to leave or retire and need to hand off duties.
  • A colleague left and you need to reassign their admin roles.

Keep reading to discover how-to resources, trainings, and tips from us to you!

Hello to New Admins

Whether you're brand new to Springshare products or just leveling up from regular account status to admin user, we're so excited to have you on board! We're here to help you get off to a great start by understanding the tools and resources available to you.

First things first, we've got the perfect training session for you, coming up on Thursday, July 18: Welcome, New Admins! Can't attend live? You can also be notified when the recording is available.

For more Springy fundamentals, check out the recording of Welcome to the SpringyVerse. This session is for all users and is available on demand, anytime, anywhere - just log into your LibApps account to watch.

Our Admin Essentials training series reviews the top things you need to know as an admin in LibAnswers, LibCal, LibGuides, or LibGuides CMS.

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Onboard New Staff

Make your newest employees feel welcome, not overwhelmed.

This SpringyU project will show you how to get new colleagues up to speed quickly using Springy tools: New Employee Onboarding.

If you're looking for ideas to make new-hire onboarding - as well as staff development for existing employees - the best they can be, we've got you covered there, too! Watch our SpringySession: Creating a Successful Employee Training Program.

Successful Succession Planning

If you’re changing jobs, or will be out of the office for an extended period of time, what should you do to make sure your Springy tools are in good hands? Build a succession plan!

Our top tips for succession planning:

  • Check that you have at least one admin-level account not including yours in all of your Springy tools.
  • Review the admin email address for LibApps. This FAQ will show you where to go to change your system's admin email address - this is the person we contact about important updates!
  • Document how your tools are being used for your successor - what settings have you customized? Have you enabled special integrations? Where have you embedded LibCal or LibChat widgets?

Transfer Admin Duties

When a staff member leaves your organization or no longer needs access to a Springshare tool, you'll likely want to take action on their accounts in each relevant product. This Springboard Tutorial walks you through deleting or inactivating accounts in each Springshare app. Jump straight to this nifty table for an overview of the options in each tool!

If your former colleague was one of your LibApps admins, here's how to remove their admin privileges in LibApps. We recommend you have at least two admin accounts, so this is a good time to promote another user to LibApps admin if needed. 

And if your former colleague was your only LibApps admin, don't worry - we'll help you get it sorted out

No matter what kinds of transition or new changes you're tackling, we hope these resources help you feel prepared for the summer months ahead - and we hope you get some time for sunshine and relaxation too, of course!

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