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Hear How Two Public Libraries Are Using LibStaffer

Learning By Example Sometimes, the best way to understand how a tool can be used in your library is to see how someone else is using it in theirs. To that end, we have two amazing speakers from the Arlington Public Library and the Marion County Public Library System each presenting…

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Feed Your Data Cravings — With Springy Stats That Are Off The Charts!

Get Me Some Actionable Data…STAT! This is the world we live in. We need proof to try the pudding. 15 years ago, people simply went to a restaurant, chose a vacuum, or took a gym class. Now, most people spend a considerable amount of time doing research before major and…

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LibAnswers Proactive Chat Increases User Engagement

If you’re looking for a way to increase user engagements, look no further than LibAnswers proactive LibChat widgets! Create as many customizable chat widgets as you’d like, embed them anywhere (including https secure websites), and watch the chats roll in. How do I make one? It’s as easy as select,…

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LibGuides CMS: Getting The Most From Groups Functionality

There are many excellent reasons why people choose (or upgrade to) LibGuides CMS. It has access controls, the LTI integration tool, and so much more. However, the way the system allows you to create separate customizable groups is, to this day, one of the most popular draws. LibGuides is so…

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Tips For A Successful Year of Managing Student Employees with LibStaffer

Very soon, the library will be abuzz. You will be standing before the bright, eager faces of your student employees. They will be looking to you and your colleagues to guide them through a year of what, everyone hopes, will be a productive, fun, learning experience as they assist you…

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Tips for Promoting Internal Staff Communication, Collaboration, and Community

Are you engaged? It’s funny to say, but people are always talking about communication. In every relationship dynamic, the secret…is always communication — with your child, with your clients, with pets, with other countries, with your barista. Are you communicating effectively? Even more to the point, how can you communicate…

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Tis the Season for (spring)Sharing – Tip #3: Is Your Library Holi’Ready?

A big part of holiday planning is knowing where to be, and when. You’ve got dinner plans at your friend Tina’s house on the 24th at 6pm and latkes at your cousin Tim’s abode on the last day of Hannukkah. Coordinating all of those invitations and appearances requires a lot…

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Tis the Season for (spring)Sharing – Tip #2: Cultivating a Homemade Experience

Nothing says the holidays more than homemade. Whether you’re baking rugelach, hand-crafting thoughtful gifts, or DIY’ing your decorations – you’re sending the message that your guests are special and deserving of homemade. Nothing beats homemade, but it can take a lot of effort, time, and work! If you’re looking to…

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Tis the Season for (spring)Sharing – Tip #1: Getting Emoji’tional

While your library might be winding down from the hectic schedule of finals or if you’re experiencing the general slowdown of traffic and questions typical during this time period – here are some quick (and fun!) things you can do, right now. We’ll be releasing our Tis the Season for…

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Tips for Designing LibGuides for Children

The look and design of your LibGuides will change depending on your audience. If you’re designing LibGuides for adults, graduate students, or advanced learners – you’ll focus more heavily on library resources, advanced searching techniques, and information literacy skill reinforcement. When designing LibGuides for children, think bright, colorful, engaging, and entertaining. No matter…

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