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Code Release: New LibCal, LibAnswers, LibInsight, LibGuides, & LibConnect Updates Coming Your Way!

LibCal, LibAnswers, LibConnect, & LibInsight releases are on their way to you next week, and will be live in all regions by the end of day on Friday, May 27, 2022. LibGuides/LibApps release will be live in all regions by the end of day on Friday, June 3, 2022. LibCal The credit card payment screen now supports Name & Zip Code for payments. Admin-side users can trigger and submit credit card payments for pending bookings from the admin pages. A note about Microsoft Exchange Online & the Basic Auth Method: Recently, Microsoft notified customers still using Basic Auth protocols for…

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Code Release: New LibCal, LibApps, LibStaffer, LibInsight and LibWizard features coming your way!

These releases are on their way to you next week, and will be live in all regions by the end of the day on Friday, May 21, 2021. Read about LibCal | LibApps | LibStaffer | LibInsight | LibWizard. LibCal Appointment Booking Forms Our new and improved Appointment Booking Forms are here! Our new booking forms streamline the process of setting up appointment forms across your site, and bring better…

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LibCal Seats: Reopening Entire Campuses, Safely

For many of you, you’ve been using LibCal Seats in your libraries for months now. It helped you reopen your buildings, with occupancy restrictions to control how many people were inside at any given time, and it helped you with track & trace protocols with detailed check-in/out functionality. But what you might not know, is that LibCal Seats is being used beyond the library. Many campus IT departments saw what…

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Springing Into Action – Librarian Reserve Corps

What another amazing Learning Lab! Last week, Sara Loree and Victoria Messana, volunteer librarians from the Librarian Reserve Corps, delivered an amazing presentation on how they used Springshare tools to put out a call for volunteers, organize those volunteers by location and speciality, and communicate important information with volunteers, researchers, and more. All to help stop the flood of misinformation that was taking place due to the pandemic. If you…

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Unlock Your LibGuides’ Potential

A few months back, we announced an exciting partnership and integration with Lean Library. With the Lean Library browser plug-in, you can embed your LibGuides right at the point of need. Here’s how it works: Your patrons download the Lean Library Plugin for their Chrome, Firefox, and other compatible web browsers; Inside your Lean Library Admin Dashboard – you control which LibGuides display on specific websites; So, if your patron…

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Thanks for a Great ACRL Conference!

We had such a blast at this year’s ACRL virtual conference. And while we missed seeing all your faces, IRL, it was nice to chat with all… albeit virtually. Some of you swung by to ask questions, others watched our videos and downloaded our brochures. And to those of you that dropped in to leave a thank you note in our live chat, well you made our day. Winners of…

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Meet the Librarians Saving Us from the Infodemic

Named Librarians of the Year by Library Journal, Elaine R. Hicks, Stacy Brody, and Sara Loree, founder and co-leads of the Librarian Reserve Corps, are helping researchers stem the tide of fake news during this global pandemic. The Librarian Reserve Corps was created in response to the World Health Organization’s need for timely and accurate COVID-19 research. Elaine, Stacy, and Sara quickly formed a group of volunteers to vet, index, and…

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We’re @ ACRL Virtual Annual Conference!

We’re going fully digital at this year’s virtual ACRL Annual Conference (April 13 – 16). We’ve got 3D holograms. Be able to chat with your fave Springy using a VR headset. We’ve even got cutting edge Smell-o-Vision technology where you’ll be able to smell Mazen’s famous baklava when you come by our virtual exhibit booth! Okay, okay – none of that is true. Except the first sentence, we ARE exhibiting…

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Get One-on-One Help With Springshare Consulting

If the last year has taught us anything, it’s that we can’t do everything by ourselves… all the time. Not only is it a surefire way to burnout, but there is a high probability that things will get missed, overlooked, or steamrolled over. And that’s why Springshare is here to help. Last month we launched our new consulting services program to help you get the most out of your Springshare…

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Code Release: New LibCal, LibAnswers, LibApps, LibStaffer and LibInsight features coming your way!

These releases are on their way to you next week, and will be live in all regions by the end of the day on Friday, April 9. Read about LibCal | LibAnswers | LibApps | LibStaffer | LibInsight. LibCal Interactive Seat/Space Mapping Our interactive Seat & Space booking module is here! With this new feature, your students and patrons can now select their desired Seat or Space with interactive maps…

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Creating a Regional Chat Cooperative – Learning Lab

Last week we had the pleasure of sitting down, albeit virtually, with three amazing librarians to talk about virtual chat reference and the importance of having support from a regional, and global, chat cooperative. Caitlin Kenney (Engagement and Education Services Coordinator at the Western New York Library Resources Council) and Cornell University Librarians Leah Dodd (Research Lead Librarian), and Virginia Cole (Archaeology, Classics, History, and Medieval Studies Librarian) joined us for a…

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