SpringyNews: Light the Torch

September 2016

Meet Your Olympians! Fall SpringyCamp Presenters

They're up at 5am to train. They're consuming 3,000 calories/day in preparation. They're pushing their mental muscles to the very limit.

Okay, we might be exaggerating slightly - but these Olympians are ready for the October SpringyCamp event!

SpringyCamp Tidbits:

Registration is limited to the first 500 campers. So please register as soon as possible to ensure your SpringyCamp seat. 

Be kind, and computer pool! If you have multiple colleagues wishing to attend, register once and watch SpringyCamp from a single computer/projector. This way, you're opening up seats for other campers to join!

Register Now!


SpringyCamp is free!

Bookmark the Conference Website.

Register for each day separately.

Academic Library Track:
Register Day One: Oct 5
Register Day Two: Oct 6

Public Library Track:
Register Oct 7

All times listed in U.S. Eastern Time.

Academic Libraries Track: October 5 - 6, 2016

All Times Listed in U.S. Eastern Time

11:30am - 11:40am: Opening Remarks

11:40am - 12:40pm: Right on Time! Using LibGuides to Highlight Current Events

Beyonce LibGuide

#Libeyrianship: Using Pop Culture to Promote Information Literacy through LibGuides​

Beyoncé's 'Lemonade' and Information Resources

Jennifer Ferretti, Digital Initiatives Librarian, Decker Library - Maryland Institute College of Art

Pokemon Go Guide

From Aliens to Zika: Creating Time-Sensitive, Topical Guides

​PokéGuide: Pokémon GO and Zika Virus LibGuides

Melissa Del Castillo & Barbara Sorondo, Florida International University

Black Lives Matter

Learning Community Project: Social Issues Prompting Collaboration and Dialogue

Black Lives Matter LibGuide

Isabel M. Duque, Learning Resources Librarian, InterAmerican Campus Library - Miami Dade College

12:40pm - 12:50pm: Short Break

12:50pm - 2:10pm: Using Springy Tools to Connect with Users

ASK US @ FIU Libraries: Visually Focused & Intuitive

By combining analytics and a simplified design, our libraries' public-facing LibAnswers platform was able to better meet the needs of our patrons.

Alvin Dantes

Alvin Dantes

Amanda Peach

Amanda Peach

It's Not Magic.... It's LibWizard

This session will examine the ways in which LibWizard plays a critical role in the library instruction program at Berea College's Hutchins Library.

Elissa Checov

Elissa Checov

It's About Them! Managing Transition with a User Focus

Presenters will discuss how they have used LibGuides to increase library usage and be valuable to the college community at Gwinnett Technical College.

Song Yang

Song Yang

2:10pm - 3:05pm: Using Springy Tools to Build & Re-Brand Your Library Homepage (Part 1)

Emily Newberry

Emily Newberry

How I Learned to Stop Worrying about Drupal and Love LibGuides CMS​

When University of Michigan, Flint decided to switch our CMS to Drupal, the library needed to decide if we would host our content on Drupal, or if we should use LibGuides CMS and start from scratch. 

Dana Defebbo

Dana DeFebbo

Going All In: Redesigning the Library Website with Springy Suite

This past spring, the Tarlton Law Library at the University of Texas at Austin, migrated an aging and outdated website from Drupal 7 to a newly redesigned site built on the LibGuides CMS platform.

3:05pm - 3:15pm: Closing Remarks

All Times Listed in U.S. Eastern Time

11:30am - 11:40am: Opening Remarks

11:40am - 12:55pm: Using Springy Tools to Engage Staff

John Hernandez

John Hernandez

LibGuides 2.0 Toolkit for Staff

At Northwestern University, as part of our transition to LibGuides 2.0 we developed a LibGuides 2.0 Toolkit for staff. The toolkit offers guidance on how to create a guide, add content, and publish and maintain a guide with lots of examples.

Ashley Creek

Ashley Creek

“Ready, Set, Go!”: Using LibGuides Training Modules to Quickly Orient New Student Employees and Streamline Training

At the University of Saint Mary Library, training student workers is a time-consuming and repetitive task. To provide a baseline student worker training orientation, Ashley constructed online interactive tutorials with embedded photos, videos, and capstone quizzes using LibGuides, Google Forms, and Flubaroo.

Andrew Adler

Andrew Adler

A (Lib)Wizard of a Training: Using LibWizard Tools to Train your Student Workers

LibWizard's interactive tutorials are ideal for teaching users to accomplish a specific task. Andrew will showcase how Georgetown College Library is using their LibWizard tool to train student workers on the circulation desk procedures and policies. 

1:00pm - 1:10pm: Short Break

1:10pm - 1:55pm: Highlighting Collections with LibGuides

Latanya Jenkins

Latanya Jenkins

Using LibGuides to Promote Black History Month

Latanya will present on how the Temple University Library collaborates with other departments to promote Black History Month across the campus. Her Black History Month 2016 LibGuide contains scans from the Charles L. Blockson Afro-American collection and books covers and resources from Temple University Library.

Dianne Mueller

Dianne Mueller

Kids Books Invade the Texas A&M University Library

University libraries don’t always have a children’s and young adult collection. Texas A&M Library provides a children’s and young adult collection, but they needed to create an easy system for students to find the materials needed. LibGuides was the answer.

1:55pm - 3:10pm: Using Springy Tools to Build & RE-Brand Your Library Homepage (Part 2)

Kendall Hinesley

Kendall Hinesley

The CSUDH Library Website: From Fragmented and Unamenable, to Streamlined and Usable

This presentation consists of an overview of how the CSUDH library re-designed it’s website to be more user friendly, dynamic, and streamline upkeep for employees, using Springshare products.

PJ Purchase

PJ Purchase

LibGuides for All! Working Toward an Accessible Library Experience

The University of Phoenix Library has been focused on incorporating WCAG 2.0 AA standards into their LibGuides CMS site. They will discuss how they're tracking issues, addressing accessibility, and how Springshare supports their efforts.

Karen Grondin

Karen Grondin

Shanti Freundlich

Shanti Freundlich

When Two Become One: Developing a Digital Home for a Teaching & Learning Center

In the process of redesigning a digital space for teaching and learning resources? Learn how the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences University brought together teaching and learning resources for faculty from an Intranet site and a Blackboard Community Organization into one merged Center for Teaching & Learning using LibGuides v2.

3:10pm - 3:30pm: Closing Remarks with Q&A


Public Libraries Track: October 7, 2016

We're still working on the final list of presenters - the full lineup will be announced soon!

East Baton Rouge Parish Library

Needed Now! Using LibGuides to Publish Information When its Needed

East Baton Rouge Parish Library

Andrew will discuss the library's process for creating information now guides that benefit the community on a multitude of levels.

Callan Bignoli

Callan Bignoli

Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners: Celebrating 125 Years

In 2015, the MBLC – the oldest state library agency in the country – celebrated its 125th anniversary! Presenter Callan Bignoli will discuss how the MBLC made a “microsite” using LibGuides CMS v2 to look back on those 125 years and put their accomplishments in historical context. Combined with a social media campaign to highlight one year per day, LibGuides gave them a great platform for creating beautiful, easily customizable, responsive web content to share with library & history fans. 

Celebrating 125 Years LibGuide

Suzanne Moore

Suzanne Moore

Ashe County 2016 Reading Challenge

This presentation will show others how readers advisory can involve community participation and encourage readers to diversify their reading by discovering new books and authors.  Viewers will get a look at how the guide works, as well as tips for creating, marketing, and gaining community support.

Ashe County 2016 Reading Challenge LibGuide

Laura McPherson

Laura McPherson