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March 2017

Dash To The Flash!

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Springshare’s heading to the ACRL Annual Conference, and we’ve got a totally rocking schedule of flash presentations, coloring time, team Libe vs. Lib buttons, and more. Plus, you won’t want to miss out on seeing how your fellow librarians use Springshare tools at Booth 1121.

Springy-Led Presentations

  • LibWizard: Interactive Learning – Learn how you can build interactive quizzes and tutorials with integrated multimedia.
    •  Times: Wed, 7:00pm; Thurs, 11:00am; Fri, 12:45pm 

Guest Presentations

We have an extraordinary lineup of guest presenters over 10 flash presentations. Learn how they’re using Springshare tools to provide stellar service.

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Danielle Apfelbaum
Danielle Apfelbaum

NY Institute of Technology: Using LibGuides to Create a Paperless Classroom

6:00pm – 6:15pm

Trying to create a paperless classroom? In this flash session, Danielle will present tips and tricks for using LibGuides to "green" your one-shots while building an impressive online instruction portfolio for your reappointment, promotion, and/or tenure file.


Liz King
Liz King

Texas State University: Creating Unique Assessments w/ LibGuides & LibWizard

6:30pm – 6:45pm

I've been using LibGuides and LibWizard together to create unique assessments for my library instruction classes (both upper-level, and lower-level). The ease of editing allows me to revise the questions/answers depending on the assignment that the class is working on.

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Ashley Guy
Ashley Guy

Rasmussen College: Using LibGuides as a Video Repository

9:15am – 9:30am

Learn how Rasmussen College uses LibGuides as a video repository that students, faculty, and the course development team can access videos they can use in their courses, as well as copyright and creative commons information. 


Janet Ward
Janet Ward

Limestone College: Freshman Success & Meeting First Year Needs

9:30am – 9:45am

This presentation shows how the creation of a guide just for freshmen has increased student retention and has raised freshmen GPA scores. The guide contains information about financial success, study skills, title IX, campus activities, links to the cafeteria menus, and more.


Victoria Raish
Victoria Raish

Penn State University: A Link in Every Syllabus

3:00pm – 3:15pm

Putting the guide into every course syllabus would theoretically increase use of the guide. In this flash presentation, I will go over the rationale for integrating a LibGuide in this way, how I marketed the adoption of this guide, and more.


Loring Prest
Loring Prest

California University of PA: Using Browser Tools to Manage Your LibGuides Appearance

3:15pm – 3:30pm

Aimed at LibGuides admins, I will focus on how to use browser tools to identify the names of CSS identities in order to modify them with custom CSS declarations to control appearance. I’ll also discuss using ColorZilla to identify colors in order to match campus graphics colors.

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Deborah Turkewitz
Deborah Turkewitz

The Citadel Library: Using LibGuides as a Museum Content Management System

9:45am – 10:00am

As a way to supplement the museum, I have created more in-depth LibGuides about particular exhibits. Also, as a way to preserve the content of the topical exhibits, I have been preserving their content and images of the display as pages attached to the main museum guide. 


Jackie Sipes
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Caitlin Shanley

Temple University: Creating Attractive & Engaging LibGuides

10:00am - 10:15am

When we’re designing LibGuides as learning tools, how do we make decisions about the language we use to describe resources or the number of databases we link to? How can we best use the LibGuides CMS to create guides that undergraduate students like and find easy to use?

This flash presentation will explore issues of guide usability, focusing on the design and content of guides for specific university courses.


Barbara Ghilardi
Barbara Ghilardi


Matt Bernstein
Matthew Bernstein

Fairfield University: Creating an Academic Integrity Tutorial

12:00pm - 12:15pm

In the spring of 2016, we took on the task of creating an Academic Integrity Tutorial that would aim to teach students the following concepts: 1.) Emphasize the importance of academic integrity as critical to membership in our Jesuit community, 2.) Foster mindsets that fully participate in scholarly conversation by engaging sources effectively and ethically, and 3.) Support the development of skills needed to avoid plagiarism.

We needed a platform to host this tutorial that could be easily adapted without a lot of programming skills, be cost effective, easily customizable to fit the needs of any student group, and usable on and off campus. We found that with our LibGuides CMS platform we could accomplish all of these goals.


Heather Cook
Heather Cook

Caldwell University: Adding Interactivity to Online Information Literacy Instruction

2:00pm – 2:15pm

This flash presentation will detail how we used LibWizard to: 1) create a self-paced online academic integrity workshop, 2) develop an instructional tutorial to help new students navigate locating books using LOC call numbers, 3) migrate our in-person APA citation workshop into a web-based tutorial for asynchronous learning.