In our presentation, we will explain how Springshare tools helped revolutionized the Davenport University (DU) Day of Research during the COVID pandemic and continues doing so today. The DU Day of Research is a large annual event hosted by the DU Center for Teaching Excellence in collaboration with the library. It showcases student and faculty research and offers prizes for the research presentations. Formerly, this was a big in-person event. However, when the COVID-pandemic forced the event online, the library was able to use Springshare tools to provide the new infrastructure. LibGuides was used as a hub for the event itself, LibWizard was used for submissions and judging, and LibCal is slated to be used for scheduling future events. This presentation will highlight how Springshare tools have helped grow the DU Day of Research and will unveil future plans utilizing even more Springshare tools for the event.
Brian Holda - has been Davenport University’s Digital Services Librarian for 6 years. His work largely focuses on web development and the digital user experience. He also serves as the College of Technology liaison librarian. Before DU, Brian was at Cornerstone University’s library, and earned his MLIS from Wayne State University.
Emily Hayes - is the Global Campus Librarian and is part of the Digital Library Services team at Davenport University. She works with DU’s online faculty and students, and is the liaison to the College of Business. Emily earned her M.A. in Library and Information Studies from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and her M.Ed. in Educational Technology from Grand Valley State University.