Lisa is the Research Specialist at Asbury Theological Seminary. As the Springy administrator for ATS, one of her main goals is to implement LibApps in a way that is both friendly and useful to library staff and students. Lisa has carried out usability analysis techniques to build the current library website and in various other small projects around the library. Her current project is to revamp how staff record patron interaction statistics.
Rhonda is currently the Digital Presence Librarian at the State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota. She has served in the past in a plethora of Librarian roles at New York Public Library, Tampa-Hillsborough Public Library, University of South Florida, Mote Marine Laboratory and Ringling School of the Arts. She is the administrator for the Springshare CMS and LibAnswers. SCF migrated to V2 fully in August 2014.
Betsy returned to the University of MI library school and earned her Masters in Library & Information Science, after teaching with young children. She as since worked at Chattanooga St. for 15 years as part of the library’s website team. Throughout her career at Chattanooga State, she has attended workshops and studied web design, CSS, HTML, and Drupal’s functions. Last year, her job title officially included “web services.” She has worked with her awesome team to put together our current website using Libguides v2. Her hope is to earn a web designer certification and she has taken class in basic HTML 5 and CSS 3 which greatly strengthened her skills.
Roughly 4,600 libraries and 75,000 librarians worldwide use the LibGuides platform to curate information resources. Discover how good instructional design facilitates learning and transforms a collection of resources into both an educational and teaching tool.
As a member of the planning committee for the State System of Higher Education Library Cooperative Organization Annual Meeting in Harrisburg, PA, I have been charged with the task of creating the registration page for our conference, as well as several pages of evaluations (one of which will be used almost solely on mobile devices). Instead of using a stand-alone forms product for which my institution would have to pay an additional fee, I chose to make both our registration page as well as the evaluations with LibSurveys, to which we already have a subscription. One of the other universities in our system was able to embed my widget into the conference website, hosted on their institution's LibGuides, thereby allowing for a seamless registration experience for conference attendees. This presentation showcases an inter-library collaboration using an outside-the-research-box use for a LibApps product, and will stimulate you to utilize these products for creative and innovative purposes.
LibCal’s My Scheduler has allowed us to revolutionize our approach to library instruction by making easy work of scheduling and promoting the one-on-one reference consultation. We consider ourselves a teaching library, but we’ve always struggled to reconcile that identity with the time/curricular constraints of the one-shot instruction session. While we always offered one-on-one reference consultations as needed in the past, usually to supplement the one-shot, four semesters ago we undertook efforts to make the one-on-one our signature instruction service instead. In doing so, we found an inspiring model of active learning in which the student becomes a partner in the discovery process as they collaborate with their personal librarian. In this session, we’ll share student feedback about the service and the software, as well as discuss how easy LibCalendar has made it for us to remain organized and accountable.
This past summer Pepperdine University Libraries collected all the important information needed by student workers in one cool Springshare place – the circ dashboard module! This module consolidates training, statistics tracking, the WMS back end circulation system, the library homepage, the FAQ page for working the circulation desk, and a new gaming module (student workers earn points for tasks accomplished at work). This dashboard also lists events for the day plus class schedules for classes meeting in the library that day. Our student workers stay connected to what is happening in the library plus we’ve seen a reduction in the number of circulation errors.