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Can I do that on my phone? Redesigning the LibCal Homepage for Mobile
Teresa Copeland, Grand Canyon University

With more and more items moving into the equipment module, and more seats and spaces available for reservations, our LibCal homepage needed a completely new look. It also needed to be more mobile-friendly, as students wanted to make reservations from their phones. A new, more visually interesting and mobile-first page was launched right at the start of the pandemic. This turned out to be perfect timing as mobile use and the use of reservations increased during these times. A major goal was to use media queries to change the spaces buttons from the full page to the widget depending on screen size.

Screenshot Grand Canyon LibCal

Product Covered: LibCal


Teresa Copeland is the Instructional Resources Librarian at Grand Canyon University and is the admin for all Springshare LibApps at GCU, including LibCal. Teresa received her MLIS from San Jose State University and since then has working in both public and school libraries before moving to academic libraries with GCU. Since most of her day is spent working on one LibApp or another, she can often be found in the Springshare Lounge. Teresa lives in Phoenix with her husband and 4 cats, who have really loved having her at home.


Grand Canyon University

  • Library Type: Academic Library
  • Demographic Served: Students, both traditional campus students and a large online student population & Faculty
  • Population Size: As of Fall 2019, FTE is 87,882 with a total enrollment of 96,211
  • Staff Size: As of Fall 2019, staff FTE is 48.5 (includes librarians, other professional staff, and student workers) - from ACRL survey submission 2019-2020 / current IPEDS data
  • Plan for Fall 2021 both course if any and library instruction: Hybrid, through both in-person and online is standard operations for us.

Facebook: /GrandCanyonLibrary | Library Twitter: @gculibrary | Personal Twitter: @TeresaCopeland