Giving you more to love has always been a driving force here at Springshare. So we're shaking things up a bit by expanding our page devoted to LibGuides -- our flagship product -- to have the tips and tricks you've come to know and love, plus a whole lot more.
LibGuides Love is a place for new LibGuiders as well as those who are... more than well-versed.
Our relationship with you has taught us that Librarians are dedicated and thorough. They're creative and fun. Because you're so inspiring, we love highlighting and celebrating the excellent work you do to serve your patrons, students, public and staff.
LibGuides is a natural at helping you build strong, active relationships. Here are some ways you can do this in a world where communication seems to be skewing toward what's fastest and easiest rather than what's most beneficial, memorable and fosters a real connection.
1. Schedule time for relationship-building - Use - LibCal’s MyScheduler appointment widget inside your LibGuides profile box, which can easily be added to every LibGuide. This way, patrons can book time with you, based on their schedule.
2. Invest in knowing people - Who are the people reading your LibGuides? How do you know who they are, what they want? Let's ask them!
3. Make it Personal - How well do you know your patrons or your community? And vice versa - how well does your community know your staff? Consider building LibGuides that highlight your community’s achievements and make it a point to share professional and fun personal information about your team with your patrons. Did the spelling bee champ come from your town? Celebrate that. Perhaps one of your librarians runs in the city's marathon. Share it. Patrons will see it as an opportunity to connect with you and emotionally charged patrons become library advocates.
Is a makeover on your list of things to do for 2019? Don't put the project off any longer! Join us for 2 days of LibGuides CMS webinars on Creating a Library Homepage!
Day 1: Creating a Library Homepage with LibGuides CMS
Day 2: Creating a Library Homepage with LibGuides CMS: Advanced Customizations