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Support Student Learning and Information Literacy
Springshare's tools help librarians provide more effective and efficient assistance to students (both online and on campus) in successfully completing their academic coursework. We help you turn students and faculty into successful - and frequent - library users.
Curate Content & Resources
Use LibGuides for showcasing library resources for specific subjects and courses, and for embedding them into courseware. With E-Reserves to boot, integration has never been easier.
Reduce Library Anxiety
With so much stuff out there, students don't know where to start. Create helpful LibGuides, build-self paced LibWizard tutorials & assessments, and use LibAnswers to answer students' questions via chat, sms, Facebook, Twitter, or email.
Get Students Into The Library
LibCal's rooms, spaces, and equipment reservations help students quickly find a comfortable place and the equipment they need. With embedded hours widgets they will always know when the library is open.
Support Distance Learners
Erase the distance barrier. Create self-paced learning tutorials with LibWizard and embed relevant LibGuides and E-Reserves right in. Using LibAnswers, their questions are as easily answered as if they were right inside the library.
Perfect The Library Instruction Program
The Springshare platform is your ideal solution for off-the-charts amazing library instruction workflows.
Build Relationships With Faculty
Our Platform helps you build stronger relationships with faculty. Tailor library offerings to the faculty and demonstrate how you can help them with teaching and research. Each Springshare tool gets you closer to the faculty in a unique way. Taken together, Springshare tools are the best way to "get in front" of faculty and build deeper, more meaningful relationships with them.
Communication Is a 2-Way Street
Develop and Share OERs
The Open Educational Resources (OER) initiative is a great way for libraries to take a leadership role in helping the faculty and administration lower textbooks costs. Springshare gives you the tools you need to be an active participant in the OER conversation.
Collaborate & Build…Together
Join forces with faculty to build and share OERs using granular access permissions in LibGuides CMS. Embed relevant open resources with rich multimedia and promote library resources directly pulling from your LibGuides' Databases A-Z list. Embed the guide OERs into courseware and distribute them anywhere else with LibGuides widgets.
Keep All OER Information…Together
Document which faculty have OER LibGuides and run reports in LibCRM on who has OER content available for students. Funnel all OER-related questions to a dedicated LibAnswers Queue and use LibWizard to create an OER Request Form and to run OER satisfaction surveys.
Improve Internal Workflows and Processes
The Springshare platform is not only outward-facing. We also help your library improve workflows and empower staff to work more effectively.
Demonstrate The Library's Value to The Community
From gathering relevant statistics to presenting the data in an engaging way, the Springshare platform gives you everything you need to demonstrate your library's value to the community at large.
Open and Extensible Platform - A Boon For Developers
We've built the platform from the ground up to be extensible and open. Integrate with your campus-wide authentication easily using our free LibAuth module. Utilize LibGuides A-Z lists and content boxes as a centralized content-store and use APIs to distribute this content anywhere. LibCal's APIs enable your developers to integrate hours, events registration, rooms booking into any mobile app or a website. Library developers and IT teams will find the Springshare platform as useful and as easy to use as the librarians do. Ours is a developer-friendly platform that brings everyone - and everything - together in one place. Plus, it's constantly evolving and improving, too!
Learn More About Our #librarianfirst Platform
LibGuides / CMS
Curate and showcase library resources. Create guides, build websites, A-Z lists, or a staff intranet. Embed library resources anywhere. And that's just a start! More >>
Communication and Social Media for Libraries. LibChat, Email ticketing, SMS, Twitter, etc. Build a knowledge base & FAQs. Detailed reference stats. More >>
Manage Library Hours, Online Event Signups, Room & Equipment Bookings, Research Consultations, etc. Integrations with Calendars, Outlook, gCal, iCal... More >>
An affordable tool to gather & analyze all library statistics. SUSHI harvesting, COUNTER statistics, Cross-dataset analytics, custom dashboard builders... More >>
CRM platform tailored for the needs of libraries. Your users are your most important asset. Build and cultivate strong relationships with your community. More >>
Move away from paper and spreadsheets. Manage staff schedules, service point staffing, student-worker, and volunteer hours. Powerful reporting to boot. More >>
Create web forms, conduct surveys & solicit feedback. Build interactive tutorials and test users' research skills with quizzes & assessments modules. More >>
A cost-effective solution for E-reserves, Reading Lists and Document Management. Integrates with LibGuides, and with courseware via LTI module. More >>
Create a #librarianfirst, service-oriented platform customized for the needs of your library. See How it All Fits Together >>