Toronto, ON—We are pleased to announce integration between BiblioEvents and Springshare's LibCal. Now, BiblioEvents users can reserve a LibCal Space/Room when creating an event from the BiblioEvents admin interface. This integration allows libraries to manage and book spaces during the BiblioEvents creation process while simultaneously allowing unused spaces/rooms to be booked by patrons.
Beth Jefferson, Co-founder & CEO at BiblioCommons, stated that “We were excited to work with the team at Springshare to allow libraries to benefit from an integrated events and room reservation module without us needing to build the full module ourselves. We have always wanted to create and encourage more integration across vendor offerings and working with Springshare on this was a great opportunity to help libraries leverage current services without needing to reinvent the wheel.”
“We love what our friends at BiblioCommons are doing with their platform so we jumped at the opportunity to benefit our common clients by providing tighter integration between our two products. The ability to seamlessly book library spaces via LibCal when creating a BiblioEvent helps reduce workflow friction for library staff and it helps maximize the use of library spaces by patrons. We look forward to further collaboration projects between our two companies,” said CEO & Springshare Founder Slaven Zivkovic.
To see this integration in action, a webinar recording is available here.
Springshare, the maker of the popular LibGuides platform, creates librarian-first cloud-based web tools used by over 5,700 institutions worldwide. LibCal is our robust calendaring tool containing four modules that work together to provide an integrated solution. Library Hours and Locations Management; Room and Equipment Reservations; Event Registration and Management; and Librarian Appointment Scheduler.
BiblioCommons builds software that transforms the public library's essential online services – the website, the catalog, the events calendar – from functional to magical. BiblioCommons first started as a non-profit youth literacy initiative, and now powers patron catalogs and integrated online library experiences for many of the top public libraries of all sizes in the United States, Canada, New Zealand and Australia. Love your online library.