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How to get up and running with your LibGuides!
Last Updated: Jul 19, 2011 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Are you a new LibGuides author? Use this page to learn how to manage your account and set up your profile.


Your LibGuides Profile

Your profile appears in the right hand column of each of your LibGuides pages as well as on your main profile page. It includes an image, contact information, a list of the subject areas you cover, and other information.

See Setting Up/Editing Your Profile at the right to learn how to create and manage your profile.


Managing Your LibGuides Account

Logging in:

  • Go to the SAC LibGuides main page at:
  • In the upper right corner, click on Admin Sign In.
  • Enter your SAC email address and your LibGuides password.
    • If you've forgoten your password, contact Tom B. to have it reset.
    • Note: You can also click on Admin Sign In from any LibGuides page, then click on Go to My Admin to manage your account.
  • This will take you to your main administration page from which you can create, edit, and delete guides and create and edit your profile.

Changing your password:

  • From your main administration page, go to Edit My Account.
  • Enter a new password and click on Save Changes.

Setting Up/Editing Your Profile

To create or edit your profile, click on Customize My Profile from your main administration page. Enter or edit information in the following boxes:

Profile Box Title: This can be your title (i.e. Communication Librarian) or something generic like "Subject Librarian".) Whatever it is, keep it short so that it fits in the narrow column
Profile Shortcut:
Enter a shortcut name here for your profile page.
Profile Image: Upload an image of yourself from your computer or use another image of your choosing.
Display Name: Enter your name as you want it to appear in your profile box.
Contact Info: Enter your phone number, location, and other contact information. Hit enter to start a new line. (Note that there are separate boxes to enter your e-mail address, website or blog, and instant messaging name.)
Email: Enter your e-mail address.
Subject Specialty: Enter the subject areas you cover.
If you have a website or blog you want to link to, enter the URL here.


If you use Meebo and want to add it to your profile, paste the Meebo code in the box marked Chat Widget Code. If you do not have your own Meebo chat code, then you can copy/paste the Ask a Librarian reference chat code below. Just add a < at the beginning of the code to activate it:

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