Download the LibGuides Cheat Sheet to use as a quick reference when creating or updating your guides.
You will need to have an account created in order to access LibGuides. Contact Sarah Arnold at firstname.lastname@example.org to get set up.
When you contact Sarah, you will also need to schedule a training. Everyone should have a training session before they use LibGuides. Sarah will provide you with some official instructions and a cheat sheet for working on LibGuides.
You will need to set up a profile in order for your contact information and photo to show up in your guides.
To log in go to https://unc.libapps.com/libapps/login.php and enter your email and password.
If you need to change your password for any reason:
From the LibApps Dashboard (your LibGuides Admin home page), you can edit your profile box:
For more details, check out support.springshare.com/libapps/overview/profilebox.
You can use the following steps to create either a new Subject Guide or a new Course Page:
If you are creating a subject guide, the guidelines require a set homepage with two boxes.
If there are tabbed pages in your guide, provide links to the tabs along the top. For example:
Because course pages are based on working with a specific class and instructor, there are no requirements for the homepage. To change the layout of the page, click on the Layout button at the top and select the ratio you would like.
With librarian profile guides, they should only be a single page with the librarian profile appearing on the left hand side. If there is a list of guides included on the page, use the Guide List asset.
The collections home pages should have a librarian profile on the left and a collections overview in the center column. There are two optional boxes for a feed of the subject librarian that supports the area's subject guide list and for a list of related links box. These guides should also have only two other tabs in the guide, cooperative collection and featured collections.
Tabs represent pages within a guide. If your guide uses multiple pages, choose a short name that describes the content on each tabbed page. To create a new page in your guide:
To create a new box:
After you've created a box, click on the pencil icon at the top to change the name, the X button to delete, and the Add / Reorder button at the bottom to add content.
For more information about the different box types available, see the Box Tips box on the Tips page.
To add an image within a box, click on the icon in the toolbar with the picture of mountains.
You can then either upload an image from your computer (PNG, GIF, or JPEG), or you may link to an image on the Web by inserting the URL of the image.
Be sure that you have permission to any images you use and that you properly credit the owner(s) of the image.
For more detailed information, visit support.springshare.com/libguides/addingcontent/images.
You can reuse any box created by any user in the LibGuides system, either by copying or linking to the box.
The LibGuides team has also created some boxes that you may find useful, such as chat widgets to most University Libraries, search boxes, and library services (ILL, CDR, etc). These boxes are in the guide labeled "*Master boxes for reuse."
Linking to a box maps to an existing box in another guide; you cannot edit a linked box in your guide. If a linked box is edited by its creator, it will be updated in your guide as well. To link a box, leave the “Create a copy of this box rather than mapping to the original…” option unchecked at the bottom.
Copying a box allows you to edit a box created by another user in your guide. To copy a box, check the Copy box beside “Create a copy of this box rather than mapping to the original…”. If there are any changes to the original, they will not be reflected on the copied box.
For boxes reused from *Master boxes for reuse, we suggest linking to them instead of copying.
To add an editor to a guide, click on the gear icon on the top right and select Guide Editors.
Search for the person you would like to add, and select them from the list.