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LibGuides for Librarians: Getting Started

A guide for using LibGuides


Are you a new LibGuide author?

Use this page to learn how to manage your account and set up your profile.

Already have a profile?

Go to Create a Guide and other tabs to learn how to create LibGuides content.

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 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
  • Enter your email, and your LibGuides password.
    • If you do not have a login, contact Pam Harland,
  • This will take you to your main administration page from which you can create, edit, and delete guides. You can also add assets and create and edit your profile.

Set 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 ("English Teacher" or something generic like "Teacher" or "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 or an appropriate educational image from your computer.


Display Name:

Enter your name as you want it to appear in your profile box.


Contact Info:

Enter your district 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.)



Enter your district e-mail address.


If you have a website or blog you want to link to, enter the URL here.