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Collaborators (v1)  

Are you a newly inducted LibGuides or CampusGuides Collaborator? Find out how to get started!
Last Updated: Feb 10, 2017 URL: Print Guide RSS UpdatesEmail Alerts

Getting Started Print Page

How do I get started?

It's a little daunting to know where to start when you're staring at a blank page.

You're all excited about getting invited into the system, you log in...and all of a sudden you think: what do I do now???

Fear not! We're here to help. :)

The main things to remember are:

  • Discuss the guide with the person who invited you.
  • Learn how to use the system by playing with the functionality.
  • Get ideas from others - this is a community after all!
  • Help is always available.

Remember to hold onto the email with the login link & your password. This is the only place your password lives (and you can't change it), so keep it in a safe place!

Guide FAQ



Discuss the guide with the person who invited you to work on the guide with them:

  • it's purpose/goals;
  • types of content you want to include;
  • how you're going to arrange the content;
  • who's going to work on what area;
  • if they have the Image Manager so you can upload/insert images into the guide;
  • any style guides they may be using (colors, wording, placement of certain types of information, etc.);
  • if they use a proxy server so you know to check the proxy prefix box for links;
  • etc.



Get Ideas

Check out other people's guides to get ideas!

  • Other guides in the site you've been invited to work on;
  • Search the Community Site to see guides at other libraries;
    • Click on the name of a library to see their LibGuides site.
    • Use the search box in the upper right to find other guides across all LibGuides systems that relate to the subject you're working on.
  • Guides on the Best of LibGuides site.

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