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LibApps Directions for Staff: Customize Your Profile Box

Making the most of Oakton Library's LibGuides & LibAnswers platforms

Overview

What is a profile box?
Each LibApps user account holder has their own profile box, which they can customize to display details like their name, profile image, and contact info. This not only lets our patrons know who created a page, but also how to get in touch with them. Pages can include multiple profile boxes, too, which might be useful -- albeit potentially crowded-looking -- if you are collaborating on a guide.

What kind of resources do you need?

To carry out these activities, you need a LibApps user account with access to LibGuides. All Oakton Librarians have this kind of LibApps account.

Description of activities

Navigate the LibGuides dashboard; locate and display the My Profile editing options for the Profile Box.

Update your profile picture.

Add the chat widget to your profile box.

Add an email button to your profile box.

Update a profile picture

To customize the image that displays in your profile box:

  • Log into LibApps at https://oakton.libapps.com
  • Select My Profile  from the the orange dashboard.LibApps "My Profile" button with smiley face(You must be in the LibApps view!)
  • Under the Profile Box tab, select one of the following options from the Profile Image dropdown:
    • To keep using the currently uploaded image, select Display current profile image.
    • To use the default placeholder image, select Do not display a profile image.
    • To change your profile image, select Upload a new profile image and select the image you want to use.
  • Avoid full-sized or uncompressed images.
  • For best results, Springshare recommends using PNG or JPG images with a maximum width of 200px and maximum height of 140px.
  • Your changes will save automatically.

Add the chat widget to your profile box

NOTE: To avoid skewing usage data and "fragmenting" our online reference services with multiple queues, this widget code does not direct users to you specifically. This allows the chat button to remain active & open for business as long as a librarian is signed in and monitoring the chat queue.

  • Log into LibApps at https://oakton.libapps.com
  • Select My Profile from the orange dashboard LibApps "My Profile" button with smiley face(You must be in the LibApps view!)
  • Under the Profile Box tab, scroll down to Widgets
  • Next to LibAnswers Widget Code, click on the red Empty link (a box opens)
  • Paste the following code into the box:

<script
src="https://v2.libanswers.com/load_chat.php?hash=5ced88a966a1fb3ed902ee4bac5dd64e">
</script>
<div id="libchat_5ced88a966a1fb3ed902ee4bac5dd64e"></div>

  • Click on the checkmark White check mark in a blue box.

Add an email button to your profile box

  • Log into LibApps at https://oakton.libapps.com
  • Select My Profile from the orange dashboard LibApps "My Profile" button with smiley face(You must be in the LibApps view!)
  • Under the Profile Box tab, scroll down to Contact Info
  • Next to Email Address, click on the red Empty link (a box opens)
  • Type your Oakton email address into the box
  • Click on the checkmark White check mark in a blue box.