Consistency within and across our research guides is key in making a good user-focused experience. This guide provides templates, guidelines, and resources to help you create user-friendly guides.
Your first step should be to decide the purpose and target audience of the guide. After that you can start planning it and then creating it!
Use the template to create a research or course guide:
Your profile contains descriptive information about who you are, what you do, and how to contact you.
The Profile Box is to be placed and kept in the right-most column of the Get started and Help & contacts pages. This is both for usability and for accessibility.
Navigate to LibApps.
Click on My Profile in the command bar.
Click on the Profile Page tab.
Use the Page Settings to configure your profile page
leave the Profile Page option set to Enabled.
This announces who you are to the reader.
Upload an image of yourself. If you don't have an image or are not comfortable with posting an image to the web, contact the LibGuide administrator.
The image should be:
The email button will lead to a personalized contact form. The email form must be used because our information desks do not have email clients installed so this is the only way to send email to liaison librarians.
<div id="s-lib-profile-email" class="s-lib-profile-div s-lib-profile-center s-lib-profile-email">
<a title="val" href=" http://libwebappsprd01.uwaterloo.ca/cgi-bin/guidescontact/subguides.py?libemail=YourEmailID@uwaterloo.ca&dispname=FirstName+LastName" class="label label-info" style="font-size:1.6em;">Email Me</a>
The following image shows the code placed in the Other Widget Code field of the Widgets box: