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Emory's LibGuide on LibGuides: Best Practices & Guidelines for Creating and Maintaining LibGuides

An internal guide for Emory Libraries.

Session Notes

From the Appointments header, click on the Availability tab to set appointment perimeters.  For example, I want weekly (clicking Mon-Thu), from 10am-4pm to be the only options patrons can see.  

Then, click on the My Settings tab to the following options:

  • Patron Must Book In Advance—recommend 24 hours
  • Patron Can Cancel Appointment—recommend at least 1 hour
  • Friendly URL
  • Patron Reminder Email—recommend at least 1 hour
  • Create Appointment Instructions/Description
  • Create Appointment Form Questions:
    • REQUIRED: Emory Affiliation (list select whether faculty, graduate student, undergraduate, staff, etc.)
    • Topics—recommended
    • How may I help you?—recommended
  • Customize Email texts—messages sent to Patron and to Admin (you!)
  • Setup Outlook Calendar Sync on Integrations tab

Note: check the box for “Yes, check my calendar for busy times and hide any LibCal availability timeslots when I'm busy.”