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

An internal guide for Emory Libraries.

Why Libcal?

In FY19, SCO piloted using LibCal for scheduling appointments: http://sco-emory.libcal.com/appointments/ and in FY20 the RESC subject librarians will pilot this Springshare product. Because LibCal links will automatically be included on the SL pages (emorylib.info/subject), all RESC SLs are required to complete set-up by Sept 12, 2019.  

LibCal Set-up

Login to https://emory.libapps.com

            Using the Left Hand blue button, navigate to LibCal

See 8/21/19 session notes for more detailed instructions and screenshots

From the Appointments header, click on the Availability tab to set appointment perimeters.  Ex. by clicking Mon-Fri you can set 10am-4pm to be the only options patrons can see.

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

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

Appointment Instructions/Description

Want to schedule a consultation with X, subject librarian for X? Complete this form to set up an appointment. If you have a quick question or are unable to find a time that suits your schedule, please email X directly at X@emory.edu

Appointment Form Questions

You can customize the form to suit your needs and reorder at any time.  The only required fields are Name, E-mail, and Emory Affiliation.  

List of Suggested Form Fields Suggested drop-down for Emory Affiliation

  • REQUIRED: Emory Affiliation (list select whether faculty, graduate student, undergraduate, staff, etc.)
  • Topics—recommended
  • How may I help you?—recommended

Optional File Upload

Add availability to your LibCal

Patron Reminder Email

Confirmation Email to Patron

Confirmation Email to Admin (You!)