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#LibGuides at The University of Iowa Libraries: LibChat

A guide for LibGuides authors

Add a widget to your profile

To add a personal* LibChat widget to your LibGuides profile:

  • Go to LibAnswers (http://ask.lib.uiowa.edu) and login with your LibGuides account. Don't have an account or forgot your password?  Contact us!
  • In the orange bar click on LIBCHAT and go to Personal Chat Widget.
  • Select the widget style from the dropdown.  You can either have a chat box or a chat button. [examples in left sidebar]
  • There are many options to customize your widget.  If you need help please contact us
  • Copy the code.
  • Login to LibGuides and go to Edit My Account
  • Click on the Customize Profile Box tab and paste the code into the Chat Widget Code box.
* If you prefer to use the generic Main Reference, Hardin Library or another branch or department widget in your profile please contact us

Link to an existing LibChat widget

If you prefer to use the Main Reference or Hardin widgets in a box outside of your profile follow the instructions for Linking to an existing box and select the Chat with us boxes below the UI Libraries Boxes or Hardin Library sections of the dropdown.  

Do you need a widget for a different branch or department?  Please contact us.

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