How to add or remove subjects from a profile

Subject experts

When you assign users as experts for a subject, they will be listed on that subject's homepage. Each subject you create has its own homepage, which includes all of the assigned guides, databases, blog posts, and e-reserves courses. It will also list all of the librarians assigned as experts to that subject. Experts will also be listed in other areas, as well, such as the "By Subjects" listing on the homepage, as well as when filtering your A-Z Database List by subject.

In addition, that subject category will be included in the user's profile box, indicating that they are an expert for that category. When a user clicks on that subject in the profile box, they'll be taken to that subject's homepage where they can find additional resources.

Example of a subject homepage


Adding & removing experts

LibGuides Admin users have the ability view, add, and remove experts from a subject category:

  1. Log into LibGuides and go to Admin > Metadata & URLs.
  2. Under the Subjects tab, the Expert Count column will indicate how many users are currently assigned to each subject.
  3. To manage a subject's experts, click on its Edit () icon in the Actions column.
  4. In the Add/Edit Subject window, click on the Experts tab.
  5. Click on the dropdown menu and use the checkboxes to add or remove assigned users.
    • Note: a user must have a LibGuides user account in order to be assigned as an expert.
  6. Click on the Save button.

Selecting Metadata & URLs from the Admin menu

The Subjects tab

Selecting users under the Experts tab of the Add/Edit Subject window

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