Creating your People Page on the new site

July 25, 2012

Who will have People Pages?

All regular Stanford Libraries staff members will have a “People Page” that includes (by default) their phone number and email address as listed in StanfordWho.  Staff members are encouraged to add additional information, such as a photograph, a description of your role in the library, your professional activities, your education and your publications.

Where will People Pages actually show up?

Subject specialists’ People Pages and People pages of the directors who report directly to the University Librarian will appear under “About  >  People” on the Library home page.

All People Pages will be searchable from the library home page.

All People Pages can be linked to other types of pages (e.g., project or department pages, or as authors of blog posts or news articles).  This way, any staff member can be associated with the projects in which he or she is involved.

What do I need to know to make a People Page?

Finding and editing your People Page:

  • Go to and click "Login" in the upper right corner of the page, and log in with your SUNet ID.
  • Navigate to (where "yoursunetid" = your actual SUNet ID).
  • Click on the "Edit" tab to begin writing or editing your People page.

Some parts of the page are automatically imported from StanfordWho:

  • Your name.  If your “official” name in StanfordWho is not the name you want on your People Page, follow these steps to enter a new preferred name.  
  1. Go to
  2. Click on “Maintain your directory and AlertSU emergency contact information.”
  3. Under “Name & ID,” click on “change.”
  4. On the next screen, enter a preferred name as you would like it to display.  (If you need to change your legal name, follow the instructions on the right-hand column of the “Name & ID” page.
  5. Changes will appear on your People Page within 24 hours.
  • Your email address and work phone number.  To show up on your People Page, these need to be set to “public” on StanfordWho, which you can do on
    • All Subject Specialists and other public services staff are required to have these two items set as “public.”  If you have questions about this, contact your supervisor.
    • Changes will appear on your People Page within 24 hours.

Ideally, you’ll add a photograph of yourself:

  • Photos should be recent (last five years).
  • Photos should be of you (no dogs, mountains, or favorite books).
  • Photos should be “head and shoulders” shots from which you can be identified.
  • Photos should be in color. No black and white photos, and no sepia photos.
  • If you elect not to add a photo to your People Page, the default image of the Stanford seal will be used in place of a photo.

Your People Page profile should meet the following guidelines:

  • Written in the first person point of view (to make it sound more personal and accessible)
  • “Your Role in the Library” and “More About You” should be written in complete sentences.
  • “Professional Activities” should be a list (no bullets/numbers) of your professional affiliations and service (e.g., Society of American Archivists; Stanford Judicial Panel Pool).
  • “Selected Publications” should be listed (no bullets/numbers ) with full citations (using MLA or your discipline’s standard style).  Include a link to an online version when available.
  • Listing your degrees, be sure to enter the college or university from which you received each degree, and as well as the subject (the year is optional).  List degrees in the order of most recent to least recent.

How much do I have to say about myself?

This is up to you and your unit supervisor.  All staff are highly encouraged to include at least a photograph and a description of your role in the library.