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Scholar Profiles

Information on creating a Scholar Profile for current faculty and staff at Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Frequently Asked Questions about Scholar Profiles

Who can build a Scholar Profile? 

Currently, this service is open to current faculty and staff at Minnesota State University, Mankato.  If you are not affiliated with the University and you create a profile, the administrator will delete your profile. 

Who can help me build my Scholar Profile? 

Contact the Digital Initiatives Librarian, Heidi Southworth, by email with some basic information:

  1. How would you like your name to appear (Full name, Just first and last name, etc.)? 
  2. Select three disciplines from this list that best match your research interests.
  3. What are your research interests?  Please send me keywords or phrases that describe your research interests.  (No Limit on the number of interests!)
  4. Do you have a list of works that you would like to include on your profile?  Please send a CV or list and indicate which works you would like to include. 

Can I build my own Scholar Profile? 

Yes, you can create an account and work on your profile if you want to all on your own, but remember, Heidi  is available to help you build your profile. Instructions on How to Create a Scholar Profile and How to Customize Your Scholar Profile are available in this guide.   

Is there a fee to build a Scholar Profile? 

No, this service is free to current Minnesota State University, Mankato faculty and staff.

Where can I see all of the Scholar Profiles for our University? 

Visit the Scholar Profiles Gallery to see all of the profiles that have been created so far. 

When I look at the Scholar Profiles Gallery, I do not see my Scholar Profile. Where did it go? 

It is possible that your Scholar Profile is still hidden.  Log into your account.  In the upper right hand corner next to your picture, click on the three horizontal lines and select Account Settings.  Look for the box marked Profile Visibility to see if your profile is public or hidden.  If your profile is hidden, it will not appear in the Scholar Profiles Gallery. If your profile is public and you still do not see it in the Gallery, please email Heidi Southworth

How do I update my Scholar Profile? 

Just simply visit (or to your custom URL that begins with[your name]) and click on the three horizontal lines to log in) and enter your email and password to log into your account to update your profile.  Or you can email Heidi Southworth for assistance in updating your profile. 

I forgot my log in or password. 

Your mnsu email (or other email that you used to create your account) is your log in.  You can reset your password by doing the following: 

  1. Visit

  2. Enter your email

  3. Click on Forgot your password?

  4. On the next screen, you will re-enter your email and click reset

  5. You should receive an email that will allow you to reset your password.

  6. If you did not receive an email or have an issue, please email Heidi Southworth.

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