Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Remote Ebook Access Pictorial Guide

Remote Ebook Access Pictorial Guide by Rachel Lemke, MDiv 2021
Remote Ebook Access Pictorial Guide by Rachel Lemke, MDiV 2021

E.M. White Library has thousands of ebooks available for remote access. This is a step by step guide to accessing and opening eBooks.  Download Remote Ebook Access Pictorial Guide.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Remote access to ebooks is available only to LPTS students, faculty, and employees. There are a few different ways to retrieve eBooks. This picture guide shows you how to open an ebook via Morgan Discovery, the library catalog.

If you are attempting to access an ebook from over 12,000+ offered through E.M. White Library, and need some guidance, we are here for you!

Questions? Have trouble accessing or opening an eBook? Please don't hesitate to contact the Library Help Desk:  Email library at lpts dot edu

Logging Into Morgan Discovery (Videos)

LIBuilders, our talented team of student librarians have been working very hard since the campus closed, we began to work from home, and classes were moved to online instruction! Here is the first of our many instructional resources created by them to help you with your research, teaching and learning needs. 

Logging Into Morgan Discovery, the Library Catalog by Ken Schuck, MDiv, 2023. URL: https://youtu.be/HiTzuQb2YiM 
Questions? Need help? Contact the Library Online Help Desk: Email library  at lpts dot edu 

Remote Access to Electronic Resources in the Library (Videos)

Remote Access to Electronic Resources in the Library by Ken Schuck, MDiv, 2023.  URL:  https://youtu.be/4ZCsjU_l-M4

Questions? Have trouble accessing electronic resources? Please contact the Library Help Desk:  Email library at lpts dot edu

"On Call" / Remote Library Work of Student Librarians (Videos)

Curious about how we're working from home?  Check out this 3 min video. It's a conversation between Anita and Ken about what it means to be "on call" while working for the library from home; also, some of the remote work - specific tasks - that student librarians can do to strengthen online library services. Ken, for example, is creating video tutorials for remote access to eBooks and electronic databases, logging into Morgan, etc.

If you've read our other posts, you know what we're doing. We're reframing our call and purpose anew and holding onto the hope that the Sacred Divine has imbued in us and unleashing our creativity even while we learn new skills, information and technology competencies and hone new ones. 

Credits: Ken Schuck, MDiv2023 and Anita Coleman, Dir of Library Services and Assoc. Prof.
Questions? Comments? Do you have suggestions for tutorials, guides, searching and research workshops and other instructional services? Send them to the Library Help Desk:  library at lpts dot edu.

#LIBuilderStories #LouisvilleSeminary #HealthyAtHome #RemoteLibraryWork #IStayAtHome

#FridayFreebies and #FunFriday: Free Access to Textbooks for our Students during #HealthyAtHome

Dear LPTS Community,

I am delighted to bring you great news! I think of them as #FridayFreebies and #FunFriday 😊.

Publishers and vendors are opening up access to previously restricted/paid materials in the light of this unprecedented situation; students now have free access to some textbooks through 05/25/20 (we found our Research Methods course texts are all available here). There are Bible commentaries from several series, Bible handbooks, and dictionaries, and other resources. Plenty of books on the Black Church, Ethics, and Womanist thought. MFT students will find books on Family Therapy and specific issues like divorce, addiction, and family violence. Access details are given below and attached as an image file on the side.

Fun with Zoom: How to Set Your Virtual Background

In the midst of worldwide lock-downs and near-global social distancing decrees, Zoom has emerged as one of the top video-conferencing providers for at-home professionals and the general public. It’s the app of choice because it’s free, it’s reliable, and it’s fun. A lot of that fun comes from the ability to change your Zoom virtual background…

Here’s how to change your virtualbackground in Zoom  link.  Instructions are about a quarter of the way down but I recommend the little Children Interrupt BBC News (published originally in 2017) at the start of the article for your daily laugh quota 😊.

If you'd like a virtual background image, please send an email to the Library Help Desk: library at lpts dot edu. 

Eleanor Innis. 24 March 2020.  Zoom Virtual Backgrounds During Social Distancing. Shutterstock. https://www.shutterstock.com/blog/zoom-virtual-backgrounds?

Children Interrupt BBC News (video).  10 March, 2017. URL:  https://youtu.be/Mh4f9AYRCZY 

Thursday Treasures in the Time of #HealthyAtHome

Hello LPTS Learning Community!

I am sad, that the Library, like the rest of campus, is closed. I lament the inconvenience that no books can be borrowed during this time, printing done or course reserves scanned. But I am excited that our digital collections now have a chance to shine! Please check out the Library’s ebook collections and electronic resources through the newly created one-stop Digital Resources guide.  You will be surprised by what we have available for you to access and use from the comfort of your home.

I am also excited by how nimbly our library staff are working from home! This is impressive.  Please email your reference, electronic resource questions, and other library-related requests to library@lpts.edu. You can also use the Contact Us/Suggestions form on the library web. These come to all library staff. Someone will respond by email. We are using a shared Google Docs file to track and respond where you can view requests we’ve received, how we’re responding, and the status: https://tinyurl.com/lptslove

E.M. White LibraryCOVID-19 Message and Library Closing/Online Services

E.M. White Library
COVID-19 Message and Library Closing/Online Services

While there have been no confirmed cases of the COVID-19 (“coronavirus”) respiratory disease on Louisville Seminary’s campus, out of an abundance of care and caution, the Louisville Seminary E.M. White Library will be closed from March 17 through April 5, 2020. We regret any inconvenience and thank you for your support and understanding. Below, are ways in which the Library is responding to meet the needs of Louisville Seminary students, faculty, employees, alums, and the general public.

LPTS Students, Faculty, All Employees
We recognize the inconvenience of the closure of the Library to our LPTS learning community. We also recognize that with the shift to online classes for the rest of the semester, a number of faculty, students, and staff may opt to use the library remotely and seek additional library information and instruction.  

While the Library is closed and physical access to its rooms and collections are unavailable, we encourage you to visit the library website. Remote access to over 6,000 ebooks, many general and specialized electronic databases, and the full-text Chicago Manual of Style (17th edition) are available for our community. Please log in with your barcode number and password to access these resources. A new Digital Resources Guide provides introductory information on all the library's electronic offerings.

Print Books:  Book borrowing is suspended. Fines for books which you have checked out that become due during this period will be waived. The outside book drop will still be available if you would like to return books. Interlibrary borrowing is also suspended. Books on hold will continue to be held for you, until further notice. 

Remote Access to the Library: Please check your remote access to the library by logging in using your library barcode and last four digits of your phone number.  If you have trouble logging in or have forgotten your barcode number and password, please email library@lpts.edu. Your email will come to the entire library staff team. Someone on the team will be in touch with you as soon as possible to help resolve the matter.

Library Instruction: Library staff are available via scheduled Zoom video conferences for those students and faculty who need instructional assistance. Contact: Dr. Anita Coleman.

Reference and Electronic Databases Questions: Email your reference or electronic resource questions and any other class-related requests you may have to library@lpts.edu.

Course Reserves: Course reserve readings left over for the rest of the semester have been scanned. They are available in CAMS. Contact: Bobi Bilz.

Testing & Survey Software: ClassMarker, testing software and Survey Software are available in the Library. Both are used by the Marriage and Family Therapy program.  ClassMarker can handle multiple choice, matching, short answers, etc. but not essays. The test will also do the grading automatically. Please send tests with the answer key to Carolyn Cardwell at least 48 - 72 hours in advance of the date and time you want to deliver the test to students. Please also contact Carolyn if you ‘d like to have a survey done. Contact: Carolyn Cardwell.

LPTS Alums
We realize that closing the Library will be an inconvenience for a number of our alums. All checked out items will stop incurring fines during this period and until the Library reopens to the public. The outside book drop will still be available if you would like to return books. Additionally, we would like to remind you that you have online / remote access to religion and theology journals via ATLAS for Alums. All alums are encouraged to keep an eye on both the LPTS and E.M. White Library websites for further updates.

Non-LPTS Patrons (general public, clergy, reciprocal borrowers)
We recognize that closing the Library to the public will be an inconvenience for a number of our regular users. All checked out items will stop incurring fines during this period and until the Library reopens to the public. The outside book drop will still be available if you would like to return books. We also encourage you to keep an eye on both the LPTS and E.M. White Library websites for further updates.

Electronic Resources
If you’ve always relied on print books, be aware that our eBook and database offerings can help fill the gap. Some of the Library Guides can help you navigate our digital offerings if you are not a frequent user. Unfortunately, remote access to our eBooks and electronic databases isn’t available to our non-LPTS patrons. However, our online library guides – which are arranged by subject and class - are available to all.

Visit the Digital Resources Guide for introductory information on all of the library's electronic offerings.

Visit the Finding Articles guide for specific information on finding relevant scholarly articles.

Visit the eBooks guide for more specific help on accessing electronic books.

E-mail library@lpts.edu with any reference or digital resource questions you may have.

Suggestions can also be sent via the Library website Contact Us/Suggestions form.

As publishers and libraries around the county continue to open services and resources, E.M. White Library’s online services too will continue to evolve.  We will keep you informed in the days ahead and we thank you in advance for your grace and support.

E.M. White Library Team