Friday, August 28, 2020

Welcome Back Returning Students / Help Us Test the New Appointment Scheduler


Dear Students,

A warm welcome as a hot summer continues and we begin preparations for the fall semester. This week, I started praying for each of you by name for success, peace, and God’s blessings and provision for all that you need. This is a quick note about new ways to engage with librarians and a request to help us test them out!

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

New, Notable and Gender Studies Ebooks


In July 2020, shortly after finishing the Growing a Personal Anti-racist Voice and Identity study in which I had recommended Remnants by the Hardings, I realized that we did not have the book in our library! This is a wonderful read by the wife and daughter of Vincent Harding, a leader of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s. I am now happy to share that the ebook is now available via remote access from our library for your reading pleasure. Enjoy.

Freeney Harding, Rosemarie, and Rachel E Harding. Remnants : A Memoir of Spirit, Activism, and Mothering. Durham: Duke University Press, 2015.


A perfect ebook for our current climate of unrest and protest is Disciplined Hope by Prof. Craigo-Snell. It is available by remote access from the library's ebook Religion Collection (EBSCOHost).

Craigo-Snell, Shannon Nichole. Disciplined Hope : Prayer, Politics, and Resistance. Eugene, Oregon: Cascade Books, 2019. 

Friday, August 21, 2020

Human Subjects / Research Ethics Training

Dear LPTS Researchers,

The Louisville Seminary Institutional Review Board recommends the University of Illinois Chicago Center for Clinical and Translational Science Certification course, available at no cost. 

Monday, August 17, 2020

Syllabi for Online Learning

As we move into online learning, here is some new information to include on course syllabi:

1) Instructor's office hours, including virtual office hours, if any
2) Preferred method for reaching instructor, e.g., email, phone, text message
3) Maximum time frame for responding to student communications
4) Technological requirements, especially the minimum hardware and software needed
5) Contact information for IT / Online Learning Help
6) Procedure for resolving technical complaints
7) Information on Library Services for Online Learning

Here is a sample statement that Louisville Seminary faculty may use in their syllabi for items 4, 5, 7:

Friday, August 14, 2020

Safe Reopening Plans

Since April 2020, we have been planning for safe reopening. One thing is now certain: Library services will be provided in phases.

First Phase
In the first phase, in support of the Seminary’s online instruction, the library will continue digital services, including remote access, fully online Course and eTextbook Reserves, orientations, instruction, research consultations, and the Help Desk ( 

Continuing students who need printed books for their courses are encouraged to contact the Student Office which administers the CARES funds. Contact: Gina Kuzuoka. Student Assistance Funds to help with costs associated with learning  technology and access ($300 maximum) for all students are also available. Contact Jessica Bowman.

Monday, August 10, 2020

GenoPro Software for Everyone!

GenoPro is the most intuitive and complete family tree and genogram creation tool.

The seminary has purchased a version of GenoPro that is available for download from the Intranet.  All students and employees are eligible to download the software.   

Summer Library Services

Welcome back! As Summer learning proceeds with Intensives, remember the Online Learning page to locate login URLS you may need. Below are reminders about our library services.

Monday, August 3, 2020

Fall Course and Textbook Reserves

Course Reserves for Fall

Course reserve readings will be made available in CAMS. There will be no print course reserves, only electronic. Out of an abundance of caution and care, faculty have been asked to submit all course reserves requests for the entire semester before Aug. 14th, 2020.

Textbook Reserves for Fall

The 2-hour in-building reserve of textbooks is a service that the Library will not be able to offer in the Fall. The quarantine period required for books is 4 days between users. Electronic textbook reserves are being explored using the Fall Book List that was submitted by Aug. 14, 2020.