Library Instruction

Last updated: August 26th, 2020 - IN PROGRESS

Calendar of Library Classes for Fall 2020 are being planned here

We offer many opportunities to help the LPTS learning communities be competent, critical, and confident information consumers and researchers.  The Library's instructional, reference, and research services include: 
1. Learn on your own online guides and videos,
2. Online open office hours when you can chat with a librarian or library staff,
3. Research Consultations that provide one on one research assistance, and 
4. Library Classes on needed and popular topics and databases.

These are further described below. 

Learn on Your Own - Online Research Guides, Tutorials,  Videos, and Social Media 
With Much Love, our new library portal has been created to specifically support our Seminary's new mode of online learning. Search the portal or browse instructional materials that we have created in the FAQ,  LibGuides, and YouTube. Follow us on Facebook @lptslibrary and @inforesearch and Twitter @lptslibrary to stay informed and keep on learning! We started exploring library instruction via FB, in Spring semester, and are beginning to use Twitter. We welcome your participation and feedback. 

Calendar of Library Classes for Fall 2020 are being planned and made available here. Topics are listed below. If you don't see a class you think we should be offering, let us know!

Library Classes for Students: Anti-racism Digital Library | ATLA Scripture Hierarchy Record and Searching | Ebooks | Ejournals | Go Googling | Intro to Morgan-Discovery | Intro to With Much Love: E.M. White Library PortalLiterature Review / Literature Searching | Zotero, Personal Research Assistant / The Making of Bibliographies

October is Theological Libraries month contests and book giveaways. ATLA social media spine book poetry contest and "practical theology" mint-condition book donations from the Rev. Dr. Robert Nicholson and others. 

Graduate Research Methods and Practices, SM 2003 course (3 credit units) - Spring 2021
You are welcome to browse the course Information Research Toolbox as it may be helpful to students in the MAR program who are writing research papers - please check it out for detailed descriptions of databases. The course will be next offered in Spring 2021. It is required for the MAR degree.

Copyright and Fair Use Guides 

Please note that the library does not decide or enforce compliance with copyright. We merely inform. LPTS Copyright Law and Course Reserves will help you understand your copyright responsibilities. 

Last updated: September 30th, 2020