Library Instruction

Last updated: August 4th, 2020 - WORK IN PROGRESS

We offer many opportunities to help the LPTS learning communities be competent, critical, and confident information consumers and researchers.  Our instructional, reference, and research services include:
Learn on Your Own - Online Research Guides, Tutorials,  Videos, and Social MediaWith Much Love, our new library portal has been created to specifically support our Seminary's new mode of online learning. You can search the portal or browse new instructional materials that we have created in the FAQ,  LibGuides, and the Library's new YouTube channel. You can also 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 hope to expand to Twitter in the Fall. We welcome your participation and feedback.

Online Open Office Hours, Customized Reference and Research Consultations

Carolyn Cardwell, Bobi Bilz, and Prof. Coleman are available for drop in online open office hours, starting Sept. 9. More information forthcoming.   

Requestable Workshops  

Watch for a list of topics on which Carolyn Cardwell and Prof. Anita Coleman are available to teach. Here's a small preview.

Library Research: The Basics of Searching (Introduction to Morgan/Discovery) |

Graduate Research Methods and Practices, SM 2003 course (3 credit units)
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.


Bible Study:  BibleWorks (available in the computer lab; no instruction available in fall 2020) | Accordance | Logos (IMPORTANT NOTE: The library does not offer instruction in either Accordance or Logos currently but there are excellent tutorials provided by the vendors themselves.)

Family Tree and Genealogy Creation: GenePro - Read here for download instructions (link forthcoming)

Reference Management: Zotero 

Copyright and Fair Use Guides 

Check the LPTS Copyright and Course Reserves (link forthcoming)

We recommend the ATLA Guide:

We have also endorsed the Public Statement: Fair Use and Emergency Remote Teaching and Research. This is a statement by the Association of Research Libraries University Information Policy Officers Group about copying in the time of COVID-19. 

The ARL-UIPO group has also put together a list of resources, including webinars on fair use and remote teaching. Anybody can join in freely and ask their questions in real time. Get the schedule and other resources from here:

If you are a faculty or a student and would like to schedule an instruction session or have other questions, please contact the Library Help Desk (email: library at lpts dot edu)

Last updated: August 4th, 2020