Thursday, October 29, 2015

IVP Collection

Dear Faculty,
I am pleased to announce the library has just added six IVP Dictionary titles (see below) to our online reference site Credo Reference. Many faculty place physical articles from the IVP collection on reserve in the library, and we are constantly repairing or replacing the dictionaries due to high use and damage/left of pages. By adding the electronic books, the library can:
·         Provide access to quality biblical studies reference resources for our on-campus,  DCP, and MASL faculty and students,
·         Provide faculty with the opportunity to provide permalinks in Moodle to specific articles (as well as within online course reserves created by the library),
·         Provide 24/7 access to the materials,
·         Remove the need to gain copyright permissions to reproduce articles (because we are using a permalink),
·         And, limit replacement and repair costs due to theft and damage.

These benefits apply to all of our electronic materials, and of course I encourage you to check out our Resources page to see what is available.
If you have never signed into our catalog and would like help, please contact me.
Gary Merriman

This volume bridges the gap between scholars and those pastors, teachers, students and interested readers who want thorough treatments of key topics in an accessible and summary format. Articles cover each Gospel, major themes in the Gospels, key episodes in the life of Jesus, significant background topics, as well as issues and methods of interpretation.

The Dictionary of New Testament Background takes full advantage of the flourishing study of the Dead Sea Scrolls and offers individual articles focused on the most important scrolls. In addition, the Dictionary encompasses the fullness of second-temple Jewish writings, whether pseudepigraphic, rabbinic, parables, proverbs, histories or inscriptions.

The history of Israel forms the skeletal structure of the Old Testament. Understanding this history and the biblical books that trace it is essential to comprehending the Bible. The Dictionary of the Old Testament: Historical Books is the only reference book focused exclusively on these biblical books and the history of Israel.

The Dictionary of the Old Testament: Pentateuch is designed to be your first stop in the study and research of the Pentateuch, on which the rest of the Bible is built.

A true compendium of recent scholarship, the volume includes over 100 articles covering all aspects of Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, the twelve "minor prophets" and Daniel.

Over ninety contributors, many of them experts in this literature, have contributed to the Dictionary of the Old Testament: Wisdom, Poetry & Writings, which offers nearly 150 articles covering all the important aspects of Job, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Psalms, Song of Songs, Lamentations, Ruth and Esther.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Library New Website

The Library has a new website
You will find all the information you may need on our new website such as the following; Library Policies, Helpful Tutorials, Updates, as well as the Catalog. Stop in and check it out.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

LPC Library on Google Scholar

We have some exciting news, you are now able to search through LPC's electronic articles through Google Scholar. While it is always better to go through the library's catalog and databases prior to searching Google Scholar, we want you to know that this option is now available to you in a few easy steps.

1. Go to
2. Click "Settings" at the top of the page.
3. Click "Library Links" and type in "LPC"
4. Check the box next to "Life Pacific College - Get from LPC"
5. Click "Save"

Below you will find the process step by step using pictures

1. Go to
2. Click "Settings" at the top of the page.

3. Click "Library links" and any type in "LPC'
4. Check the box next to "Life Pacific College - Get from LPC"
5. Click "Save"

When you do a search in Google Scholar this is how you will know which items are from the LPC databases.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

New Database Login and Password

Dear Faculty,
The library is currently in the process of transitioning to a new catalog (live in January) With this transition, there has been a change in the authentication process. Previously, patrons would use a generic username (lifepaclib) and password (prayer) to access all of our electronic materials from off campus. This generic account is no longer operational, and patrons will now need to use their Id# and create their own unique password. The process is very simple and shouldn’t take more than a few minutes. The library has created a short (3:40 min) video to help provide instruction, and demonstrate some of the new features accompanying this transition.

Potential problems
·         If you receive the following error when trying to change your password, then please contact me because your account has not been loaded, or you are using the wrong username/id#. 

·         When you setup your new password, the message will be sent to your email account. However, some of our Ignite, DCP, MASL students, as well as, some faculty members may have a different email account. Please be sure to check any and all email accounts from which you regularly receive notifications from Life.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Life Pacific College Alumni Library Mission Statement, Values, Goals, and Objectives


            The mission of Life Pacific College Alumni Library is to create and sustain a first-class academic learning center that provides and promotes the use of information resources in support of the college mission and student goals.


            Life Pacific College Alumni Library (hereafter referred to as “LPC Library” or “the Library”) holds the following values as indispensable: open access to information; stewardship of resources; effective communication with patrons; congenial service; and a safe environment.


            Each of our five values is addressed in at least one area of the four library goals and the supporting (14) objectives, which define LPC Library as an academic library:

1.                    Provide all patrons, whether residential or non-residential, with access to resources necessary to achieve their academic and professional goals. To accomplish this, the library will:

a.        Provide resources in sufficient quantity and scope to support the institution’s mission and academic programs,
b.     Provide current resources,
c.   Provide various and adequate avenues for accessing physical and electronic resources, and
d.    Ensure the library’s collection is safe-guarded from theft and damage.

2.                 Provide excellent information services. To accomplish this, the library will:

e.       Provide courteous, prompt and knowledgeable  reference services,
f.        Provide multiple streams of communication to all patrons,
g.       Maintain appropriate levels of qualified staff,

3.             Provide physical and technological environments conducive to student learning. To accomplish this, the library will:
h.         Maintain a clean, functional and safe facility,
i.          Provide furniture and equipment conducive to study,
j.        Incorporate relevant current technology,  and
k.         Provide diverse study zones to accommodate multiple study styles.

4.               Provide research support. To accomplish this, the library will:         
l.      Provide information literacy instruction in multiple environments,
m.        Work collaboratively with faculty to insure and support the incorporation of information literacy in class room instruction.
n.        Acquire scholarly materials for faculty research.