Category: Coffeehouse

Summer 2014 Coffeehouse Series

Announcing the 2014 Summer Library Coffeehouse Series! The Mudd coffeehouses provide an opportunity to come to the library, enjoy a snack, and learn something interesting.

Wednesday, July 9: Summer Reads
What is summer in a library without reading? Come to this popular session to hear about the library staff’s favorite summer reads, and please share yours with us!

Wednesday, July 23: “Strength through Union:” Exploring the Consolidation
2014 marks the 50th anniversary of the consolidation of Lawrence and Milwaukee-Downer colleges. Do you have questions about why or how the consolidation took place? Join us to learn more about the events leading up to the consolidation, about how it was carried out, and about how it continues to shape our present and future.

Wednesday, August 13: Special Sneak Peek: Films from the Archives!
A number of 16mm films from the Archives have recently been digitized, and we are so excited to share them! A public showing is planned for the fall, but attendees at this session will get a first look at two promotional films from the set: “A River, A College, A Town” (1957) and “This is Lawrence” (1972).

Coffee

Where and When?
All coffeehouse sessions will take place on the first floor of the Mudd Library. They will begin at 10 a.m. and last until 10:45 a.m. Coffee and some variety of yummy refreshment will be provided at each session. All Lawrence faculty and staff are welcome to attend.

Visit our coffeehouse guide for more details about this summer’s sessions and to learn about past coffeehouses.

Summer 2013 Coffeehouse Series

Coffeehouse
Susan Goeden shares one of her favorites, The Good Earth by Pearl Buck at the 2012 summer reads coffeehouse session.

This Wednesday, July 10, marks the first of our summer 2013 coffeehouse sessions. Join us, and share your favorite summer read. Don’t have a suggestion you’d like share? Come to hear the Mudd Library staff share our favorites! Coffee and delicious refreshments, as well as fun bookmarks, will be available for all attendees. The session will begin at 10 a.m. and last until 10:45 a.m.

Take a look at the other exiting sessions that will be offered throughout the summer:

July 24: Lux!  More Lux!

Lux, a digital repository of scholarly and creative work produced by Lawrence students, staff, and faculty, is now one year old.  Join us as Erin Dix and Colette Lunday Brautigam tell us about recent additions to Lux, including Harrison Symposium papers, archives of The Lawrentian, and faculty publications.  Birthday cake is a distinct possibility.

August 7: Lawrence in the Civil War

At the start of the Civil War, Lawrence University was 14 years old.  Join university archivist Erin Dix to explore the ways in which Lawrence faculty and students participated on the front lines and coped with the effects of the war at home.   This will be a reprise of a presentation given in January – if you missed it then, join us this time around!

August 21: It’s A Visual, Audio, Video World

Your website, publication, blog, or course material would benefit from the addition of some media, but where to begin?  Come and discover sources for legally-acquired sound and images; Antoinette Powell and Colette Lunday Brautigam will lead us.

All coffeehouses will begin at 10 a.m. and last until 10:45 a.m. Coffee and some variety of yummy refreshment will be provided at each session. All Lawrence faculty and staff are welcome to attend.

Visit our coffeehouse guide for more details and to learn about past coffeehouses.

Summer Coffeehouses

We’re into summer now, so it’s time for the library’s coffeehouse series. If you’re unfamiliar with the coffeehouses, they provide an opportunity to come to the library, enjoy a snack, and learn about resources and services available to help you with work or leisure interests. Coffeehouses will be held on the first floor of the library in the reference area. We’ll start promptly at 10:00, finish at 10:45. All staff and faculty are welcome to attend.

Visit our coffeehouse webpage for these details and more!

July 11 –Kickin’ It Old School: Reading Books in the Library

What is summer in a library without reading? Come hear about the library staff’s favorite summer reads. And please share yours with us!

Screenshot of Lux the Lawrence University Institutional Repository

July 2 5—Kickin’ It New School: Lawrence’s Digital Repository

This summer witnesses the official launch of Lux, a digital repository of scholarly and creative work produced by Lawrence students, staff, and faculty. Join us as Antoinette Powell, Erin Dix, and Colette Lunday Brautigam tell us about this new tool for ensuring the long-term access and preservation of the work of our vibrant academic community.

August 8— Hey, You, Get Onto My Cloud!

So you’ve heard people use this nebulous phrase “cloud computing,” but what does it mean? How can these “cloud” products and services help me with collaborative projects, in my teaching, or in my work life in general? Julie Fricke will lead us as we explore some of the latest in cloud computing and applications.

Main Hall and surrounding community, circa 1860

August 22 – Lawrence University in the History of Appleton

Since the founding of Lawrence and the growth of the city of Appleton in the mid-1800s, LU and Appleton have shared much history. Erin Dix will help us explore the intertwining of Lawrence and Appleton history over time, highlighting sources from our University Archives.

Refreshments, as always, will be provided. So come to the library and get a jolt of information along with your java. Reminders will be sent closer to the dates of the coffeehouse sessions, but mark your calendars — we hope to see you there.

2011 Summer Coffeehouse Series

Today, July 13th, we will be presenting the first in our 2011 Coffeehouse Series.  If you’re unfamiliar with the coffeehouses, they provide an opportunity to come to the library, have some edibles, and learn about resources and services available to help you with work or leisure interests.  Refreshments, as always, will be provided.

In our first presentation, “Feed the Beast: Keep Current Using New Technology”, we will be discussing online tools such as feed readers, newsgroups, blogs, Facebook, and other resources.  Please join us, and if you would like, share resources that you might use to follow your professional and personal interests.  Julie Fricke, Reference and Web Services Librarian, will present ideas and facilitate our discussion.

Of course, the fun does not stop there.   Other presentations this summer include:

July 27- “Picture This: Finding the Perfect Image on the Open Web”

August 10- “PowerPoint of the Past: The Archives Collection of Glass Slides”

August 24- “Mudd on the Move: Mobile Library Resources”

We’ll start promptly at 10:00 a.m., finish at 10:45.  All staff and faculty are welcome to attend.