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Category: Library News
Starting the conversation….
Members of the library staff were talking togther and wondered how we could engage our users in a conversation about the library. We decided that one simple step would be to set up a flip chart, ask a question, and let people respond. We had no idea what would happen, but we thought we’d give it a try.
So we asked the question, “If you could change one thing about the library building, what would it be?”
The answers we received are summarized below. One of my favorite parts of this was the way the pages became a discussion of sorts. The numbers following some of the suggestions represent the people who said, “Yes!” or “Word!” in response to an initial suggestion. In other cases, comments elicited responses like, “Already done” or “Can already do this.”
We do take these suggestions seriously and, while we can’t implement them all (as much as we’d like to move the library to Bermuda), we will take them into account as the library begins planning for future services and possible building renovations.
And because we want this to be a continuing conversation, feel free to comment on this list through the comment feature on this blog. We look forward to hearing from you.
- Coffee Bar (9)
- Or at least some coffee makers
- Other caffeinated beverages
- Better organize the music scores
- Wider selection of music
- More variety: world, metal, gypsy
- More movies
- Better lighting (6)
- More environmentally-friendly lighting
- More natural lighting (windows)
- Being able to log into Library account with username and password instead of Library Barcode #
- MS Office on 1st floor PCs (4)
- MS Word on all PCs (2)
- New furniture (13)
- Updated and modern
- More cozy
- New chairs on 3rd floor (3)
- More outlets for laptops
- Faster elevator (2)
- Extended hours (12)
- Especially during finals week and end of term (3)
- Open 24 hours (2)
- Open earlier on Saturday, at 8 or 9am
- Open earlier on Sunday, at 7am (2)
- More group and individual study rooms to cut down on the noise (8)
- With dry erase boards
- Soundproofed (2)
- More carrels
- More small computer rooms
- Color printer (2)
- Less sedate and depressing beige
- Air fresheners on 3rd and 4th floor (2)
- Another computer lab that is always open
- Move it to Bermuda or Tahiti or Russia
- Snacks or café (2)
- Printers on 3rd and 4th floor
- Access to more scientific journals
- Access to online sources while studying abroad or off-campus.
- Better air quality (2)
- Bring back Ceramics Monthly
- Student shredders
- Cots for overnight study
- Tall chairs around all the 1st floor computers
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Monday, January 15, 2007 is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
Please attend the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebration, “For the Common Good — Is King’s Dream Still Relevant Today?,” on at 6:30 p.m. in the Lawrence Memorial Chapel. The keynote speaker will be Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Louis B. Butler, Jr. ’73.
Some MLK resources:
- Search the library catalog for Martin Luther King, Jr.
- “I have a dream…” page for Freshman Studies
- Martin Luther King Encyclopedia from Stanford University
- Martin Luther King papers Project, also from Stanford University
- The King Center
- The Martin Luther King, Jr. Newspaper Archive from NewspaperArchive.com
- More resources from the ResourceShelf blog
Paul Revere Awards Display
Paul Revere, a music engraver? Who knew? Each year the Music Publishers’ Association recognizes excellence in music publishing with the Paul Revere Awards. This national traveling exhibit is making a stop at the Mudd Library (first floor) during January. Come on over and see the best music publishers have to offer.
More information about the awards and past winners can be found here.
Student office space in the Mudd
“The library offers nine individual study rooms that can be used for one term at a time by students. Preference is given to seniors working on honors projects and then to students whose research depends heavily on library materials.” Complete this online form to request an office for Winter Term. Deadline is Thursday, January 4.
Library Hours during Winter Break
|Monday-Friday||8:00a.m. – 4:30p.m.|
|Saturday & Sunday||CLOSED|
|Monday, Dec 25||CLOSED|
|Tuesday, Dec 26||CLOSED|
|Monday, Jan 1||CLOSED|
|Tuesday, Jan 2||8:00a.m. – 5:00p.m.|
|Wednesday, Jan 3||Resume regular hours|
@Mudd Newsletter now available
The Fall 2006 edition of @Mudd: Trends and News from Lawrence University’s Seeley G. Mudd Library is now online for your reading pleasure. Find out what’s going on in Archives, get some tips about using Interlibrary Loan, and keep up with new music resources in “Conservatory Corner”…
Hours for Thanksgiving Week
|Tuesday, Nov. 21||8 a.m. – 9 p.m.|
|Wednesday, Nov. 22||8 a.m. – 5 p.m.|
|Thursday, Nov. 23||Closed|
|Friday-Saturday, Nov. 24-25||12 p.m. – 4 p.m.|
|Sunday, Nov. 26||3 p.m – 1 a.m.|
The last day to submit an interlibrary loan request for Term 1 is Friday, November 17th. After that, you probably wouldn’t get your stuff in time to be useful.
Back to regular hours
The Library resumed regular hours now that classes have started. Come early and stay late!