Tag: Resources

The Scholarly World of Harry Potter

Now that the last Harry Potter movie is in theaters, are you looking for something to fill that Harry Potter-sized void?  Here at the Mudd Library, we have shelves of books dedicated to a wide variety of research relating to the Harry Potter books, characters, and world.

Here is a  small sampling of our collection:

Harry, a History by Melissa Anelli:   Written by the webmistress of the popular fansite, The Leaky Cauldron, this book explores the Harry Potter fan culture.

The Wisdom of Harry Potter by Edmund M. Kern: An exploration of the morality in the Harry Potter book series.  This book’s author is Associate Professor of History here at Lawrence University.

The Magical Worlds of Harry Potter by David Colbert: A collection myths and legends behind many of the names, stories, and magical beings used in the Harry Potter book series.

Harry Potter: The Story of a Global Business Phenomenon by Susan Gunelius: A look at the successful strategy behind the marketing of Harry Potter.

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.

IPA, With a Twist

musicYou say “IPA” to most people around here and they think “India Pale Ale.” Mmmmm. Beer. But singers are different. Their IPA is the International Phonetic Alphabet, that mysterious combination of other-worldly symbols that only singers can decipher. It’s their secret handshake. Now the Mudd has access to IPA Source, a database of phonetic translations of songs and arias. And with 24/7 access on and off campus, sopranos in their kerchiefs and tenors in their jammies can just settle down to O! ne finis jamais.