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Zoom Extras for Winter Term from your Seeley G. Mudd Librarians

Your librarians and library staff want to stay connected with you, whether you’re able to come into our spaces or not. To that end, we’re offering multiple opportunities to hang out via Zoom, either to work together academically or to casually chat and see one another.

Please join us at any or all of these weekly events!

Sundays from 4 pm to 8 pm
Virtual Mudd: Open Study Hall

Meet your friends in the Mudd to study, virtually! The motivation you need to get to work and a reference librarian ready to assist. You’ll have the option to break-out into group study spaces, perfect for collaborating with your group or connecting with your friends.

Join our virtual study hall here.

Wednesdays from 7 to 7:30 pm
LU Reads with Spiritual and Religious Life

Brew some tea, grab a blanket, and cozy up to enjoy being read to by some of your favorite folks on campus. We love to read and we’d love to read to you!

We’ll read to you here.

Fridays at 4 pm
Fiber Arts and Chat

Grab a craft project, an art project, a puzzle, your knitting, or, just come to hang out and chat.

Get crafty and chatty with us here.

We miss having so many of you in our building, and we look forward to seeing you on Zoom! Reach out if you have any questions.

Winter Term Services at the Seeley G. Mudd Library

Happy winter term, everyone!

We are open and providing all of our usual Reference and Circulation Services.

We have safe, clean, and distanced study spaces available throughout the first and second floors anytime our building is open.

Log into your library account to request physical materials. We’re happy to locate and retrieve books and other resources for you to pick-up at the Circulation Desk, or to be sent to your campus SPC.

Check out this awesome guide if you need help accessing our resources from off-campus.

Reference Librarians are available to help you with research assistance and reference instruction. We’re also on hand to offer assistance of any kind!

We’re offering some cool Zoom gatherings this term as well, including weekly read-alouds, virtual study hall, and fiber arts hang-outs. Be on the look-out for announcements about these events through our social media accounts.

Whether through our computer screens, or from six feet away, we’ll see you soon!

Academic Citation & Writing Assistance!

Reference librarians are standing by to help our wonderful students with their tricky academic citations!

Students, you can reach out in any of the following ways.

Professors, please encourage your students to take advantage of our help!

You can:

Email us at reference@lawrence.edu

Chat with a librarian from the library’s home page.

Schedule a time to talk with us.  

Perhaps you need some help with polishing your writing.  Request a tutor (24 hours in advance, please!) from the Center for Academic Success. Click the link and look for tutoring information on the right-hand side of the page.  

We are here for you! Please reach out. Please encourage your students to reach out.

We’re better together.

Final Mudd Library Summer Coffeehouse: Remote Access, Anyone?

What can you use from the library when you can’t go to the library?

How do you get access to resources for yourself, your work, your classes?

Join us on Wednesday, August 5 at 10 am to get information and support from your trusty librarians as we all prepare for an unusual academic year:

https://lawrence.zoom.us/j/99927300578?pwd=Z3NGeVdTMFB0Uk5hTWFKWmtodFhhQT09

If you’re unfamiliar with the coffeehouses, they provide an opportunity socialize just a bit and to learn about resources and services available to help you with work, leisure interests, to be informed about important social literature.

Mudd Library Summer Coffeehouse: Pollinators with Israel Del Toro

Join us on Wednesday, July 22 at 10 am for our next summer coffeehouse!

We’ll welcome Assistant Professor of Biology Israel Del Toro as he shares information about the importance of pollinators.

Israel will talk about the the No-Mow May initiative that he spearheaded in Appleton in an effort to support these important members of our ecological community.

Brew a cup of coffee, tea, or other favorite work-appropriate beverage and join us here: https://lawrence.zoom.us/j/91327804833#success

If you’re unfamiliar with the coffeehouses, they provide an opportunity socialize a bit and to learn about resources and services available to help you with work or leisure interests. All staff and faculty are welcome to attend.

See you Wednesday!

Summer Coffeehouse Series: Mudd Library

It’s time once again for the library’s summer coffeehouse series. We’re doing it virtually this year, but still welcome you to join us with your own cup of coffee, tea, or other favorite work-appropriate beverage. If you’re unfamiliar with the coffeehouses, they provide an opportunity socialize just a bit and to learn about resources and services available to help you with work or leisure interests. We start promptly at 10:00. All staff and faculty are welcome to attend. To join, click here.

June 24: Summer Reads; Black Lives Matter
Are you reading works by Black authors? Have you been educating yourself about racism and social justice? Do you want to read more about this but aren’t sure where to start? Join us for a discussion of the books we are reading right now in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. Share what you’ve been reading, too, or just listen and learn.

July 8: Let’s Meditate Together!
Meditation has been scientifically proven to shift the sympathetic nervous system response (fight or flight) into the parasympathetic response (calm, rest, digest). Join certified yoga instructor, meditation practitioner, and Mudd Library Administrative Assistant Holly Tuyls for a guided meditation practice. We’ll learn about and practice a basic meditation together. Simple breath-work instruction will also be provided and practiced. If you have any questions or challenges to practicing that you’d like to discuss, we’ll allow time and will provide tips for maintaining a regular practice, too. All experience levels welcome.

July 22: Pollinators
In these days of social distancing, you might find yourself spending more and more time in your garden. Join us in welcoming Assistant Professor of Biology Israel Del Toro as we learn a bit about the native bees in your backyard and what you can do to protect our native pollinators and the little things that often go unnoticed.

August 5: Remote Access, Anyone?
What can you use from the library when you can’t go to the library? How do you get access to resources for yourself, your work, your classes? Join the library staff as we explore ways to get you the things you need.

Mudd Library Friendly Reminders

As we get to the end of the term and the academic year, your friends at the Mudd would like to wish you all the best and to remind you that we are still available to help via email (reference@lawrence.edu) and chat https://www.lawrence.edu/library.

Oh — and when returning library materials to the Mudd, please just put them in the book drop outside the front door of the Mudd Library.  We’ll take it from there.

As always, let us know if you have questions or we can be of help in other ways.

Academic Citation Repair Clinic presented by the Seeley G. Mudd Library and the Center for Academic Success

Students are invited to get some professional guidance with looking over and polishing up their academic citations.

Reference Librarian Gretchen Revie and Associate Dean of Academic Success Julie Haurykiewicz will be hosting an Academic Citation Repair Clinic on Tuesday, May 26, at 4:30 pm Central.

Join us here: https://lawrence.zoom.us/j/94452682772

We love helping you with this stuff! See you, and your citations, next week.

Mudd Library Services Update

Building Access: To minimize the risk of COVID-19 transmission, the Seeley G. Mudd Library building remains closed until further notice. Although the building is closed, your Library colleagues will continue to support the university community with a range of services to enable and enhance remote teaching and learning.

Access to Information Resources: See http://www.lawrence.edu/library for remote access to electronic resources, including journal articles and other digital resources.

Research Help: Reference Librarians are standing by! Start with the Ask a Librarian page. If the chat service is offline, send your question via email, and we will reply as soon as we are able. Contact Reference Services: reference@lawrence.edu

Library Instruction: Contact the Library Instruction Coordinator for consultation on integrating digital sources into remote courses, to schedule a Library instruction session with remote classes, and to plan library assignments designed for remote learners.

Interlibrary Loan: We will continue to request articles and book chapters that can be fulfilled electronically, but we will not be placing requests for loans of books or other returnable items. Patrons who currently have ILL loans can request a renewal by logging into your ILL account. For more information, contact: lucialib@lawrence.edu

Archives: While the Mudd Library building is closed, the Lawrence Archives will also be closed. If you have any queries, questions, or needs please email the University Archivist at archives@lawrence.edu

Instructional Technology: See http://www.lawrence.edu/faculty/it for service updates, hours, and contact information.

Technology Services Help Desk: Technology Services staff are still hard at work. Service updates, hours, and contact information are available on the website: https://www.lawrence.edu/info/offices/technology_services

This information is current as of 5pm, Monday, March 23, 2020 and is subject to change at any time — but you knew that.