Category: Library and Media Center

Library Summer Coffeehouse Series

Library Summer Coffeehouses have returned! Your friends in the Mudd are so excited to gather with you once again! Coffeehouses will all take place at 10 am, in the plaza in front of the library. Refreshments will be provided.

June 30: Summer Reads
The ever-popular Summer Reading coffeehouse returns! Planning your beach reading? Got your own summer reading underway? Come and hear about favorite reads from library staff and whoever else shows up. It could – and should – be you!


July 14: Let’s Talk Cookbooks
If you like to cook, you probably have more than one favorite cookbook. Maybe baking and cooking helped you make it through this past year. In any case, we’re taking time to talk about our favorite cookbooks–and our favorite food writing–and discover more.


August 11: Podcasts
We learn every summer about so many wonderful books to read that we thought we’d like to take the same approach to podcasts. Come share what you listen to and find out about recommendations from the library.

LU Reads and Fiber Arts & Chat

Just a reminder that your friends in the Mudd Library have been continuing two of our favorite weekly events through Spring term- and we’d love for you to join us!

LU Reads: Join us on Wednesday evenings from 7-7:30 Central on Zoom. For spring term, we’re doing a read-aloud of the Fox Cities Reads title, George by Alex Gino.

LU reads is a joint venture along with the Office of Spiritual and Religious Life and EDST 283 “Beyond ‘Who lives? Who dies? Who tells your story?:’ Gender in Adolescent & Young Adult Literature.” Learn more on the LU Reads Guide.

Fiber Arts & Chat: Each Friday, starting at 4:00 PM Central on Zoom, join your friends from the Mudd and fiber arts enthusiasts from across the LU community for some knitting/crocheting/etc. and fun conversation!

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.