News from the Mudd Blog, featured information about events and special dates, information about our outreach and social media and how students can collaborate with the library for events.

News from the Mudd Blog

  • Welcome, Makayla!

    Wed, 06/22/2022 - 10:17am
    We’re so happy to welcome Makayla Raley to the Mudd Library! Makayla is the newest member of the library staff, in the newest position! She’s our full time Circulation Services Assistant and Night Supervisor. To help everyone get to know her, we asked her a few questions: Where did you grow up? Sioux Falls, South …
  • Summer Coffeehouse Series 2022

    Tue, 06/21/2022 - 4:57pm
    It’s time once again for the library’s summer coffeehouse series! We’re meeting in person, with masks optional outside and required for our indoor sessions. We’ll provide a cool beverage and a snack. If you’re unfamiliar with the coffeehouses, they provide an opportunity to socialize just a bit and to learn about resources and services available …

Outreach & Events

Social Media 

Seeley G. Mudd Library Social Media Mission Statement:
Participation in social media provides the faculty and staff of the Seeley G. Mudd library an important venue through which to reach out to our patrons and therefore another way in which we can carry out the library's greater mission statement. By maintaining a social media presence, our library also gains the ability to reach out to those who are interested in the library's services and resources, but not currently on the Lawrence campus, or currently a member of the Lawrence community.

Your Friends in the Mudd Library on Social Media:

Events

The Mudd Library participates in many fun events, including the Annual Summer Coffeehouse Series, Welcome Week Open House, Canine Therapy, Annual Constitution Day Displays & Virtual Exhibits, and more! 

Does your team or student organization want to set up a table in the library for a fundraiser, advertising for an event, etc.? Contact Pete Gilbert, the library director with details. He will review your request and arrange for a table, chairs, and any additional equipment to be available if your request is approved.

Do you want to collaborate with us and plan an event in the library? We've co-hosted gaming events, art projects, library art walks, fiber arts, and more! Again, contact Pete Gilbert, the library director with details, and he'll find the right librarian to work with you!

Information You Should Know:

The Estelle Ray Reid Scholarship in Library Science

The Estelle Ray Reid Scholarship in Library Science was established from the estate of the former Appleton resident in 1961. The scholarship is awarded during the spring term and is meant to assist a student, past or present, planning to pursue the graduate study of Library Science.

Selection
A committee composed of three current library faculty members will evaluate submissions based on the applicant's experience and apparent potential for success in the library profession as expressed in the written statement.

Application Procedure
An application including the following information and written statement should be submitted to Peter Gilbert, Library Director. Applications must be received by Wednesday, April 20th, 2022.

  • Name
  • Lawrence University Graduating Class
  • Address
  • Phone
  • E-mail address
  • Major at Lawrence
  • Schools of Library and Information Science to which you have applied, and date of acceptance
  • Written Statement of up to one page which describes your reasons for entering the library profession, experience or training relevant to the field, and career expectations.

Applications should be emailed to:
Peter Gilbert, Library Director
peter.j.gilbert@lawrence.edu