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.

Celebrate Constitution Day every September 17th! Learn all about the U.S. constitution with resources on our guide.

News from the Mudd Blog

  • Get to know Josh!

    Tue, 09/05/2023 - 10:33am
    Where did you grow up? I’m originally from North Barrington, Illinois, which is located about an hour northwest of Chicago. What did you study in school? As an undergraduate student at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, I studied History and Jewish Studies. I cherished classes that exposed me to new stories and perspectives. For my …
  • Get to Know Anna!

    Mon, 02/13/2023 - 1:47pm
    Have you met Anna Woerishofer, the library’s Interlibrary Loan and Circulation Assistant? If not, read on and learn more! Where did you grow up? Kimberly, Wisconsin What did you study in school? I went to UW-Fox Valley (now UWO-Fox Cities Campus), and UW Milwaukee. I received my bachelor’s degree in Women’s and Gender Studies, and …

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:


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 Gretchen Revie, library director with details. She 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 Gretchen Revie, library director with details, and she'll find the right librarian to work with you!

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.

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 the library director and are typically due in April of each year. The due date will be posted once we begin accepting applications, usually around March.

  • 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.