About the Coffeehouse
We’re into summer now, so it’s time for the library’s coffeehouse series. If you’re unfamiliar with the coffeehouses, they provide an opportunity to come to the library, enjoy a snack, and learn about resources and services available to help you with work or leisure interests. Coffeehouses are held on the first floor of the library in the reference area. We start promptly at 10:00, finish at 10:45. All staff and faculty are welcome to attend.
Refreshments, as always, will be provided. So come to the library and get a jolt of information along with your java. Reminders will be sent closer to the dates of the coffeehouse sessions, but mark your calendars -- we hope to see you there!
Schedule for Summer 2015
July 1: Lawrence and Diversity
Fostering greater diversity and greater appreciation for diversity in the campus community has been and continues to be a major priority for Lawrence. To make progress in these areas, we should have an understanding of our institutional history with regard to diversity: how culturally diverse has the student body been over time? What are some instances of discrimination in our history? How have students and others pushed for improvements in the past? Join Erin Dix for an exploration and discussion of these questions.
July 15: Summer Reading
Started to plan your beach reading? Got your own summer reading underway? Come and hear about the library staff’s favorites, and share yours as well! See the list of books discussed (and a few more) for details.
July 29: I Just Got a Tablet! Now What?
Would you like to know how to do more with your iPad or other tablet? Are you thinking about getting one, but not sure what they can do? Angela Vanden Elzen and Cindy Patterson will talk about a bunch of fun and useful ways to use your tablets. We’ll cover favorite apps, using them with our library’s resources, checking out e-books from the local public library, and briefly touch on using tablets in the classroom. Attendees are strongly encouraged to share their own favorite apps. Lists of apps that were discussed are available on the tablet apps page.
August 12: Introducing the Funding Information Network
The Funding Information Network is a fabulous resource for identifying scholarships, fellowships, grants, and other funding opportunities for both individuals and nonprofit organizations from private foundations, corporate funders, and federal agencies. This joint service of the Mudd Library and the Development Office provides access to Foundation Center subscription databases where users can search for scholarships, fellowships, and grants. Come get a brief introduction to these resources and get started on finding grant money for yourself or your non-profit organization.