It’s International Talk Like a Pirate Day! Once again, the Mudd Library website has been taken over by pirates of yore! Make sure to look through multiple pages for maximum entertainment. For example, here’s an excerpt from our Interlibrary Loan page:

Thin’s t’ Know When Submittin’ a Request
Please, dern’t abbreviate. If we dern’t know exactly what th’ title is, we won’t be able t’ order it.  If ye need help determinin’ th’ full title, ask a reference aye-brarian.
Include all o’ th’ infermation from th’ citation that ye can find.  This includes volume, issue, date, ‘n’ page infermation. Include ISSN numbers fer bound parchment ‘n’ ISBN numbers fer books if at all possible. Yer request will be processed faster if ye provide as much complete ‘n’ accurate infermation as ye can provide.
Give th’ source o’ yer citation in case we need t’ verify any infermation.
There is definitely a cost t’ borrow from other aye-braries, but th’ aye-brary doesn’t pass that cost on t’ members o’ th’ Lawrence community. Please keep those costs in mind when borrowin’ from another aye-brary. 
Be Ye Ill? is only available t’ current deck hands, auld sea salts ‘n’ swabbies o’ Lawrence University.

Make sure to look today, as this only happens once a year!

It’s International Talk Like a Pirate Day! Once again, the Mudd Library website has been taken over by pirates of yore! Make sure to look through multiple pages for maximum entertainment. For example, here’s an excerpt from our Interlibrary Loan page:

Thin’s t’ Know When Submittin’ a Request

Please, dern’t abbreviate. If we dern’t know exactly what th’ title is, we won’t be able t’ order it.  If ye need help determinin’ th’ full title, ask a reference aye-brarian.

Include all o’ th’ infermation from th’ citation that ye can find.  This includes volume, issue, date, ‘n’ page infermation. Include ISSN numbers fer bound parchment ‘n’ ISBN numbers fer books if at all possible. Yer request will be processed faster if ye provide as much complete ‘n’ accurate infermation as ye can provide.

Give th’ source o’ yer citation in case we need t’ verify any infermation.

There is definitely a cost t’ borrow from other aye-braries, but th’ aye-brary doesn’t pass that cost on t’ members o’ th’ Lawrence community. Please keep those costs in mind when borrowin’ from another aye-brary. 

Be Ye Ill? is only available t’ current deck hands, auld sea salts ‘n’ swabbies o’ Lawrence University.

Make sure to look today, as this only happens once a year!

Library secretary Holly and student circ desk worker Devin check out the Dub Box for some yummy breakfast. bamco-lu

Library secretary Holly and student circ desk worker Devin check out the Dub Box for some yummy breakfast. bamco-lu

At our annual open house this morning, we welcomed new students with doughnut holes, coffee, tea, and a variety of fun activities including, Just Dance 2014 on the Wii, origami bookmarks, tours, and LEGOs. Students received prizes that were donated from downtown businesses just for stopping by and mini notebooks for taking a survey. It was great to meet so many new students! We are looking forward to seeing them in the library for the next four years. See our Flickr album for more fun pictures.

Do you love Studio Ghibli movies? Stop by the Mudd Library to check out your favorite, or discover a new favorite!

It Was 50 Years Ago Today: The Beatles’ First and Only Show in Wisconsin and Our Music Librarian was There
This item appeared in the Milwaukee Journal on September 5, 1964:

“Let it be graven on tablets of jade that at 9:10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4, in the year of our Lord 1964, the Beatles walked onto the stage of the Milwaukee Arena and sang a tune called, “I Want to Hold Her Hand.”

Several singers and combos had the thankless task of being warm-up acts. The entire show lasted 1 hour and 40 minutes. This was the first and only time the Beatles appeared in Wisconsin.
The Milwaukee newspapers, along with the entire population of young people and even some adults in Milwaukee, had been anticipating this event for a while. One such person was a young lass who, with her sister, chronicled the months preceding The Greatest Experience of Their Lives with scrapbooks and a count-down calendar.
If you would like to have a first-person, primary source account of The Most Significant Event in History, make your way to the Seeley G. Mudd Library and sit at the knee of your Music Librarian, Antoinette Powell, to learn how it really was.
Yes, in 1964 $4.50 got you in to see the Beatles.

It Was 50 Years Ago Today: The Beatles’ First and Only Show in Wisconsin and Our Music Librarian was There

This item appeared in the Milwaukee Journal on September 5, 1964:

“Let it be graven on tablets of jade that at 9:10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4, in the year of our Lord 1964, the Beatles walked onto the stage of the Milwaukee Arena and sang a tune called, “I Want to Hold Her Hand.”

Several singers and combos had the thankless task of being warm-up acts. The entire show lasted 1 hour and 40 minutes. This was the first and only time the Beatles appeared in Wisconsin.

The Milwaukee newspapers, along with the entire population of young people and even some adults in Milwaukee, had been anticipating this event for a while. One such person was a young lass who, with her sister, chronicled the months preceding The Greatest Experience of Their Lives with scrapbooks and a count-down calendar.

If you would like to have a first-person, primary source account of The Most Significant Event in History, make your way to the Seeley G. Mudd Library and sit at the knee of your Music Librarian, Antoinette Powell, to learn how it really was.

Yes, in 1964 $4.50 got you in to see the Beatles.

A few years back we got in on the sleeveface trend. Former student circulation desk worker (now alumnus) Thomas Malm and Archivist Erin Dix played along. (That’s our Music Librarian Antoinette Powell’s arm).

This is fantastic!