Lawler to retire, travel with husband

After 21 years at the school, librarian Clare Lawler will depart at the end of the year in order to spend more time traveling with her husband. Lawler began her career at Harvard-Westlake in 1998 working as the Coordinator of the Deans’ Office. After five years, Lawler received her library science degree, marking the beginning […]

Library to extend operating hours following new after-school rules

Beginning Jan. 22, students who wish to remain on campus after 4 p.m. will be required to stay in adult-supervised areas, as individual classrooms and gathering places will be locked. To provide students with a place to work until the 6:15 p.m. late bus, the Mudd Library will stay open until 6 p.m. daily. Previously, […]

Library Stress Relievers

Library Stress Relievers

Students visiting the front desk of the Mudd Library in the last few months may have noticed a whiteboard covered with quotes, goofy drawings, opinions and responses to current events. They might also have seen their peers solving jigsaw puzzles in the far corner of the common area near therapeutic aquariums where goldfish ogle visitors […]

Librarians allow food inside Mudd space

The ban on food in the Upper School’s library has been lifted, and students are now allowed to eat indoors. With this change, Head Librarian Shannon Acedo hopes there will be no need for students to break rules, which will decrease unnecessary stress among library visitors. Bringing food into the Tech Lab is still discouraged, […]

New library batteries to fix service problem

New internal batteries have been ordered for every laptop in the library due to wireless settings issues. A computer services investigation revealed that the frequent removal of the main batteries from the laptops caused internal battery issues that did not allow students to log on wirelessly. “It turns out that because we take our batteries […]

Save the written word in this new digital age

One question I often get these days with regard to books is, “Isn’t it all online?” I’ll usually respond with, “Well, we’re not quite at that stage yet.” When someone asks “Isn’t everything online?”, “everything” includes:  1. The newest copyright protected titles to older public domain titles and everything in between. 2. Popular titles and […]