A Vintage Vegetarian Thanksgiving Brought to You by Nut Turkey

Nut Turkey

Meat substitutes are having a bit of a moment, with popular products like the Beyond Burger introducing more and more people to plant-based meals.  But “fake meat” is nothing new at all! An abundance of American 19th and early 20th century vegetarian recipes can be discovered in the historic cookbooks of Special Collections. Called “mock […]


Update on Library Services for Thanksgiving Week

Thanksgiving at the Library

The Sheridan Libraries will be closed Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27 for Thanksgiving, a university holiday. The library services below will have modified hours during Thanksgiving week, from Monday, November 23 to Sunday, November 29: Book Returns and Book Pickup Service Tuesday, 9am – 3pm Wednesday, 9am – 12pm Ask a Librarian virtual […]


Questions With Your Librarian: Sam Bessen

Please enjoy this interview with one of the Librarians of Johns Hopkins University Sheridan Libraries: Sam Bessen! Who are you and what do you do? I’m Sam, and I’m the Assistant Curator of the Lester Levy Sheet Music Collection. This is a collection of about 30,000 pieces of sheet music that follows pretty much all […]


Questions With Your Librarian: Mack Zalin

Mack Zalin

Please enjoy this interview with one of the Librarians of Johns Hopkins University Sheridan Libraries: Mack Zalin! Who are you and what do you do? My name is Mackenzie (Mack) Zalin and I’m the Librarian for Modern Languages and Literatures & Comparative Thought and Literature at Johns Hopkins University. I spend a good deal of […]


Meet the Team Behind MSEL’s Pickup Service

Lily Kowalczyk

In June, the Johns Hopkins Libraries launched a pickup service for faculty, staff, and students to checkout library materials. If you’ve participated at MSEL, there’s a good chance someone from our Access Services department took part in preparing your items for pickup. Want to meet the team? Take a look at what one Library Specialist, […]


Wellness Games Recommendations

Explore Cropped

[Today’s post is brought to us by guest bloggers, Edwina Picon and Clare Lochary, two of the people involved in the Sheridan Libraries student wellness initiatives. To reach them, please e-mail wellness@jhu.edu]. Shortly before the COVID-19 pandemic affected operations at Johns Hopkins, the Sheridan Libraries inaugurated a Wellness Station in the Brody Learning Commons (BLC)  […]


Using Ebooks This Fall

Ebook Reader

Though the Sheridan Libraries are pleased to continue to offer curbside pickup for many print books this fall (see here for details), we recognize that ebooks are often preferred by patrons for a variety of reasons. We have thus gone to great lengths to acquire many new ebooks through ProjectMuse, JStor, ProQuest, Springer, and other […]


Meet Our 2020-2021 Freshman Fellows!

Freshman Fellows

The Special Collections Freshman Fellows program began in 2016 as an enriching and fun introduction to the challenges and joys of conducting research with primary sources. Students in the fellowship embarked on fantastic research journeys ranging from the history of student housing at Hopkins to the forgotten stories that ephemera can reveal about the women’s […]


Open Access and JHU: Some Numbers

Open Sign

With Open Access Week happening Oct. 19 – 25th, I thought I’d provide a high-level overview of the Open Access journal publishing done by Johns Hopkins authors. Just in case you’re wondering.  The data and images below are from the InCites: Benchmarking and Analysis database, one of our JH Libraries subscriptions. InCites lets you play […]