Feed Your Research

All props to the graduate student in Sociology who alerted me to this wonderful time saver. I knew that researchers could set up RSS feeds and e-mail alerts for tables of contents, but I wasn’t practicing what I preached. I’ve got my e-mail alerts set up for tables of contents of favorite library science journals […]


Is it Midterms Already?

Spring semester is flying by and the lack of a snow event (not that I’m complaining!) seems to make it go even faster. To make room for all of our studying students, all levels of the library will be open 24/7 from Sunday, March 4 through Friday, March 16. So that we can better accommodate […]


Look Who’s Blogging!

Our friends at the Johns Hopkins University Press! They’ve started the new year with a bang, I mean, blog. We’re adding it to our blogroll so we can keep up with all the doings of this wonderful press which gives us thousands of books and e-journals via Project Muse. Put the RSS feed in your […]


Yes, Virginia, the Library IS open 24/7!

Wasn’t it just the first week of classes and we were recovering from an earthquake and then a hurricane? Now it’s the end of classes and the library will be open 24/7 on all levels from Saturday, December 3 through Friday, December 16 for those with a valid JHU ID. We’ll be open to visitors during […]


Forget Siri, Text Milton!

We’re at that time of year—classes are coming to an end; all floors in the library will soon be open 24/7; and space is at a premium. You were lucky enough to grab that carrel or table and you’re parked there for the duration. No way you’re giving up this hard-won spot, but you’ve got […]


Thanksgiving By the Numbers

Some people have memorable birthdays, like December 25, January 1, February 29 (how confusing!), July 4. But no one can have a Thanksgiving birthday and here’s why. Thanksgiving, which falls on November 24, 2011 this year, did not have a fixed time on the calendar until 1863, when Abraham Lincoln decreed it should fall on the last […]


Shhhhh, Students Studying!

It’s that time of year again—midterms. Students are burning the midnight oil so to aid them in their studying, the library will be open to visitors from 8:00 AM to 4 PM from Sunday, October 9 through Friday, October 21. At all other times, a valid JHU ID will be required for entrance. To our JHU students, levels […]


Banned Books Week

What do Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting by in America, Brave New World, and Revolutionary Voices have in common with Twilight, And Tango Makes Three, and The Hunger Games? All of them made a Top Ten list. No, not David Letterman’s Top Ten List. Instead, they made the American Library Association’s list of most […]


And So It Begins

Academic year 2011-2012 is here! Where did the summer go? And what just happened over the weekend??? Welcome Class of 2015 and welcome back returning students and faculty. Below are answers to questions we frequently get the first few weeks. Hours: we go back to 24/7 hours AFTER Labor Day, starting Tuesday, September 6. Q & […]