Author Archives: Lael Ensor-Bennett

JHU Visual Resources Collection now in ARTstor!

After many years of service, the platform that housed the JHU Visual Resources Collection’s Digital Image Database (DID@JHU or MDID) is being retired. The JHU Visual Resources Collection is now available within the ARTstor Digital Library via Shared Shelf. Shared Shelf is … Continue reading

Academic as Apple Pie: Submit Your Course Reserves Today!

Pumpkin pie, sweaters, apple pie, crisp air, pecan pie…fall is coming soon to a campus near you! But, how can you think about baking (and eating) delicious autumnal treats and taking long walks with colorful leaves crunching beneath your feet … Continue reading

Paving the Way for Shorter Lines at Circulation

Starting today, May 28th, the MSEL Circulation desk will be changing its full-service hours as a pilot program which will last through the summer and fall semesters. Why are we changing our full-service hours? The numbers show that on an … Continue reading

In the Summer, Not in the City…

Summer is fast approaching! That means summer internships, summer jobs, and summer vacations–all of which might take you out of town until the leaves start falling. Here at the library, we’re all for tanning on the beach, but please don’t … Continue reading

Women’s History Month Reboot: Women Making History Now

Aside from being a herald of spring, March is also Women’s History Month. As March 2013 comes to a close, let’s take a minute to reflect on the important contributions women make. While there’s a lot of research and scholarship … Continue reading

Don’t forget your course reserves for Spring!

Spring is in the air! Well, not really, but the spring semester is about to rain down upon us. Rain down upon us with eager minds, research assignments, assigned readings, and more. If you’re an instructor, why not let course … Continue reading

Intersession Is Short, but Not Too Short for Course Reserves!

Trying to relax after a brutal fall semester? Spending your time dreaming of hot cocoa around the fire with snowflakes outside the window? Teaching an Intersession 2013 course, but missed the best service submission deadline for course reserves? Never fear! … Continue reading

The Lives in the Day: November 30th Birthdays

I have always loved “Today in History” features, so I was extremely excited when I accidentally discovered that there are a lot of historical figures and famous people with November 30th birthdays! Let’s celebrate their legacies by checking out (pun intended) their … Continue reading

Only for Leisure, Breaks, and Procrastination…No More! Studying and Researching Comics

We’ve suggested reading comics and graphic novels a couple of times now, but we’ve yet to really talk about the study of graphic novels and comics. After attending this year’s Baltimore Comic Con, I realized just how much the world … Continue reading

Growing up and Grown Up: Memoir Graphic Novels

Graphic novels can be great for relaxed summer reading and for intriguing stories (see our posts “Get Graphic!” and “Summer Reading: On the Go!”). But, graphic novels are not afraid to take on difficult subjects. There are many deeply personal … Continue reading