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 a tool that allows the Visual Resources Collection (VRC) to publish our image collection to ARTstor […]


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 average day the busiest times at the Circulation desk are between 11 am and 7 […]


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 forget to take care of some library R & R–Return and Renew! Before you leave […]


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 reserves be your umbrella? Even if you missed the best service submission deadline for Spring […]


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 biographies and accomplishments! Begin by journeying back to the year 538 of the Common Era […]


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 autobiographic graphic novels out there. For example, Craig Thompson’s masterpiece Blankets explores his coming-of-age in an […]