Transform Yourself!

Become the person who can boast to friends that you can navigate the treacherous waters of citations, e-books, and Google. Check out these workshops: E-Books:  Does JHU have e-books? (Yes, lots.) How do I find them? (It’s incredibly easy.) How do I use them? (THAT’s what you’ll learn when you come to the workshop!) Wednesday, […]


The Clock is Ticking

Midterms are just around the corner (gasp!), and to make sure that you have enough space to spread out and study, we’ll be limiting non-JHU access to MSE Library and the Brody Learning Commons to 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. from Sunday, October 14 through Friday, October 26th. Brody will, as always, be open 24/7, […]


Give Your Research a Lift with a Workshop or Two!

Ever feel like you’re using old strategies to do your research? Let us help you harness the latest cutting-edge tools at one of our fall workshops. Learn how to organize your citations, navigate around e-books, not run afoul of the copyright police and download and manipulate census data. Just click on the links to register! […]


Olympic Withdrawal

It’s worse than a hang-over. I miss the Olympics! Amazing athletes, cool opening and closing ceremonies; Rio in 2016 can’t come quickly enough for me. So what’s the remedy for this malady? Watching a movie might help. Chariots of Fire is perfect for those of you who can’t get enough of track and field events. […]


An Archaeology of Knowledge

What do netsukes, skulls, globes, portable pianos and lab equipment have in common? They are soon to be part of an art installation in the Brody Learning Commons designed by noted artist and curator Mark Dion. Building on the theme of the Wunderkammer, or wonder-room, Dion describes his installation as “an archaeology of the material […]


The Tall Ships are Coming! The Tall Ships are Coming!

One of the coolest things about summer in Baltimore is the arrival of the tall ships. There are a number that pass through every year, but this year is bigger and better: their appearance marks the kick-off of the bicentennial of the War of 1812. Star-Spangled Sailabration runs from June 13th through the 19th; what […]


You Are All Graduates of the Library

To all of you out there walking across the stage in one of the many commencement ceremonies to be held later this week: Congratulations! You’ve poured your heart and soul into your studies over the past four or more years and have a right to be proud. And we can be proud, too, because we […]


Who’s In Brody? Special Collections!

The Brody Learning Commons will be student-focused space, full of natural light, group study space and a bigger cafe (no more waiting for tables, we hope!). We have, though, carved out some space for two departments that you’ll definitely want to check out when the building opens: Special Collections and Conservation and Preservation. Special Collections has always had […]


The Path to Brody, Part I

A building with the latest technology, designed with users in mind and intended to be the heart of the campus. Makes you think of the Brody Learning Commons, right? Well, actually, it describes the intent behind the MSEL. Looking at the building today, it’s hard to imagine that these were the goals for it, but that is what […]


Nashville Cats

I just got back from a workshop in Nashville on assessing student learning (more about that later!), and now I can’t stop humming that song. A city immortalized by the Lovin’ Spoonful and Robert Altman has to be pretty cool, right? So to prepare myself, I decided to watch the movie again. What a great soundtrack and […]