Early American Christmas at Homewood by Julie Rose

From boxwood to magnolia leaf garlands, Homewood Museum is decked out for the season! The house is fully decorated and open for everyone to enjoy this holiday season. Volunteers and staff decorated the museum for the holidays with garlands,  boxwood, and dried floral and feather arrangements. Homewood exudes a festive spirit that is best witnessed at the […]


Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

December 7th, 2017 marks the 76th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. (See the 75th commemoration here.). Pearl Harbor is a U.S. naval base situated on the island of Oahu, Hawaii. On December 7th, 1941, at approximately 7:55 a.m., the United States was launched into World War 2 (WW2) when aircraft from the Imperial […]


America Recycles Day – November 15th

Did you know that November 15th is America Recycles Day – a national initiative to keep America beautiful? Our library is proud to do its part and you can too by recycling paper, plastic, cardboard, glass, foil and metal. Just drop your clean recyclables into one of the bins throughout the library; these are located […]


In A Hurry? Use Self-Checkout!

Want to check out a book?  Is there a line at the Service Desk?  Has the Service Desk closed for the evening?  No worries.  Use one of the library’s self-checkout options! Option 1:  Use your cell phone!  Download the free meeScan app; scan your JCard, follow the online prompts and you’re on your way.  For […]


Hopkins Prepares its Future Faculty

Teaching Academy full tables in classroom

Apply now to the Teaching Academy Program! In response to the increasing demand for professional development opportunities to prepare our graduate students and postdoctoral fellows as future faculty, the Teaching Academy expanded this past year to offer its workshops and 3-day Teaching Institute on both the Homewood and East Baltimore campuses.  Be sure to check […]


Egypt: The Birthplace of Flip Flops?

It’s summer and flip-flops are in full bloom! Over the centuries, shoe designers have added heels, blinged them out, and crafted them from a variety of materials. The obsession for this ancient sandal has even sprouted its own national day (#nationalflipflopday). Today, the flip-flop industry generates billions in revenue sales (ref. Havaianas, 2017). So, who […]


China Data and GIS Workshop

Are you interested in learning about spatial data and spatial analysis? If so, you don’t want to miss this upcoming workshop on China and U.S. data and GIS. Dr. Shuming Bao, director of China Data Center at the University of Michigan, will be here at MSE Library to teach about spatial study of economy and health […]


10 Tips for an Impressive Presentation

By guest blogger, Michelle Bedolla, a graduate student at Johns Hopkins University. Presentations are big components of conferences, classes, and work. They allow you to spread your knowledge to a larger audience. All eyes and ears are on you when you are on stage. This may seem like a daunting task, especially for novice presenters. […]


Pokémon Student Art: From Digital to Dry-Erase Canvas

The JHU campus is teeming with Pokémon GO players. Recently, the Milton S. Eisenhower Library (MSEL) staff stumbled upon two students, Rohith Bhethanabotla and Conan Chen, who were freehand drawing Pokémon characters in one of the Brody Learning Commons (BLC) study rooms. I sat down with these two to find out what inspired them to […]