Author Archives: Adriane Koenig

About Adriane Koenig

Sr. Academic Program Coordinator and Green Campus Rep for MSE Library

Independence Day

In a letter to his wife Abigail, founding father John Adams declared that the Fourth of July “ought to be solemnized with Pomp and Parade, with Shews, Games, Sports, Guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of this Continent … Continue reading

BorrowDirect now in Catalyst and WorldCat

To get you the materials you need faster, last fall we debuted a service called BorrowDirect. This 11-school consortium offers direct access to the more than 50 million volumes from the Ivies plus Chicago and MIT, providing a great alternative … Continue reading

Composting on the go!

Last year Homewood Recycling distributed a survey about composting and recycling needs on campus. From the 400 responses, they determined that additional composting bins were desired and that the library was a prime location. Though we’ve offered composting in the BLC … Continue reading

Mythbusters II: Librarians & Holiday Breaks

We’ve already dispelled the myth about Gilman’s will dictating the height of campus buildings and the one about the library sinking under the weight of all our books. Time to dash another popular belief: that librarians get the same breaks as our … Continue reading

ABC’s of the Library

Welcome, or welcome back! You’ve survived move-in, pinned up your inspirational posters and tucked in your extra-long twin sheets. But now what? Well, a good place to start is the library. Since there’s no student center on campus, we’ve informally … Continue reading

Clipboards and Counting

Have you seen students walking around the library with clipboards this fall and wondered what the heck that was about? We’ve been documenting where and how people are using library spaces in anticipation of the 50th anniversary of the Milton S. … Continue reading

Time Flies, and So Can You!

With so many activities crammed into the beginning of the semester, you might become wearier of the tick-tocking clock than Captain Hook himself! But if you think your schedule is already so jam-packed you don’t have another second to spare, … Continue reading

Student Suggestions in Action

Over the years we’ve taken a number of steps towards making the library a greener space, such as introducing composting and a pen recycling program. We’re also pretty excited that the Brody Learning Commons, slated to open this summer, will … Continue reading

Expanded Recycling Program

Thanks to the Johns Hopkins Office of Sustainability, we’re now offering a new pen recycling program in the M-level copy room. Bring any unwanted pens, pencils (wood or mechanical), highlighters, markers or even white-out pens and drop them in the … Continue reading

The Library’s Top-Circulated Material in 2011

In the spirit of the year-in-review post, we decided to spill your secrets. Behold: the top checked-out books and DVDs from the McNaughton Collection over the previous year. Surprised by any of the contenders below? Top McNaughton Books 1. The Girl … Continue reading