Author Archives: Brian Shields

The Sweren Student Book Collecting Contest is Open!

The Betty and Edgar Sweren Student Book Collecting Contest recognizes the love of books and the delight in shaping a thoughtful and focused book collection. All undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in a degree program at Johns Hopkins are eligible … Continue reading

In Memoriam: Champ Sheridan

We are sad to announce the passing of R. Champlin “Champ” Sheridan, a member of the university’s class of 1952, trustee emeritus, 2007 recipient of an honorary doctorate of humane letters, and generous benefactor to the university and to the … Continue reading

2013 Student Book Collecting Contest Winners Announced

Congratulations to the winners of the 2013 Betty and Edgar Sweren Student Book Collecting Contest. The annual competition, which is sponsored by the Friends of the Libraries and was endowed in 2007 by longtime Friends Betty and Edgar Sweren, recognizes … Continue reading

The Icon That Almost Wasn’t There

Mention Baltimore to an out-of-towner and a few things are likely to come up in conversation:¬†The Wire will almost certainly be mentioned; possibly Hairspray. As will crab cakes, Cal Ripken, and Camden Yards. But odds are that the Inner Harbor, … Continue reading

What’s in a name?

The Friends of the Libraries are pleased to host author, artist, and environmental activist James Prosek for the 2013 Paula U. Hamburger Lecture on Thursday, March 28. His talk “The Taxonomist’s Dilemma: Or, What’s in a Name?” will explore the … Continue reading

The Violinist’s Thumb

Did the human race almost go extinct? Can genetics explain a crazy cat lady’s love for felines? How does DNA lead to people with no fingerprints, or humans born with tails? And how did the right combination of genes create … Continue reading

Update: MSE and BLC to open at 5 pm today, October 30

With the university set to resume normal operations tomorrow, the Milton S. Eisenhower Library and Brody Learning Commons will open at 5 pm this evening. The cafe will reopen tomorrow.

Update: MSE and Brody Learning Commons closed Tuesday, October 30

Please be advised that the Milton S. Eisenhower Library and Brody Learning Commons are closed Tuesday, October 30. Librarians will be monitoring the Ask a Librarian e-mail account for as long as power and Sandy allow. Be sure to check … Continue reading

Come for the group study rooms, stay for the flu shot

On Monday, September 24, the Office of Student Health and Wellness will hold a vaccination clinic in Seminar Room 4040 on B-level of the Brody Learning Commons. The clinic runs from 3-6 PM; students in line at 6 PM will … Continue reading

Celebrate Bloomsday with the Friends of the Libraries

Join the Friends of the Libraries on Saturday, June 16 for our annual Bloomsday celebration at the James Joyce Pub. Every June 16, James Joyce fans around the world observe Bloomsday, the celebration of Joyce and his epic novel,¬†Ulysses. Come … Continue reading