Author Archives: Brian Shields

Enigmatic Edgar

Edgar Allan Poe’s death in Baltimore on October 7, 1849, ensured that the writer and the city would be forever linked. On October 7, 2016, come celebrate Poe’s life and legacy, and commemorate the anniversary of his death, at the … Continue reading

Jubilee: A Journey to the Italian Renaissance on M-Level

Make a pilgrimage to the Milton S. Eisenhower Library’s M-level for JUBILEE: Roman Catholic Pilgrimage Culture in Papal Rome, 1500 – 1675, a rare book exhibition featuring beautifully illustrated books from the Italian Renaissance. The curator, senior Taylor Alessio, will … Continue reading

Winners Announced for the 2016 Student Book Collecting Contest

Congratulations to the winners of the 2016 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 Betty and Edgar Sweren, recognizes the love … Continue reading

How the N.A.G. Blue Jay Came to Be

Guest post from Neil A. Grauer (A&S ’69) Editor’s note: Stop by the Special Collections Reading Room on M-level of the Brody Learning Commons for an exhibit dedicated to the Blue Jay as we welcome alumni back to campus for Reunion … Continue reading

Thank You!

So much for our New Year’s Resolution about procrastination (don’t judge!). Here’s our New Year’s video and a salute to all the people — students, faculty, staff, alumni, friends, parents, and you, gentle reader — who help make the Sheridan … Continue reading

Calling All Freshmen: Help the Libraries Serve You Better!

You are invited to join the Student Advisory Committee (SAC) and help advise us on new and existing library services and policies. This group is chaired by Dean Winston Tabb and includes undergraduate and graduate students. Meetings are held twice per semester. … Continue reading

Updated library hours

The library (MSE and BLC) will be open from 7:30 AM until 9:00 PM until further notice. Please remember that the citywide 10 PM curfew remains in effect, and please continue to check the university’s emergency alert page for updates.

Calling All Bibliophiles: 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

On-Site Borrowing: One More Reason to Love BorrowDirect

Do you occasionally find yourself in a community where you’d like to use the research library? Under a new pilot agreement, JHU students, faculty, and staff have on-site borrowing privileges at the following BorrowDirect institutions: Brown University, University of Chicago, … Continue reading

What a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive

The guest blogger for this post, Neil Weijer, is a Denis Curatorial Fellow at the Sheridan Libraries and a doctoral candidate in the Department of History. Weijer co-curated the Fakes, Lies, & Forgeries exhibition, which opens October 5 at the George … Continue reading