Author Archives: Heidi Herr

About Heidi Herr

Heidi Herr is the librarian for philosophy and outreach coordinator for Special Collections.

Dirty Books and Longing Looks: A Rare Books Open House!

“Wait. What? Dirty books? Didn’t you guys just clean the Peabody Library already?” No, not those kinds of dirty books, silly! We’re talking books that could make you blush, sigh, or long for what could have been if you’d only … Continue reading

Of Ephemeral Cats, Popish Plots, and the Baltimore Occult

Think Special Collections is only composed of fancy materials like Shakespeare folios or exquisite medieval books of hours? Well, think again! Students enrolled in the Intersession course “Cheap and (Not Too) Tawdry: An Exploration of Ephemera” had hands-on access to … Continue reading

Muttonchops at the Bat!

It’s baseball season in Baltimore! Huzzah! Huzzah? Yeah, the past decade or so was less than magical when it comes to the Orioles ability to, you know, win, but even the most dejected of O’s fans can rekindle their love … Continue reading

Of Moles and Dreams and Napoleon’s Sinister Hand of Fate!

Have you ever, whilst undergoing a pique of ennui, wondered what Napoleon would have to say about your fate, or, while gazing at your reflection in a mirror, crying at the ravages of time, thought, “is this mole to blame … Continue reading

Tiptoe Through the Tulips at Flowermart!

Baltimore! It’s the land of pleasant living! And what’s more pleasant than spending a lovely Saturday perusing flowers, eating deliciously sugary lemon sticks, and tiptoeing through the tulips with your friends? That’s right, all ye denizens of Baltimore, FlowerMart is occurring this Friday … Continue reading

Special Collections After Dark Presents: Dirty Books & Longing Looks!

Grab some smelling salts, reupholster those fainting couches, and get ready for a major attack of the vapors because it’s once again time for Dirty Books and Longing Looks! Yes, the library’s premiere venue for lessons in love, courtesy of … Continue reading

A Camera Snapping on D-Level: Photographing the Sheridan Libraries

The Sheridan Libraries hired two undergraduate photography interns to document a year in the life of the libraries. The undergraduates are John Belanger, JHU ’14 and Eric Chen, JHU ’16. Below are Eric’s thoughts regarding his work on the documentary … Continue reading

Photographing the Sheridan Libraries: An Exploration of Space and Composition

The Sheridan Libraries hired two undergraduate photography interns to document a year in the life of the libraries. The undergraduates are John Belanger, JHU ’14 and Eric Chen, JHU ’16. Below are John’s thoughts regarding his work on the documentary … Continue reading

Anatomy of a Book? Like, Eeeeeeew???

Don’t worry, all ye holders of weak stomachs! The anatomy of a book is not gross at all, unless you want it to be. Seriously, let me know and I will happily discuss bookish anatomy dealing with diseased polka dot … Continue reading

Scholarship In Action: Library Research Fellows Roundtable

Ever wonder about what people research in Special Collections? Well, wonder no more as we present to you our inaugural Special Collections Research Center program focusing on graduate student research. Recipients of the 2013 Summer Library Research Fellowship will give … Continue reading