Author Archives: Robin Sinn

About Robin Sinn

Robin is the Scholarly Communications Specialist at Sheridan Libraries, JHU. Metrics, academic publishing, discovery, repositories, and Open Science interest her.

The Many Ways to Get Library Help

There are many ways to ask for help. Some folks prefer help in a face-to-face setting. Others are more comfortable on the phone, in a chat room, querying a database, or Googling around the Internet. Knowing we’re all so different, … Continue reading

A Busy Campus and a Busy Library

Welcome (or welcome back) to campus! The empty sidewalks of summer are quickly filling up again with students, making the Homewood campus feel like Richard Scarry’s Busytown. New and returning students and faculty are always curious about library services and … Continue reading

Count von Count Presents: The Library!

A library’s primary raison d’etre is to obtain and make available resources that support your research, teaching, and learning. We have spent many years building a great collection that includes books, journals, patents, standards, newspapers, music, films, maps, government documents, … Continue reading

#ASAPbio and bioRxiv

Back in 2013, the researchers at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory decided to emulate the physicists using arXiv and create a pre-print repository for biological papers. They called it bioRxiv. Use increased slowly, for several reasons. Biologists didn’t want their work … Continue reading

Top 100 papers as measured by Altmetric

Last March I blogged about altmetrics – how many times a journal article is mentioned in social media and news outlets. There are several companies that perform this work, but Altmetric publishes a list of the top 100 articles for … Continue reading

Survey and Gift Cards: Your New Year’s Resolution

MSEL is resolved help you with all aspects of your research. We provide many services and resources, including: personalized research assistance information literacy training data management assistance instructional technology help books, journals, and datasets a variety of study spaces We also know … Continue reading

All sorts of endings

It’s the end of the year (or maybe the end of the world?) and since I’m writing this on a gray afternoon, my mind is focused on the end of all things. Since I’m a librarian, I can’t help but … Continue reading

Represent JHU on the Global Stage

Back in October we asked you to take the 101 Innovations in Scholarly Communication survey. We still need graduate students and faculty to take this graphical survey; we’ll use the data to help us improve our library services and resources. … Continue reading

Library Hours During Finals Week

Thanksgiving is long gone. Classes end Friday, Dec. 4th. Reading period is Dec. 7 – 8, and finals are Dec. 9 – 18. This means study environments will be at a premium. Whatever your preference, we have a space for … Continue reading

Find Funding Opportunities with SciVal Funding and Grant Forward

Part of a researcher’s work is finding funding to grow and sustain their research. New equipment, travel, and grad student stipends are supported by grant funding. The library provides resources for discovery of funding sources. We have two databases that … Continue reading