Category Archives: Events and Exhibits

Includes library events (e.g., classes, Friends of the Libraries lectures) and exhibits

NEW! Research Clinics!

Have you ever gotten stuck with zero results trying to find articles on a topic on which you know articles exist? Or, stuck with too many articles that are completely unrelated to what you need? Have you felt your brain … Continue reading

ArcGIS Workshops Resume!

The Sheridan Libraries GIS and Data Services Department is resuming its popular series of workshops, “Getting Acquainted With ArcGIS.” We welcome all to attend: the curious, the besieged, the beset, frequent GIS users, and novices, too! The workshops are being held … Continue reading

The History and Future of Libraries: “The wisdom of our ancestors”

What is a library? Is it a collection of books, a suite of digital resources, a space for studying? Where do our current ideas about libraries come from, and where will our new tools take us? Does the library have … 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

When Librarians Gather

Several years ago, there was an amusing video making the rounds (well, it was amusing to librarians anyway), that was a parody of the then popular film March of the Penguins. It was a light-hearted look at a twice-yearly librarian … Continue reading

Intersession in Special Collections: Get Down and Dirty with Books

So, you like the smell of ink and old paper? You love strange tales? Maybe you’re into the exotic locales they can take you to? Or maybe you like to do weird digital things with printed matter? Yeah, I’m talking … Continue reading

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

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

Baltimore Book Festival (AKA When Bibliophiles Go Wild at the Peabody Library)!

The reintroduction of pumpkin spice lattes? Please. Everyone knows that the true start of fall is the Baltimore Book Festival, and it is happening September 27-29th in lovely Mount Vernon Square! There will be so many activities! Oodles of vintage … Continue reading

GIS Workshops: Geography is Cooler than You Think It Is

For many of us, our last brush with geography was in middle school when we were asked to color in maps of various regions that we were studying, and we haven’t given it much thought since then. Well, times have … Continue reading