Category Archives: Staff Picks

Includes librarian recommended reading for fun and research

Fake News: Through the Ages

We’ve heard so much about “fake news” lately, we thought it might be interesting to focus on the topic in a series of blog posts. Although it seems to be a new concept, “fake news” has been around – in … Continue reading

CANCELLED — An Evening with Thomas Dolby – presented by Friends of the JHU Libraries

The reading with Thomas Dolby will be rescheduled for later this spring. Stay tuned for more details… TUESDAY, MARCH 14th at EVERGREEN MUSEUM, 6:00 P.M.  This event is FREE, but registration is requested via libraryfriends@jhu.edu. With hit songs like “Hyperactive!” … Continue reading

Why We March

When people feel they are not being represented—that their voices and experiences don’t matter, when they feel there is a great wrong in the world, and when they have simply had enough—they often take to the streets and march. Increased … Continue reading

Watership Down – Book, Film, and Music

“Do tell me how I can help you,” said the Chief Rabbit. “Well sir,’ said Hazel rather hesitantly, ‘it’s because of my brother — Fiver here. He can often tell when there’s anything bad about, and I’ve found him right … Continue reading

Season’s Readings, Guilty Pleasures (and Gift Ideas)

Why do I love these lists so much? Every December, I look forward to the various year-end lists of best books put out by newspapers and other periodicals. True, they are a great place to find something to read, and … Continue reading

Let there be Light!

As our daylight hours dwindle, I am always reminded of Dylan Thomas. Not because he wrote “A Child’s Christmas in Wales,” but because of his poem “Do not go gentle into that good night.” Thomas of course was writing of … Continue reading

Snowflakes keep falling on my head…

While I know those are not quite the lyrics for that song, I can’t help but want to twist the words around slightly this time of year, particularly when the sky is gray and hats, gloves, and wooly socks are … Continue reading

Time for a Timeline

Guest blogger: Macie Hall, from the CER’s Innovative Instructor. After the discussion at our April 1st Lunch and Learn: Faculty Conversations on Teaching on the topic Alternatives to the Research Paper, I was asked about applications for creating timelines. Fortunately there are some … Continue reading

Who Knew? Library Guides you might not expect!

When you think of libraries, what springs to mind? Books, research databases, datasets, videos, incredibly helpful librarians like me (smile)… right? Well, you might be surprised to know that the guides below are very popular among the MSEL’s biggest fans. Check them … Continue reading

The Enthusiastic Voter!

OK, a big day is fast approaching: Election Day! Arguably, one of the most important elections in recent history. Are you psyched? As you’re preparing to cast your well-informed vote, you might be interested in perusing some of these sources. Knowledge … Continue reading