Category Archives: Staff Picks

Includes librarian recommended reading for fun and research

My Solo Travels in Greece: A POC in Paradise

Part I:  Microaggressions in Mykonos  When I was asked to write a travelogue on my two-week sojourn to Greece, I could not help but write this through a lens of intersectionality. As a person of color (POC) and a young … Continue reading

Library Tourism

At some point, we all travel and explore new places. While you’re globe-trotting, don’t forget to visit libraries! Seriously, some libraries are tourist attractions and well-worth a visit. Even the New York Times has recognized this insider’s tip! You could … Continue reading

Why Not Read About Summer?

The academic year is over, the Memorial Day picnic leftovers are in the fridge, and you’re starting to plan your summer activities. If you’re like me, one of the most important summer activities is summer reading! Trashy novels, breezy beach … Continue reading

Fake News Changes Us

As we’ve all been learning recently, fake news really takes two forms: 1) information that is truly wrong and 2) accurate information that someone disagrees with. The first type (alternative facts?) can be disproven using any number of fact-checking sources … Continue reading

Protecting Yourself on the Web

As part of Choose Privacy Week, we thought we’d look at securing your web history. In March, Congress agreed to roll back consumer protections that kept internet service providers (ISPs) from selling your search history. Since then, there have been … Continue reading

An Evening with Thomas Dolby – May 2nd

Presented by The Friends of the Johns Hopkins Libraries… TUESDAY, MAY 2nd Reception at 6:00 p.m. followed by 6:45 p.m. talk in MASON HALL on Homewood Campus (3101 Wyman Park Dr., Baltimore, MD 21218). This event is FREE, but RSVP is requested … Continue reading

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

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