Category Archives: Staff Picks

Includes librarian recommended reading for fun and research

10 Tips for an Impressive Presentation

By guest blogger, Michelle Bedolla, a graduate student at Johns Hopkins University. Presentations are big components of conferences, classes, and work. They allow you to spread your knowledge to a larger audience. All eyes and ears are on you when … Continue reading

Enigmatic Edgar

Edgar Allan Poe’s death in Baltimore on October 7, 1849, ensured that the writer and the city would be forever linked. On October 7, 2016, come celebrate Poe’s life and legacy, and commemorate the anniversary of his death, at the … Continue reading

How Do We Learn?

Guest blogger: Macie Hall, from the CER’s Innovative Instructor. One of the online educational news sources that CER staff follow is Tomorrow’s Professor, edited by Rick Reis, a professor in Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University.  Tomorrow’s Professor is a newsletter with twice weekly … Continue reading

Maryland’s Favorite Crustacean

You can’t have Maryland without the Blue Crab! They go together like peanut butter and jelly, milk and cereal, JHU and lacrosse… You get the picture. Did you know that the Blue Crab is the official crustacean of the State … Continue reading

The Weather

A “hot” topic of recent conversations has been the weather. Unusually high temperatures have been hard on us all. Storms that have uprooted trees and knocked out the power for thousands of people across the country. And it seems everyone … Continue reading

Wine: a Library Collection Taste Test

Wine – red, white, rose, sparkling — so many choices — so much fun. However, there is a serious and academic side to wine and wine making as demonstrated in a new addition to our journal collection, Journal of Wine … Continue reading

To Read, or What to Read

What is it about summer and reading? The 2 words seem to go together everywhere you look. I guess the assumption is that people have scads of free time in the summer, although this is certainly not true of library … Continue reading

Transforming Summer Reading: Graphic Novel Adaptations of Literary Classics

It’s summer, and you’re thinking to yourself how you’d really like to catch up on reading some classic works of fiction, but, hey, maybe you’re also thinking how you’d also really like to read something, how shall we say, a … Continue reading

Summer “Camp” – Quirky Videos for Summer Evenings!

Is the summer heat wiping you out? Do you just need something fun to watch at the end of the day? Baltimore is well-known for its campy humor, probably best characterized in the films of John Waters. So, when in Baltimore, do as … Continue reading

Dragons!

Fire. Teeth. Scales. Wings. But also: intelligence, age, wisdom, greed, strategy. Who are some noteworthy dragons? Everyone knows Smaug, the clever, deadly creature who slept on top of a cavernful of treasure that he’d stolen. We also know the murderous … Continue reading