Update on Library Services for Thanksgiving Week

Thanksgiving at the Library

The Sheridan Libraries will be closed Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27 for Thanksgiving, a university holiday. The library services below will have modified hours during Thanksgiving week, from Monday, November 23 to Sunday, November 29: Book Returns and Book Pickup Service Tuesday, 9am – 3pm Wednesday, 9am – 12pm Ask a Librarian virtual […]


Meet the Team Behind MSEL’s Pickup Service

Lily Kowalczyk

In June, the Johns Hopkins Libraries launched a pickup service for faculty, staff, and students to checkout library materials. If you’ve participated at MSEL, there’s a good chance someone from our Access Services department took part in preparing your items for pickup. Want to meet the team? Take a look at what one Library Specialist, […]


Wellness Games Recommendations

Explore Cropped

[Today’s post is brought to us by guest bloggers, Edwina Picon and Clare Lochary, two of the people involved in the Sheridan Libraries student wellness initiatives. To reach them, please e-mail wellness@jhu.edu]. Shortly before the COVID-19 pandemic affected operations at Johns Hopkins, the Sheridan Libraries inaugurated a Wellness Station in the Brody Learning Commons (BLC)  […]


Using Ebooks This Fall

Ebook Reader

Though the Sheridan Libraries are pleased to continue to offer curbside pickup for many print books this fall (see here for details), we recognize that ebooks are often preferred by patrons for a variety of reasons. We have thus gone to great lengths to acquire many new ebooks through ProjectMuse, JStor, ProQuest, Springer, and other […]


Meet Our 2020-2021 Freshman Fellows!

Freshman Fellows

The Special Collections Freshman Fellows program began in 2016 as an enriching and fun introduction to the challenges and joys of conducting research with primary sources. Students in the fellowship embarked on fantastic research journeys ranging from the history of student housing at Hopkins to the forgotten stories that ephemera can reveal about the women’s […]


Open Access and JHU: Some Numbers

Open Sign

With Open Access Week happening Oct. 19 – 25th, I thought I’d provide a high-level overview of the Open Access journal publishing done by Johns Hopkins authors. Just in case you’re wondering.  The data and images below are from the InCites: Benchmarking and Analysis database, one of our JH Libraries subscriptions. InCites lets you play […]


Open Access Week Events

This year the Johns Hopkins Libraries are marking Open Access Week with a variety of events. We hope one or more appeal to you. Friday, Oct. 16 9:00 am – 10:00 am Open Access at JHUP during COVID-19 Speakers: Barbara Kline Pope, Director, JHU Press Wendy Queen, Director, Project MUSE Event description and link Barbara […]


Fall 2020 with the VRC

VRC

[This blog post was contributed by VRC Staff Alana Barry (International Studies/East Asian Studies, ’22)] As we begin the fall semester in an online-only format, the Visual Resources Collection (VRC) would like to remind you about the online resources we offer throughout the semester. Our recently completed VRC FAQ page contains detailed information and instructions […]


Preserving Staff History in the Archives: The Homewood Facilities Operations Staff Yearbook

Behind the Scenes

The Ferdinand Hamburger University Archives collects, preserves, and provides access to Hopkins history. Historically, we have prioritized relationships with key offices that carry out certain mission-critical functions: Office of the President, the Provost, the Registrar’s office, and so forth. As a result, the administration’s perspective has dominated the story of Hopkins. This is an important […]