Congratulations SAIS Class of 2013 Grads!
The SAIS Library staff send you best wishes for the future. Please remember you do have some alumni privileges. Any questions? Call us at 202-662-5900... we'd love to hear from you!
Library Hours for the end of term 2013
Regular Library hours are in effect through Thursday, May 16, 2012
Friday, May 17 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday - Sunday, May 18 - 19 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday, May 20 8:30 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday, May 21 8:30 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday, May 22 8:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday, May 23 Graduation 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Friday, May 24 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday - Monday, May 25 - 27 CLOSED
Tuesday, May 28 8:30 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday, May 29 8:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday, May 30 1 8:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday, May 31 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday - Sunday, June 1 - 2 CLOSED
Summer Session hours being Monday, June 3
Library records of all graduating students will expire on Friday, May 17. Students on the list of graduates must return all library books and pay all library fines by Friday, May 17. The School will not permit students with outstanding debts to graduate, or receive grades or transcripts.
If you are interested in continuing to borrow from SAIS Library as an alum, see our webpage on alumni privileges for more information. If you have any questions, email email@example.com
Summer Hours 2013
Here are the SAIS Library Hours for the Summer 2013
June 3 - July 25 (closed Thursday, July 4)
Mondays - Thursdays 8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fridays 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturdays 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
July 27- 28
Saturday - Sunday CLOSED
July 29 - August 27
Mondays - Thursdays 8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fridays 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturdays - Sundays 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
August 28 - 30
Wednesday – Friday 8:30 am - 8:00 pm
Labor Day Weekend, Aug 31 – Sept 2
Saturday - Monday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Regular academic hours begin Tuesday, September 3
BIG NEWS: SAIS Library Open 24 Hours Starting April 1st
Spring Break: We'll be here. Will you?
Rio or... studying in the stacks? You decide.
Spring Break Hours at SAIS Library
Saturday, March 16: 10am - 9pm
Sunday, March 17: 11am - 9pm
Monday, March 18- Friday, March 22: 8:30am - 9pm
Saturday, March 23: 10am - 9pm
Sunday, March 24: 11am - 11pm
Regular library reserve circulation policies will be in effect throughout the break, although overnight checkout time will be at 3:00 pm on each day that the Library closes at 9:00 pm. Have a GREAT break, SAISers!
JHU Funding for Open Access
If you're not familiar with the term "Open Access," it refers to faculty and researchers making their journal articles and/or data freely available to the public. The Johns Hopkins Open Access Promotion Fund (OAPF)
promotes Open Access publishing by
Hopkins researchers through reimbursing the author fees often required
by Open Access publishers. Open to all JHU researchers (faculty, students, staff), the fund consists of a set amount of monies that will, on a yearly basis, be disbursed until depleted.
If you're interested in the concept of "open access," check out JHU's Scholarly Communications Guide
, which has information about OA at JHU
, Digital Humanities
, author's rights
If you'd like to apply for funding from the OAPF, details and the online application form are available here.
For more information, please contact SAIS Library's Josh McDonald
or Steve Sears
Labels: open access
Catalyst: Now with Articles!
If you go to Catalyst
today, you may notice something new. In addition to receiving your regular book results from the catalog, you will now also receive article results as well!*
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Think of it as a JHU-specific Google Scholar
. In many cases, clicking the title of the article will take you directly to the article itself. For those instances where we do not have access to an electronic copy, you will be taken to a screen where you can request one via Interlibrary Loan.
Looking for articles and databases that are more finely tuned to your research area? Not a problem. You can view a complete list of the 900+ databases licensed for your use at the Directory of Licensed Databases.
For suggestions based on your subject area, consult our Research Guides
So, where did all of this come from? You! Last year we heard from Catalyst users who wanted a simpler way to find relevant articles and journals. This is the result. Your opinions help us focus our efforts. Let us know what you think of this new feature with the red Feedback link in Catalyst
* Because of license agreements, lawyers, and litigation, if you are off-campus you will be prompted to log in with your JHED in order to see article results. Sorry about that.
Library Tours, Spring 2013
The SAIS Librarians encourage you to attend a 50-60 minute orientation to the Library,
with an emphasis on course reserves and online resources.
New students are strongly encouraged to attend,
but everyone is welcome
Wednesday, January 30 at 1:00 pm
Friday, February 1 at 2:00 pm
Sign up at the Reference Desk
in the Library or
with your preferred time.
Library Hours, Winter Break
SAIS Library DC Intersession Hours, 2012-2013:
Week of December 17
Monday – Thursday 8:30 am – 11:00 pm
Friday 8:30 am – 9:00 pm
Week of December 24
Monday - Sunday CLOSED
Week of December 31
Monday - Tuesday CLOSED
Wednesday – Thursday 8:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Weeks of January 7 and 14
Monday – Thursday 8:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Week of January 21
Monday CLOSED (MLK Jr. Day/ Inauguration)
Tuesday – Friday 8:30 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am- 9:00 pm
Sunday 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Regular hours resume Saturday, January 26
photo courtesy of Stephen Sears, SAIS
Welcome to our new site!
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The new SAIS website
On the Library's page
, there are a few changes to note:
• The navigation that was previously on the left is streamlined and now on the right under Tools
• There’s a new Databases dropdown menu
with ALL the databases subscribed to by JHU. You can also type a keyword of the database name to speed up the search.
• The library guide – About The Library
– link midway down the page.
• The Top Ten Databases
the old site has departed. You can find those resources either: 1) on the updated first page of Key Databases guide
for many of those links OR 2) you can use the aforementioned Databases menu.
This site is a work in progress; we’ll be making tweaks, correcting errors, etc. As of this post, the site works best in Firefox - with some problems occurring in Explorer.
To find the Library from the SAIS website's Current Students
page, use the green button on the upper right that says Library, or the Library button on the grey box called Top Resources. Googling SAIS Library is the fastest way to get to us.
Feedback is welcome! There is a Feedback button on each page of the site (it “floats” in lower right). Those comments go to the school's web team, so if you think a librarian can help you find something, please contact us via the Ask A Librarian link
on the Library's page.
Thank you for your patience as we get used to our new site!
SAIS Library will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, with additional revised hours during the break:
Sat, November 17 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Sun, November 18 11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Mon, November 19 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Tues, November 20 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Weds, November 21 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thurs, November 22 CLOSED
Fri, November 23 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m..
Sat, November 24 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Sun, November 25 11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Ask at the Reserve Desk about loan policy changes during that week.
Meanwhile, if you're wondering about all those unusual yellow leaves on the ground in Dupont Circle, those are the leaves of Ginkgo trees (see Encyc. Britannica). For a few weeks in autumn, the trees are beautiful, especially around Swann Street in Dupont East. Unfortunately, beauty has its dark side: Female Ginkgo trees drop a lot of foul-smelling berries which will soon be all over the ground....and your shoes
photo courtesy of Zo-d.com/blog
Labels: hours, policies
Q: How can I reserve a group study room?
SAIS Library has four rooms designed for group study. Two each on floors seven and eight. This fall we are testing a new online booking system, so the method of booking a room is different for each floor.
To reserve an 8th floor room:
Print the full name and email address of one member of your group on the calendar outside the room, with a beginning and end time.
To reserve a 7th floor room:
Use the touch screen near the 7th floor group study rooms OR click here
and log in using your JHED. [Note: There is a link under Tools on the right side of the Library's website] Then:
Select desired Date / Start Time / End Time
Enter your name (as Requestor) and click on small "Check Names" icon below.
Optional: enter additional names of people in your group
Select the room you want and Add
Check to make sure the room is not double-booked.
Reservations are forfeited after 15 minutes.
Note to non-SAIS JHU students:
Due to high demand, during Fall and Spring semesters the Group Study Rooms are restricted to SAIS student and SAIS Library staff use only. In the evening and on weekends, you may request access to Nitze Building classrooms for group study at the guard’s desk (on the first floor of the Nitze Building). During Summer and Intersession, you may use the Library’s group study rooms when empty, but may not reserve them in advance.
For more policies governing use of group study rooms, click here
Blackboard: Some tips
SAIS Library recommends using Firefox.
If you have an older version of IE, now is the time to upgrade (IE 8 or 9 usually work)
Internet Explorer has strict security settings that may try to prevent links to external web resources in Blackboard (e.g. Course Readings) from opening immediately. If this occurs, you will be prompted to allow non-secure items to be displayed:
Internet Explorer 8
Click No to display the link properly.
You may also permanently change Internet Explorer's security settings to Displayed Mixed Content.
1. From the tool bar at the top of the browser window, choose Tools
2. Select the Security tab
3. Click the Custom Level button
4. In the Miscellaneous section, change the Display Mixed Content setting to Enable.
It is also helpful to have Explorer version 8
rather than an older one. ________________________________________
Labels: Blackboard, electronic reserves, SAIS tips
Welcome, New Students!
Here are six things you should know about SAIS Library:
Fall 2012 Library hours.
- Mason Library is on the top 3 floors of the Nitze building (1740 Mass), with the entrance on floor 6. We're happy to orient you when you visit.
- You can access electronic reserves (aka: your course readings) via Blackboard.
- You can also access JHU resources from home. More details... it's easy.
- Use these instructions to set up printing from your laptop.
- Your blue "J-card" (JHU ID card) will serve as your library card. You should always know your JHED login ID ("lid") and password. They have multiple uses.
- SAIS Librarians can help with any questions you might have. We're available Mon - Fri, 9-5, but feel free to call us at 202-663-5901 or just Ask A Librarian.
Labels: news, SAIS tips
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