No, they are not "pack rats."
We'll be here.... will you?
Rio or... the Periodicals Room. You decide.
Spring Break Hours at SAIS Library
Saturday, March 15: 10 am - 9 pm
Sunday, March 16: 11 am - 9 pm
Monday, March 17- Friday, March 21: 8:30 am - 9 pm
Saturday, March 22: 10 am - 9 pm
Sunday, March 23: 11 am - 11 pm
Note that overnight checkout starts at 3pm during Break.
Labels: hours, policies
UPDATE: Remote access not quite fixed...
UPDATE, APRIL 2008: These problems have been fixed. Feel free to contact the Library (see info at the bottom of this post) if remote access is not working for you. Remote access problems persist for many Hopkins users - this a JHU-wide issue, not just SAIS. One part of the problem may be mitigated by following the steps below:
1. Go to my.jhu.edu2. Click on CLICK HERE TO LOGIN
3. Login with your JHED ID and password
4. Click on myJhed tab
5. Click on Change MyInfo (under JHED Functions)
6. Make sure SAIS is the "primary campus" selected under the personal info tab. If not, select SAIS Campus.
7. Save the information.Close the browser, give it some time and reopen. Try to access the databases again. If the problem persists,
please contact Sonny Singh or Steve Sears at SAIS Library.
Labels: databases, technology
It IS easy being green...
There is a fine line between archives and junk!
The Library is doing Spring house cleaningWith balmy weather coming, we'd like to find a home for all the scarves, gloves, and other paraphernalia that's accumulated in the Library's Lost and Found collection. If you've lost something (clothing, notebook, water bottle, favorite earrings, etc.), please stop by the Circulation Desk to see if we've found it. Unclaimed items will be recycled or donated to a good home by March 24th.Feeling overwhelmed by the "stuff" that already surrounds you? Read on.
If you have books, movies, or CDs that you feel ready to part with, you may want to consider donating them to Books for America, an organization near Dupont Circle whose mission is to "promote literacy, life-long learning and understanding by distributing donated new and used books of all types and other forms of educational media to organizations serving disadvantaged communities and individuals."
They also sell donated books and media at their Bookstore with a Purpose at 1417 22nd Street, NW, near the corner of 22nd & P, a short walk from SAIS. They'll accept your donations (in good condition), sell them, and use the proceeds to purchase books for their library building and literacy programs. Have too many books to tote over to 22nd St. NW? If you have more than 50 titles, you can arrange for a pick-up.
Want to make way in your apartment for a flat screen high-definition TV, or get rid of an old computer or other consumer electronic? An article in the January 31, 2008, edition of the Washington Post entitled Out with the Old offers the following suggestions:
And for those of you want to acquire more stuff, but are on a budget, or want to minimize your impact on the environment, you can use most of these same resources to find stuff to get for free or buy at low cost.
- MyGreenElectronics, a service of the Consumer Electronics Association, offers information on recycling and repurposing TVs, computers, and other consumer electronics. Select the item you want to get rid of, plug in your zip code, and you'll see a list of charities, schools and community programs that might accept your item.
- Throwplace.com matches unwanted items with nonprofit organizations.
- Freecycle is a cyber-bulletin board for giveaways
- Craigslist provides free listings for selling or giving away items
- Habitat for Humanity accepts used TVs and appliances that are sold in their Habitat ReStores to help support their building programs.
photo courtesy of the Gizmodo blog
Labels: news, SAIS tips
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