The Sheridan Libraries are on the forefront of providing the online services, tools, and resources that are critical for sustaining Johns Hopkins teaching and research during COVID-19. Please consider joining our efforts by providing support for core priorities and pressing needs.

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Join Sheridan Libraries technology specialists, librarians, and curators in our collaborative efforts to meet the unprecedented challenges posed by COVID-19.

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Contact Us

For more information about the Sheridan Libraries COVID-19 Response Fund, or to designate your gift to one of the following critical areas of need, please contact Sylvia Eggleston Wehr, Associate Dean for External Affairs, at or Shellie Dolan, Senior Associate Director of Development, at


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Digital Course Materials

With the university’s unprecedented move to online instruction, Sheridan Libraries staff worked tirelessly to make books, articles, films, and recordings digitally available for over 1,000 courses. We continue to meet the heightened demand for digital materials by accelerating our digitization activities and working with faculty to acquire new digital scholarly content.

Your gift will support many unanticipated expenses and help us connect Hopkins faculty and students with the digital resources they need for effective online teaching, learning, and research.

COVID-19 Tracking Maps

Our software engineers and data specialists provide the infrastructure, tools, and services that enable Hopkins experts to tackle increasingly complex issues facing our local and global communities. The Digital Research and Curation Center and Data Services teams are providing heroic 24/7 technical support for the Johns Hopkins COVID-19 tracking maps and other data visualization efforts to monitor and combat the outbreak.

Your gift will help us continue to provide innovative technical support for these multidisciplinary, collaborative research activities.

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Virtual Student Assistants

Our instructional innovation team in the Center for Educational Resources (CER) scaled up its support services this spring to help Homewood campus faculty quickly move over 1,000 courses online. Now focused on shifting summer academic programs to a virtual format, the CER would like to hire several remote student assistants to help faculty build course content, maintain online instruction resources on the CER website, and conduct data collection and analysis.

$1,000 is needed to fund each assistant. Priority will be given to students financially impacted by COVID-19.

Virtual Curatorial Internships

The Department of Special Collections, in collaboration with the Johns Hopkins Program in Museums and Society, would like to host three virtual interns this summer to curate digital exhibitions that will expand online access to our collections of rare books, manuscripts, photographs, ephemera, and institutional archives. Paired with a mentor for support and consultation, each intern will also be introduced to other work across the department and learn about how special collection libraries and major research libraries are organized and function.

$1,500 is needed to fund each intern. Priority will be given to students financially impacted by COVID-19.

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