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Johns Hopkins University
Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educations Programs. Sheridan Libraries 2012 CACREP
The library has a strong education and counseling collection. Faculty and students have access both on
campus and at home to all of the core databases including ERIC, Education Full Text, and PsychInfo. In
addition, we have Counseling and Therapy in Video and Counseling and Psychotherapy Transcripts,
Client Narratives, and Reference Works.
The librarian works closely with faculty to understand their needs for handbooks and diagnostic and
clinical material to maintain an appropriate level of those materials to support research and teaching.
To see the complete list of resources available, please see the Libguides for Education and for
Counseling http://guides.library.jhu.edu/education and http://guides.library.jhu.edu/counseling,
respectively. Off-campus access to these collections is available through IP authentication and via
EZProxy or Shibboleth. We also use SFX, a standard linking program, to connect users to resources
The strong liaison program allows us to not only keep current with faculty needs but allows faculty an
easy access point for requesting material. We have an online form for anyone – faculty or students – to
request material. Generally, any book that is suggested is purchased immediately with the exception of
year-end when we are closing our accounting books; those orders are held until the start of the new
fiscal year. Requests for continuations (journals) are discussed within the Social Sciences Discipline
Group and with the head of collection development to ensure appropriate funding across all the
For access to print materials that we do not own, our Interlibrary Loan (ILL) department is a member of
Rapid ILL, a consortium of libraries that guarantees a 24-hour turnaround time. We also have a delivery
service for faculty and graduate students, Eisenhower Express, which delivers library materials to their
offices; journal articles are delivered to them electronically.
Finally, the library has worked closely with Hopkins Career Centers to license institution-wide resources
for career placement support. Students have online access available to online career resource library
that allows them to gather unbiased information on companies, industries, and specific jobs.