Pandoc Workshop: Talk the Talk

Friday, February 27th 11:00 AM, Central Library These days, languages are more than words that shape human interaction. Languages also shape technological communication. There is no shortage of document formats, and each format is written in its own “language.” For most people, it’s impractical–or impossible!–to learn all of the computer languages. This Friday, February 27,… Keep Reading

Spring Break Hours @ Peabody

Peabody Library’s Spring Break Hours will be: Friday, 2/27 7:30am-6pm Saturday, 2/28 11am-6pm Sunday, 3/1 11am-6pm Monday-Friday, 3/2-3/6 7:30am-6pm Saturday, 3/7 11am-6pm Regular hours will resume Sunday, 3/8.

Applications Open for Library Dean’s Fellows

Interested in learning new technologies or developing research skills? Applications are now being accepted for Library Dean’s Fellows for summer and fall semesters. This competitive program connects undergraduate juniors and seniors and graduate students in good standing with faculty and staff working on tactical projects that benefit library users.  Selected students learn new skills and… Keep Reading

New Exhibit: Amazonian and Andean Travelers 1660-1868

A new exhibit in the Central Library showcases Brazilian and Peruvian travel accounts from the Library’s Special Collections. The exhibit, located on the fourth floor by the elevators and the sixth floor alcove, corresponds with the Conference on Andean and Amazonian Archaeology and Ethnohistory,which will meet at Vanderbilt beginning this Saturday, February 28. The exhibit will… Keep Reading

Gaming in the Classroom: Introduction to Modding Minecraft Maps

Friday February 20th, 11:00 AM Central Library Minecraft is one of the most successful games in video game history. It has over 100 million members worldwide. In Minecraft, users interact with a game world to “craft” different items. Players do not only craft items; they are able modify the game environment itself. This week’s workshop,… Keep Reading

There’s a Map for That!

Workshop on Bringing Historical Maps into the Digital Age Friday February the 13th, 11:00 AM Central Library Maps have long been used as a window into the past, showing how cities and societies were arranged and giving insight into cultures. Geographic information systems (GIS) bring maps into the computer age by allowing users to recreate… Keep Reading