Listen to the Grammy winners on Naxos Music Library

*Schwantner: Concerto For Percussion & Orchestra (Guerrero and Nashville Symphony)
(Best Classical Instrumental Solo)

*Aldrige: Elmer Gantry
(Best Engineered Album, Classical; Best Contemporary Classical Composition)

*Mackey, Steven: Lonely Motel
(Best Small Ensemble Performance)

*Adams: Doctor Atomic
(Best Opera Recording)

The Music Library has your 2011 (54th) Grammy Winners

21 by Adele: CD MUS-14428
(Record Of The Year; Album of the Year; Song of the Year; Best Pop Solo Performance; Best Pop Vocal Album)

Duets II by Tony Bennett: CD MUS-14569
(Best Pop Duo/Group Performance ; Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album; Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s))

Wasting Light by the Foo Fighters: CD MUS-14793
(Best Rock Performance; Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance; Best Rock Song; Best Rock Album)

Watch the throne by Jay Z and Kanye West: CD MUS-14550
(Best Rap Performance)

Barton Hollow by The Civil Wars: CD MUS-14789
(Best Country Duo/Group Performance; Best Folk Album)

Ramble at the Ryman by Levon Helm: CD MUS-14552
(Best Americana Album)

Paper Airplane by Alison Krauss & Union Station: CD MUS-14285
(Best Bluegrass Album; Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical)
Rebirth of New Orleans by Rebirth Brass Band: CD MUS-14780
(Best Regional Roots Music Album)

The Book of Mormon: original Broadway cast recording by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez, Matt Stone: CD MUS-14263
(Best Musical Theater Album)

Light and Gold by Eric Whitacre: CD MUS-13486
(Best Choral Performance)

Diva, divo by Joyce DiDonato, mezzo-soprano: CD MUS-14513
(Best Classical Vocal Solo)

Library partnership creates Civil War Tennessee website

Recently, Vanderbilt University Libraries partnered with Middle Tennessee State Libraries and the MTSU Center for Historic Preservation to create a website and ContentDM database of stories of life in Civil War Tennessee. The website was created as part of the resources and events surrounding the Civil War Sesquicentennial with funds from the Tennessee Civil War National Heritage Area and in-kind support from Vanderbilt, MTSU and Anode, who designed the website layout. A number of objects on the site come from our own Special Collections’ Robert A. McGaw Tennessee Map Collection. The Shades of Gray and Blue website will be available to the public through MTSU’s Walker Library.

Website offers window into daily life in Civil War Tennessee

Vanderbilt Library Lecture Series Presents David Owens

Central Library Community Room
Vanderbilt University
Casual Reception and Book Signing to Follow

Wednesday February 29th, 2:00 PM

Creative People Must Be Stopped: 6 Ways We Kill Innovation
Everybody wants innovation—or do they? Dave Owens demonstrates how individuals and organizations sabotage their own best intentions to encourage “outside the box” thinking. The antidote to this self-defeating behavior is identifying which of the six major types of constraints are hindering innovation. Once innovators and other leaders understand exactly which constraints are working against them, they can overcome them, creating conditions that foster innovation instead of stopping it in its tracks. Dave Owens, in a talk he describes as “edutainment,” will provide a conceptual framework and practical information for successfully creating a culture of innovation.

David A. Owens is professor of the practice of management at Vanderbilt’s Graduate School of Management where he also directs the Executive Development Institute. Specializing in innovation and new product development, he is known as a dynamic speaker and is the recipient of numerous teaching awards. He provides consulting services for a wide range of clients around the world, and his work has been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, London Guardian and San Jose Mercury News, as well as on NPR’s Marketplace.

Owens has consulted for NASA, The Smithsonian, Nissan LEAF, Gibson Music, American Conservatory Theater, Alcatel, Tetra Pak, Tennessee Valley Authority, Cisco, LEGO, The Henry Ford Museum and many other organizations. He has done product design work for well-known firms including Daimler Benz, Apple Computer, Dell Computer, Coleman Camping, Corning World Kitchen, Steelcase and IDEO Product Development. He has also served as CEO of Griffin Technology, a global company that specializes in iPod, iPhone, and iPad accessories.

Owens earned his Ph.D. in management science and engineering through a joint fellowship program between Stanford’s Graduate School of Business and its School of Engineering. He holds an M.S. in engineering product design and is a registered professional electrical engineer (P.E). In his current work, Owens focuses on concrete strategies for creating positive change in all types of organizations.

Weekend Confrence in the news

This weekend, the library co-hosted New Sources for the Study of Slave Societies: A Conference to Launch Vanderbilt University’s New Ecclesiastical and Secular Sources for Slave Societies Digital Archive and Website. . See below for links to various news stories in which the conference was featured.

Slave records are topic of conference at Vanderbilt

Vanderbilt Group Preserves Deteriorating Slave Records (News Channel 5 video)