Behind the Book Welcome to the inaugural issue of “Primary Source,” the newsletter of the Vanderbilt Libraries! We created this new way to communicate because we wanted to share all the good work going on. The past year has been one of change and transformation, with new faces, new library services, new spaces and new… Keep Reading

High School Interns find opportunity in the Libraries

Three high school interns worked in Special Collections this summer as part of  Opportunity Now, a job readiness program organized by Mayor Megan Barry’s office.  Kathy Smith, associate director of Special Collections, and Celia Walker, director of special projects, mentored the students who learned how to use the library databases, how to work in a library setting,… Keep Reading

Gaming Collection comes to Vanderbilt

The Library has acquired The George Clulow collection, one of the greatest collections of books about card games, games of chance, playing cards, and chess in the world. This collection, owned since 1903 by the U.S. Playing Card Co., complements the library’s Parkhurst and Jane Wood Bridge Collection of Books and Periodicals and has the… Keep Reading

Vanderbilt Libraries welcomes author Martin Seay

Martin Seay, author of the lauded book The Mirror Thief, will be discussing the future of reading at Vanderbilt Central Library on Tuesday, October 17 at 6:30 p.m. His novel was chosen by the NY Times as a Notable Book of the Year, as well as being named Publisher’s Weekly and NPR’s Best Book of the… Keep Reading

Vanderbilt Libraries to exhibit at Southern Festival of Books

For the first time, Vanderbilt Libraries will have a presence at the Southern Festival of Books, a three-day event celebrating the written word. The festival will be held in downtown Nashville on October 13-15. The Festival annually welcomes more than 200 authors from throughout the nation and in every genre for readings, panel discussions and… Keep Reading