Maladies, Elixirs, and Healers: 500 Years of Medical History from the Eskind Biomedical Library Special Collections

A special exhibition from the Eskind Biomedical Library’s Historical Collections is now on display in the Heard Library Special Collections. The exhibit, entitled “Elixirs, Remedies, and Maladies,” opened this past July and features rare books, documents, and artifacts from the last 400 years. Presented in nine themed cases, the exhibit explores ways in which the… Keep Reading

Ice Cream Social

Don’t miss the Libraries’ Annual Ice Cream Social on Sept. 7 from 1-3 PM in the Community Room of the Central Library. Create your own sundae with Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream and meet the librarians who will help you on your scholarly path to academic success.  

International Scholars Visit

The Vanderbilt Library is fortunate to have important distinctive collections that draw scholars for consultation and research. Two interesting international scholars recently visited the Bandy Center to use resources related to the study of Charles Baudelaire. Wayne Cristaudo, Professor of Political Science at Charles Darwin University in the Northern Territory of Australia, visited the Bandy… Keep Reading

Walker Management Library Now Open!

The Walker Management Library, is thrilled to announce our reopening on Monday, August 21st. Some highlights of the new space include: • The main reading room, with a fireplace as a focal point, is a great place for contemplation. With all the movable furniture, we can have larger groups gather to engage with business leaders… Keep Reading

Familiar Faces and Spaces: The Vanderbilt Athletics’ Summer Bridge Program

In the summer before their freshman year, student athletes tour the libraries, meet librarians, and engage in competitive exercises designed to teach information literacy. This video about Vanderbilt Athletics’ Summer Bridge Program features more than one shot of the visit featuring a tour of our online resources, followed by a competition. Ramona Romero, Kate Costin, Dee… Keep Reading

Maladies, Elixirs, and Healers: 500 Years of Medical History from the Eskind Biomedical Library Special Collections

From 16th century alchemical treatises to 20th-century breakthroughs saving millions of lives, this exhibition explores the evolving roles of medicine and healers and how these changes affect the way we live and work today. Early modern distilling manuals, botanical prints, and handwritten cookbooks tell the story of a time when doctors and lay healers alike… Keep Reading

OOMF Portable Chargers to Go Away

Since December 2016 the campus has been offering access to portable phone chargers provided by a start-up company, OOMF. Under the terms of the pilot project, OOMF provided the service free of charge with the expectation that a business model using micro-charges for each transaction would eventually be implemented. While the free service was very… Keep Reading

Nominate a Librarian for the “I Love My Librarian” Award!

Nominate a librarian for the 2017 “I Love My Librarian” Award! Our nation’s librarians transform their communities, schools and campuses, and improve the lives of the people they serve every day. If a librarian has made an impact on you in a meaningful way, now is your chance to honor their contributions. The I Love… Keep Reading

Management Library to Close May 5-August 9

The Management library is undergoing a complete renovation. Preliminary work began over spring break, with major demolition beginning May 5th. The tentative re-open date is August 9th. Please contact us with any questions. Check back for progress updates!

Tadoku Collection

Students learning the Japanese language gathered at Central Library to read their favorite Japanese books last Friday, March 24, 2017, from 3:30 to 5 pm. The books are from the new Tadoku Collection on the main floor of the Central Library in the Leisure Reading alcove. “Tadoku” (多読) means “extensive reading” and refers to graded… Keep Reading