The Shadow of the Sun: E.E. Barnard and the Solar Eclipse

Central Library Second Floor Gallery Opening Reception: April 7, 2:00-3:30pm In the study of astronomy and earth sciences, the Sun dominates the field in its importance to life on Earth.  The Sun provides energy to plants which provide food and oxygen, influences weather patterns in the atmosphere, and warms the surface of the planet to… Keep Reading

ART+FEMINISM Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon

March is ART+FEMINISM and Vanderbilt Library’s having a Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon! Why We Edit Wikimedia’s gender trouble is well documented: less than 10% of contributors to Wikipedia identify as female. While the reasons for the gender gap are up for debate, the practical effect of this disparity, however, is not. Content is skewed by the lack… Keep Reading

Mental Health and Well-being Campaign Kickoff Event

The university will officially kick off “GO THERE,” a campus wide campaign to promote brave dialogue and honest self-reflection toward creating a campus culture that invests in and supports the mental health and wholeness of every member of the Vanderbilt community. Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to attend the event scheduled from 11 a.m. to… Keep Reading

Dr. Katy Börner: Maps & Macroscopes

January 27, 3:00 p.m. with reception immediately following Vanderbilt Central Library Community Rooom Dr. Börner’s research focuses on the development of data analysis and visualization techniques for information access, understanding, and management. She is the Victor H. Yngve Professor of Information Science at Indiana University and Director at the university’s Cyberinfrastructure for Network Science Center. In conjunction… Keep Reading

Writer Ann Patchett Reading

Acclaimed author Ann Patchett will read from her latest novel, Commonwealth, Thursday, Jan. 26, as part of the Gertrude and Harold S. Vanderbilt Visiting Writers Series, which is housed within the English department’s Creative Writing Program. Patchett’s reading and book signing, which begins at 7 p.m., will be held in the Vanderbilt Central Library’s Community… Keep Reading

Let’s Help the Furry Animals this Holiday Season

Donation box for the Nashville Humane Association’s pet supply drive right inside the front doors of Eskind BioMedical Library Donations are being accepted until December 13, 2016. Needed Items Milk Bones Sm/Med/Lg Towels/Blankets Newspaper 13 Gallon/55 Gallon Trash Bags Sensitive Stomach Dry and Canned Cat Food Sensitive Stomach Dry and Canned Dog Food Grain Free Dog… Keep Reading

Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon | October 25 11AM to 4PM | Nashville Architecture

The Jean and Alexander Heard Library at Vanderbilt University is hosting an Edit-A-Thon focused on developing, improving, and updating Wikipedia articles about the built environment of Nashville.  Join us in learning and writing about our city and its architects, monuments, and public spaces. This is an excellent opportunity to learn the basics of Wikipedia editing… Keep Reading

Halloween Open House, Oct. 27

Don’t miss this spooktacular event: Blair Pre-College students and their families are invited to the Wilson Music Library’s Halloween Open House on Thursday, Oct. 27, 4-6 p.m. Wear your costume, join in the fun, and learn about the Music Library. Food, games, musical entertainment, prizes and Haunted Stacks are all a part of this friendly… Keep Reading

Where do you stand on Free Speech?

Moderated by John M. Seigenthaler, Vanderbilt University faculty members Paul Lim and Norman Tolk and two members of the Nashville community, Shaka Mitchell and Hedy Weinberg, will  discuss the Limits of Free Speech. The event takes place October 10th 3:00 PM in the Community Room at the Central Library. All are welcome.

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