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

The Wild Bunch Data Visualization Awards

This semester the library has been part of a campus-wide program focused on data visualization.  Our final program this semester is the announcement of the student winners of our data visualization competition. The entries were strong and we appreciate and recognize the work of our judges: Professor Bobby Bodenheimer, Professor Vesna Pavlovlic, Librarian Bobby Smiley,… Keep Reading

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

Places & Spaces Workshops @ the Wond’ry

In conjunction with the Places & Spaces: Mapping Science exhibit, the Wond’ry will be hosting several workshops: February 7: Creating Illustrations and Figures with Inkscape February 8: Interactive Data Analysis with R and ggvis February 9: Visualizing Data with Tableau March 16: Using a GoPro Camera March 22: The Artistic, Scientific, and Political Impact of… 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

Library Exhibits Now Use Student Built App, Taption

This semester, the library is working with student entrepreneurs to help get the word out on our exhibitions.  Exhibits in the library are now enhanced with a new feature called Taption.  Taption is the brainchild of Will Rhodes, an undergraduate student in Economics. Similar to QR codes, the Taption app employs technologies that allow users… Keep Reading

“Dis-connect” Exhibition in Central and Divinity Libraries April 4-18

The library is pleased to be the art site selected by the eight students from Professor Ziegler’s ARTS1502 Installation class. The exhibition, entitled “Dis-connect,” looks at the roles of technology and books as content providers and at how students connect and disconnect in the library. Everyone is invited to attend a reception for the students… Keep Reading

Vanderbilt’s Judaica Collection : 70 Years in the Making

An exhibition has opened this spring commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Mary and Harry Zimmerman Judaica Collection in the Vanderbilt University Divinity Library. The collection, established in 1945, has grown to over 20,000 titles and includes archival material from Franz Rosenzweig, Martin Buber, and Nahum Glatzer. Items on display include medals commemorating people 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