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
On January 3rd, the library website was refreshed! The main change is the search box on the home page, Bringing researchers closer to the library’s premium content. Although the library website is regularly updated for usability, policy and service changes, and new content to reflect our changing, dynamic organization, this is one of the more… Keep Reading
The university’s winter break for 2016 is Friday, December 23, through Friday, December 30, followed by the New Year’s Day holiday, celebrated Monday, January 2, 2017. The university will return to full operating status on Tuesday, January 3, 2017. While most areas of campus will be closed for the upcoming break, some campus libraries will… Keep Reading
The library is creating a popular magazine collection using Flipster. We would like your help choosing magazines for this online collection. Please vote for five titles that you would like in digital form. The survey closes December 19 at 11:00pm. Thank you!
The trial of the Oomf portable chargers is up and running. Phone charging is a service frequently requested by students, and Oomf provides a fully portable way to charge your mobile devices. Your feedback about this test of Oomf devices will help the library determine if we should keep them. Stop by the Oomf display… Keep Reading
Let’s give thanks for books, which have been scientifically proven to add years to your life! See the latest research. All the best to you and yours!
About 42 million Americans still smoke cigarettes, and tobacco use remains the single largest preventable cause of disease and premature death in the United States. As of 2013, there were also 12.4 million cigar smokers in the US, and over 2.3 million who smoke tobacco in pipes — other dangerous and addictive forms of tobacco…. Keep Reading
Tuesday November 15, 11am-4pm Special Collections (Central Library) Lunch provided The library is hosting a Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon focused on developing, improving, and updating articles about women and science. Join us in learning and writing about women scientists, explorers, and their work in STEM. This is an excellent opportunity to learn the basics of Wikipedia editing… Keep Reading
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
Eight campus libraries will begin a pilot project to make portable chargers for mobile devices available to the campus community. Oomf provides on-the-go students with a powerful, portable charging service for any micro-USB or Apple Lightning® compatible device. Oomf smart chargers are available to rent and return at designated locations around campus, giving students the… Keep Reading