International Games Week

International Games Week brings community together to play, learn or teach For more information on International Games Week please visit the Games in Libraries blog http://games.ala.org. Sarah Shannon Stevenson Science and Engineering Library joins thousands in celebrating the popularity and power of games and play. Sarah Shannon Stevenson Science and Engineering Library will join over… Keep Reading

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

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

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

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