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!

Student Appreciation Week!

Happy Student Appreciation Week! The SEL staff would like to thank each and every student worker for their hard work, dedication and commitment to this library. We truly do have the best student workers on campus. Thank you all.

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

Intern Insights: Book Clasps–Have You Hugged A Rare Book Today?

Guest post by Brenda Thompson When Brooke and I first began processing the University of Nashville collection, this 1747 book (currently uncataloged) was one of the first to capture my attention — for many reasons, including the decorative clasps: The use of clasps on books dates to a time much earlier than the 18th century,… Keep Reading

Hits Ideal For Saving A Life – CPR

“The whole point is just to have fun, and if you can save somebody’s life while humming Missy Elliott’s Work It, then that’s OK with us!” Do you know the correct tempo to perform chest compressions at? it is 100-120 beats per minute New York-Presbyterian Hospital has put together a list of songs that have… Keep Reading

NPR QUIZ: What Came Out Of World War I?

“World War I shook up the world in a dramatic way — and from that chaos emerged inventions, words and other things we still use today. Can you identify them all?” -NPR  March 10, 2014 Take the Quiz at NPR.org 

Intern Insights: Paper Marbling

Guest post by Brooke Jackson Many of the books in the University of Nashville Collection that we have been cataloging feature paper marbling. This method has been used in connection with books for hundreds of years, and the technique can be traced back all the way to East Asia between the 10th and 12th centuries…. Keep Reading

Two Weeks Only: Trial of PoliticoPro

The Vanderbilt Library has recently acquired a two week trial of PoliticoPro. Below is the official description of the new IP based subscription service from Politico. Just recently, POLITICO launched POLITICO Pro, a premium policy news and information resource designed specifically to keep students, faculty and researchers on college campuses in lock-step with the unprecedented… Keep Reading

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