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Pre-Exams Study Jam Dec. 9 in Central Library

We are here to help you through exams. Save the date: Thursday, December 9, 6–8 p.m. for the Pre-Exams Study Jam in Central Library, featuring research librarians, writing coaches, academic tutors, guided meditation, trivia, and more! More information at During exam week be sure to stop by any library service desk for a stress-busting… Keep reading

2021 Nashville Area Library Alliance Conference a Success

The Nashville Area Library Alliance (NALA) Support Staff as Leaders Conference was held virtually in October and hosted by Vanderbilt. The 2021 theme was Succeeding Through Perseverance and Endurance.  The conference has grown from being a local event to a nationally attended conference. If you were unable to attend and wish to purchase the session… Keep reading

November 10 Sympathetic Magic Artists Panel Recording Now Available

If you missed the November 10 Sympathetic Magic artists panel discussion, the video recording is now available. Sympathetic Magic: Works of Faith, Healing and Transformation contrasts Christian imagery with ritual objects from China, pre-Columbian North America and modern art as a means to explore ritual. The contemporary artists in this exhibition—Department of Art faculty María… Keep reading

Art Heals Discussion on December 1

Join us Wednesday, December 1, 3–4 p.m., for the second in a series of drop-in discussions about art and healing. During this informal hour together we will engage in guided activities and conversations about the art on display in the Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery exhibit: Sympathetic Magic. Location: Fine Arts Gallery, Cohen Memorial Hall,… Keep reading

Management Library Thanksgiving Hours

Management Hall and the Walker Management Library will be closed for construction from Friday, November 19th through Saturday, November 27th. We will be working remotely Friday, November 19th as well as Monday, November 22nd through Wednesday November 24th. So feel free to e-mail us at and we will be happy to answer any questions… Keep reading

Thanksgiving Break

Happy Thanksgiving from the Vanderbilt Libraries

Vanderbilt Libraries are open over the break, except for Thanksgiving Day, November 25, and the day after, Friday, November 26th.  Always check the library hours page during academic breaks and holidays before heading to your preferred library. If you need to access to library resources while away from campus, no problem! To access most databases… Keep reading

Student Artists in the Libraries

The Central Library and the Divinity Library are home to a student artist exhibition created by Professor Mel Ziegler’s ARTS-1502 Installation Art class. The exhibition will be on display until the week of Thanksgiving. For more information, visit the exhibition website. Shannon Felder My Two CentsWorks include: Eliza Boyle ’25, Oh the Places You’ll Go… Keep reading

Art work in a Library

New Spring Buchanan Library Fellowship: Archives and Storytelling: Exploring the Life of Dizzy Gillespie through Photographs

Archives and Storytelling: Exploring the Life of Dizzy Gillespie through Photographs Vanderbilt’s Special Collections recently received the John Birks “Dizzy” Gillespie collection which includes a wealth of photographs and snapshots that document the musical activities of this iconic figure in jazz history. Fellows will work to identify Gillespie’s associates in the photos and then build… Keep reading

Vanderbilt Libraries Commemorate Veterans Day

Special Collections frequently teaches primary source research for multiple history courses throughout the year.  While our primary source coverage of World War I and II is sufficient for these classes, we have had very little content on the Korean and Vietnam War eras.  Last summer, we were able to purchase several manuscript collections to help… Keep reading