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Vanderbilt Announces New James Lawson Institute

The Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries join the entire Vanderbilt community in the excitement of today’s announcement about the new James Lawson Institute for the Research and Study of Nonviolent Movements. As the archival home of the James M. Lawson, Jr. Papers and the James M. Lawson, Jr. Photograph Collection, Special Collections and University Archives… Keep reading

July 22 Inclusive Book Group features Alice Randall, author of Black Bottom Saints

The Vanderbilt community is invited to an Inclusive Book Group talk with Alice Randall, author of Black Bottom Saints, July 22 at 12:00 noon. Advanced registration is required using your Vanderbilt email address. After registering, you will receive an email confirmation with information for joining the meeting. A limited number of books are available. Email… Keep reading

Kelly LaVoice named Acting Director of Walker Management Library

While Hilary Craiglow serves as Acting Vanderbilt University Librarian, Kelly LaVoice will be managing the day-to-day operations of Walker Management Library as Acting Director. We are all confident and excited for Kelly’s leadership and look forward to library innovation—both at Owen and across the system. Feel free to email Kelly with your ideas, questions or… Keep reading

Karen Swoopes Wins Prestigious Award

Many congratulations are in order for Peabody Library’s Karen Swoopes, who was awarded the 2021 Philanthropist of the Year Award for the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) Foundation. The Philanthropist of the Year award is the IAAP Foundation’s most prestigious award given annually to an individual who exemplifies the spirit of philanthropy through extraordinary… Keep reading

2021-2022 Inclusive Book Group Discussions

Read these thought provoking works and plan to join the Inclusive Book Group online throughout the year to discuss these books When Breath Becomes Air, Interior Chinatown, The Vanishing Half and Hamnet. You can find limited e-book copies available through Central Library’s service desk. Please register separately for each discussion. When Breath Becomes Air by… Keep reading

Craiglow Appointed Interim University Librarian

Hilary A. Craiglow, who has led the Walker Management Library for more than a decade, has been named interim university librarian. Craiglow’s appointment, effective July 1, was announced today by Vanessa Beasley, vice provost for academic affairs and dean of residential faculty. Read the full article >

West Side Row: Vanderbilt’s First Dormitory

Written by Elizabeth Mosiman When Vanderbilt University first opened in 1875, students lived in university-approved boarding houses near campus. The closest the university came to having a dormitory was Wesley Hall – a former boarding house – which served multiple purposes: housing faculty and divinity students; providing classroom space for lectures; and serving as a… Keep reading