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Artist Harry Reese discusses third stream books, craft and users March 19

Acclaimed artist and book maker Harry Reese, inventor of the Sandagraph technique, will speak March 19 at 12:30pm in Special Collections.  In his talk Word, Image, Book, Presence: The User is the Content Reese will discuss his works produced with Sandra Liddell Reese for over 40 years at Turkey Hill Press. Harry’s teaching has engaged… Keep reading

Government Documents Tour, Central Library, February 21

Have you ever wondered why the library has a separate government documents department? Or why government documents might be useful to you in your research? Join us on February 21, 12:10pm, at the Government Information Desk on the fourth floor at Central Library, for a tour of the government documents depository and a brief primer… Keep reading

ART+FEMINISM Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon March 25 highlights social justice

This year’s ART+FEMINISM theme is activism.  The goal is to correct Wikipedia’s well-known gender imbalance by adding high-quality work to articles about women artists. Join the work at Vanderbilt Visual Resources Center, Cohen Memorial Hall Room 134 on March 25, 2020 from 11am to 2pm where Rebecca VanDiver (History of Art) will speak on “The… Keep reading

Celebrate Women’s History by Editing Wikipedia at Peabody Learning Commons

Edit women’s stories into Wikipedia at Vanderbilt Libraries during Women’s History Month.  Celebrations commemorating the 100th anniversary of Women’s suffrage continue on the Peabody Campus in March. Women of Peabody is an Edit-a-Thon March 18, 2020 from 12 noon to 3pm. Catherine Gavin Loss, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professional Education at Peabody College… Keep reading

Workshop: Intro to Geospatial Analysis with QGIS

This two-session course will focus on introductory spatial analysis in QGIS, a free and open source GIS platform. If you have always been curious about GIS and how to get started with it, this is the perfect opportunity. The course will run two days, 2/27 & 2/28, from 1-4:30 pm both days. Day 1 will… Keep reading

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Explore New Databases!

Check out the expanded Supreme Court Insight coverage, Landmark Records and Briefs of the U.S. Courts of Appeals, and more! O’Reilly for Higher Education Instruction and reference materials on computer programming, technology, and business transformation. The platform includes books, videos, case studies, audio books, and structured learning paths. O’Reilly requires you to close your internet… Keep reading

Surviving graduate school: Jobs prospects for masters and PhD STEM students

This session of the surviving graduate school series will focus on careers in STEM. Ruth Schemmer, Assistant Dean of Career Development, will speak about job prospects for STEM students. The statistics on academic jobs, possible industry and government jobs, and alternate career paths will be discussed. February 24 from 12:10pm – 1:00pm Seminar Room in the Stevenson… Keep reading

Zotero Workshop at Central Library, February 19

Want a better way to manage your citations for papers — besides typing them all in yourself?  Consider signing up for the “Introduction to Zotero” workshop at the Central Library on Wednesday, February 19, 12:10 p.m. , Room 612A.  Zotero allows you to create your own personal library of references to books, articles and documents…. Keep reading

How Does the Library Provide Scholarly Resources to the Vanderbilt Community?

Have you ever wondered how items are made available via the Vanderbilt Libraries? It is a lot more complicated than one might think. Associate University Librarian Nancy Godleski’s recent article written for the Faculty Engaged Newsroom demystifies some of the complex details involved in the selection and managing of library materials.  Julie Loder, director of… Keep reading

Reminder – Curator’s Talk 2/13: G is for Gorey: The Remarkable Worlds of Edward Gorey

The Edward Gorey curator’s talk has been rescheduled for Thursday, February 13th, at 4:00 pm in Special Collections. G is for Gorey: The Remarkable Worlds of Edward Gorey Edward Gorey (1925-2000) was an American writer and artist, noted for his pen-and ink book illustrations.  Although he was a noted illustrator of literary book covers, he… Keep reading