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Mobile self-checkout: easy and fast!

The Central, Divinity, Biomedical, and Peabody libraries have launched a new method for letting their users check out library materials on their mobile devices, such as phones or tablets. Self-checkout is also available for those patrons who do not want to use their own devices by providing a self-checkout kiosk to use instead. Self-checkout is… Keep reading

Mendeley Training – Tuesday October 8

  Online Training with Sarah Kabani – Customer Consultant @ Elsevier Science Tuesday October 8, 2019 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Science and Engineering Library Seminar Room (SC3211) Register Here Snacks and Drinks Provided Note: Space is limited to 20 persons. Learn about: Mendeley Desktop and Web Importing and managing citations Using the Mendeley Citation… Keep reading

Zotero Workshop at Central Library, September 17

If you are working on a paper, including an honors thesis, master’s thesis, or dissertation, consider signing up for a Zotero workshop! Zotero is one type of citation management software (or bibliographic management software). It allows you to create your own personal library of references to books, articles and documents. References can include citation information… Keep reading

History of Medicine Lecture and Exhibit: Visualizing the Brain

Thinking 3D: Visualizing the Brain from the Renaissance to the Present September 12 – October 31, 2019 Opening on September 12, 2019, this exhibition at Vanderbilt’s Annette and Irwin Eskind Family Biomedical Library and Learning Center is part of a collaborative international year-long initiative with Oxford University, the University of St. Andrews, the Royal College… Keep reading

Constitution Day Celebration at Central Library on September 17

Please join us at Central Library on Tuesday, September 17 at 1:00 pm for an afternoon of activities to commemorate Constitution Day. Constitution Day and Citizenship Day is observed each year on September 17 to commemorate the signing of the United States Constitution on September 17, 1787, and to “recognize all who, by coming of… Keep reading

Fall Research Hacks Workshops at Central Library

Would you like to sharpen your research skills? Is there a particular citation or other research tool that you’ve always wanted to learn more about? If so, plan to attend one (or more) of central library’s Research Hacks Workshops this fall! Subject librarians are offering free-of-charge hour-long workshops on a range of research hacks to… Keep reading

New Acquisition: The Conservation, Restoration, and Repair of Stringed Instruments and Their Bows

This 1,600 page, three-volume set is the comprehensive resource for restoration of string instruments and bows. For more than 250 years, violin, viola, cello, and bass bows have been crafted from the wood of the Pernambuco tree native to Brazil. The effects of deforestation and climate change are causing extensive damage to the Pernambuco’s ecosystem,… Keep reading

Opening September 26—Symbols and Archetypes: 
Two Millennia of Recurring Visions in Art

September 26–December 14, 2019
 Opening reception, Thursday September 26, 5–7pm The Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery is pleased to present  Symbols & Archetypes: Two Millennia of Recurring Visions in Art , an exhibition that examines artworks and artifacts from different eras, cultures, and disciplines, all through the lens of the archetypal themes that they share. This gallery… Keep reading

Curator’s Talk 9/5: Food for Wealth and Health: Five Centuries of Cookbooks and Recipes

Join the Special Collections Library for fascinating talks this semester led by librarians, archivists, and curators. Topics this fall will range from cookbook collections to the 1969 Moon Walk. The talks take place monthly in the Special Collections Reading Room on the second floor of the Central & Divinity Libraries building on the first Thursday… Keep reading