What’s Happening in November at the Libraries

Tree Talk & Walk: Peabody Campus
November 1, Noon-1:00 p.m.

Join us for an engaging talk given by Steve Baskauf (Vanderbilt Libraries & Vanderbilt University Arboretum) to discuss the evolution of the magnificent trees on the esplanade, followed by a walk around the Peabody College grounds. Light refreshments are provided. Meet in the Peabody Library, Fireside Reading Room, 1st Floor/Peabody Esplanade.

Wikipedia Asian Month Edit-a-thon
November 6, 11:00 a.m. -2:00 p.m.

November in wiki-land is Asian month, a campaign designed to promote and improve Asian content on Wikipedia. Vanderbilt Libraries’ kick off is in Central Library 418A. Since the annual campaign began in 2016, more than 2,000 Wikipedia editors have added over 20,500 high-quality articles to the encyclopedia. Wikipedians who create the most articles on each Wikipedia will be honored as “Wikipedia Asian Ambassadors.” This free event is open to everyone–stay for all or part of the event. Bring your laptop and a charge cord.  Lunch will be provided.

Curator’s Talk: Black Studies as (a) Movement: AADS @50
November 7, 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m

An exhibit marking fifty years of African American and Diaspora Studies at Vanderbilt University will be on display in Vanderbilt University’s Special Collections through November 2019. Jason Schultz, librarian for history and Islamic studies, will be presenting a Curator’s Talk discussing the exhibit in Special Collections. More

Tipper Gore to speak at Peabody Library centennial anniversary
November 8

Peabody Library welcomes alumni and community members to an event on November 8 from 4:00-5:30 p.m. celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Library featuring alumna and former second lady of the United States, Tipper Gore.

American Medevac: ABattlefield Rescue
Veterans Day, November 11

During the Vietnam War, CBS News correspondent Morton Dean and cameraman Greg Cooke flew on a harrowing mission to rescue three wounded infrantrymen from an enemy-infested rice paddy. American Medevac tells the story of their reunion 40 years later.

Schedule of Events:
Noon – 5:00 p.m. | Modern US Army field hospital exhibit, Library Lawn
5:00 p.m. | Free movie: American Medevac, Central Library Community Room
6:00 p.m. | Q&A with guest Morton Dean and medevac veterans, Central Library Community Room
6:45 p.m. | Reception, Central Library

November 13

Vanderbilt University’s annual GIS Day will feature hands-on GIS workshops, followed by two sessions highlighting the theme “Mapping Tennessee from the Civil War to the Present.”

More information and lunch registration at:
Lunch provided to first 50 registered participants.

Paste Paper Books: Two Workshops
November 14 & 15

Remember how finger painting was so much fun? If you like making art that’s expressive and want some messy zen in your day, come to the paste paper workshops on November 14 and 15 with Jace Graf, known for his hand bookbinding, box making and book design. More

Japanese Cultural Event: Fall Reading
November 15

Come enjoy reading Japanese books with snacks and tea in the Central Library, Room 418A. Those enrolled in JAPN1101, 1012, 2201, and 3301 will earn cultural credit.

Please contact yuh-fen.benda@vanderbilt.edu with questions.

Exhibitions on Display in November:

All Hallows: Witches, Magic and Things that Go Bump (through January 2020). 

A Sense of Time and Place: The University of Nashville (through Nov. 11), Central Library (Second Floor Gallery)

Symbols and Archetypes: Two Millennia of Recurring Visions in Art Vanderbilt Fine Arts Gallery (through December 14)

Research Hacks Workshops
Central Library is offering a full range of workshops this fall to help support student and faculty research and academic success. https://www.library.vanderbilt.edu/central/workshops

DISC- Digital Scholarship

Digital Scholarship and Communications
The Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries support new, interdisciplinary modes of research, discovery, and publication, ranging from geocoding to data citation to open access publishing.For a list of workshops and  working groups:

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