Demystifying Library Resources and Expenditures: Collecting Distinctive Collections | Tuesday, March 2, Noon – 1:00 p.m. OR Friday, March 5, Noon – 1:00 p.m.
Research Productivity Workshops | Tuesdays, March 2 – March 23, 2:15 – 3:00 p.m.
The Research Productivity workshop series introduces students to major principles of digital information literacy and practical strategies for conducting digital research. Through this series of hour-long workshops, students will learn how to search for and identify relevant research and how to organize and present that research clearly. The workshop sessions run the disciplinary gamut, and students in the humanities, social sciences, and hard sciences alike will benefit from the digital research skills reviewed. More Information
Inclusion Book Group: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou | Wednesday, March 3, noon – 1:00 p.m.
The Inclusion Book Group meets to share thoughts about all sorts of works from novels to memoirs and more. Join the discussion as we meet to discuss Maya Angelou’s iconic I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. All are welcome for a guided conversation about Angelou’s masterwork. Email ACE@Vanderbilt.edu for the meeting link.
Digital Literacies Workshops | Thursdays, March 4 – March 18, 2:15 – 3:00 p.m.
The Digital Literacies Workshop series looks at how media and scholarly outputs are shared in increasingly open, diverse ways, the importance of understanding those information sharing ecologies, how and why digital outputs are created, and our own ethical responsibilities in sharing those outputs. Just as information literacy is critically important to student success, digital literacies are critically important for life-long learners, engaged citizens, and critical consumers of open scholarship. More Information
Candid Conversations with Jamie Pope: Supporting a Positive Mood through Food | Friday, March 5, 1:00 – 1:45 p.m.
Candid Conversation features speakers discussing current events with the community. Jamie Pope, Assistant Professor of the Practice in Medicine, Health, and Society is our next Candid Conversation. 30-minute discussion with Q&A afterwards. More Info: http://vanderbi.lt/candidconvo
Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon: Women of Digital Humanities | Wednesday, March 17, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Wikipedia suffers from a well-documented gender bias, but we’re working to correct that imbalance. Prominent women scholars working in the digital humanities either lack articles or have articles in need of more data. Join us to write these women’s work into Wikipedia. Lynn Ramey, Professor of French and Director of the Digital Humanities Center, will speak. Bring your curiosity and desire to improve the encyclopedia, and we will teach you to edit and get you started. More information
R Series for Beginners | Wednesdays, March 17 – April 21, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
These lessons allow participants to develop programming skills as part of a group of learners working through the curriculum together, or on their own and at their own pace. For more information about all DiSC R lessons including the schedule of sessions and registration information, visit http://vanderbi.lt/r
Python Series for Beginners | Thursdays, March 18 – April 22, 1:00 -2:00 p.m.
These lessons allow participants to develop programming skills as part of a group of learners working through the curriculum together, or on their own and at their own pace. They are designed to get you started using Python in Jupyter notebooks and teach the basics of the Python language. For more information about all DiSC Python lessons including the schedule of sessions and registration information, visit http://vanderbi.lt/py
Social Justice in Nashville | Wednesday, March 24, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. (First of series of four)
Join us to improve Wikipedia by editing about Nashville sites, services and people’s movements towards social justice. The series of four events culminates in a book discussion April 14 with Amie Turber and Learotha Williams, Jr., editors of I’ll take You There, an account of over 100 places important to Nashvillians. For more information about the schedule and registration details, email ACE@vanderbilt.edu.
ART+FEMINISM Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon: The Torture of Mothers: Black Reproductive Justice in Elizabeth Catlett’s Prints | Thursday, March 25, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Join the international campaign to make women artists’ lives and their work visible on Wikipedia. Write about your favorite woman artist, curator, architect, photographer or critic. As a sculptor and printmaker, Elizabeth Catlett (1915-2012) believed in the power of art as a vehicle for social change. VanDiver traces Catlett’s imagery of black motherhood from depictions of maternal love in the 1940s to maternal fear in the 1970s, as the threat to black bodies through police violence and political attacks intensified. For information about registration, visit http://vanderbi.lt/wiki-AF
Print & Paper from Home: Build a Commonplace Book | Fridays, March 26 & April 2, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Have you ever wondered how sheets of paper become a book? Print & Paper In this two-part series, participants will make and decorate a Commonplace Book over two sessions. Participants will learn how to fold a gather, bind it and add a beautiful quote or two. You’ll have a Commonplace book to use for notes or give as a gift. The first virtual event showcases part of the book arts that you can make with basic materials. We conclude with a second session on lettering and a short talk on the history of the color blue. Email ACE@Vanderbilt.edu to register and receive supply lists in advance.
Wikipedia Editing 101 | March 31, 2021 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Learn how to edit Wikipedia and improve entries about Nashville sites, services and people’s movements towards social justice. The series of four events culminates in a book discussion April 14 with Amie Turber and Learotha Williams, Jr., editors of I’ll take You There, an account of over 100 places important to Nashvillians. No experience necessary. For more information about the schedule and registration details, email ACE@vanderbilt.edu.