Libraries September Events and Workshops

The Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries are pleased to offer these events and workshops in September.


Vanderbilt Libraries Ice Cream Social, September 9, 1:00–3 p.m. CT

Students, come and meet your subject librarians and learn the many ways the libraries can help you on your path to success this fall, while enjoying a sweet treat!



Vanderbilt Libraries Scavenger Hunt  – Begins September 9, 1:00 p.m. CT

Our first Vanderbilt Libraries Scavenger Hunt will kick-off on Thursday, September 9 at Central Library.  Join in the hunt to learn about the Vanderbilt Libraries and for a chance to win a private study space with lockable storage for the academic year.  One space in the Central Library & one in the Science & Engineering Library will be awarded.  Imagine…you won’t have to search for a spot to study every time you come—because you will have your own space to study, where you can keep your belongings!


Ongoing in the Fine Arts Gallery: Sympathetic Magic: Works of Faith, Healing and Transformation

The Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery is pleased to present Sympathetic Magic: Works of Faith, Healing and Transformation, an exhibition exploring ways in which people throughout history have created objects promoting faith, healing and transformation. Sympathetic Magic displays objects from Vanderbilt University collections alongside works by modern and contemporary artists, in acknowledgement of the steadfast and uniquely human belief in the transformative power 
of art.


Workshops & Training

Digital Scholarship and Communications (DiSC) is offering a variety of Workshops for the fall semester, with both in-person and remote lessons available.

  • September 1 starts a beginner workshop series in GitHub.
  • September 3 starts a beginner R Series workshop.
  • September 10 begins the GIS (Geographic Information Systems) workshop series with GIS: The Basics.
  • A DiSC Python series will start in October – for more information check the course description.

In addition to the DiSC offerings, Vanderbilt librarians teach customized workshops on a variety of research topics, from ethically responsible research to literature reviews to citation management to contextualizing data. The topics below can be customized for different groups or contexts, and taught in 30, 45, or 60-minute sessions, in-person or virtually. Please contact Melissa Mallon if you are interested or have questions.

  • Digging Into Deep Fakes
  • Digital Self-Defense
  • Fact Checking to Combat Information Overload
  • Fake News, Alternative Facts, & Curating Your Information Intake
  • Finding & Evaluating Open Research
  • Presenting Your Research

Regularly check the Vanderbilt Libraries website for the latest happenings in our libraries!

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