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The History of Kirkland Hall Topic of New Exhibition

A new exhibition highlighting the history of Kirkland Hall is now on display in the Special Collections Library. Kirkland Hall is the iconic symbol of Vanderbilt University – it’s tall and identifiable presence graces the covers of university publications, football tickets, and many picture frames throughout campus. It stood as the central building on a… Keep Reading

Library Resource Spotlight: Roper iPoll

Are you interested in public opinion and election data as we get closer to Election Day? Vanderbilt Libraries has a subscription to a number of data resources from the Roper Center, one of the premier voter and public opinion survey research facilities in the United States. iPoll has a presidential approval section that allows you… Keep Reading

This Week’s Curator’s Talk: The South in 1960s Pulp Fiction Novels

Join us in the Special Collections Library from 11:15am-12:00pm every Wednesday morning during this semester for fascinating talks led by library librarians, archivists, and curators. To see the full series, click here. This week’s talk: The South in 1960s Pulp Fiction Novels Stereotypical characterizations of southern values, people and places are found in an interesting assemblage… Keep Reading

Great turnout for voter registration event at Central

On Monday, October 8, several volunteers from the Nashville League of Women Voters assisted Vanderbilt students and staff with the voting registration process at the Central Library. The turnout was great, and the League representative ended up delivering 28 registration applications to the Davidson County Election Commission today. The volunteers also registered 8 new voters… Keep Reading

Vanderbilt Libraries’ Open Mind Series: Informed Citizenship and the Economics of Information

Information is being democratized and diversified. Every cell phone video is a news story, every YouTube account is a classroom. Citizens no longer trust or rely on experts for their information, partially because they can obtain first-hand accounts of the world around them. In the age of untrusted experts and folk-journalism, folk-education, what is the… Keep Reading

This Week’s Curator’s Talk: Brief History of Television Advertising

Join us in the Special Collections Library from 11:15am-12:00pm every Wednesday morning during this semester for fascinating talks led by library librarians, archivists, and curators. To see the full series, click here. This week’s talk: Brief History of Television Advertising The Vanderbilt Television News Archive includes over 200,000 commercial breaks. Jim Duran will demonstrate the many… Keep Reading

Voter registration at Central on Monday, October 8

On Monday, October 8, experienced volunteers from the Nashville League of Women Voters will staff a table in the Central Library main lobby to assist you with the registration process.  More specifically, they will help Tennessee residents with on-line registration on a laptop, and our out-of-state students with an absentee ballot in their state.  They… Keep Reading

This Week’s Curator’s Talk: The World Wars and their Impact on Vanderbilt

Join us in the Special Collections Library from 11:15am-12:00pm every Wednesday morning during this semester for fascinating talks led by library librarians, archivists, and curators. To see the full series, click here. This week’s talk: The World Wars and their Impact on Vanderbilt Highlights of the Vandy Goes to War exhibition will be the focus… Keep Reading

Developing a Critical Eye Toward Free Digital Research Tools

I am pleased to remind you of the third instalment of our ongoing fall workshop series: Developing a Critical Eye Toward Free Digital Research Tools, to be held tomorrow in Central 800BB 11:10-12:00. Please take note of this location change. We will return to our regular location next week.   The number and variety of digital, open resources… Keep Reading

This Week’s Curator’s Talk: The Tarot: History and Symbolism

Join us in the Special Collections Library from 11:15am-12:00pm every Wednesday morning during this semester for fascinating talks led by library librarians, archivists, and curators. To see the full series, click here. This week’s talk: Tarot: History and Symbolism Description: The history of tarot is shrouded in mystery. It originates from the tradition of playing… Keep Reading