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Library Catalog Training at the Music Library

Library Catalog Training for faculty and students will be available on the following dates in the Music Library Seminar Room: Wednesday, 8/29, 12:10-1 pm Thursday, 8/30, 3-4 pm Tuesday, 9/4, 12-1 pm Wednesday, 9/12, 12:10-1 pm For further information, please contact Sara Manus at

Breakfast/Open House

The Blair community (faculty, staff, students) is invited to our First Day of Classes Breakfast and Open House on Wednesday, August 22nd from 8 a.m. to noon. In addition to delicious pastries and fruit, we have a number of new things to highlight like our new seminar room renovation, new front doors, a large collection of contemporary… Keep Reading

Campus Training for new Library Search tool

Have you HEARD? There’s a new search system for the Vanderbilt Libraries. Join us as we show you how to use the new library catalog  and upgraded library website to become a fast and efficient user of the Vanderbilt Libraries resources! All sessions are from 3:10-4:00pm on the following dates: August 15 – 418A Central Library August 21 – 418A Central Library… Keep Reading

R Studio Workshops

Vanderbilt University’s R Working Group, established through the university’s library system, is open to all campus community members. In this group, we seek to supply learners with a foundational knowledge of the R programming language. Vanderbilt’s R Working Group is established by Meredith Broadway, Data Analysis Librarian at Walker Management Library. Website: Commodore R… Keep Reading

Update Your Google Scholar Settings

Take advantage of one-click access from Google Scholar to scholarly articles purchased by the library. If you are a Google Scholar user at VU, our new library search system *may* require action on your part. Please go to the Google Scholar settings page, click on Library Links, search for Vanderbilt, select: “Vanderbilt University Library – Findit@VU”… Keep Reading

Acquisitions Update: LCI Contemporary Scores

Last spring, the Music Library received funding from the Library Collections Initiative (LCI) to purchase a large number of contemporary scores. As of July 26, 2018, we have received 811 of the 872 scores in the proposal. We will be showcasing individual works from the proposal during the Welcome Back Breakfast on Aug. 22, but… Keep Reading

Music Library Seminar Room Renovation

Over the summer, the Music Library’s seminar room was renovated. The room features updated technology, including a podium with inputs for laptops and mobile devices, a larger flatscreen monitor, and a new CD/DVD player. Soundproofing tiles have been installed on the walls and in the ceiling, and you can use Crestron’s AirMedia desktop application to… Keep Reading

New Rank and Promotion System for Professional Librarians Recognizes Information Expertise

Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente and the deans of the schools and colleges have approved a new rank and promotion system for Vanderbilt’s professional librarians to go into effect on September 1. The move brings Vanderbilt in line with the practices of other research institutions, where librarian performance is incentivized… Keep Reading

Improvements to Library Search and Website

Summer 2018 is proving to be an exciting and busy time for the Vanderbilt Libraries as we move to an entirely revamped digital footprint including a new Integrated Library System (the library catalog search and backend operations), as well as a new library web presence, and improved course reading list software. These changes were based… Keep Reading

DiscoverLibrary Saved Searches Going Away

The Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries are debuting a new library catalog on July 24. Unfortunately, it is not possible to migrate DiscoverLibrary saved search queries, folders, and items to the new system. Although searches and folders cannot be exported, saved items can be exported to reference management systems like Zotero and EndNote. For help,… Keep Reading