Students Improve Collections Data

Working with history of art senior lecturer Susan Dine, thirteen students are cataloging woodblock prints from an 1860s album made in Japan. Their digital project unpacks these brightly-colored prints of kabuki actors and urban life. Each print required four experts’ work: the designer, the engraver, the printer, and the publisher, whose names are visible on… Keep reading

From Golden Type to Double Gilt: Fine Press Books at Vanderbilt Libraries

Vanderbilt Libraries is pleased to announce the opening of From Golden Type to Double Gilt: Fine Press Books at Vanderbilt Libraries, on view February 14 through May 30, 2022 on the 2nd floor of Central Library, in Special Collections and University Archives. Modern fine press book design began with artist and activist William Morris’ work… Keep reading

Reserving Rooms in Central Library

If you need a quiet place to study, bookmark the list of reservable rooms in Central Library. Updated for 2020-2021 social distancing during COVID-19, this page has current details about room capacities, available rooms and a link to the EMS Room Reservation System.  Rooms can be reserved during library hours.  Central and Divinity Library extended… Keep reading

Afro-Hispanic Performing Arts Collection of Delia Zapata Olivella Receives Grant

The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation has awarded a Research Libraries Grant to the Special Collections Library to complete the preservation and archival processing of the important performing arts collection of Delia Zapata Olivella. The $20,000 award will fund the processing of Zapata Olivella’s archive over nine months. The resulting ArchivesSpace finding aid will increase the… Keep reading

Delia Zapata Olivella holds tall basket

Artist Harry Reese discusses third stream books, craft and users March 19

Acclaimed artist and book maker Harry Reese, inventor of the Sandagraph technique, will speak March 19 at 12:30pm in Special Collections.  In his talk Word, Image, Book, Presence: The User is the Content Reese will discuss his works produced with Sandra Liddell Reese for over 40 years at Turkey Press. Harry’s teaching has engaged with… Keep reading

ART+FEMINISM Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon March 25 highlights social justice

This year’s ART+FEMINISM theme is activism.  The goal is to correct Wikipedia’s well-known gender imbalance by adding high-quality work to articles about women artists. Join the work at Vanderbilt Visual Resources Center, Cohen Memorial Hall Room 134 on March 25, 2020 from 11am to 2pm where Rebecca VanDiver (History of Art) will speak on “The… Keep reading

Celebrate Women’s History by Editing Wikipedia at Peabody Learning Commons

Edit women’s stories into Wikipedia at Vanderbilt Libraries during Women’s History Month.  Celebrations commemorating the 100th anniversary of Women’s suffrage continue on the Peabody Campus in March. Women of Peabody is an Edit-a-Thon March 18, 2020 from 12 noon to 3pm. Catherine Gavin Loss, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professional Education at Peabody College… Keep reading

Paste Paper & Bookmaking Workshops

Do you 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 workshop November 14th. You’ll work with mixed acrylics and paste using a decorating technique that’s hundreds of years old. You will make several examples of… Keep reading

Ada Lovelace Day Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon Oct 9

Ada Lovelace Day celebrates the contributions of self-identifying women to science, technology, engineering, and math. So to celebrate their achievements, Vanderbilt Libraries and the Wond’ry are gathering at the Wond’ry on Tuesday October 9th to share their work on Wikipedia’s pages. While Wikipedia is the fifth most popular website in the world, notching up more… Keep reading

VU community discussion of 2019 Commons Reading set for July 23

The Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center and the Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries will host a discussion of the 2019 Commons Reading, The Lies That Bind: Rethinking Identity by Kwame Anthony Appiah, on Tuesday, July 23. All in the Vanderbilt community are invited to read the book and join in the discussion. The event is scheduled for noon… Keep reading

The Lies that Bind