Peabody Library’s Melissa Mallon authors book on the role of librarians in digital learning

Melissa Mallon, director of Peabody Library and director of teaching & learning, has written a new book entitled The Pivotal Role of Academic Librarians in Digital Learning. The book establishes the library’s role in supporting student learning in an increasingly digital environment by exploring theoretical foundations and sharing concrete examples. “As my career has progressed, I have become increasingly interested… Keep Reading

Cultures in Clay Exhibit

The Divinity Library’s Cultures in Clay exhibit showcases original artifacts, photographs and descriptions to provide an overview of several ancient Near Eastern civilizations and their contributions to our understanding of world history. The exhibit highlights a number of prominent collections, including cuneiform tablets from the James Stevenson Collection, cylinder seals from the Arno Poebel Collection… Keep Reading

Applications Accepted Now for 2018 Spring Library Fellowships

Are you an undergraduate looking for a way to learn new skills and earn money this spring?  You might consider applying for a Buchanan Library Fellowship. Fellows are paid a stipend for completion of an immersive project. We have two seminar-style fellowship programs scheduled for the spring semester. The Power of Propaganda, Persuasion, and Information… Keep Reading

World GIS Day November 15

On Wednesday, November 15, the Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries will be celebrating World GIS Day with a lively and thought-provoking workshop, talk, and reception hosted in the Central Library. The schedule of events is below – for more information, please contact Lindsey Fox (Lindsey.Fox@vanderbilt.edu).GIS Day – November 15, 2017 Introduction to GeoJSON and GeoJSON-T (Workshop) Who: Karl Grossner… Keep Reading

Women in Science – Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon 

Tuesday November 14, 2017 The Wond’ry @ Vanderbilt University 2414 Highland Ave #102, Nashville, TN 37213 10:00am to 3:00pm   Speaker: Dr. Alice White, Wellcome Library, London Schedule 10:30                     Dr. Alice White, “Women and Wikipedia in the Wellcome Collections” 11:15                     How to Edit : Helpful Tips and Tricks 11:30                     Brainstorming 12:00                     Lunch and Editing Co-Sponsored… Keep Reading

TV News Archive Podcast

The Vanderbilt Television News Archive now has a monthly podcast called News Knowledge, which you can subscribe to through iTunes, or listen to by going to our News Knowledge website. In this podcast we explore the many ways that the Vanderbilt Television News Archive’s collection of national news broadcasts can be utilized to understand the… Keep Reading

New Accessibility Options for Persons with Print Disabilities

The Libraries are working on a number of projects that address accessibility issues for persons with print disabilities or whose disabilities do not allow them to use printed books. Individuals on campus – students, faculty or staff – with a print disability can now request electronic copies of more than 14 million titles held in… Keep Reading

Library Fellows Explore the Once and Future Book

This fall, six library fellows worked with Osher Lifelong Learning (OLLI) students and librarians to curate an exhibition on the history of the book.  Students participated in  ten weekly seminar classes taught by library staff where they came into contact with some of the oldest books in the libraries’ collections. Classes covered early means of… Keep Reading

Kanopy is here!

Kanopy is an online video streaming service with a collection that includes thousands of award-winning documentaries, training films and theatrical releases and a number of leading producers, such as the Criterion Collection, PBS, Kino Lorber, New Day Films, The Great Courses, California Newsreel and hundreds more.   You can easily share films, create clips or teaching playlists, and embed them… Keep Reading