New Faculty Interviews

Two new faculty interviews with librarian Chris Benda are available: Jim Crenshaw talks about his recent two-volume book set entitled Sipping from the Cup of Wisdom. William Franke talks about his recent book entitled A Theology of Literature:  The Bible as Revelation in the Tradition of the Humanities.   You can find both interviews HERE.

The Grand Ole Opry Now On Display at the Food for Thought Café

The Food for Thought Café in the Central Library has updated its exhibition space to feature materials from the Library’s WSM and County Music archives, highlighting the influence of the world-famous Grand Ole Opry founded by George D. “Judge” Hay in 1925. The program, airing on the WSM radio station out of Nashville, benefited from… Keep Reading

It’s William Shakespeare’s birthday on April 23

…   Let’s party like it’s 1564! Vanderbilt Libraries and the Nashville Shakespeare Festival are throwing a birthday bash for the Bard!  Join us on the Library Lawn for an afternoon full of festivities on April 23, beginning at noon. There will be jugglers, troubadours, fight masters, and scribes on hand, as well as an open… Keep Reading

New System Will Improve Access to Library Collections

One of the biggest changes to happen in Vanderbilt’s libraries in the last 20 years is underway. Beginning in late July, students and faculty will have access to an easier and faster way to search the university library collections. Since the current system’s implementation in 1997, technology has changed. The new catalog will allow more… Keep Reading

1st Annual Edible Books Festival

Join us for the 1st Annual Edible Books Festival where the worlds of food and books collide in creative and delicious ways. Let your imagination run free and create an edible work of art inspired by your favorite book or author. Have fun with puns, or create something in the shape of a book. The event will take place Monday… Keep Reading

Practical Steps for Increasing Openness and Reproducibility: A Day of Open Science

The Vanderbilt University Library is pleased to host a workshop on the Open Science Framework. The Center for Open Science is dedicated to fostering an open exchange of ideas that accelerates scientific progress towards solving the most persistent problems. The challenges of disease, poverty, education, social justice, and the environment are too urgent to waste… Keep Reading

The Friends of Vanderbilt Libraries present an evening of gaming history and card playing

Join the Friends of Vanderbilt’s Libraries for an evening of card game history and whist playing with David Levy, collector and historian of card games, on March 27 at 5:30 p.m. in the Central Library’s Community Room. Treasures from the Library’s recent acquisition of the George Clulow and United States Playing Card Company Gaming Collection… Keep Reading

Exhibition in Special Collections to Open on Presidents’ Day

From George Washington to Barack Obama, America’s past commanders in chief have provided domestic and international leadership during world wars, political unrest and the struggle for basic human rights. Their personal lives have been shaped by great joy and heartbreak, deep-rooted conflict and public scrutiny. Along the way, biographers and journalists have documented their every… Keep Reading

Syriac Exhibit Reincarnated in Cohen Memorial Hall

Syriac: Preserving an Endangered World Culture For nearly two thousand years, Christians across the Middle East and Asia have shared a common heritage through the Syriac language and culture. Many of these communities face the threat of extinction today. In response, this exhibit showcases the enduring presence of Syriac culture around the globe. The exhibit… Keep Reading

Zome Competition 2018

In celebration of National Engineering Week, the Stevenson Science & Engineering Library will be hosting a Design and Build Competition using Zometools. Teams of up to four students each will have four hours to build a design along the theme of Technology of Space Exploration: Applications to Daily Life. Prizes will be awarded for first,… Keep Reading