High School Interns Find Opportunities in the Library

Rana Naeim and Kena Cheatham in the preservation lab working on the University of Nashville books. Photo: Molly Dohrmann Two high school interns are working in Special Collections this summer as part of Opportunity NOW, a job readiness program organized by the Mayor’s office.  Kathy Smith, Rachel Lavenda, Molly Dohrmann, Jim Thweatt, and Laura Matthews… Keep reading

Library “superheroes” make digital collections accessible worldwide

By Paula Covington This has been a year of major progress in making our digital collections more accessible.  Thanks to the dedication and efforts of four library “superheroes” our Colombian collections are getting used in Colombia, Israel, France, Brazil, New Zealand and many other places.  Alejandro Botia has taken up the challenge of creating metadata… Keep reading

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Fall Friends Event: Antiquarian Book and Manuscript Roadshow

Have you always wanted to know more about that volume of poetry that belonged to cousin Blanche? Wondered how to preserve Uncle Joe’s letters from the front? Or maybe you just need some tips on starting that rare book collection? Bring your questions to the experts at the Friends of Vanderbilt’s Libraries Antiquarian Book and… Keep reading

Pop-Up Exhibition on Shakespeare’s Othello

  In honor of the Bard’s birthday bash, which will take place on the library lawn this coming Monday, April 23, 2018, this exhibition shares a sampling of materials from the Special Collections Library that feature the famous tragedy, Othello. Several depictions of this work are on display, including: a photograph of a performance of… Keep reading

Fellows’ exhibit Under the Influence: The Power of Propaganda

This spring, four undergraduates worked in the library as Buchanan Fellows, curating an exhibit about propaganda using items from Special Collections.  Come explore their exhibit, Under the Influence: The Power of Propaganda, opening Thursday April 19 with a reception and informal tours with the four curator – Fellows. The Fellows interpreted propaganda about war, college… Keep reading

Bard’s Birthday Bash April 23

Vanderbilt Libraries and the Nashville Shakespeare Festival are throwing a birthday party for William Shakespeare.  Join us on the Library Lawn for an afternoon full of fun and festivities on April 23, beginning at noon. There will be jugglers, troubadours, fight masters, and scribes on hand, as well as Shakespeareoke, where you can recite your… Keep reading

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