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

Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon, March 14

Come improve Wikipedia during Vanderbilt Libraries’ Annual ART+FEMINISM Edit-a-Thon at Central Library! We’ll teach you how to edit, no experience required. What: Become an activist editor using ready-made tools from ART+FEMINISM’s organizers. Add to articles about women artists, architects, designers, video artists, musicians, philosophers and critics in a community of editors. Where: Central Library Room… 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

Library hosts “The Sound of Silent Voices” concert

The Sound of Silent Voices concert brings to life the voices of children silenced at the hands of the Nazis. Under the artistic direction of Blair faculty member Zachary Ebin, the Toronto-based Ton Beau String Quartet will perform trios and quartets by young composers based on poetry written by children of the Holocaust. The concert takes… Keep reading

Scott Ellsworth Wild Bunch talk, book signing February 7

  This spring the Wild Bunch sponsors a talk and book signing with historian Scott Ellsworth from University of Michigan.  His book The Secret Game (2015) brings to light an important, nearly-forgotten story about WWII, the New South, and basketball.  Focusing on a game played in Durham, NC, Ellsworth describes the lives of black and… Keep reading