Cultural Heritage at Scale 2018 Symposium

The Vanderbilt University Libraries is hosting a public symposium on Friday, June 1, 2018  titled Cultural Heritage in the Age of Big Data. The symposium will bring together archivists, librarians, digital humanists, and public historians to discuss the ethical implications of preserving and providing access to culturally-sensitive materials online. Speakers include Jay Clayton (Vanderbilt University), Kate Hennessy (Simon… Keep Reading

GIS Presentations by Buchanan Library Fellows

Buchanan Library Fellows Presentations Wednesday, April 18, 2018 Central Library Classroom 418A 3:00 pm -4:00 pm Please join us on Wednesday, April 18 at 3:00 pm to hear Buchanan Library Fellows present on their spring semester projects. Over the course of the semester, these students learned to solve practical spatial problems using cutting edge Geographic… Keep Reading

Applications Now Being Accepted for Summer and Fall Buchanan Library Fellows

  Photo by Joe Howell Calling all undergraduates: are you interested in becoming a Buchanan Library Fellow? Applications are now being accepted for summer and fall fellowships. The Buchanan Library Fellowship program connects undergraduate students with librarians and faculty to develop skills in a variety of areas, including geographic information systems, data visualization, exhibition curation… Keep Reading

The Sound of Silent Voices: April 10, 2018

6:00 pm Reception, Central Library Lobby 7:00 pm Performance, Central Library Community Room This spring, the city of Nashville welcomes the Violins of Hope, a collection of instruments played by Jewish musicians during the Holocaust. Lovingly restored by Israeli luthiers Amnon and Ashvi Weinstein, the instruments are on display at the main branch of the Nashville Public Library from… Keep Reading

Vanderbilt Libraries Present: An Evening of Card Game History and Whist Playing

On Tuesday, March 27, the Friends of Vanderbilt’s Libraries will be hosting an evening exploration into the game of whist. Led by collector and card game historian David Levy, the event will celebrate the Library’s recent acquisition of the George Clulow – United States Playing Card gaming collections, one of the world’s premiere collections of… Keep Reading

Tristan Keen Receives Heart and Soul Award

  James “Tristan” Keen, mailroom manager for the nine libraries in the Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries system, is the final recipient of a Chancellor’s Heart and Soul Staff Appreciation Award for the 2017-18 academic year. Read more….

Take a Bite out of a Book

The International Edible Book Festival has been held annually since 2000 in countries around the world, and now Vanderbilt is joining in for the first time! Vanderbilt community members are welcome to submit their most creative—and edible!—literary work of art on Monday, April 2. Participants create an “edible book,” which can be inspired by a favorite… Keep Reading

Passover Exhibit in the Library

Vanderbilt Libraries welcome a new acquisition: The first edition of the Amsterdam Haggadah (1695) A special exhibition at the Central Library titled “Why is this Book different from any other?”  celebrates the recent acquisition of a rare guide to the Passover Seder.  The Amsterdam Haggadah of 1695 is the first Haggadah illustrated with engravings instead… Keep Reading

The Once and Future Book Opening Reception

        Please join us this Thursday, November 30, as the Buchanan Library Fellows present their new exhibit, The Once and Future Book, at an opening reception from 12:00PM to 1:00PM in the second floor gallery.  The six fellows researched objects in Special Collections from almanacs and incunables to bindings and paper. Come hear… Keep Reading