Our librarians don’t just go the extra mile–they go around the world

For Vanderbilt librarians, the “personal” approach is nothing new. The Libraries have subject librarians for every major on campus, and these librarians are known for developing relationships with students – helping them with their courses and academic research, but also with navigating university life. Yuh-Fen Benda, Asian Studies librarian, works closely with several courses, and… Keep reading

Due dates for library materials extended to May 8

To accommodate those who have left campus and need to hold on to library books in order to complete projects, the due date for all regular circulating materials has been extended to May 8, 2020. Items may be returned to the library via mail. For those who remain on campus and want to recall a… Keep reading

Who’s in Your Tree? A Vanderbilt Libraries free Genealogy event

Discover the surprising ancestral stories in your family at “Who’s in Your Tree?” a free drop-in genealogy workshop sponsored by the Friends of Vanderbilt’s Libraries. Whether you are an accomplished genealogist or a beginner, all are welcome. Genealogy experts and librarians will be available to guide and answer questions. Those same experts will deliver short… Keep reading

What’s Happening in the Libraries: March 2020

IMPORTANT: Please note that given University policy about in-person events during the coronavirus crisis and all face-to-face in-person workshops have been cancelled until further notice. Some of these workshops may be offered online instead. More information about the University’s coronavirus response is available here. 3rd Annual Edible Books Festival Join us for the 3rd Annual Edible Books… Keep reading

What’s Happening in the Libraries: February 2020

Gorey and Grandville: Curators’ Talks Explore Two New Exhibits Featuring Famous Illustrators Gorey and Grandville: Curators’ talks explore  two new exhibits featuring famous illustrators Two exhibits featuring the work of an American and French illustrator open in the Central Library on February 3. G is for Gorey: The Remarkable Worlds of Edward Gorey and Fables… Keep reading

Treasured works enter the public domain

By Mary Anne Caton Accessing complete cultural works from 1924 became possible January 1 when works from music and film to art and literature entered the U.S. public domain.  Now these works are free for anyone to use and adapt after 95 years of copyright protection. Originally set to go into the public domain in… Keep reading

What’s Happening in the Libraries: January 2020

Visionary Aponte: Art and Black Freedom Artists’ Talk and Opening Reception January 9, 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. A Q&A with artists Edouard Duval-Carrié and Cornelius Vanderbilt Endowed Chair of Fine Arts María Magdalena Campos-Pons, who will jointly launch the opening of Visionary Aponte: Art and Black Freedom. Exhibition opening reception featuring Batá drums by Yosvany… Keep reading

Library Events January 2020

Applications are open for Spring 2020 Buchanan Library Fellows

Applications are open for Spring 2020 Buchanan Library Fellows. The Buchanan Library Fellows Program The Buchanan Library Fellowship program is designed to create in-depth learning experiences for students. The program is open to undergraduate students who are interested in participating in strategic projects for Vanderbilt Libraries over the course of a semester. With faculty and… Keep reading