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Fine Arts Gallery moves under Library umbrella and starts year with new exhibit

As of July 1, the Vanderbilt Fine Arts Gallery has moved out of the College of Arts & Science purview and now reports to the Provost’s office, under the direction of University Librarian Valerie Hotchkiss. Professor Hotchkiss’s expertise with special collections and curation make this an excellent fit for the Gallery, and this move also… Keep Reading

Art+Feminism topic of Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

In March, Vanderbilt Libraries will join individuals and organizations across the globe for a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon designed to improve content on feminism, gender and the arts on Wikipedia sites. Art+Feminism 2019 is in the fifth year of a six-year campaign that focuses on gender and non-binary artists and encourages new editors to participate, especially women… Keep Reading

Vanderbilt Libraries Preserves Historic Flag at Unfurling Ceremony

Vanderbilt Libraries and the Vanderbilt Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) will be on the Library Lawn on Monday, November 12 at 11:30 a.m. to participate in a flag unfurling and refolding ceremony held in conjunction with Veterans Day. The ceremony will include remarks made by ROTC’s Lieutenant Colonel Dustin Mitchell, Chancellor Nicholas Zeppos, Provost Susan… Keep Reading

Curator Talks Give Insider Look Into Library Special Collections

Join the Special Collections Library for fascinating talks this semester led by library librarians, archivists, and curators. Topics this fall will range from The History of the Tarot Card to Alchemy and Medicine. The talks take place weekly in the Central Library, Special Collections Reading Room on Wednesday mornings from 11:10 a.m. – 12:00 pm…. Keep Reading

Vandy Goes to War – Exhibit Open in Central Library

An exhibition in honor of the centenary of Vanderbilt’s foray into the First World War between 1917-1918 is now open in the Central Library lobby through Homecoming Weekend, October 16th, 2018. The exhibition begins with campus in 1917, when Chancellor James Kirkland issued the first decree to require military training on campus for all male… Keep Reading

Cultural historian Robert Darnton to speak at the Library

    Robert Darnton, Carl H. Pforzheimer University Professor and University Librarian, Emeritus, Harvard University will be speaking at the Central Library on February 7th. His presentation entitled “Censors at Work: How States Shaped Literature” will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Library’s Community Room, followed by a reception and book signing Professor Darnton is… Keep Reading

Behind the Book

Behind the Book Welcome to the inaugural issue of “Primary Source,” the newsletter of the Vanderbilt Libraries! We created this new way to communicate because we wanted to share all the good work going on. The past year has been one of change and transformation, with new faces, new library services, new spaces and new… Keep Reading

High School Interns find opportunity in the Libraries

Three high school interns worked in Special Collections this summer as part of  Opportunity Now, a job readiness program organized by Mayor Megan Barry’s office.  Kathy Smith, associate director of Special Collections, and Celia Walker, director of special projects, mentored the students who learned how to use the library databases, how to work in a library setting,… Keep Reading

Gaming Collection comes to Vanderbilt

The Library has acquired The George Clulow collection, one of the greatest collections of books about card games, games of chance, playing cards, and chess in the world. This collection, owned since 1903 by the U.S. Playing Card Co., complements the library’s Parkhurst and Jane Wood Bridge Collection of Books and Periodicals and has the… Keep Reading

Vanderbilt Libraries welcomes author Martin Seay

Martin Seay, author of the lauded book The Mirror Thief, will be discussing the future of reading at Vanderbilt Central Library on Tuesday, October 17 at 6:30 p.m. His novel was chosen by the NY Times as a Notable Book of the Year, as well as being named Publisher’s Weekly and NPR’s Best Book of the… Keep Reading