Call for Applicants for Summer Buchanan Library Fellowship: Telling the Story of Civil War Nashville through Storymaps

Summer Buchanan Library Fellowship: Telling the Story of Civil War Nashville through Storymaps Using records, maps and photographs from the Vanderbilt Special Collections and other historic Nashville collections, two Buchanan Library Fellows will create Storymap projects: interactive, GIS-based visual tools that combine information on many individual locations into a single visual product, telling the exciting… Keep reading

April is National Poetry Month

This month we celebrate the 25th anniversary of National Poetry Month Launched by the Academy of American Poets in April 1996, National Poetry Month reminds the public that poets have an integral role to play in our culture and that poetry matters. Over the years, it has become the largest literary celebration in the world,… Keep reading

Missing the Marc: Trans Identities in Nineteenth-Century France

Controversial Art in Modern and Contemporary French Culture Missing the Marc: Trans Identities in Nineteenth-Century France  |  April 20, 4—5 p.m. CT Guest Lecturer: Rachel Mesch, Professor of English and French and Chair, English Department, Yeshiva University; National Endowment for the Humanities Public Scholar Fellowship, 2017-18. Marc de Montifaud was a renowned art critic before… Keep reading

VU Hosting Conference Celebrating the Centenary of Manuel Zapata Olivella

Vanderbilt is hosting an international conference April 8–10 to celebrate the centenary of Manuel Zapata Olivella, noted Afro-Colombian novelist, anthropologist, folklorist and physician. Vanderbilt Library’s Special Collections houses the papers of Manuel Zapata Olivella and that of his sister Delia, dancer, choreographer, and folklorist. The program features scholars from Colombia and the US who explore… Keep reading

April Calendar of Events

3.30.2021 UPDATE: This event has been CANCELLED: Edible Book Festival 2021  |  April 1, 2021, Noon–1:30 p.m. CT Join Alice Randall, writer-in-residence, African American and Diaspora Studies and the Vanderbilt Libraries for a re-imagined, diet conscious, intellectual celebration of food! Until we can join together in person, we will celebrate with words, not desserts. Instead… Keep reading

Tip for Student Success: Just Ask!

Check out the libraries’ website for more information on student services and resources. Throughout it all, your friendly Vanderbilt librarians are here to help — please don’t hesitate to reach out, and we’ll get you pointed in the right direction!

Faculty Collection Series Session Recordings Now Available

The acquisition of library resources for scholarship and teaching known as “collection development,” is a complicated process that strikes a balance between access and ownership. Factors, such as price, budget, availability, and licensing, increasingly impact the libraries’ abilities to provide the most relevant and useful set of resources for our campus community. We seek creative… Keep reading

Join Us for Two Panel Discussions on Nashville’s Founders

Vanderbilt’s libraries, the Vanderbilt University Press, and Middle Tennessee State University are teaming up to offer two Zoom webinars in the month of April on the legacy of John Donelson and James Robertson. We hope you will register to be part of these discussions. For more information, contact April 9, 2021, Noon–1 p.m.: Voyage… Keep reading

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