Mobile self-checkout: easy and fast!

The Central, Divinity, Biomedical, and Peabody libraries have launched a new method for letting their users check out library materials on their mobile devices, such as phones or tablets. Self-checkout is also available for those patrons who do not want to use their own devices by providing a self-checkout kiosk to use instead. Self-checkout is… Keep reading

Zotero Workshop at Central Library, September 17

If you are working on a paper, including an honors thesis, master’s thesis, or dissertation, consider signing up for a Zotero workshop! Zotero is one type of citation management software (or bibliographic management software). It allows you to create your own personal library of references to books, articles and documents. References can include citation information… Keep reading

Constitution Day Celebration at Central Library on September 17

Please join us at Central Library on Tuesday, September 17 at 1:00 pm for an afternoon of activities to commemorate Constitution Day. Constitution Day and Citizenship Day is observed each year on September 17 to commemorate the signing of the United States Constitution on September 17, 1787, and to “recognize all who, by coming of… Keep reading

Fall Research Hacks Workshops at Central Library

Would you like to sharpen your research skills? Is there a particular citation or other research tool that you’ve always wanted to learn more about? If so, plan to attend one (or more) of central library’s Research Hacks Workshops this fall! Subject librarians are offering free-of-charge hour-long workshops on a range of research hacks to… Keep reading

Japanese Bookbinding Event: “Can We Have It Every Week?”

On Friday, November 9, Central Library hosted a Japanese bookbinding workshop in the Community Room. The event attracted 62 participants – students, staff and members of the local community – along with many viewers.  The workshop began with a brief introduction to Japanese printing history from Bryan Lowe, Assistant Professor in the Department of Religious… Keep reading

Library Resource Spotlight: Global Commodities

The Global Commodities database from Adam Matthew “brings together manuscript, printed and visual primary source materials for the study of global commodities in world history. The commodities featured in this resource have been transported, exchanged and consumed around the world for hundreds of years.” Among the imaginative features of this database is a 360-degree object… Keep reading

Library Resource Spotlight: Roper iPoll

Are you interested in public opinion and election data as we get closer to Election Day? Vanderbilt Libraries has a subscription to a number of data resources from the Roper Center, one of the premier voter and public opinion survey research facilities in the United States. iPoll has a presidential approval section that allows you… Keep reading

Great turnout for voter registration event at Central

On Monday, October 8, several volunteers from the Nashville League of Women Voters assisted Vanderbilt students and staff with the voting registration process at the Central Library. The turnout was great, and the League representative ended up delivering 28 registration applications to the Davidson County Election Commission today. The volunteers also registered 8 new voters… Keep reading

Voter registration at Central on Monday, October 8

On Monday, October 8, experienced volunteers from the Nashville League of Women Voters will staff a table in the Central Library main lobby to assist you with the registration process.  More specifically, they will help Tennessee residents with on-line registration on a laptop, and our out-of-state students with an absentee ballot in their state.  They… Keep reading