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NOTICE: Peabody Library closed Sat, March 2

Peabody Library will be without water and closed from 10:00-6:00pm on Saturday, March 2nd. We apologize for the inconvenience. We will open again at 10:00 am on Sunday, March 3. All spring break hours for the Libraries can be found here.

Peabody Staff Spotlight: Karen Swoopes

Karen Swoopes is the Administrative Assistant for the Peabody Library. Karen has worked in the Peabody Library for 17 years. 1. What is something about your job that you wish everyone knew? According to my director, “I run this place!” 🙂 I liaise with many departments on campus, most notably Plant Operations. 2. What’s a… Keep Reading

Leading Lines Podcast – Mike Caulfield on web literacy

Melissa Mallon (Director of Peabody Library and Director of Teaching & Learning) and Derek Bruff (Director of the Center for Teaching) recently interviewed Mike Caulfield for the Vanderbilt University sponsored Leading Lines podcast. The interview covered media literacy and misinformation and the importance of developing students’ critical thinking skills. Take a listen here:  

Poetry Reading & Book Signing @ Peabody Library

The Peabody Office of Student Engagement, the Peabody Office of Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion, and Peabody Library are excited to welcome Peabody Alum, Valencia Clement, to share and read from her powerful, self-published book of poetry Pale. Pa Ale. Speak. Don’t Leave. Pale. Pa Ale is an autobiographical collection of poetry. It features poetry on… Keep Reading

Peabody Staff Spotlight: Lee Ann Lannom

Lee Ann Lannom is the Assessment Librarian for the Vanderbilt Libraries and librarian for the Teaching & Learning Department in Peabody College. Lee Ann has worked in the Peabody Library for 19 and ½ years. What is something about your job that you wish everyone knew? I wish all students would seek out their subject… Keep Reading

2019 Library Design Challenge

LIBRARY DESIGN CHALLENGE BOOTCAMP SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 11:00-4:00 P.M. PEABODY LIBRARY GROUND FLOOR The Library Design Challenge is open to all Vanderbilt students interested in learning about design thinking and applying those principles to make the library’s collections, facilities, and/or programs & services more accessible and meaningful for users.  The event will consist of a design… Keep Reading

Autism Awareness at Peabody Library

  According to the CDC’s Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network about 1 in 59 children, in the United States, have been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder.  To help our patrons better appreciate the complex communication skills and needs of people with autism, Peabody Library’s new pop-up exhibit features some helpful books and other tools…. Keep Reading

Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr. is being celebrated on January 21 this year. To learn more about the civil rights leader’s lasting impact on the United States and beyond, take a look at the Vanderbilt Libraries TV News Archive.  This clip is of a service from MLK’s home church in Atlanta, only two years after his… Keep Reading

Peabody Staff Spotlight: Sam Douglas

Sam Douglas is the Coordinator for Collections at Peabody Library. He has worked at Vanderbilt for ½ a year. What is something about your job that you wish everyone knew? Working with our various patrons here at Peabody is one of my favorite things about my job. Whether you are a Vanderbilt student, faculty/staff member… Keep Reading

Archival Issues of The Pillar Available Online

Vanderbilt Libraries has recently digitized the 1949-1979 issues of The Pillar, the annual publication of the study body for George Peabody College for Teachers. All issues are browsable in an easy-to-read format, can be searched via keyword, and users can even create PDFs of pages. Check out your favorite year here! [Image from the 1979 Pillar]