What’s Happening in the Libraries: November 2020

Intermediate Python Lessons – Tuesdays, November 3, 10, and 17 This is the fourth in a series of six lessons that cover loading data from files and working with various Python data structures including Pandas DataFrames. These lessons are appropriate for anyone who has completed the Python beginner lessons or who has gained basic Python… Keep reading

What’s Happening in the Libraries: October 2020

Digital Literacies Workshops Join us every Thursday at 1pm to learn all about digital literacies and the importance of understanding how and why digital outputs are created, and our own ethical responsibilities in sharing those outputs. This month’s workshops include: Boosting Your Impact, Disambiguations Tools, Finding and Evaluating Open Research, and Critical Think about Data… Keep reading

Library Events

Tending to Popular Thought: What People Read and Why – Spring 2020

This exhibition will be curated by a cohort of Buchanan Library Fellows and their librarian mentors. Students learned about book history and curated an exhibit about reading using Special Collections books. Their exhibit explores sixteenth- to nineteenth-century popular literature from occult philosophy to herbology, and personal essays. Each Fellow explored how past conceptions of the world were… Keep reading

Netsuke: Gucci of the Edo Period | Fall 2020

An exhibition curated by Gawon Lee and Jiayi Hou, 2019-2020 Buchanan Library Fellows     The Buchanan Library Fellowship program, in conjunction with the Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery, is proud to present Netsuke: Gucci of the Edo Period. Curated by students Gawon Lee and Jiayi Hou as the culmination of their 2019–2020 Library Buchanan… Keep reading


Access online articles more easily with LibKey Nomad

The Vanderbilt University Library provides access to LibKey Nomad, a Chrome browser extension that provides instant links from publisher web sites to full-text articles subscribed to by the Library. Nomad helps with access in three ways: It displays a Download PDF badge when it detects a PDF is available. Click the badge to go directly… Keep reading

Creating a Screencast Using Kaltura Capture for Remote Instruction

What is Kaltura Capture and how can it be used for remote instruction? Kaltura Capture allows users to record their screens, webcam, microphone, and computer audio. It’s a great resource for anyone leveraging video to teach, learn, collaborate, and more. The Center for Teaching recommends using Kaltura, which is built into Brightspace, for screencasts. If… Keep reading

Information about March 3 Tornadoes: Campus Libraries are Open

There is no damage reported to the Vanderbilt campus at this time from the overnight tornadoes. Our hearts go out to our neighbors across Nashville affected by this tragedy. We are continuing to assess the storm’s impact and checking in on our students, faculty and staff. All libraries on campus are open during their normal… Keep reading

Surviving Graduate School: Scientific Communication

This session of the surviving graduate school series for STEM majors will focus on how the scientific communication process works. The good and bad of the academic publishing process and its history will be discussed along with basic reading, writing, and speaking advice. February 10 from 12:10pm – 1:00pm Seminar Room in the Stevenson Science and Engineering… Keep reading