Vanderbilt Commemorates MLK

Renowned poet, professor and author Nikky Finney will deliver a virtual keynote address on Jan. 17 as part of Vanderbilt’s #MLKDay commemoration. Learn more and register:

Resources for LGBTQI+ History Month

The libraries offer several resources related to LGBTQI+ history including: Archives of Sexuality and Gender These three archives are specific to LGBTQ research: LGBTQ History and Culture Since 1940, Part I LGBTQ History and Culture Since 1940, Part II International Perspectives on LGBTQ Activism and Culture LGBT Thought and Culture includes books, periodicals, and archival… Keep reading

Papermaking in Europe and America

The exhibit Papermaking in Europe and America is on display in the Special Collections Library on the 2nd floor of the Central Library. From its beginnings in China as early as 140 B.C.E. the ancient craft of papermaking was kept secret for almost 1000 years. Between the 8th and 12th centuries paper mills were established… Keep reading

Celebrating James Lawson Jr.’s Birthday

James Morris Lawson, Jr. was born September 22, 1928. He grew up the sixth of nine children and followed in his father’s and grandfather’s footsteps receiving his ministry license in 1947. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. convinced Lawson to move to Nashville where he enrolled in the Divinity School at Vanderbilt University in 1958 and… Keep reading

New! QR Code Feature Added to Catalog

The catalog will now also display scannable QR codes for both individual records and for catalog searches as another way of information sharing. By scanning the QR code you will now be able to use your phone to capture information about a book, article, music score, etc. to use for later, send the information to… Keep reading

Craiglow Appointed Interim University Librarian

Hilary A. Craiglow, who has led the Walker Management Library for more than a decade, has been named interim university librarian. Craiglow’s appointment, effective July 1, was announced today by Vanessa Beasley, vice provost for academic affairs and dean of residential faculty. Read the full article >

Represent Your Library for #NationalLibraryWeek

Happy National Library Week! We have collected favorite images of our libraries across campus for you to use for your next Zoom meeting background. Click on the images below, then right click and save it to use! Represent your library! Here are additional instructions for creating a Zoom background.

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

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