The Divinity Library Against Racial Injustice

The Divinity Library is privileged to work with and learn from the faculty, students, and staff of the Divinity School who are actively engaged in dismantling unjust systems in our community and our world. Read the Vanderbilt Libraries’ statement on racial injustice in our society Read VDS Dean Emilie Townes’s message Check out Information and… Keep reading

Divinity Library COVID-19 religious archiving project

As the seriousness of the COVID-19 pandemic increased and cities and states declared various stages of lockdowns and stay-at-home orders, churches had to completely change how they did ministry. Most churches were instructed not to meet in person, and various other functions (food distribution, visiting ministries, prayer groups) had to be moved online or otherwise… Keep reading

160 Faculty Publications added to Institutional Repository

After collaborating with Divinity faculty and hundreds of publishers to untangle copyright issues and to obtain permissions, the Divinity Library has added 160 more faculty journal publications to the open access collection, Vanderbilt Institutional Repository. Special thanks go to Almond Sin, student assistant, for providing metadata of the records.

Hook Hooks Installed

In appreciation of Divinity Library Director Bill Hook, and his 40 years of service to the Vanderbilt Libraries, we have installed these Distinguished Hook Hooks in his honor in the Judaica room. Thank you, Bill, for all you’ve done and continue to do for our students and our community.

ALA Midwinter Info Literacy Panel featuring Bobby Smiley

  Moderated by Atla’s Scholarly Communication and Digital Projects Manager Christine Fruin, a panel presentation on the recent Books@Atla Open Press publication Information Literacy and Theological Librarianship: Theory and Praxis will feature the book’s editor, our very own Bobby Smiley. The panel will be at ALA Midwinter in Philadelphia, on Saturday, January 25 at 4:00 pm in… Keep reading

Al’s Pub Trivia Night

The Divinity Library is teaming up with Al’s Pub to bring Trivia Night into the library! Come join us for drinks and snacks and some competitive rounds of team trivia! Thursday November 7 3:30-5:30pm Divinity Library Reference Room

New Book with Divinity Librarian Contributions

Our own interim Director, Bobby Smiley, has edited a book for Atla Open Press that is now available Open Access, as well as Print on Demand. Librarian Keegan Osinski has a chapter in it as well. Information Literacy and Theological Librarianship: Theory & Praxis gathers together reflective practices and theoretical explorations from librarians across a range… Keep reading

Workshop Series

The Divinity librarians and writing tutor are teaming up to bring you a workshop series to acquaint you with some of the vital skills for your grad school success. Focusing on things students “wish they would have known sooner,” these workshops are open to everyone, but may be especially helpful to first year students. All… Keep reading

Library Orientation Guide

Check out our orientation guide for basic helpful information about using the library. CLICK HERE to visit the guide.

Kashif Graham on QueerVotion Podcast

Outreach Librarian Kashif Graham was interviewed on the QueerVotion podcast and talks about his journey as a queer Christian, the politics of believing, and his work as a theological librarian. You can listen to the episode HERE.