Highlighting Kelly Miller Smith Collection

The Kelly Miller Smith Collection is built around the papers of a former Nashville civil rights leader, pastor, and Assistant Dean of Vanderbilt Divinity School. Housed and serviced by Vanderbilt Library’s Special Collections, the collection is built on the strengths represented by Kelly Miller Smith and includes materials on Black Church leadership, civil rights, community… Keep Reading

For the Love of Books

March 27th 6 to 7 p.m. “For the Love of Books: A Conversation with Artist and Illustrator Barry Moser and Author Ann Patchett” will take place from 6 to 7 p.m. in the library’s Community Room. The event is free and open to the public. Moser, whose work can be found in numerous collections, museums… Keep Reading

Seigenthaler X 2

Two of America’s most respected journalists will come together March 24. “Seigenthaler x 2: The Changing Face of the News” will take place at 6 p.m. in the Central Library’s Community Room. John Seigenthaler, founder of the First Amendment Center and chairman emeritus of The Tennessean, and his son, John Seigenthaler Jr., primetime cable television… Keep Reading

Library receives Golden Globe

Vanderbilt University’s Special Collections has received a Golden Globe and two other major film awards given to the late film director Delbert Mann (’41). Mann’s children donated his 1979 Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture Made for Television for All Quiet on the Western Front. Their generous gift includes Mann’s Screen Directors Guild Award and… Keep Reading


We’ve created a Research Guide for members of our Kesler Circulating Library Service—ministers all over the country who use the Divinity Library’s resources. The guide includes new books, databases, and (hopefully soon) reviews written by Kesler members. http://researchguides.library.vanderbilt.edu/kesler  

Teaching. Writing. Learning: A Series of Conversations on Teaching Writing.

Topic: Fear, Tired, Dread, Excited: Student Feelings and the Research Assignment Opening Guest Presenter: Melinda Brown (Library) Wednesday, November 20, 12:10-1:00 Community Room, Central Library This month’s discussion topic: Thinking about your Spring 2014 assignments? Participate in this conversation to identify concrete strategies for writing research assignments that maximize positive student response. A series of… Keep Reading

Jack M. Sasson on the Book of Judges

Listen to an interview with Jack M. Sasson, Mary Jane Werthan Professor of Jewish Studies and Hebrew Bible and Professor of Classics, about his forthcoming book Judges 1-12: A New Translation with Introduction and Commentary, part of the Anchor Yale Bible Commentary Series.

GIS @ Vanderbilt – November 20th

“Complex Landscapes: Different Approaches to GIS in STEM and the Digital Humanities” The Jean and Alexander Heard Library will celebrate GIS Day by sponsoring an informative public lecture centered around two GIS (geographic information system) faculty on campus. The presenters for GIS Day will be Janey Camp and Todd Hughes. Dr. Camp, a research assistant… Keep Reading