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I AM: MIDDLE EASTERN WOMEN ARTISTS AND THE QUEST TO BUILD PEACE

Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery Thursday August 30 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. You are cordially invited to attend the opening reception for “I AM: Middle Eastern Women Artists and the Quest to Build Peace.” Guest curated by Janet Rady, a specialist in Middle Eastern contemporary art, I AMfeatures the work of thirty-one premier Middle Eastern… Keep Reading

From Listeners to Leaders: A History of Women at Vanderbilt

Buchanan Fellows Exhibition Reception   August 28, 12:00-1:00 Central Library Second Floor Gallery This summer, four undergraduates have been working with Dr. Rory Dicker and staff from the Women’s Center and the libraries to explore the history of women at Vanderbilt. The exhibition is part of campus celebrations around the 40th anniversary of the Margaret… Keep Reading

R Studio Workshops

Vanderbilt University’s R Working Group, established through the university’s library system, is open to all campus community members. In this group, we seek to supply learners with a foundational knowledge of the R programming language. Vanderbilt’s R Working Group is established by Meredith Broadway, Data Analysis Librarian at Walker Management Library. Website: https://commodore-r-group.github.io/ Commodore R… Keep Reading

New Rank and Promotion System for Professional Librarians Recognizes Information Expertise

Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente and the deans of the schools and colleges have approved a new rank and promotion system for Vanderbilt’s professional librarians to go into effect on September 1. The move brings Vanderbilt in line with the practices of other research institutions, where librarian performance is incentivized… Keep Reading

Joyce Tenneson – Botanical Beauty

(July 26 – August 18, 2018) Joyce Tenneson—Botanical Beauty presents work drawn from two portfolios by the artist, both of which feature atmospheric, poetic photographs of flowers in high contrast with a black background. The first series, Flower Portraits, presents sepia-toned images of flowers in decay. Tenneson has adeptly captured movement, wonder, and vibrancy in… Keep Reading

Improvements to Library Search and Website

Summer 2018 is proving to be an exciting and busy time for the Vanderbilt Libraries as we move to an entirely revamped digital footprint including a new Integrated Library System (the library catalog search and backend operations), as well as a new library web presence, and improved course reading list software. These changes were based… Keep Reading

DiscoverLibrary Saved Searches Going Away

The Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries are debuting a new library catalog on July 24. Unfortunately, it is not possible to migrate DiscoverLibrary saved search queries, folders, and items to the new system. Although searches and folders cannot be exported, saved items can be exported to reference management systems like Zotero and EndNote. For help,… Keep Reading

Libraries Improving the Way Faculty Create Course Reading Lists

Over the summer, library staff have been migrating our course reserves system. This new system will allow faculty to create their course reading lists with links to our catalog, electronic resources and even websites, and then send that list to the library for processing with the click of a button. During the July 2018 transition,… Keep Reading

Provost’s Open Dores on Location at Central Library

The final Open Dores on Location for 2017-2018 will be in the Community Room Monday May 14 from 4:00pm to 5:00pm.  Join Provost Susan Wente for an informal discussion. Faculty and staff are invited to attend informal discussion sessions to be held one or two times per month at various locations across campus. The sessions… Keep Reading

Student Athlete Library Initiative Report

The libraries’ partnership with Student Athletics is now approaching its 4th year.  There are two parts to the collaboration: summer tours and orientation for the first year athletes and satellite reference service at the Athletic Study Halls. Incoming freshman athletes always receive a tour of the library.  Later in the summer, students receive a more… Keep Reading