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Memorizing the Future: John Gerrard Lecture, Dublin: Art Executable

October 4, 2018 Lecture, Community Room, 6:00pm-7:00pm Reception, 7:00pm, Library Lobby The public is invited to attend a lecture by artist John Gerrard as part of the international conference, “Memorizing the Future:  Collecting in the 21st Century,” sponsored by Vanderbilt University and University of California Riverside. The conference’s goal is to lay the foundation for a… Keep Reading

October 2018: What’s Happening in the Libraries?

Check out these events planned for October : October 3    Curator’s Talk: The World Wars and their Impact on Vanderbilt, Special Collections,  11:15am-12:00pm October 4    Memorizing the Future: Collecting in the 21st Century, John Gerrard, Dublin: Art Executable, Community Room, 6:00pm-7:00pm October 5    DS Workshop: Introduction to the Open Science Framework (OSF), Central Library 418A 11:10am-12:00pm October … Keep Reading

Divinity Librarian Profile: Keegan Osinski

  Keegan Osinski is the Public Services Librarian for the Divinity Library, which entails managing and supervising the service desk and scheduling coverage for staff and student workers.  She also serves as the subject librarian for the subject areas of theology and ethics.  She and colleague Bobby Smiley are developing and teaching a thesis writing… Keep Reading

New exhibit opens exploring history of women at Vanderbilt

Tuesday, August 28, 2018 Second Floor Gallery 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm The Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries will open a new exhibit, “From Listeners to Leaders: A History of Women at Vanderbilt,” on Tuesday, Aug. 28, in the second-floor gallery of Central Library. The opening reception, scheduled for 12:15 p.m. on Aug. 28, will… Keep Reading


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, 12:15-1:15 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: 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