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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

Last Week to Complete Survey for the New Catalog

One of the biggest changes to happen in Vanderbilt’s libraries in the last 20 years is underway. Beginning in late July, students and faculty will have access to an easier and faster way to search the university library collections. Since the current system’s implementation in 1997, technology has changed. The new catalog will allow more… Keep Reading

“Cultural Heritage in the Age of Big Data” Symposium to Be Held at Vanderbilt

The Vanderbilt University Libraries is hosting a public symposium on Friday, June 1, 2018, titled Cultural Heritage in the Age of Big Data. The symposium will bring together archivists, librarians, digital humanists, and public historians to discuss the ethical implications of preserving and providing access to culturally sensitive materials online. “The annual Cultural Heritage at Scale symposia critically exam the technological infrastructure… Keep Reading

GIS Presentations by Buchanan Library Fellows

Buchanan Library Fellows Presentations Wednesday, April 18, 2018 Central Library Classroom 418A 3:00 pm -4:00 pm Please join us on Wednesday, April 18 at 3:00 pm to hear Buchanan Library Fellows present on their spring semester projects. Over the course of the semester, these students learned to solve practical spatial problems using cutting edge Geographic… Keep Reading

Applications Now Being Accepted for Summer and Fall Buchanan Library Fellows

  Photo by Joe Howell Calling all undergraduates: are you interested in becoming a Buchanan Library Fellow? Applications are now being accepted for summer and fall fellowships. The Buchanan Library Fellowship program connects undergraduate students with librarians and faculty to develop skills in a variety of areas, including geographic information systems, data visualization, exhibition curation… Keep Reading

The Sound of Silent Voices: April 10, 2018

6:00 pm Reception, Central Library Lobby 7:00 pm Performance, Central Library Community Room This spring, the city of Nashville welcomes the Violins of Hope, a collection of instruments played by Jewish musicians during the Holocaust. Lovingly restored by Israeli luthiers Amnon and Ashvi Weinstein, the instruments are on display at the main branch of the Nashville Public Library from… Keep Reading

Vanderbilt Libraries Present: An Evening of Card Game History and Whist Playing

On Tuesday, March 27, the Friends of Vanderbilt’s Libraries will be hosting an evening exploration into the game of whist. Led by collector and card game historian David Levy, the event will celebrate the Library’s recent acquisition of the George Clulow – United States Playing Card gaming collections, one of the world’s premiere collections of… Keep Reading

Tristan Keen Receives Heart and Soul Award

  James “Tristan” Keen, mailroom manager for the nine libraries in the Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries system, is the final recipient of a Chancellor’s Heart and Soul Staff Appreciation Award for the 2017-18 academic year. Read more….