How Does the Library Provide Scholarly Resources to the Vanderbilt Community?

Have you ever wondered how items are made available via the Vanderbilt Libraries? It is a lot more complicated than one might think. Associate University Librarian Nancy Godleski’s recent article written for the Faculty Engaged Newsroom demystifies some of the complex details involved in the selection and managing of library materials.  Julie Loder, director of… Keep reading

Medical School Advanced Wikipedia Elective Students Add 209 References; Get 183,000 Total Views during the Month

The VUSM WikiMed AE was a month-long elective focused on improving Wikipedia by contributing high quality medicine-related content. Seven 4th year medical students made major contributions to Wikipedia, while learning about medical Wikis. This elective brought together staff from EBL (Philip Walker), VU Libraries (Mary Anne Caton), and UCSF faculty for a unique, exciting, and… Keep reading

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Christopher Ryland Presents on “Hidden Figure” William (Bill) Gunter, Sr.

On Nov. 4, the Vanderbilt University Medical Center Office for Diversity Affairs presented the third annual “Hidden VUMC Figures” event — a tribute to employees who have made significant long-term contributions to the Medical Center, often behind the scenes. “At VUMC the collective ‘we’ have a rich history of hidden figures. That rich history predictably… Keep reading

Hidden Figures award winners

New York Times Covers Vanderbilt Libraries Friends Event

In April, the Belcourt Theatre was packed with 332 Friends of Vanderbilt Libraries to watch Marshall Chapman, Matraca Berg, Lee Smith and Jill McCorkle perform “Stories & Songs.” If you missed the event, more on the amazing night may be found in the May 20 New York Times article by Margaret Renkl, “Shame and Salvation… Keep reading

Fine Arts Gallery Partners with VUMC on Current Exhibition

The Vanderbilt Fine Arts Gallery staff and Professor Markus Eberl collaborated with the Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science (VUIIS) to scan and replicate three objetects from the “Refuting ‘Noble Savages’: Reflections of Nature Through Ancient Mesoamerican Artifacts,” opening today in the Fine Arts Gallery. Read more…

Help Us Celebrate National Library Workers Day

Tuesday, April 9 is National Library Workers Day. Established in 2003 to recognize the contributions library staff make to our communities.  Please join us in celebrating library workers today!

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Robert Darnton February 7 Lecture Now Archived

If you missed Professor Robert Darnton’s lecture on “Censors at Work: How States Shaped Literature”, it is now available through the libraries’ YouTube channel.   Robert Darnton, Carl H. Pforzheimer University Professor and University Librarian, Emeritus, Harvard University will be speaking at the Central Library on February 7th. His presentation entitled “Censors at Work: How… Keep reading

Make a difference for the Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries on April 4

By making a gift on Giving Day to the Libraries, you help provide exceptional opportunities for our student and faculty researchers. When you invest in the libraries, you support: The acquisition of state-of-the-art resources for scholarly research The preservation of special collections and digital archives Special programs, lectures, workshops and exhibits For more information click… Keep reading