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The Annette and Irwin Eskind Family Biomedical Library – Past and Future

2018 – 2019 Flexner Deans’ Lecture Series Monday, August 13, 2018 12 pm in Room 208, Light Hall Dr. William W. Stead, MD The Annette and Irwin Eskind Family Biomedical Library – Past and Future – Changing What Clinicians Need To Know and How They Learn Dr. William Stead is Chief Strategy Officer for Vanderbilt… Keep Reading

Happy Book Lovers’ Day

A cottage industry of book-related news reminds us that books are dying, or dead, or on life support. But as librarians, we know that’s not the whole story. On National Book Lovers’ Day, let’s look at loving books and re-reading them.  As children, learning to read opens doors for us.  Laura Miller thinks “the first… 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

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

Eskind Biomedical Library opens with a new look and a new site.

The Annette and Irwin Eskind Family Biomedical Library and Learning Center is now open after a year-long renovation. In addition, the library will unveil its new library platform on Monday, July 23rd and a new web site on Tuesday, July 24th. The year-long renovation brings new lighting, new furniture, a beautiful information desk, an amazing… 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

NIH and NLM Strategic Plans focus on Data Science

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Library of Medicine (NLM) released their strategic plans this year and they are heavily focused on Data Science. NIH Draft, https://grants.nih.gov/grants/rfi/NIH-Strategic-Plan-for-Data-Science.pdf NLM https://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/plan/lrp17/NLM_StrategicReport2017_2027.html  

Sanford Guide Antimicrobial Therapy App

The Eskind Biomedical Library has acquired coupon codes for the Sanford Guide Antimicrobial Therapy App. The app is compatible with iOS and Android devices. For more information or to request your code, please contact us via the Ask Biomedical online form, http://library.vanderbilt.edu/biomedical/ask-librarian.php. Additional instructions to redeem the code will be provided.    

Input Needed for Library Website Redesign

The Vanderbilt University Libraries are in the process of developing a new website. Our goal is to gather input from the Vanderbilt Community during the Spring 2018 semester to ensure the site meets the needs of our students, staff, and faculty. Please complete the brief six-question survey by following the links below. If there are… Keep Reading