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Getting to know your Eskind librarians: Camille Ivey

Camille Ivey is a Health Sciences Librarian at the Eskind Biomedical Library and has worked there for 20 years.  She worked as a Health Information Analyst for 17 years and then completed the University of Tennessee Master’s in Library and Information Science distance education program in 2015.  She is a native Alabamian and completed her… Keep Reading

Updated copyright policy @ VU      

A recent MyVU news article discussed the university’s new copyright policy for the campus’ course management system, Brightspace.  It is extremely important for our constituents in the medical center who develop and maintain in-house or home-grown portals to licensed library resources to understand and abide by the same policy so the institution remains compliant with… Keep Reading

From the Director’s Chair, 8/27/18

On behalf of the staff of the Annette & Irwin Eskind Family Biomedical Library and Learning Center, we wish to welcome all new students, staff, and faculty to Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center.  The Library re-opened on July 23, 2018 after a year-long renovation. The building contains the Eskind Biomedical Library (first floor… 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, 12:15-1:15 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

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