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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

Opportunity NOW Students in Special Collections

Friday, July 13th, was a great day for Special Collections as we celebrated the successful completion of another year’s work with Opportunity NOW, the Nashville program that gets high school students working at local companies across Davidson County.  Our students, Rana Naeim and Kena Cheatham toiled away in the Preservation Office and in Special Collections cleaning,… Keep Reading

Take a Bite out of a Book

The International Edible Book Festival has been held annually since 2000 in countries around the world, and now Vanderbilt is joining in for the first time! Vanderbilt community members are welcome to submit their most creative—and edible!—literary work of art on Monday, April 2. Participants create an “edible book,” which can be inspired by a favorite… Keep Reading

Passover Exhibit in the Library

Vanderbilt Libraries welcome a new acquisition: The first edition of the Amsterdam Haggadah (1695) A special exhibition at the Central Library titled “Why is this Book different from any other?”  celebrates the recent acquisition of a rare guide to the Passover Seder.  The Amsterdam Haggadah of 1695 is the first Haggadah illustrated with engravings instead… Keep Reading

Scott Ellsworth

This spring the Wild Bunch sponsors a talk and book signing with historian Scott Ellsworth from University of Michigan. His book The Secret Game (2015) brings to light an important, nearly-forgotten story about WWII, the New South, and basketball. Focusing on a game played in Durham, NC, Ellsworth describes the lives of black and white… Keep Reading

The Once and Future Book Opening Reception

        Please join us this Thursday, November 30, as the Buchanan Library Fellows present their new exhibit, The Once and Future Book, at an opening reception from 12:00PM to 1:00PM in the second floor gallery.  The six fellows researched objects in Special Collections from almanacs and incunables to bindings and paper. Come hear… Keep Reading

Harriet Lane Handbook, 21e, has been restored to ClinicalKey

The Harriet Lane Handbook, 21e, has been restored to ClinicalKey Please note: A dosage error for hydromorphone HCL (in Child and Adolescent ≥50 kg) has been found and corrected in The Harriet Lane Handbook, 21st edition. The original text indicated that the dose was weight-based, and it is not. The correct text is as follows: Child… Keep Reading

Tadoku Collection

Students learning the Japanese language gathered at Central Library to read their favorite Japanese books last Friday, March 24, 2017, from 3:30 to 5 pm. The books are from the new Tadoku Collection on the main floor of the Central Library in the Leisure Reading alcove. “Tadoku” (多読) means “extensive reading” and refers to graded… Keep Reading

New Reads, Good Reads: Check out these business bestsellers!

Walker Management Library is happy to share recently added business bestsellers with the Vanderbilt community. Located on the first floor, these new books are available to all university faculty, staff, and students, and can be borrowed for three weeks. Some notable additions from the New York Times bestsellers include: Finerman’s Rules: Secrets I’d Only Tell… Keep Reading