Artist Harry Reese discusses third stream books, craft and users March 19

Acclaimed artist and book maker Harry Reese, inventor of the Sandagraph technique, will speak March 19 at 12:30pm in Special Collections.  In his talk Word, Image, Book, Presence: The User is the Content Reese will discuss his works produced with Sandra Liddell Reese for over 40 years at Turkey Hill Press. Harry’s teaching has engaged… Keep reading

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

New Faculty Interview with Joerg Rieger

Listen to an interview with Divinity School Professor Joerg Rieger about his book Jesus vs. Caesar: For People Tired of Serving the Wrong God. This conversation is the latest in the Authorial Intentions series — interviews that Chris Benda, Librarian for Religious Studies and Theology, has been conducting with Vanderbilt faculty about their publications. More… Keep reading

VU community discussion of 2019 Commons Reading set for July 23

The Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center and the Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries will host a discussion of the 2019 Commons Reading, The Lies That Bind: Rethinking Identity by Kwame Anthony Appiah, on Tuesday, July 23. All in the Vanderbilt community are invited to read the book and join in the discussion. The event is scheduled for noon… Keep reading

The Lies that Bind

Book Love: Fred Arroyo, MTSU faculty and author

What was your favorite book as a child? Do you reread your favorite books? The library vlog Book Love celebrates reading and how books connect us. This week, Fred Arroyo, author of Western Avenue and Other Fictions, shortlisted for the 2014 William Saroyan International Prize for Writing and faculty at MTSU, discusses his favorite books…. Keep reading

Fred Arroyo

Vanderbilt Libraries to Host Second Annual Edible Books Festival

The campus and community are invited to join us for the second festival on April 1st to experience the delightful collision of books and food. “Last year’s entries were extremely clever. The libraries are glad to again be part of this global celebration of books and food,” said University Librarian Valerie Hotchkiss. Those interested in… Keep reading

Congratulations Peabody Library!

Congratulations to Peabody Library for winning the statewide Tennessee Library Association Banned Books Week display competition for their exhibit.  Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Banned Books Week was launched in 1982 in response to a sudden surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores and libraries. Typically… Keep reading