Library News Online

Tech help in Central!

VUIT student assistants will be delighted to help you with any technology issues and questions right at the Service Desk in Central Library. The hours of operation are 1pm to 5pm, Monday-Friday. And while you’re at the Service Desk, make use of our fantastic subject librarians you will find there from 10am to 6pm, Monday-Friday…. Keep Reading

Library launches News Desk, with free campus NYT and WSJ access

Reading award-winning news stories in The New York Times and Wall Street Journal is now easier for the Vanderbilt community, thanks to a News Desk portal just added to the Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries homepage. The portal is made possible through the support of the Office of the Provost. “Citizens need reliable and diverse… Keep Reading

Getting to know your Central librarians: Yvonne Boyer

Yvonne Boyer is the subject librarian for French, Italian, Art, History of Art, and the W.T. Bandy Center for Baudelaire and Modern French Studies. She has been a librarian at Central Library since 1988. She graduated with a Master’s of Library Science degree from George Peabody College at Vanderbilt University. She is a native of… Keep Reading

Heard Libraries awarded digitization grant for Zapata Olivella pilot project

The Heard Libraries have been awarded a grant from the Latin Americanist Research Resources Project (LARRP) for a pilot project to digitize and preserve the audiotapes of the Manuel Zapata Olivella Collection. The tapes represent a collection of interviews of Colombians from all regions about their heritage and traditions, with a focus on Afro-Colombians.  They… Keep Reading

Searching the Library guide now available!

With all of the wonderful changes we’ve made to the library search and website this summer, we wanted to make sure we had a place where all the resources we’ve created to help YOU were available. Visit our Searching the Library guide to find: Up to date training and workshop calendar Training videos Training articles… Keep Reading

Campus Training for new Library Search tool

Have you HEARD? There’s a new search system for the Vanderbilt Libraries. Join us as we show you how to use the new library catalog  and upgraded library website to become a fast and efficient user of the Vanderbilt Libraries resources! August 15 – 418A Central Library, 3:10-4:00 pm August 21 – 418A Central Library, 3:10-4:00 pm August 23 – 304 Peabody Library,… Keep Reading

New Library Catalog Campus Training

August 23rd, 3:10-4pm Room 304 Peabody Library Have you HEARD? There’s a new search system for the Vanderbilt Libraries. Join us as we show you how to use the new library catalog, and upgraded library website to become a fast and efficient user of the Vanderbilt Libraries resources! Learning Outcomes Attendees will: -Identify what resources the… 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