Library News Online

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

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

New Resource Spotlight: Statista

Statista is a portal with a wealth of user-friendly (and downloadable, in multiple formats) compilations of data and statistics from numerous international agencies, organizations, and sources, including media, consumer, and market data not always covered in government and NGO sources. Just as an example: do you want to know how many World Cup matches up… 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

Technology Lending @ SEL

Coming soon…in the Fall of 2018 the Science and Engineering Library will begin to lend a variety of technology equipment including: Digital Cameras, tripods and lenses, Laptops: both Dell and Macbook Air, a Molecular Modeling Kit, Laptop and Phone Chargers, Graphing and Non-graphing Calculators, Makerspace Devices, Headphones, Virtual Reality Headsets, and a Go Pro.

Provost’s Open Dores on Location at Central Library

The final Open Dores on Location for 2017-2018 will be in the Community Room Monday May 14 from 4:00pm to 5:00pm.  Join Provost Susan Wente for an informal discussion. Faculty and staff are invited to attend informal discussion sessions to be held one or two times per month at various locations across campus. The sessions… Keep Reading

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