COVID-19 Pandemic Story Series: Nairah Moustafa

An SEL student assistant tells her COVID-19 pandemic story: Hello! I am Nairah Moustafa, a junior studying biomedical engineering and engineering management. I am from Egypt but my family lives in Saudi Arabia. I got stuck away from my family for almost a year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, so as soon as I had… Keep reading

Be a part of Vanderbilt history!

Zach Johnson, curator of Special Collections, hopes you will join in efforts to archive COVID-19 pandemic experiences, including recent vaccine experiences. Join other Vanderbilt University and VUMC students, staff, faculty and administration in providing materials about this window of time for future historians and researchers. “It’s easy to think about history as historians looking at… Keep reading

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Be a part of Vanderbilt History!

  Imagine finding a handwritten journal of your grandfather’s in the Vanderbilt University Archives. Now try to imagine your grandchild finding materials in the archive that you created about your time at Vanderbilt. Vanderbilt’s Special Collections and University Archives is documenting and archiving personal experiences of this COVID-19 pandemic period for all students, staff, faculty,… Keep reading

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Unprecedented Connection: Art collaboration during COVID-19

Every artwork in the Unprecedented Connections exhibition from Vanderbilt Kefi Collective is a joint work of two artists who have never met- one partner started the piece and the other finished it. Each pair of artists was assigned a shared symbol- be it a star, a cloud, or a heart- that served as the sole… Keep reading

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COVID-19 Archive: Study Abroad Cut Short

As part of a short series, the Heard Libraries are highlighting unique experiences from Vanderbilt students, faculty and staff through the lens of donations to the Vanderbilt COVID-19 Archive. This archive will provide future historians and researchers detailed insight into the pandemic and how it affected members of the campus community. We’re featuring excerpts from… Keep reading

Access to Library Resources: Opportunities and Challenges in the Age of COVID-19

The libraries are committed to equitable access to research materials. The current pandemic has challenged all of us in various ways, but our commitment to access remains unshakable. Join Nancy Godleski, associate university librarian for Collections and Core Services, Robyn Weisman, Interlibrary Loan manager, and Andrew Wesolek, director of Digital Scholarship and Communications for a… Keep reading

Library materials quarantined for safety

Vanderbilt’s libraries are following university protocols, CDC guidelines, and recommendations from the international library community in the safe handling of library materials during the COVID-19 pandemic. All circulating materials and items in Special Collections are quarantined for at least 72 hours before they can be re-used. Your health and safety is the library’s highest priority when you check… Keep reading

COVID-19 Archive: Be a Part of Vanderbilt History

Vanderbilt Special Collections and University Archives is documenting and archiving the responses of Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center students, staff, faculty, and administration to the COVID-19 pandemic to preserve this window of time for future historians, researchers and others. Chris Ryland, curator of History of Medicine Collections and Archives, explains the importance of… Keep reading

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Peabody Library Fall Update

The Peabody Library building will re-open on Monday, Aug. 24th. Fall semester hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Please remember your Vanderbilt ID card to access the building. The Peabody Library offers a variety of physically distanced spaces for studying and taking online classes. Please bring your headphones, and follow posted… Keep reading

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Art Faculty and Students Share Pandemic Experience

As part of a short series, the Heard Libraries are highlighting unique experiences from Vanderbilt students, faculty and staff through the lens of donations to the Vanderbilt COVID-19 Archive. This archive will provide future historians and researchers detailed insight into the pandemic and how it affected members of the campus community. We’re featuring excerpts from… Keep reading

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