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

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

Cheek Reading Room Refresh

  Following on the extremely popular tables in the Periodicals reading area, we have replaced more old furniture in the Cheek Reading Room.  Additionally, refinished shelving originally in the south reading room was reinstalled on the west wall, allowing the removal of the remaining free standing stacks. Later this summer the index stands on either… Keep Reading

New Faculty Interviews

Two new faculty interviews with librarian Chris Benda are available: Jim Crenshaw talks about his recent two-volume book set entitled Sipping from the Cup of Wisdom. William Franke talks about his recent book entitled A Theology of Literature:  The Bible as Revelation in the Tradition of the Humanities.   You can find both interviews HERE.

Syriac Exhibit Reincarnated in Cohen Memorial Hall

Syriac: Preserving an Endangered World Culture For nearly two thousand years, Christians across the Middle East and Asia have shared a common heritage through the Syriac language and culture. Many of these communities face the threat of extinction today. In response, this exhibit showcases the enduring presence of Syriac culture around the globe. The exhibit… Keep Reading

New Faculty Interview with Jaco Hamman

Librarian Chris Benda talks with Divinity School faculty member Jaco Hamman about his new open-access article “The Organ of Tactility: Fantasy, Image and Male Masturbation,” an “Online First Article” in Pastoral Psychology. Listen to the interview here.