Hook Hooks Installed

In appreciation of Divinity Library Director Bill Hook, and his 40 years of service to the Vanderbilt Libraries, we have installed these Distinguished Hook Hooks in his honor in the Judaica room. Thank you, Bill, for all you’ve done and continue to do for our students and our community.

ALA Midwinter Info Literacy Panel featuring Bobby Smiley

  Moderated by Atla’s Scholarly Communication and Digital Projects Manager Christine Fruin, a panel presentation on the recent Books@Atla Open Press publication Information Literacy and Theological Librarianship: Theory and Praxis will feature the book’s editor, our very own Bobby Smiley. The panel will be at ALA Midwinter in Philadelphia, on Saturday, January 25 at 4:00 pm in… Keep reading

New Exhibit in the Divinity Library: The Fall of Communism in Romania in 1989

The violent fall of the Socialist Republic of Romania captured the world’s attention in December, 1989. As anti-Communist demonstrators ransacked party headquarters, propaganda and paraphernalia of the Ceaușescu regime were literally tossed out into trash heaps in protest. In the spirit of “contemporary archeology”, historian Paul Michelson—with family and friends—scavenged these memorabilia as evidence 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

Al’s Pub Trivia Night

The Divinity Library is teaming up with Al’s Pub to bring Trivia Night into the library! Come join us for drinks and snacks and some competitive rounds of team trivia! Thursday November 7 3:30-5:30pm Divinity Library Reference Room

New Book with Divinity Librarian Contributions

Our own interim Director, Bobby Smiley, has edited a book for Atla Open Press that is now available Open Access, as well as Print on Demand. Librarian Keegan Osinski has a chapter in it as well. Information Literacy and Theological Librarianship: Theory & Praxis gathers together reflective practices and theoretical explorations from librarians across a range… Keep reading

Citations Made Easier

You’ve just spent the last several hours arranging your disparate ideas into a coherent research paper — and now you have to spend several more hours typing up your citations and bibliography. Does this sound depressingly familiar? Bibliographic management software can make things easier, and staff at the Vanderbilt libraries are available to provide one-on-one… Keep reading

Workshop Series

The Divinity librarians and writing tutor are teaming up to bring you a workshop series to acquaint you with some of the vital skills for your grad school success. Focusing on things students “wish they would have known sooner,” these workshops are open to everyone, but may be especially helpful to first year students. All… Keep reading