Craiglow Appointed Interim University Librarian

Hilary A. Craiglow, who has led the Walker Management Library for more than a decade, has been named interim university librarian. Craiglow’s appointment, effective July 1, was announced today by Vanessa Beasley, vice provost for academic affairs and dean of residential faculty. Read the full article >

Mechanical Engineering Hall: Teaching Engineering in the Age of Steam

A new exhibition highlighting the history of Mechanical Engineering Hall is now on display in the Special Collections Library.    When Vanderbilt University opened in October 1875, classes and laboratories were all housed in College Hall, now known as Kirkland Hall.  By the mid-1880s, the engineering department had outgrown their facilities in College Hall and… Keep reading

HathiTrust Emergency Temporary Access Service Ends on June 7

The Vanderbilt University Libraries signed an agreement with HathiTrust in March of 2020 that provided faculty, students, and staff with online access to approximately 17% of the libraries copyrighted print circulating collections. Hathi Trust’s Emergency Temporary Access Service (ETAS) was invaluable for virtual instruction and research while access to campus was restricted. As the university… Keep reading

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COVID-19 Pandemic Story Series: Paul Opiyo

An SEL student assistant tells his COVID-19 pandemic story: Hi my name is Paul Opiyo.  I’m a sophomore majoring in Computer Science and I work at the Stevenson Library. When the pandemic started last year and Vanderbilt closed, I went to Atlanta and spent some time with family. I came back to Vanderbilt in May… Keep reading

COVID-19 Pandemic Story Series: Janice Mutuku

An SEL student assistant tells her COVID-19 pandemic story: After the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, I left campus and flew home to Nairobi, Kenya. I was excited to be home even with the COVID-19 restrictions. I spent a lot of time with family during the last half of the spring semester and the summer…. Keep reading

COVID-19 Pandemic Story Series: Erskine Nyoike

An SEL student assistant tells his COVID-19 pandemic story: One thing I can say I picked up during the pandemic was leisure reading. As a student, I often read required books for my classes. However, with more time on my hands I decided to venture out and try new books on topics that I was… Keep reading

COVID-19 Pandemic Story Series: Coco Kariuki

An SEL student assistant tells her COVID-19 pandemic story: Initially, the quarantine downtime was much needed and not all bad. Taking some time to step back and regroup was probably a great thing for all of us. But for me, the routine of waking up and preparing for nothing got old quickly. So, I started… Keep reading

AccessEngineering: Overview of Book Content

Learn how to quickly and conveniently access useful, quality information by attending the webinar AccessEngineering: Overview of Book Content. Mark your calendar for April 12, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. EST. This webinar will focus on enhanced book content and features such as: • Searching and browsing capability using site taxonomies • Filtering options to narrow… Keep reading

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