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Digital Scholarship Workshop: Finding the Right Data for your Project

When a project requires geospatial data, searching for the right dataset can be confusing and overwhelming. The foundation of every GIS map, app, and analysis is geographic data. This workshop teaches how to define your data needs and evaluate whether a given dataset matches those needs. Learn about sources of data and maps you can… Keep Reading

Vanderbilt Libraries to Host Second Annual Edible Books Festival

The campus and community are invited to join us for the second festival on April 1st to experience the delightful collision of books and food. “Last year’s entries were extremely clever. The libraries are glad to again be part of this global celebration of books and food,” said University Librarian Valerie Hotchkiss. Those interested in… Keep Reading

Vanderbilt library spotlights two trailblazing alumnae in creative arts

The Iconoclastic Marshall Chapman  Haunted Hills of Mildred Haun Exhibition Reception Friday, March 22 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm Central Library Fourth Floor Lobby The trailblazing roles of two Vanderbilt alumnae in the music and publishing fields are highlighted in exhibitions at the university’s Central Library. Marshall Chapman, BA’71, and Mildred Haun, BA’35 and MA’37,… Keep Reading

Spring Celebration of Music: Featuring the Theremin

WHEN: Thursday, March 21, 2019, 3-5 pm. WHERE: The Wilson Music Library, located on the 2nd floor of the Blair School of Music. ABOUT: Join us for a celebration of the theremin, a 20th century electronic instrument controlled without physical contact. Best known for its eerie, other-worldly sounds, the theremin is featured in several famous movies (The Day the… Keep Reading

Come Write, Do Research, and Relax at Central Library: April 18

Conquer finals successfully with research, writing, and relaxation! Come get up-to-speed on your final research and writing projects. Maximize your productivity by tapping into the subject librarians from the Vanderbilt Libraries and Writing Studio consultants on hand to support you. Don’t just bring your research questions, papers, and projects, though! Come ready to de-stress and… Keep Reading

Smith, McCorkle, Chapman and Berg to perform at the Belcourt for Vanderbilt’s libraries

“An Evening of Stories and Songs with Lee Smith, Jill McCorkle, Marshall Chapman and Matraca Berg,” a fundraiser for Vanderbilt’s Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries, will take place at the Belcourt Theatre on April 11. Show time is 7:30 p.m. The hour-long performance will be followed by a book and CD signing. Since 1998, Smith and McCorkle, both New York Times best-selling authors, have… Keep Reading

Bard’s Birthday Bash, April 17

Vanderbilt Heard Libraries, the Nashville Shakespeare Festival, and the Nashville Public Library are throwing a spectacular birthday bash for the Bard!  Join us on the Library Lawn from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Rain location: Central Library, 4th floor. There will be fencing lessons, selfie stations with the Bard himself, jugglers, troubadours, and scribes on… Keep Reading

Embodied: Mosaic Arts International 2019 Invitational to open at the Fine Arts Gallery

March 13–May 25, 2019 Opening reception: Wednesday, March 13 from 5 to 7 p.m. in Cohen Memorial Hall The Vanderbilt Fine Arts Gallery is pleased to present Embodied: Mosaic Arts International 2019 Invitational, an exhibition surveying figurative works by five renowned mosaic artists working today: Lilian Broca (Canada), Shug Jones (United States), Michael Kruzich (United… Keep Reading

Spring Celebration of Music: Featuring the Theremin, 3/21

On March 21 from 3-5 p.m., join us in the Wilson Music Library for a celebration of the theremin, a 20th century electronic instrument controlled without physical contact. Best known for its eerie, other-worldly sounds, the theremin is featured in several famous movies (The Day the Earth Stood Still, Spell Bound, The Lost Weekend), and… Keep Reading

“Our Crowd”: Student Life at the University of Nashville Exhibition Reception

March 27, 3:00-4:00 pm Central Library Second Floor Gallery Peabody College traces its roots to the University of Nashville and its predecessors, Cumberland College and Davidson Academy.  It is a rich history that the Buchanan Library Fellows have been exploring this semester using the University of Nashville Collections housed in the libraries’ Special Collections. This… Keep Reading