Monuments and Memory: Beyond Charlottesville

Libraries are not only places for discovery of ideas and books; we also promote civil discussion about controversial topics in our Open Mind series. On Friday December 1st, Mark Scala, Chief Curator at the Frist Center for Visual Arts and Helmut Smith, Martha Rivers Ingram Professor of History and Director of the Vanderbilt Digital Humanities… Keep Reading

World GIS Day November 15

On Wednesday, November 15, the Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries will be celebrating World GIS Day with a lively and thought-provoking workshop, talk, and reception hosted in the Central Library. The schedule of events is below – for more information, please contact Lindsey Fox (Lindsey.Fox@vanderbilt.edu).GIS Day – November 15, 2017 Introduction to GeoJSON and GeoJSON-T (Workshop) Who: Karl Grossner… Keep Reading

Women in Science – Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon 

Tuesday November 14, 2017 The Wond’ry @ Vanderbilt University 2414 Highland Ave #102, Nashville, TN 37213 10:00am to 3:00pm   Speaker: Dr. Alice White, Wellcome Library, London Schedule 10:30                     Dr. Alice White, “Women and Wikipedia in the Wellcome Collections” 11:15                     How to Edit : Helpful Tips and Tricks 11:30                     Brainstorming 12:00                     Lunch and Editing Co-Sponsored… Keep Reading

IICC Cultural Heritage Month Brown Bag Series

Each Month Central Library will showcase artifacts and historical collections relevant to our heritage month celebrations. Stop by the Multicultural Center in Sarratt during lunch time and enjoy these beautiful collections right here on our campus! September 14 Hispanic Heritage Month Paula Covington, Librarian October 5 Activism Melinda Brown, Deborah Lilton, & Pam Morgan, Librarians… Keep Reading

Ice Cream Social

Don’t miss the Libraries’ Annual Ice Cream Social on Sept. 7 from 1-3 PM in the Community Room of the Central Library. Create your own sundae with Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream and meet the librarians who will help you on your scholarly path to academic success.  

Library on Location Every Wednesday during the Fall semester from 6-9 p.m., library tables will be popping up all over campus. Visit a library table, engage in an interactive activity, talk with a student about how they use the Vanderbilt Libraries, and learn more about the Libraries’ services and resources. To find the location each… Keep Reading

Crowd-Sourcing with a Human Face

Vanderbilt University Library is hosting a symposium on June 2nd titled Crowd-Sourcing with a Human Face. Building on last year’s Cultural Heritage at Scale event, this symposium will explore the phenomenon of crowd-sourcing with a particular lens on its ethical, cultural, and social dimensions. The symposium will bring together speakers directing crowd-sourced projects, data curators,… Keep Reading

Intern Insights: Paper Marbling Workshop

Guest post by Brenda Thompson In her blog post a couple weeks ago, Brooke told you about the process of creating marbled paper, and showed you a book from the University of Nashville collection that we are processing. Fortuitously, just after that blog post was published, I discovered that we were going to have the opportunity… Keep Reading

The Wild Bunch Data Visualization Awards

This semester the library has been part of a campus-wide program focused on data visualization.  Our final program this semester is the announcement of the student winners of our data visualization competition. The entries were strong and we appreciate and recognize the work of our judges: Professor Bobby Bodenheimer, Professor Vesna Pavlovlic, Librarian Bobby Smiley,… Keep Reading

Access Medicine Visit and Demo

A representative from Access Medicine will be at the Eskind Biomedical Library on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM. Boxed lunches will be provided. The Lunch & Learn session will be held in the library’s training room. Please send your RSVP and other questions to eskindlibrary@vanderbilt.edu.