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New York Times Covers Vanderbilt Libraries Friends Event

In April, the Belcourt Theatre was packed with 332 Friends of Vanderbilt Libraries to watch Marshall Chapman, Matraca Berg, Lee Smith and Jill McCorkle perform “Stories & Songs.” If you missed the event, more on the amazing night may be found in the May 20 New York Times article by Margaret Renkl, “Shame and Salvation… Keep Reading

Closing Talk—Susan DeMay, “Making and Teaching Ceramics: Not Just for Fun”

Susan DeMay, “Making and Teaching Ceramics: Not Just for Fun” August 9 at 5:00pm Artist Talk with Q&A, Reception to follow Cohen Memorial Hall, room 203 1220 21st Avenue South Susan DeMay began pursuing ceramics as a graduate student at what was then called the George Peabody College for Teachers, where she studied art from… Keep Reading

Curator’s Talk 4/10: Les Fleurs du Printemps: Selections from the French Collections

Join us in the Special Collections Library from 11:10am-12:00pm  Wednesday mornings during this semester for fascinating talks led by faculty, librarians, archivists, and curators.   The talks take place weekly in the Special Collections Reading Room on the second floor of the Central & Divinity Libraries building.  This event is free and open to the public. From romance to… Keep Reading

Robert Darnton February 7 Lecture Now Archived

If you missed Professor Robert Darnton’s lecture on “Censors at Work: How States Shaped Literature”, it is now available through the libraries’ YouTube channel.   Robert Darnton, Carl H. Pforzheimer University Professor and University Librarian, Emeritus, Harvard University will be speaking at the Central Library on February 7th. His presentation entitled “Censors at Work: How… Keep Reading

Sankofa Drumming and Dance Event

Come to Sankofa, an African Drumming and Dance Performance on Tuesday, April 9th at 7 p.m. in the Community Room of the Central Library. Free and open to the public. Reception follows the event. Sponsored by the Wilson Music Library and The Student Outreach and Engagement Committee of the Heard Libraries.

Spring Outreach Pop-ups

Is your brain in need of a break? Join us for crafting, parachute games, and fun with your fellow students! We hope you stop by to experience what the library has to offer regarding innovative collections and research assistance as you get ready for finals. April 3rd, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM Commons Terrace &… Keep Reading

11th Annual Undergraduate Writing Symposium – March 31

The 11th annual Undergraduate Writing Symposium will be held Sunday, March 31, in the John Seigenthaler Center (1207 18th Ave. South). This annual event is a showcase for exemplary writing by Vanderbilt’s undergraduates that honors their achievements as writers and scholars. Whether you want to come hear amazing fiction and poetry from your peers or engage with the… Keep Reading

Digital Scholarship Workshop: Introduction to tools for data visualization

Friday 11:10-12:00 in Central 418a: Introduction to tools for data visualization, weighing Tableau, Python, and R.   Interested in learning about options for your data visualization project? In this workshop, participants will learn the comparative strengths and weaknesses of three popular methods of data visualization. This workshop is intended to catalyze further learning through one… Keep Reading