1st Annual Edible Books Festival

Join us for the 1st Annual Edible Books Festival where the worlds of food and books collide in creative and delicious ways. Let your imagination run free and create an edible work of art inspired by your favorite book or author. Have fun with puns, or create something in the shape of a book. The event will take place Monday… Keep Reading

Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon, March 14

Come improve Wikipedia during Vanderbilt Libraries’ Annual ART+FEMINISM Edit-a-Thon at Central Library! We’ll teach you how to edit, no experience required. What: Become an activist editor using ready-made tools from ART+FEMINISM’s organizers. Add to articles about women artists, architects, designers, video artists, musicians, philosophers and critics in a community of editors. Where: Central Library Room… Keep Reading

Practical Steps for Increasing Openness and Reproducibility: A Day of Open Science

The Vanderbilt University Library is pleased to host a workshop on the Open Science Framework. The Center for Open Science is dedicated to fostering an open exchange of ideas that accelerates scientific progress towards solving the most persistent problems. The challenges of disease, poverty, education, social justice, and the environment are too urgent to waste… Keep Reading

The Friends of Vanderbilt Libraries present an evening of gaming history and card playing

Join the Friends of Vanderbilt’s Libraries for an evening of card game history and whist playing with David Levy, collector and historian of card games, on March 27 at 5:30 p.m. in the Central Library’s Community Room. Treasures from the Library’s recent acquisition of the George Clulow and United States Playing Card Company Gaming Collection… Keep Reading

Exhibition in Special Collections to Open on Presidents’ Day

From George Washington to Barack Obama, America’s past commanders in chief have provided domestic and international leadership during world wars, political unrest and the struggle for basic human rights. Their personal lives have been shaped by great joy and heartbreak, deep-rooted conflict and public scrutiny. Along the way, biographers and journalists have documented their every… Keep Reading

Scott Ellsworth Wild Bunch talk, book signing February 7

  This spring the Wild Bunch sponsors a talk and book signing with historian Scott Ellsworth from University of Michigan.  His book The Secret Game (2015) brings to light an important, nearly-forgotten story about WWII, the New South, and basketball.  Focusing on a game played in Durham, NC, Ellsworth describes the lives of black and… Keep Reading

Alumni group sponsors Library Design Challenge

This February’s Wild Bunch Library Design Challenge asks students to propose ways to make the libraries’ collections, facilities or services more accessible and meaningful for users. Students will learn about design thinking and the principles of human-centered design in a half-day workshop and apply those principles to propose best recommendations to a group of judges who… Keep Reading

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