Provost’s Open Dores on Location at Central Library

The final Open Dores on Location for 2017-2018 will be in the Community Room Monday May 14 from 4:00pm to 5:00pm.  Join Provost Susan Wente for an informal discussion. Faculty and staff are invited to attend informal discussion sessions to be held one or two times per month at various locations across campus. The sessions… Keep Reading

Fall Friends Event: Antiquarian Book and Manuscript Roadshow

Have you always wanted to know more about that volume of poetry that belonged to cousin Blanche? Wondered how to preserve Uncle Joe’s letters from the front? Or maybe you just need some tips on starting that rare book collection? Bring your questions to the experts at the Friends of Vanderbilt’s Libraries Antiquarian Book and… Keep Reading

“Cultural Heritage in the Age of Big Data” Symposium to Be Held at Vanderbilt

The Vanderbilt University Libraries is hosting a public symposium on Friday, June 1, 2018, titled Cultural Heritage in the Age of Big Data. The symposium will bring together archivists, librarians, digital humanists, and public historians to discuss the ethical implications of preserving and providing access to culturally sensitive materials online. “The annual Cultural Heritage at Scale symposia critically exam the technological infrastructure… Keep Reading

Bard’s Birthday Bash April 23

Vanderbilt Libraries and the Nashville Shakespeare Festival are throwing a birthday party for William Shakespeare.  Join us on the Library Lawn for an afternoon full of fun and festivities on April 23, beginning at noon. There will be jugglers, troubadours, fight masters, and scribes on hand, as well as Shakespeareoke, where you can recite your… Keep Reading

Edible Book Festival Winners

Thank you to everyone who made our first annual Edible Book Festival a success! Especially our judges, and everyone who voted for the People’s Choice. Here are the winning entries: Most creative:   If You Give A Mouse A Cookie Library Technology and Digital Services   Best depiction of a classic:   Lard of the… Keep Reading

The Sound of Silent Voices: April 10, 2018

6:00 pm Reception, Central Library Lobby 7:00 pm Performance, Central Library Community Room This spring, the city of Nashville welcomes the Violins of Hope, a collection of instruments played by Jewish musicians during the Holocaust. Lovingly restored by Israeli luthiers Amnon and Ashvi Weinstein, the instruments are on display at the main branch of the Nashville Public Library from… Keep Reading

Vanderbilt Libraries Present: An Evening of Card Game History and Whist Playing

On Tuesday, March 27, the Friends of Vanderbilt’s Libraries will be hosting an evening exploration into the game of whist. Led by collector and card game historian David Levy, the event will celebrate the Library’s recent acquisition of the George Clulow – United States Playing Card gaming collections, one of the world’s premiere collections of… Keep Reading

Tristan Keen Receives Heart and Soul Award

  James “Tristan” Keen, mailroom manager for the nine libraries in the Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries system, is the final recipient of a Chancellor’s Heart and Soul Staff Appreciation Award for the 2017-18 academic year. Read more….

It’s William Shakespeare’s birthday on April 23

…   Let’s party like it’s 1564! Vanderbilt Libraries and the Nashville Shakespeare Festival are throwing a birthday bash for the Bard!  Join us on the Library Lawn for an afternoon full of festivities on April 23, beginning at noon. There will be jugglers, troubadours, fight masters, and scribes on hand, as well as an open… Keep Reading