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Happy Birthday Wikipedia and Creative Commons! Join the celebration of free information January 15th

January 2019 is a great month for free information. Public Domain Day on January 1st marked the first time in 20 years that films, books, artworks and more created in 1923 came into the Public Domain. Studies have shown that public domain books are less expensive, available in more editions and formats, and more likely… Keep Reading

Five Centuries of Woodcuts to Open at the Fine Arts Gallery: Thursday, January 10

Then & Now: Five Centuries of Woodcuts January 10–March 1, 2019 You are cordially invited to attend the opening reception on Thursday, January 10 from 5 to 7 p.m. in Cohen Memorial Hall Surveying artworks created over multiple continents and 500 years, Then & Now: Five Centuries of Woodcuts spotlights more than forty prints from… Keep Reading

Charles Dickens: A Christmas Carol Exhibit

December 18, 2018 – January 7, 2019 Central Library (Fourth Floor Lobby) Charles Dickens (1812-1870) was an English novelist and social commentator.  During his lifetime, the intense popularity of his works transformed him into a literary colossus.  As a child, he was forced to leave school to work in a factory after his father was… Keep Reading

Buchanan Fellows Presentations and Exhibit Opening Reception Tuesday December 4

Join the fun on Tuesday, December 4th as we celebrate the projects created by the Fall 2018 Buchanan Library Fellows.  Three Fellows worked with Special Collections and TV News Archive staff to produce documentaries about journalists whose papers are in Special Collections: Jack Corn, Jack Hurst, and Jim Squires.  The documentaries accompany an exhibition, The… Keep Reading

Congratulations Peabody Library!

Congratulations to Peabody Library for winning the statewide Tennessee Library Association Banned Books Week display competition for their exhibit.  Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Banned Books Week was launched in 1982 in response to a sudden surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores and libraries. Typically… Keep Reading

The History of Kirkland Hall Topic of New Exhibition

A new exhibition highlighting the history of Kirkland Hall is now on display in the Special Collections Library. Kirkland Hall is the iconic symbol of Vanderbilt University – it’s tall and identifiable presence graces the covers of university publications, football tickets, and many picture frames throughout campus. It stood as the central building on a… Keep Reading

Exhibit Opening: Sebastian Münster and 16th Century Christian Hebraism

Roots, Influences, and Beyond: Sebastian Münster (1488-1552) For fifteen hundred years, only a few Christians were able to read the Hebrew Bible in its original language. All that changed in the sixteenth century, when the first Hebrew grammars and lexicons were written by Christians. The leading Christian Hebraist of that period was Sebastian Münster, who… Keep Reading

October 2018: What’s Happening in the Libraries?

Check out these events planned for October : October 3    Curator’s Talk: The World Wars and their Impact on Vanderbilt, Special Collections,  11:15am-12:00pm October 4    Memorizing the Future: Collecting in the 21st Century, John Gerrard, Dublin: Art Executable, Community Room, 6:00pm-7:00pm October 5    DS Workshop: Introduction to the Open Science Framework (OSF), Central Library 418A 11:10am-12:00pm October … Keep Reading

New exhibit opens exploring history of women at Vanderbilt

Tuesday, August 28, 2018 Second Floor Gallery 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm The Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries will open a new exhibit, “From Listeners to Leaders: A History of Women at Vanderbilt,” on Tuesday, Aug. 28, in the second-floor gallery of Central Library. The opening reception, scheduled for 12:15 p.m. on Aug. 28, will… Keep Reading