Library “superheroes” make digital collections accessible worldwide

By Paula Covington This has been a year of major progress in making our digital collections more accessible.  Thanks to the dedication and efforts of four library “superheroes” our Colombian collections are getting used in Colombia, Israel, France, Brazil, New Zealand and many other places.  Alejandro Botia has taken up the challenge of creating metadata… 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

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….

The Grand Ole Opry Now On Display at the Food for Thought Café

The Food for Thought Café in the Central Library has updated its exhibition space to feature materials from the Library’s WSM and County Music archives, highlighting the influence of the world-famous Grand Ole Opry founded by George D. “Judge” Hay in 1925. The program, airing on the WSM radio station out of Nashville, benefited from… Keep Reading

New System Will Improve Access to Library Collections

One of the biggest changes to happen in Vanderbilt’s libraries in the last 20 years is underway. Beginning in late July, students and faculty will have access to an easier and faster way to search the university library collections. Since the current system’s implementation in 1997, technology has changed. The new catalog will allow more… Keep Reading

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

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

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

Libraries Quarterly Report

For highlights about the Libraries’ activities and events for Fall/Winter 2017, read our Quarterly Report. QR-VUL–2017- FallWinter