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

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

Applications Accepted Now for 2018 Spring Library Fellowships

Are you an undergraduate looking for a way to learn new skills and earn money this spring?  You might consider applying for a Buchanan Library Fellowship. Fellows are paid a stipend for completion of an immersive project. We have two seminar-style fellowship programs scheduled for the spring semester. The Power of Propaganda, Persuasion, and Information… 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

TV News Archive Podcast

The Vanderbilt Television News Archive now has a monthly podcast called News Knowledge, which you can subscribe to through iTunes, or listen to by going to our News Knowledge website. In this podcast we explore the many ways that the Vanderbilt Television News Archive’s collection of national news broadcasts can be utilized to understand the… Keep Reading