Patterson discusses formative years, book bans, writing process at Vanderbilt event

James Patterson has published over 400 titles and sold more than 425 million copies of his books, but he first gained the confidence to pursue a career in writing while working toward a graduate degree at Vanderbilt, the bestselling author told a large audience in Langford Auditorium on April 11.

NERL and Springer Nature sign new three-year open publishing agreement

NERL, a consortium representing some of America’s leading research institutions, and Springer Nature, a global leader in research publishing, have agreed to a new three-year open publishing agreement. The deal provides… Keep reading

Three from Heard Libraries recognized with Community Engagement Collaboration grants

The Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries are well represented in the inaugural round of Community Engagement Collaboration grants awarded by Vanderbilt Government and Community Relations.

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James Patterson to discuss his latest book, value of reading at Vanderbilt April 11

Bestselling author James Patterson will discuss his prolific writing career, support for literacy initiatives and the power of books and reading in a wide-ranging conversation at Vanderbilt University on Thursday, April 11.

Education journalist to discuss partisan politics’ increasing influence on public schools April 9

National education reporter Laura Pappano will discuss her latest book, School Moms: Parent Activism, Partisan Politics, and the Battle for Public Education, at the Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries on Tuesday, April 9. In her book, Pappano draws on archival research as well as on-the-ground reporting to offer a nuanced view of how schools across the country have become lightning rods in the culture wars. 

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Vanderbilt University’s Heard Libraries and Taylor & Francis announce transformative agreement to support open access publishing

Partnership will also provide Vanderbilt researchers with a significantly expanded range of humanities and social sciences journals Vanderbilt University’s Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries and Taylor & Francis, one of… Keep reading

Vanderbilt University’s Heard Libraries, AIP Publishing sign three-year read-and-publish agreement that broadens access to scientific research

AIP Publishing, a leading publisher of scholarly scientific journals, has signed a three-year read-and-publish agreement with Vanderbilt University’s Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries that will promote open science and drive… Keep reading

Launch of McGee Applied Research Center for Narrative Studies celebrated at campus gathering

Vanderbilt University officially launched the McGee Applied Research Center for Narrative Studies at a campus event on Feb. 7.

Pictured, left to right: University Librarian Jon Shaw, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs C. Cybele Raver, Chancellor Daniel Diermeier, Suzanne Perot McGee, Patrick P. McGee, Interim Dean of the College of Arts and Science Tim McNamara and Ben Hunt.