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. 

"School Moms" by Laura Pappano event image

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.

Elsevier and Vanderbilt University’s Heard Libraries establish landmark five-year open access transformative agreement

Elsevier, a global leader in information analytics and scientific publishing, is pleased to announce a five-year read-and-publish agreement with Vanderbilt University’s Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries that will advance open… Keep reading

‘Vanderbilt Magazine’ now fully digitized and available online

The complete archive of Vanderbilt University’s flagship publication has been fully digitized and is now available online, making more than a century of university history accessible to the Vanderbilt community and others around the globe.

The Spring-Summer 2023 issue of Vanderbilt Magazine (Vanderbilt University)

Heard Libraries’ Digital Lab, VUMC collaborate on update to Play Nicely program designed to address challenging behaviors in young children

A Vanderbilt University Medical Center program designed to teach parents healthy discipline strategies is reaching a wider audience thanks to a collaboration with the Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries’ Digital Lab.

‘All That Glitters’ exhibit continues at Special Collections and University Archives

Gilded treasures belonging to university founder Cornelius Vanderbilt, a shipping and railroad magnate and one of the wealthiest Americans of the 19th century, are among the items featured in All That Glitters: Silver and Gold at Vanderbilt, currently on display at the Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries’ Special Collections and University Archives.

This 24-karat engraved gold house was an anniversary gift to Cornelius Vanderbilt from his wife, Sophia, in 1863. Goldsmith unknown; New York, 1863. (Vanderbilt University Memorabilia Collection)