Library News Online

Aretha Franklin laid to rest

Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, will be laid to rest today in Detroit. Learn more about her career and accomplishments at Rock’s Backpages. The Wilson Music Library also has many of her recordings available for checkout, including Take a Look: Aretha Franklin Complete on Colombia, call number CD MUS-16299.

Library Catalog Training at the Music Library

Library Catalog Training for faculty and students will be available on the following dates in the Music Library Seminar Room: Wednesday, 8/29, 12:10-1 pm Thursday, 8/30, 3-4 pm Tuesday, 9/4, 12-1 pm Wednesday, 9/12, 12:10-1 pm For further information, please contact Sara Manus at

Acquisitions Update: LCI Contemporary Scores

Last spring, the Music Library received funding from the Library Collections Initiative (LCI) to purchase a large number of contemporary scores. As of July 26, 2018, we have received 811 of the 872 scores in the proposal. We will be showcasing individual works from the proposal during the Welcome Back Breakfast on Aug. 22, but… Keep Reading

Music Library Seminar Room Renovation

Over the summer, the Music Library’s seminar room was renovated. The room features updated technology, including a podium with inputs for laptops and mobile devices, a larger flatscreen monitor, and a new CD/DVD player. Soundproofing tiles have been installed on the walls and in the ceiling, and you can use Crestron’s AirMedia desktop application to… Keep Reading

New Rank and Promotion System for Professional Librarians Recognizes Information Expertise

Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente and the deans of the schools and colleges have approved a new rank and promotion system for Vanderbilt’s professional librarians to go into effect on September 1. The move brings Vanderbilt in line with the practices of other research institutions, where librarian performance is incentivized… Keep Reading

Improvements to Library Search and Website

Summer 2018 is proving to be an exciting and busy time for the Vanderbilt Libraries as we move to an entirely revamped digital footprint including a new Integrated Library System (the library catalog search and backend operations), as well as a new library web presence, and improved course reading list software. These changes were based… Keep Reading

Music Library summer hours begin May 7

The Music Library will move to summer hours beginning May 7: Monday–Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. We will be closed on May 28 for Memorial Day and July 4 for Independence Day.

The Sound of Silent Voices, April 10, 7 p.m.

The Silent Voices Project uses the voices of contemporary children to re-create the voices of children silenced at the hands of the Nazis. Under the artistic direction of Blair faculty member Zachary Ebin, the Toronto-based Ton Beau String Quartet performs trios and quartets by young composers based on poetry written by children of the Holocaust…. Keep Reading