Workshop: Intro to Geospatial Analysis with QGIS

This two-session course will focus on introductory spatial analysis in QGIS, a free and open source GIS platform. If you have always been curious about GIS and how to get started with it, this is the perfect opportunity. The course will run two days, 2/27 & 2/28, from 1-4:30 pm both days. Day 1 will… Keep reading

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How Does the Library Provide Scholarly Resources to the Vanderbilt Community?

Have you ever wondered how items are made available via the Vanderbilt Libraries? It is a lot more complicated than one might think. Associate University Librarian Nancy Godleski’s recent article written for the Faculty Engaged Newsroom demystifies some of the complex details involved in the selection and managing of library materials.  Julie Loder, director of… Keep reading

Database Spotlight: O’Reilly for Higher Education

The Vanderbilt Libraries now provide access to O’Reilly for Higher Education, a multimedia collection of instruction and reference materials focused on computer programming, technology, and business transformation. The platform includes over 38,000 books, over 30,000 videos, and a large collection of case studies, audiobooks, and structured learning paths, as well as other exclusive content from O’Reilly’s global conferences.   O’Reilly Media, best known for their technology books with covers featuring distinctive woodcuts of animals, has… Keep reading

Spring Research Hacks Workshops at Central Library

Would you like to sharpen your research skills? Is there a particular citation manager or other research tool that you’ve always wanted to learn more about? If so, plan to attend one (or more) of Central Library’s Research Hacks Workshops this spring! Subject librarians are offering free-of-charge hour-long workshops on a range of research hacks… Keep reading

Peabody Library: A History of Its First 100 Years

The history of Peabody Library is connected in interesting ways both with the history of Peabody College and with the larger history of libraries and library education in the United States. To help mark Peabody Library’s centennial, this talk by Peabody librarian David Golann will highlight photos and other artifacts that illuminate the history of… Keep reading

What’s Happening in the Libraries: January 2020

Visionary Aponte: Art and Black Freedom Artists’ Talk and Opening Reception January 9, 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. A Q&A with artists Edouard Duval-Carrié and Cornelius Vanderbilt Endowed Chair of Fine Arts María Magdalena Campos-Pons, who will jointly launch the opening of Visionary Aponte: Art and Black Freedom. Exhibition opening reception featuring Batá drums by Yosvany… Keep reading

Library Events January 2020

Peabody Library Winter Break Hours

Peabody Library will be closed from December 21, 2019 through January 1, 2020. If you need assistance during this time, please visit the Central, Divinity, and Biomedical Libraries. All library hours during the winter break can be found here. The Peabody Library staff sends you best wishes for a happy and healthy new year!