Library News Online

Searching the Library guide now available!

With all of the wonderful changes we’ve made to the library search and website this summer, we wanted to make sure we had a place where all the resources we’ve created to help YOU were available. Visit our Searching the Library guide to find: Up to date training and workshop calendar Training videos Training articles… Keep Reading

New Library Catalog Campus Training

August 23rd, 3:10-4pm Room 304 Peabody Library Have you HEARD? There’s a new search system for the Vanderbilt Libraries. Join us as we show you how to use the new library catalog, and upgraded library website to become a fast and efficient user of the Vanderbilt Libraries resources! Learning Outcomes Attendees will: -Identify what resources the… Keep Reading

New Study Rooms & Librarian Offices in Peabody Library

As part of our effort to revitalize the space in Peabody Library, we had a number of office changes over the summer. In order to be more easily accessible from the main library entrance, Peabody’s subject librarians have all moved their offices to the 3rd floor of Peabody: Lee Ann Lannom (Teaching & Learning, room… Keep Reading

Happy Book Lovers’ Day

A cottage industry of book-related news reminds us that books are dying, or dead, or on life support. But as librarians, we know that’s not the whole story. On National Book Lovers’ Day, let’s look at loving books and re-reading them.  As children, learning to read opens doors for us.  Laura Miller thinks “the first… Keep Reading

From Listeners to Leaders: A History of Women at Vanderbilt

Buchanan Fellows Exhibition Reception   August 28, 12:00-1:00 Central Library Second Floor Gallery This summer, four undergraduates have been working with Dr. Rory Dicker and staff from the Women’s Center and the libraries to explore the history of women at Vanderbilt. The exhibition is part of campus celebrations around the 40th anniversary of the Margaret… 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

STEM Maker Kits

Peabody Library has recently added a number of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math) maker kits to the Curriculum Materials Center collection. These kits include items that can easily be integrated into K12 curriculum, such as Squishy Circuits, a Robot Mouse Coding Activity Set, and an Air + Water Power model to teach students about… Keep Reading

Welcome Sam Douglas to Peabody Library!

Peabody Library is pleased to welcome our newest staff member, Sam Douglas! Sam started this week as the Collections Maintenance Coordinator/Circulation Assistant.  He joins us from Alabama, where he worked at the Birmingham Public Library running the library’s technology literacy program, doing inventory management, and helping patrons at the information desk. We are so happy… Keep Reading