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Digital Scholarship Workshop: Finding the Right Data for your Project

When a project requires geospatial data, searching for the right dataset can be confusing and overwhelming. The foundation of every GIS map, app, and analysis is geographic data. This workshop teaches how to define your data needs and evaluate whether a given dataset matches those needs. Learn about sources of data and maps you can… Keep Reading

Come Write, Do Research, and Relax at Central Library: April 18

Conquer finals successfully with research, writing, and relaxation! Come get up-to-speed on your final research and writing projects. Maximize your productivity by tapping into the subject librarians from the Vanderbilt Libraries and Writing Studio consultants on hand to support you. Don’t just bring your research questions, papers, and projects, though! Come ready to de-stress and… Keep Reading

Update to Room Scheduling System

An update to the Vanderbilt EMS room scheduling system (Virtual EMS) over Spring Break presents a new interface to users who reserve library spaces for meetings and study. One will still login to the system with their VUnetID and password, and all of the previous functionality is still there, but the interface has changed, so… Keep Reading


Wikipedia is the largest and most popular general reference work on the internet with more than 40 million articles in more than 250 different languages. Gaps in the coverage of knowledge about women, gender, feminism, and the arts on one of the most visited websites in the world is a big problem and we need… Keep Reading

NOTICE: Peabody Library closed Sat, March 2

Peabody Library will be without water and closed from 10:00-6:00pm on Saturday, March 2nd. We apologize for the inconvenience. We will open again at 10:00 am on Sunday, March 3. All spring break hours for the Libraries can be found here.

Library Design Challenge Pitch and Awards Event

Thursday, February 28th from 4:10 pm – 6:10 pm Central Library Community Room Please join us this Thursday in the Central Library Community Room for the competition portion of the Wild Bunch Library Design Challenge. Watch as student teams pitch their ideas to improve the Libraries and compete for cash prizes. CASH PRIZES will be… Keep Reading

Peabody Staff Spotlight: Karen Swoopes

Karen Swoopes is the Administrative Assistant for the Peabody Library. Karen has worked in the Peabody Library for 17 years. 1. What is something about your job that you wish everyone knew? According to my director, “I run this place!” 🙂 I liaise with many departments on campus, most notably Plant Operations. 2. What’s a… Keep Reading

Leading Lines Podcast – Mike Caulfield on web literacy

Melissa Mallon (Director of Peabody Library and Director of Teaching & Learning) and Derek Bruff (Director of the Center for Teaching) recently interviewed Mike Caulfield for the Vanderbilt University sponsored Leading Lines podcast. The interview covered media literacy and misinformation and the importance of developing students’ critical thinking skills. Take a listen here:  

Digital Pedagogy: Engaging Students through Open Education

Vanderbilt Libraries’ offices of Teaching and Learning and Digital Scholarship and Scholarly Communications are pleased to welcome Christina Hendricks, University of British Columbia professor of teaching in philosophy and Academic Director of the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology at UBC Vancouver to campus for an event exploring students as creators of open digital content…. Keep Reading

Puppy Love in the Libraries

This Valentine’s Day (Thursday, 14th), join us to de-stress from 12:00-2:00 pm in Central, Eskind, Music, Peabody, or the Science and Engineering Library. Each location will host a furry four-legged buddy begging for pets, along with cookies, kisses, hot chocolate, hugs, and of course, tail wags! Hope to see you there!