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

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

Update Your Google Scholar Settings

Take advantage of one-click access from Google Scholar to scholarly articles purchased by the library. If you are a Google Scholar user at VU, our new library search system *may* require action on your part. Please go to the Google Scholar settings page, click on Library Links, search for Vanderbilt, select: “Vanderbilt University Library – Findit@VU”… 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

Technology Lending @ SEL

Coming soon…in the Fall of 2018 the Science and Engineering Library will begin to lend a variety of technology equipment including: Digital Cameras, tripods and lenses, Laptops: both Dell and Macbook Air, a Molecular Modeling Kit, Laptop and Phone Chargers, Graphing and Non-graphing Calculators, Makerspace Devices, Headphones, Virtual Reality Headsets, and a Go Pro.

New Resource Spotlight: Derwent Innovations Index

https://www.library.vanderbilt.edu/eres?id=1560 Combines unique value-added patent information indexed from over 50 patent issuing authorities in the Derwent World Patent Index (1963-present) with patent citations indexed from the Derwent Patents Citation Index (1973-present).