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

Python, R Studio, and ArcGIS lessons starting soon

During Spring 2020, the library’s Digital Scholarship and Communications (DiSC) office will be offering a series of workshops in Python, R and R Studio, and ArcGIS. Learn more about these and other offerings on our workshops page. Python Do you have a project where a Python script would help you get the job done? These… Keep reading

DISC Workshops

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

Squishy Circuits and Makey Makey at Featheringill Hall

This week, Honora Eskridge and Amy Corbitt visited Featheringill Hall to showcase some fun projects created using maker kits.  Students got to view and interact with: a light up snail made from Squishy Circuits, a siren made from Snap Circuits, and a Pac Man game controller using Makey Makey and playdough.  Various maker kits are… Keep reading

Libraries Improving the Way Faculty Create Course Reading Lists

Over the summer, library staff have been migrating our course reserves system. This new system will allow faculty to create their course reading lists with links to our catalog, electronic resources and even websites, and then send that list to the library for processing with the click of a button. During the July 2018 transition,… Keep reading

Student Athlete Library Initiative Report

The libraries’ partnership with Student Athletics is now approaching its 4th year.  There are two parts to the collaboration: summer tours and orientation for the first year athletes and satellite reference service at the Athletic Study Halls. Incoming freshman athletes always receive a tour of the library.  Later in the summer, students receive a more… Keep reading