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This Week’s Curator’s Talk: The Tarot: History and Symbolism

Join us in the Special Collections Library from 11:15am-12:00pm every Wednesday morning during this semester for fascinating talks led by library librarians, archivists, and curators. To see the full series, click here. This week’s talk: Tarot: History and Symbolism Description: The history of tarot is shrouded in mystery. It originates from the tradition of playing… Keep Reading

Spinoza Collection Acquired through Provost’s Library Collections Initiative

At the suggestion of Professor Lenn Goodman, beginning last summer the library investigated the acquisition of the private collection of an independent Spinoza scholar. The collection was the culmination of decades of study, and offered a significant enhancement to the library’s collection. With a historically strong collection in Jewish Studies and Judaica, the addition of… Keep Reading

This Week’s Curator’s Talk: History under Glass: Vanderbilt University History in the E.E. Barthell Collection

Join us in the Special Collections Library from 11:15am-12:00pm every Wednesday morning during this semester for fascinating talks led by library librarians, archivists, and curators. To see the full series, click here. This week’s talk: History under Glass: Vanderbilt University History in the E.E. Barthell Collection Description: At the 1924 Vanderbilt University Commencement, alumnus and… 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, 12:15-1:15 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

Curator Talks Give Insider Look Into Library Special Collections

Join the Special Collections Library for fascinating talks this semester led by library librarians, archivists, and curators. Topics this fall will range from The History of the Tarot Card to Alchemy and Medicine. The talks take place weekly in the Central Library, Special Collections Reading Room on Wednesday mornings from 11:10 a.m. – 12:00 pm…. 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