Ice Cream Social

Don’t miss the Libraries’ Annual Ice Cream Social on Sept. 7 from 1-3 PM in the Community Room of the Central Library. Create your own sundae with Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream and meet the librarians who will help you on your scholarly path to academic success.  

Walker Management Library Now Open!

The Walker Management Library, is thrilled to announce our reopening on Monday, August 21st. Some highlights of the new space include: • The main reading room, with a fireplace as a focal point, is a great place for contemplation. With all the movable furniture, we can have larger groups gather to engage with business leaders… Keep Reading

Familiar Faces and Spaces: The Vanderbilt Athletics’ Summer Bridge Program

In the summer before their freshman year, student athletes tour the libraries, meet librarians, and engage in competitive exercises designed to teach information literacy. This video about Vanderbilt Athletics’ Summer Bridge Program features more than one shot of the visit featuring a tour of our online resources, followed by a competition. Ramona Romero, Kate Costin, Dee… Keep Reading

Maladies, Elixirs, and Healers: 500 Years of Medical History from the Eskind Biomedical Library Special Collections

From 16th century alchemical treatises to 20th-century breakthroughs saving millions of lives, this exhibition explores the evolving roles of medicine and healers and how these changes affect the way we live and work today. Early modern distilling manuals, botanical prints, and handwritten cookbooks tell the story of a time when doctors and lay healers alike… Keep Reading

OOMF Portable Chargers to Go Away

Since December 2016 the campus has been offering access to portable phone chargers provided by a start-up company, OOMF. Under the terms of the pilot project, OOMF provided the service free of charge with the expectation that a business model using micro-charges for each transaction would eventually be implemented. While the free service was very… Keep Reading

New Databases!

We have new databases! These new and/or improved databases are available in the Databases A-Z list. New databases: 17th and 18th Century Nichols Newspapers Collection London newspapers and pamphlets gathered by antiquarian and printer John Nichols. This collection, sourced from the Bodleian Library, complements the titles and issues found in the 17th and 18th Century Burney Collection… Keep Reading

Nominate a Librarian for the “I Love My Librarian” Award!

Nominate a librarian for the 2017 “I Love My Librarian” Award! Our nation’s librarians transform their communities, schools and campuses, and improve the lives of the people they serve every day. If a librarian has made an impact on you in a meaningful way, now is your chance to honor their contributions. The I Love… Keep Reading

Intern Insights: Discovering Bound-Withs

Guest post by Brooke Jackson Of the books I’ve worked with from the University of Nashville Collection this semester, this rare volume published in 1732 (images below) has been one of my favorites. There are a few bibliographic qualities that makes this book interesting. It features red and black ink on the title page, the… Keep Reading

Applications for Fall 2017 Fellowships Are Now Open

  Are you interested in learning about the history of books and printing from the medieval period to the digital age? Would you like to know how to  produce digital editions of manuscripts and print publications? These are the topics we’ll explore this fall in the Library Fellows program. Fellows learn new skills and receive… Keep Reading