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Divinity Librarian Profile: Keegan Osinski

  Keegan Osinski is the Public Services Librarian for the Divinity Library, which entails managing and supervising the service desk and scheduling coverage for staff and student workers.  She also serves as the subject librarian for the subject areas of theology and ethics.  She and colleague Bobby Smiley are developing and teaching a thesis writing… Keep Reading

New Faculty Interview

Librarian Chris Benda has published a new episode of his podcast, Authorial Intentions. He interviews faculty member Jay Geller about his new book, Bestiarium Judaicum: Unnatural Histories of the Jews.  You can find the interview here.

New exhibit opens exploring history of women at Vanderbilt

Tuesday, August 28, 2018 Second Floor Gallery 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm The Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries will open a new exhibit, “From Listeners to Leaders: A History of Women at Vanderbilt,” on Tuesday, Aug. 28, in the second-floor gallery of Central Library. The opening reception, scheduled for 12:15 p.m. on Aug. 28, will… Keep Reading


Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery Thursday August 30 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. You are cordially invited to attend the opening reception for “I AM: Middle Eastern Women Artists and the Quest to Build Peace.” Guest curated by Janet Rady, a specialist in Middle Eastern contemporary art, I AMfeatures the work of thirty-one premier Middle Eastern… 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.

Library “superheroes” make digital collections accessible worldwide

By Paula Covington This has been a year of major progress in making our digital collections more accessible.  Thanks to the dedication and efforts of four library “superheroes” our Colombian collections are getting used in Colombia, Israel, France, Brazil, New Zealand and many other places.  Alejandro Botia has taken up the challenge of creating metadata… Keep Reading

Fall Friends Event: Antiquarian Book and Manuscript Roadshow

Have you always wanted to know more about that volume of poetry that belonged to cousin Blanche? Wondered how to preserve Uncle Joe’s letters from the front? Or maybe you just need some tips on starting that rare book collection? Bring your questions to the experts at the Friends of Vanderbilt’s Libraries Antiquarian Book and… Keep Reading

Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon, March 14

Come improve Wikipedia during Vanderbilt Libraries’ Annual ART+FEMINISM Edit-a-Thon at Central Library! We’ll teach you how to edit, no experience required. What: Become an activist editor using ready-made tools from ART+FEMINISM’s organizers. Add to articles about women artists, architects, designers, video artists, musicians, philosophers and critics in a community of editors. Where: Central Library Room… Keep Reading

The Friends of Vanderbilt Libraries present an evening of gaming history and card playing

Join the Friends of Vanderbilt’s Libraries for an evening of card game history and whist playing with David Levy, collector and historian of card games, on March 27 at 5:30 p.m. in the Central Library’s Community Room. Treasures from the Library’s recent acquisition of the George Clulow and United States Playing Card Company Gaming Collection… Keep Reading

Library hosts “The Sound of Silent Voices” concert

The Sound of Silent Voices concert brings to life the voices of children silenced at the hands of the Nazis. Under the artistic direction of Blair faculty member Zachary Ebin, the Toronto-based Ton Beau String Quartet will perform trios and quartets by young composers based on poetry written by children of the Holocaust. The concert takes… Keep Reading