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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

Scott Ellsworth

This spring the Wild Bunch sponsors a talk and book signing with historian Scott Ellsworth from University of Michigan. His book The Secret Game (2015) brings to light an important, nearly-forgotten story about WWII, the New South, and basketball. Focusing on a game played in Durham, NC, Ellsworth describes the lives of black and white… Keep Reading

Input Needed for Library Website Redesign

The Vanderbilt University Libraries are in the process of developing a new website. Our goal is to gather input from the Vanderbilt Community during the Spring 2018 semester to ensure the site meets the needs of our students, staff, and faculty. Please complete the brief six-question survey by following the links below. If there are… Keep Reading

Buchanan gift to endow Vanderbilt Library Fellowship Program

A program that creates in-depth learning experiences for Vanderbilt University undergraduate students with diverse library resources has been endowed with a $1 million gift by alumni Poppy and Richard Buchanan. The Poppy Pickering Buchanan and Richard D. Buchanan Library Fellows Fund will benefit students and future library users by supporting strategic projects in which selected… Keep Reading

Tango at the Library: An Evening of Dance and Discovery

In October, the Library hosted an evening of dance, discussion and delight.  The event, “Move Closer: An Exploration of the Tango” was a joint project of the Nashville Opera, the Library, and the Center for Latin American Studies.  John Hoomes, Nashville Opera CEO, delighted the audience with his discussion of the company’s production of María… Keep Reading

Peabody Library’s Melissa Mallon authors book on the role of librarians in digital learning

Melissa Mallon, director of Peabody Library and director of teaching & learning, has written a new book entitled The Pivotal Role of Academic Librarians in Digital Learning. The book establishes the library’s role in supporting student learning in an increasingly digital environment by exploring theoretical foundations and sharing concrete examples. “As my career has progressed, I have become increasingly interested… Keep Reading