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

Construction Wraps Up Over Winter Break

Walker Management Library construction wraps up over Winter Break Contractors and construction workers will be back in the Walker Management Library beginning Thursday, December 14th. Construction is scheduled to be completed on January 7th. While we were able to postpone this necessary work until after final exams, it will be disruptive to anyone wanting to… Keep Reading

Monuments and Memory: Beyond Charlottesville

Libraries are not only places for discovery of ideas and books; we also promote civil discussion about controversial topics in our Open Mind series. On Friday December 1st, Mark Scala, Chief Curator at the Frist Center for Visual Arts and Helmut Smith, Martha Rivers Ingram Professor of History and Director of the Vanderbilt Digital Humanities… Keep Reading

Between the Lines

Between the Lines: Vanderbilt Libraries’ 2016/2017 Highlights Review It is my pleasure to share with you our 2016/17 year-end review for the Vanderbilt Libraries, Between the Lines.  In words, numbers, and images, this report offers a glimpse into the many ways our dedicated Library staff supports and enhances teaching, learning and research at Vanderbilt. The… Keep Reading

International Games Week

International Games Week brings community together to play, learn or teach For more information on International Games Week please visit the Games in Libraries blog http://games.ala.org. Sarah Shannon Stevenson Science and Engineering Library joins thousands in celebrating the popularity and power of games and play. Sarah Shannon Stevenson Science and Engineering Library will join over… Keep Reading