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Find a Favorite Study Spot in the Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries

Start your year off right by finding a favorite library study spot. When you have a break from class, or you need a break from your roommate, come to a favorite study spot in one of Vanderbilt’s libraries. A variety of individual study spaces can be found, and you can also book a group study… Keep reading

Start your Year off Right! Reserve a Study Room

New JoVE titles added this summer

The Eskind Biomedical Library added three new titles to its Journal of Visualized Experiments collection. We now have a total of eight titles which are linked to various databases and found on the Journals page. JoVE Biochemistry (new) Biology Cancer Research (new) Genetics (new) Immunology & Infection Medicine Neuroscience


Melissa Mallon appointed Associate University Librarian for Teaching and Learning 

Melissa Mallon, who has served as director of the Peabody Library and director of teaching and learning for the Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries for over six years, has been appointed to a new role as associate university librarian for teaching and learning.   As AUL for Teaching and Learning, Melissa will provide vision, oversight… Keep reading

picture of Melissa Mallon, Associate University Librarian for Teaching and Learning

Welcome, Students!

We have missed you, our wonderful students! Start your year off right by visiting the libraries’ website daily for the latest happenings and the most sought-after information and student services that the Vanderbilt libraries offer, including: How to search the library catalogue The Guide to Libraries for information on all nine of Vanderbilt’s libraries including… Keep reading

Start Your Year off Right with Vanderbilt Libraries

Vanderbilt/NMAAM Collections Initiative

Vanderbilt University has partnered with the National Museum of African American Music (NMAAM) to create a Collections Initiative that will support the purchase of materials for research and exhibition. Funding for the Collections Initiative comes from the Academic Archives Purchasing Fund, an internal faculty funding program within the Office of the Provost, and is open to ALL… Keep reading

Call for Applicants for Buchanan Library Fellowship: Understanding the Fine Arts Gallery Collection using Wikidata and AI

Fall Semester Buchanan Library Fellowship: Understanding the Fine Arts Gallery Collection using Wikidata and AI This project will introduce the Fellows to Wikidata, the knowledge graph that anyone can edit. We will work to improve and add to the metadata in Wikidata about Vanderbilt Fine Arts Gallery works using spreadsheet-based software tools that make it… Keep reading

Fellow Lia Okenkova works on Art of Healing Exhibit

Buchanan Fellow Lia Okenkova has been working with local photographer Marcie Kindred on her Art of Healing virtual exhibit. Lia’s project will explore images of people with leprosy and compare the isolation they experienced with isolation brought on by COVID-19. The Art of Healing Exposition Fellowship is a series of shows and events around the… Keep reading