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Join Us for Two Panel Discussions on Nashville’s Founders

Vanderbilt’s libraries, the Vanderbilt University Press, and Middle Tennessee State University are teaming up to offer two Zoom webinars in the month of April on the legacy of John Donelson and James Robertson. We hope you will register to be part of these discussions. For more information, contact ACE@vanderbilt.edu. April 9, 2021, Noon–1 p.m.: Voyage… Keep reading

Tennessee River with tree and landscape

Social Media: Fake News, Alternative Facts, and Curating Your Own Information Intake – March 30, 2:15 – 3:00 p.m. 

Are you trapped in a social media echo chamber? Don’t let yourself become a passive consumer of information in a world where informed discourse is intertwined with ‘hot takes’ from Facebook, Twitter, and other user-driven social media. Learn how to critically consume and challenge social media misinformation and disinformation. Register for the Workshop   Learn… Keep reading

Fact-Checking & Critical Analysis to Combat Information Overload – March 23, 2:15 – 3:00 p.m.

Can you critically evaluate news and media sources for fact-based data that is free from ideology? Learn strategies and tools for identifying inevitable bias (including our own) and practice analyzing information resources for evidence-based problem solving and informed discourse.   Register for the Workshop   Learn about the Research Productivity Workshops

Print & Paper from Home: Build a Commonplace Book | Two-Part Series: Fridays 3/26 and 4/2, Noon–1 p.m. CT

Print & Paper from Home: Build a Commonplace Book Two-Part Series: Fridays 3/26 & 4/2   |   Noon–1 p.m. CT Have you ever wondered how sheets of paper become a book? In this two-part series, participants will make and decorate a Commonplace Book.  We will fold a signature (a set of blank pages), bind… Keep reading

Be a part of Vanderbilt history!

Zach Johnson, curator of Special Collections, hopes you will join in efforts to archive COVID-19 pandemic experiences, including recent vaccine experiences. Join other Vanderbilt University and VUMC students, staff, faculty and administration in providing materials about this window of time for future historians and researchers. “It’s easy to think about history as historians looking at… Keep reading

Aerial view of Vanderbilt campus

Tip for Student Success: Keep a Critical Eye out for Misinformation

There have been a lot of conversations lately about the spread of misinformation and each of our individual roles in combating it. Fact-checking and evaluating information with a critical eye is extremely important in order to help stop the flow of disinformation. Librarians can help you work through this process, and point you to strategies… Keep reading

ART+FEMINISM Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon: The Torture of Mothers: Black Reproductive Justice in Elizabeth Catlett’s Prints  |  Thursday, March 25, 1–2 p.m. CT

ART+FEMINISM Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon: The Torture of Mothers: Black Reproductive Justice in Elizabeth Catlett’s Prints  |  Thursday, March 25, 1–2 p.m. CT As a sculptor and printmaker, Elizabeth Catlett (1915–2012) believed in the power of art as a vehicle for social change. History of Art Assistant Professor Rebecca VanDiver traces Catlett’s imagery of Black motherhood from… Keep reading