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Cut Through COVID-19 Misinformation and Disinformation with Vanderbilt University’s Eskind Biomedical Library

Cut Through COVID-19 Misinformation and Disinformation with Vanderbilt University’s Eskind Biomedical Library Nathan Schutt, data analysis coordinator for the Nashville Promise Zone, interviewed Philip Walker, director of Vanderbilt University’s Eskind Biomedical Library, about how to sort through all the information on COVID-19. Walker has been a medical librarian for 16 years and has been the… Keep reading

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Government Documents to Move May 2022

Vanderbilt Libraries Government Documents are being consolidated and will relocate in May 2022, per Federal Depository Coordinator Will Stringfellow. The U.S. Congress designated Vanderbilt’s Central Library as a Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) location in 1884.  It comprises 700,000 paper, microfiche and CD-ROM holdings and is the oldest FDLP location in Tennessee. The Alyne Queener… Keep reading

Buchanan Fellow explores disease and isolation in new pop-up exhibit at Central Library

A new student exhibit at Central Library explores the connection between disease and isolation while drawing parallels to the COVID-19 pandemic. Lia Okenkova, a junior cognitive studies and educational studies major from Naples, Florida, created “Depictions of Leprosy: Isolation for the Ages,” which features art and literature from the Vanderbilt Fine Arts Gallery and Central… Keep reading

Distinctive Collections Showcase Nov. 5, Noon – 1:00 p.m.

The Friends of Vanderbilt’s Libraries told us they wanted to see new acquisitions, and we listened! Please join our curators as they highlight items added to Vanderbilt’s distinctive collections this past year. This Friends of Vanderbilt’s Libraries event is Friday, Nov. 5, 2021, Noon–1:00 p.m. CST on Zoom. Register here. Once registered, the Zoom link… Keep reading

Vanderbilt’s Cookbook Collection Spans Five Centuries

Celebrate the last week of National Cookbook Month by making an appointment with the History of Medicine Collections to view a cookbook from the 1650’s! Highlights of the collection are handwritten recipe books from the 18th and 19th centuries, and cookbooks by prominent southern and African American writers such as Marion Flexner and Edna Lewis…. Keep reading

Strategies and Tools to Combat Misinformation

There has been a lot of conversation lately about the rampant spread of misinformation and each of our individual roles and responsibilities in combating it. Fact-checking and evaluating information with a critical eye is more important now than ever, to stop the flow of disinformation. Librarians are available to help you sift through the vast… Keep reading

Colombian Ambassador Visits Vanderbilt’s Special Collections

On October 6, the Ambassador to the United States from Colombia, Juan Carlos Pinzón, visited having asked to see the libraries’ rare special collections on Colombia. Paula Covington, the Latin American and Iberian Studies Librarian and Senior Lecturer in Latin American Studies, prepared a wide range of the treasures for him to see. He then… Keep reading