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Heard Libraries’ Digital Lab, VUMC collaborate on update to Play Nicely program designed to address challenging behaviors in young children

A Vanderbilt University Medical Center program designed to teach parents healthy discipline strategies is reaching a wider audience thanks to a collaboration with the Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries’ Digital Lab.

‘All That Glitters’ exhibit continues at Special Collections and University Archives

Gilded treasures belonging to university founder Cornelius Vanderbilt, a shipping and railroad magnate and one of the wealthiest Americans of the 19th century, are among the items featured in All That Glitters: Silver and Gold at Vanderbilt, currently on display at the Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries’ Special Collections and University Archives.

This 24-karat engraved gold house was an anniversary gift to Cornelius Vanderbilt from his wife, Sophia, in 1863. Goldsmith unknown; New York, 1863. (Vanderbilt University Memorabilia Collection)

Author Gregg Hecimovich to discuss his biography of Hannah Crafts, first African American woman novelist, Feb. 8

Vanderbilt alumnus and author Gregg Hecimovich will discuss his acclaimed biography, The Life and Times of Hannah Crafts: The True Story of The Bondwoman’s Narrative, at the Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries on Thursday, Feb. 8.

"The Life and Times of Hannah Crafts: The True Story of The Bondswoman's Narrative," Book discussion and signing with author Gregg Hecimovich, Thursday, Feb. 8, 4:30 p.m., Central Library Community Room

With focus on students, Science and Engineering Library opens up main floor

The Sarah Shannon Stevenson Science and Engineering Library has reconfigured its physical space to be more conducive for students to gather. The library has relocated all books from its main floor to the Reading Room, freeing up more than 3,400 square feet of space for studying and collaboration. 

The Science and Engineering Library has relocated its book collection to the Reading Room, freeing up more than 3,400 square feet of space on the main floor. (Vanderbilt University)

Digital Lab at Heard Libraries seeks faculty projects to fund in 2024; application deadline extended to April 5

The Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries’ Digital Lab is in search of nascent digital projects to sponsor during the spring and summer of 2024. Vanderbilt faculty members who have projects or project ideas requiring digital technology, or who are looking to develop a proof of concept to attract larger funding opportunities, are encouraged to apply.