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New leadership at the Central Library

May. 16, 2018—Kasia Gonnerman is the new director of Vanderbilt University's Central Library.

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Library Passover exhibition features Amsterdam Haggadah

Mar. 23, 2018—A special exhibition at the Central Library from March 29 through April 8 celebrates the recent acquisition of a rare guide to the Passover Seder.

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Vanderbilt Libraries present an evening of card-game history and whist playing

Mar. 23, 2018—The Friends of Vanderbilt's Libraries will host an evening exploration into the card game of whist March 27.

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Amitav Ghosh to speak on ‘Commodities, Conflict and Climate Change’ April 4

Mar. 20, 2018—Author Amitav Ghosh will examine how historical conflicts over resources in Asia have become a major driver of climate change in the Indian Ocean during an April 4 lecture presented by Asian Studies.

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Vanderbilt’s inaugural Edible Books Festival set for April 2

Mar. 7, 2018—Vanderbilt's inaugural Edible Books Festival, where the worlds of food and books collide in creative and delicious ways, is scheduled for Monday, April 2, in the Central Library Community Room.

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Author of fierce family memoir ‘Cuz’ to deliver Howard Lecture

Mar. 7, 2018—Danielle Allen, a Harvard political theorist who has written a family memoir about the life and tragic death of her previously incarcerated first cousin, will deliver the Harry C. Howard Lecture on March 13.

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Vanderbilt’s libraries host design competition to improve user experience

Jan. 26, 2018—Starting Feb. 3, the Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries will co-host a student competition that promotes the application of design thinking to improve the library user's experience.

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African American history spotlighted at Central Library

Jan. 23, 2018—A lecture related to little-known African American sports history on Feb. 7 will lead off a series of events celebrating African American History Month at the Central Library.

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Writer of ‘Best Book of the Year’ to speak at Central Library Oct. 17

Oct. 12, 2017—Martin Seay, author of the acclaimed novel "The Mirror Thief," will discuss the future of reading at the Central Library Oct. 17.

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Strengthening students’ digital literacy is aim of new initiatives, resources on campus

Sep. 8, 2017—Enhancing Vanderbilt students’ digital literacy and providing resources to help them become thoughtful contributors to digital discourse is the aim of a new university committee as well as a number of efforts currently underway on campus.

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Vanderbilt launches Library Collections Initiative

Aug. 21, 2017—The Jean and Alexander Heard Library’s special and permanent collections will be strategically expanded this year via a new one-year program called the Library Collections Initiative.

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International exhibit unites students, faculty and staff in celebrating mapping technology

May. 22, 2017—Vanderbilt's recent hosting of the "Places & Spaces: Mapping Science" exhibition proved to be not only intellectually enriching, but also socially unifying, according to several leaders across campus.

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