Connie Vinita Dowell
Sep. 12, 2013—Jon Meacham, author of a noted biography on Thomas Jefferson, and Mark Dimunation, who directed the reconstruction of Thomas Jefferson's Collection at the Library of Congress, will speak at Vanderbilt Sept. 30.
Aug. 9, 2013—The Jean and Alexander Heard Library at Vanderbilt University has launched its new website.
Jul. 1, 2013—James R. Sasser, a former three-term U.S. senator from Tennessee and ambassador to the People’s Republic of China, and his wife, Mary Sasser, have donated their papers to Vanderbilt University’s Special Collections.
Feb. 19, 2013—The Rev. James M. Lawson Jr., who has played key roles in the Civil Rights Movement and Vanderbilt University’s history, has donated a significant portion of his papers to Vanderbilt Libraries’ Special Collections.
Jan. 28, 2013—Vanderbilt’s Television News Archive received the Governor’s Award for Lifetime Achievement from the MidSouth Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences during its awards ceremony Jan. 26.
Jan. 11, 2013—Vanderbilt Libraries have just added iPad2s to the list of items that the university's current students, faculty and staff can check out.
Nov. 2, 2012—Connie Vinita Dowell, dean of libraries, has been elected to the board of the Association of Research Libraries, a nonprofit membership organization of the leading research libraries in the United States and Canada. ARL comprises 125 libraries at comprehensive, research-intensive institutions that share similar missions, aspirations and achievements, and currently focuses on three strategic directions:...
Council on Library Information Resources and Vanderbilt to examine national-scale digital projects in higher education
Oct. 11, 2012—The Council on Library and Information Resources and Vanderbilt University have established a committee to examine emerging national-scale digital projects and their potential to help transform higher education in terms of scholarly productivity, teaching, cost-efficiency and sustainability. The group, called the Committee on Coherence at Scale for Higher Education, comprises college and university presidents and...
Sep. 13, 2012—“Stage & Screen: The Star Quality of Vanderbilt’s Performing Arts Collections,” now open at Vanderbilt University’s renovated Central Library and Special Collections, invites viewers to step “behind the curtain” of some of the world’s most memorable productions.
Mar. 16, 2012—Vanderbilt University’s Central Library has been awarded gold certification for its environmentally friendly 2010 renovation from the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System.
Mar. 16, 2012—Students enjoy using the renovated Parkes Armistead Reading Room at Vanderbilt’s Central Library. (Vanderbilt University) A survey that should take only five to 10 minutes for you to complete will help guide future priorities for the Jean and Alexander Heard Library system and all of its libraries and collections. All Vanderbilt faculty, students and staff...
Mar. 8, 2012—A survey that should take only five to 10 minutes for you to complete will help guide future priorities for the Jean and Alexander Heard Library system and all of its libraries and collections. All Vanderbilt faculty, students and staff – including those at the medical center – are encouraged to take LibQUAL+ 2012, a...