Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries
First Impressions: A new generation immersed in the history of Western printmaking creates physical and online exhibit
Apr. 20, 2021—'Pressed for Time: Five Centuries of Prints from the May Collection,' on view online and from January through the end of March at the Vanderbilt Fine Arts Gallery, was curated by Professor David Price and students in his History of Prints class. Meeting weekly throughout the summer and fall of 2020, the students often were joined by Jack May, a longtime Nashville businessman and print collector, who inspired a new generation of collectors and connoisseurs of print art.
Apr. 20, 2021—Vanderbilt’s Inclusive Book Group will meet online Wednesday, May 5, to discuss Madeline Miller’s "Circe." The virtual gathering, hosted by the Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center in partnership with the Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries, will take place from noon to 1 p.m. CT.
Apr. 14, 2021—As Vanderbilt reflects on the one-year mark of the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact, we are honoring the dedicated staff, faculty and students who rallied to support our One Vanderbilt mission and ensured that the university adapted amid unprecedented challenges.
Mar. 26, 2021—Valerie Hotchkiss announced today that she will step down as leader of the Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries at Vanderbilt University on June 30.
Mar. 4, 2021—The Vanderbilt University community is invited to a panel discussion of the film "Picture a Scientist" on Tuesday, March 9, from 4 to 5 p.m. CT.
Feb. 17, 2021—The Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries, in alliance with The Vanderbilt Project on Unity and American Democracy, will offer many opportunities to improve information consumption and responsible information sharing. The workshops and events are intended to help strengthen our collective knowledge in creating, using and evaluating evidence-based research and information.
Jan. 29, 2021—Vanderbilt’s Inclusive Book Group will meet online Wednesday, March 3, to discuss Maya Angelou’s I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.
Nov. 17, 2020—Vanderbilt’s Inclusive Book Group will meet online Wednesday, Dec. 2, to discuss "Educated," Tara Westover’s memoir about overcoming her survivalist Mormon family to attend college, and the significant role education played in enlarging her world.
Nov. 9, 2020—Vanderbilt University is honoring the service of military veterans and celebrating their unique contributions to campus culture through a series of videos, social media posts, photo exhibitions and more to commemorate Veterans Day. Watch a video message from Chancellor Daniel Diermeier saluting Vanderbilt's veterans.
Nov. 3, 2020—Ediciones Vigía, a publishing house in the town of Matanzas, Cuba, began to create handbills and invitations in 1985 for local cultural events. Displayed through March of this year, these works now can be enjoyed again in the online exhibit Found in Cuba: The Ingenuity and Creativity of Ediciones Vigía.
Oct. 26, 2020—Frank P. Grisham, who led the Vanderbilt library from the late 1960s to the early 1980s, a time that included the establishment of the Vanderbilt Television News Archive and the transition of the libraries after the merger with George Peabody College for Teachers, died Oct. 9. He was 92.
Review of Heard Libraries shows satisfaction with services, offers recommendations for continued improvement
Sep. 25, 2020—An external review of the Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries conducted last academic year and completed this summer finds that the libraries are well-regarded by faculty and students, and makes recommendations addressing five broad goals.