Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries
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.
Aug. 5, 2020—Vanderbilt’s spring 2020 class of Buchanan Library Fellows, who signed on for immersive research experiences, embraced skills they had not expected to use during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Jul. 15, 2020—Vanderbilt’s Inclusive Book Group will meet online Aug. 5 to discuss "The Person You Mean to Be," which explores causes of inequality and offers tools for recognizing implicit bias.
Jun. 19, 2020—Vanessa Beasley’s role as vice provost for academic affairs is expanding with oversight of four additional areas integral to the undergraduate education experience.
Jun. 2, 2020—Pick-up service for physical circulating resources is now available from all Vanderbilt Libraries and off-site storage locations.
VU Data Science Institute takes on challenge of COVID-19 readiness for Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt
May. 27, 2020—Vanderbilt's Data Science Institute has developed short- and long-term readiness models specific to the needs of the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt to address COVID-19's impact on policies and procedures, better preparing the hospital to provide the best care for patients.
May. 22, 2020—The Heard Libraries not only have continued to provide resources during the COVID-19 crisis, they have expanded the possibilities for teaching and research.
May. 15, 2020—Vanderbilt is moving forward in its partnership with the National Museum of African American Music, and faculty and staff are invited to a May 20 Zoom meeting to learn more about the collaboration.