Jean and Alexander Heard Library
Oct. 1, 2020—Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries patrons seeking journal articles, book chapters or any other part of printed publications can now request that items be scanned and delivered to them via their Interlibrary Loan (ILL) account if they wish to avoid an in-person visit to the libraries.
Apr. 28, 2020—Students in "King Arthur and the Literature of Chivalry," a writing seminar taught by University Librarian and Professor of English Valerie Hotchkiss, devoted recent class time to what 21st-century chivalry looks like, especially during COVID-19.
Mar. 2, 2020—The Vanderbilt Initiative for Interdisciplinary Geospatial Research and the Jean and Alexander Heard Library’s Digital Scholarship and Communications will co-sponsor the Middle Tennessee Geospatial Summit March 26–27, celebrating geospatial research in Middle Tennessee and beyond.
CANCELED: ‘A Well-Behaved Woman: A Novel of the Vanderbilts’ topic of March 13 inclusive book group discussion
Feb. 28, 2020—The Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center, in partnership with the Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries, will host an “inclusive book group” on Friday, March 13, focused on "A Well-Behaved Woman: A Novel of the Vanderbilts" by New York Times best-selling author Therese Anne Fowler.
Sep. 19, 2019—Vanderbilt Software Carpentries, a two-day boot camp scheduled for Oct. 24–25, aims to help graduate students and other researchers get their work done in less time and with less pain by teaching basic research computing skills.
Aug. 19, 2019—The Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries will host an ice cream social for all students on Thursday, Sept. 12, in the Central Library Community Room from 1 to 3 p.m. Build-your-own sundaes catered by Ben & Jerry’s will be available while supplies last.
Jun. 25, 2019—The Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center and the Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries will host a discussion of the 2019 Commons Reading, "The Lies That Bind: Rethinking Identity" by Kwame Anthony Appiah, on Tuesday, July 23. All in the Vanderbilt community are invited to read the book and join in the discussion.
Mar. 25, 2019—Please join author and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Amy Goldstein and Owen Graduate School of Management professor David Parsley on Wednesday, April 3, for a discussion of Goldstein’s book, "Janesville: An American Story." The event is scheduled from 1:30 to 3 p.m. in the Central Library Community Room.
Mar. 15, 2019—An exhibition by undergraduate students Sharonda Adams and Eric Asen, who served as Buchanan Library Fellows this spring, explores the history of Peabody College's predecessor. The students will present their findings in Central Library’s Second Floor Gallery on Wednesday, March 27.
Jan. 23, 2019—Robert Darnton, the Carl H. Pforzheimer University Professor and emeritus director of Harvard’s University Library, will discuss “Censors at Work: How States Shaped Literature” on Thursday, Feb. 7, in the Central Library Community Room. The lecture is free and open to the public.
May. 16, 2018—Ten projects involving 25 faculty and staff members have been awarded nearly $750,000 through the internally funded Library Collections Initiative to strategically bolster collections.
Apr. 11, 2018—The Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries and the Nashville Shakespeare Festival will hold the Bard's Birthday Bash—marking the 454th birthday of William Shakespeare—April 23 on Library Lawn.