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Get free ice cream, meet subject librarians at Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries event Sept. 12

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.

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Provost-appointed working group to assess digital support services, projects

Aug. 5, 2019—A new working group will evaluate Vanderbilt’s digital project resources and services and make recommendations aimed at supporting the university’s current and future needs.

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Vanderbilt Heard Libraries make leap in research library rankings

Jul. 14, 2019—The Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries continue to climb in the Association of Research Libraries rankings, rising to the No. 36 spot in the newly released 2018 data.

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Vanderbilt to partner with National Museum of African American Music

Jun. 27, 2019—Vanderbilt University has announced a long-term partnership with the National Museum of African American Music and a foundational gift to enrich the museum’s educational and research opportunities.

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‘The Iris at Vanderbilt and Peabody’ topic of exhibit at Vanderbilt’s Special Collections

Apr. 24, 2019—An exhibit on the history of irises at Vanderbilt University and Peabody College is on display at Vanderbilt University’s Special Collections through July 2019.

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Celebrate Shakespeare’s birthday on Library Lawn

Apr. 10, 2019—Travel back in time for an Elizabethan-style celebration of William Shakespeare’s 455th birthday on Library Lawn hosted by the Heard Libraries and Nashville Shakespeare Festival April 17.

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Mellon Foundation grant to expand access to Vanderbilt library collections

Mar. 14, 2019—Vanderbilt is among seven universities awarded a $1 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to foster library collaborations supporting learning needs of students with print disabilities.

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Smith, McCorkle, Chapman and Berg to perform at the Belcourt for Vanderbilt’s libraries

Mar. 7, 2019—“An Evening of Stories and Songs with Lee Smith, Jill McCorkle, Marshall Chapman and Matraca Berg," a fundraiser for the Heard Libraries, will take place at the Belcourt Theatre April 11.

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MacArthur Fellow Jason De León to discuss ‘Human Smuggling Across Mexico’ Feb. 8

Jan. 25, 2019—Vanderbilt’s Center for Latin American Studies and the Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries will host a public lunchtime lecture featuring Jason De León, associate professor of anthropology at the University of Michigan and a MacArthur Fellowship recipient, on Friday, Feb. 8. De León's talk is titled “Soldiers and Kings: Violence, Masculinity and Photoethnographic Practice in the Context of Human Smuggling Across Mexico.”

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Vanderbilt celebrates GIS Day Nov. 14-16

Nov. 7, 2018—Vanderbilt University will celebrate GIS Day from Wednesday, Nov. 14, through Friday, Nov. 16, with events that showcase Vanderbilt’s innovative applications of technology, data collection, geospatial information visualization and thought leadership through geographic information system technology.

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Course Reading List Tool training Oct. 31-Nov. 2

Oct. 25, 2018—Trainer Betsy Post-Garza, customer success manager for Ex Libris-ProQuest Learning Solutions, will return to the Vanderbilt campus to provide instruction and support for using the new Course Reading List Tool (CRLT) to manage and streamline the copyright clearance process with Brightspace.

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Discussion on copyright and fair use in teaching and scholarship Oct. 25

Oct. 11, 2018—Vanderbilt Libraries and the Digital Humanities Center are partnering to bring two prominent copyright experts to campus Oct. 25 to explore fair use as it applies to research and teaching.

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