Jan. 26, 2021—Heard Libraries staff contributed to and improved the quality of Wikipedia information on Nashville-area social justice organizations and activists when they took part in a voluntary edit-a-thon on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
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.
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.
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. 10, 2020—A team of Vanderbilt librarians is using Wikidata tools and other best practices to promote awareness of faculty scholarship and make it discoverable and accessible to researchers.
Jun. 2, 2020—Pick-up service for physical circulating resources is now available from all Vanderbilt Libraries and off-site storage locations.
Feb. 13, 2020—The Vanderbilt community can access award-winning news stories in "The New York Times" and "Wall Street Journal" through the “News Desk” portal on the Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries homepage.
Nov. 18, 2019—The deadline is Dec. 1 to respond to a survey on library use and research that will help set future priorities for the Heard Libraries.
Nov. 4, 2019—The Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries and the University Library Committee are welcoming consultants from Athenaeum21 to campus to conduct an external review of the libraries.
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.
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.
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.