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Kudos: Read about faculty, staff and alumni awards, appointments and achievements

Nov. 2, 2012—Connie Vinita Dowell, dean of libraries, has been elected to the board of the Association of Research Libraries, a nonprofit membership organization of the leading research libraries in the United States and Canada. ARL comprises 125 libraries at comprehensive, research-intensive institutions that share similar missions, aspirations and achievements, and currently focuses on three strategic directions:...

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Council on Library Information Resources and Vanderbilt to examine national-scale digital projects in higher education

Oct. 11, 2012—The Council on Library and Information Resources and Vanderbilt University have established a committee to examine emerging national-scale digital projects and their potential to help transform higher education in terms of scholarly productivity, teaching, cost-efficiency and sustainability. The group, called the Committee on Coherence at Scale for Higher Education, comprises college and university presidents and...

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‘Reading Lolita’ author Azar Nafisi to speak Oct. 9

Oct. 4, 2012—Nafisi (Photo courtesy of the author) The Vanderbilt University Speakers Committee will welcome Azar Nafisi, the New York Times best-selling author of Reading Lolita in Tehran, to campus Oct. 9. Nafisi will deliver an address at 7 p.m. in the Student Life Center Ballroom. There will be a book signing at 5:15 p.m. at the Central Library...

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Library staff create scary creature for Cheekwood’s Fall Fest

Sep. 28, 2012—If you visit Cheekwood Art and Gardens this fall, keep your eyes out for a frightening and funny fellow who looks as though he’s jumped right off the pages of Maurice Sendak’s classic children’s book, Where the Wild Things Are. As part of Cheekwood’s annual Harvest Festival, more than 40 local organizations, including Vanderbilt University,...

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Ecological art installation opens in Vanderbilt library café

Sep. 27, 2012—The importance of bees and Tennessee native flowers in local food production is a major theme of a new art installation at the Vanderbilt University Central Library’s Food for Thought Café.

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‘Reading Lolita in Tehran’ author to speak

Sep. 14, 2012—The Vanderbilt University Speakers Committee will welcome Azar Nafisi, the New York Times best-selling author of Reading Lolita in Tehran, to campus Oct. 9. Nafisi will deliver an address at 7 p.m. in the Student Life Center Ballroom. There will be a book signing at 5:15 p.m. at the Central Library Gallery. The Iranian-born author and professor...

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Baudelaire expert James Patty has died

Aug. 31, 2012—NASHVILLE, Tenn. – James S. Patty, who helped found the W.T. Bandy Center for Baudelaire and Modern French Studies at Vanderbilt University, died Aug. 25. He was 87. A reception in Patty’s memory is scheduled 4:30 to 6 p.m. Sept. 6 at the University Club of Nashville (2402 Garland Ave.). Born in Florence, Ala., Patty...

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OAK gets new look and functionality Aug. 12

Aug. 8, 2012—OAK (Online Access to Knowledge), Vanderbilt’s course management system, is expanding its current functionality to provide additional services and customizations and to make course delivery and management more efficient. The updated version of OAK debuts Sunday, Aug. 12. The improvements are the result in part of requests made by Vanderbilt’s schools and student leaders. Over...

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Lehman receives Dolan Spirit Award

Jun. 22, 2012—Lara Beth Lehman, who works at Peabody Library, was honored June 19 by the University Staff Advisory Council with the 2012 Karen L.A. Dolan Spirit Award.

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Panel: Libraries and the impact of Internet technology

Jun. 13, 2012—Internet technology (IT)  in 21st century higher education and its impact on libraries and IT departments will be the focus of a June 19 panel discussion in the Central Library’s Community Room. The event, which begins at 10 a.m., will feature two higher education administrators who manage both IT and library services. They will discuss...

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Construction projects will transform campus this summer

Jun. 6, 2012—Noticed an increase of construction workers and equipment in your area? Seen signs that read “Construction Zone” as you make your way across campus? With many students and faculty away, summer is an ideal time to make headway on major construction projects that will improve and transform Vanderbilt’s campus. Some projects, like College Halls at...

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There’s still time to take library survey, win prizes

Apr. 4, 2012—It’s not too late to take the library’s service quality survey and enter to win a drawing for an iPad, a Kindle Fire and other great prizes. All Vanderbilt faculty, students and staff – including those at the medical center – are encouraged to take LibQUAL+ 2012, which will be used to assess the quality...

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