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Valerie Hotchkiss

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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Blair School Dean Mark Wait to speak at this year’s Phi Beta Kappa ceremony

May. 7, 2019—Blair School Dean Mark Wait will address the university’s outstanding liberal arts undergraduates at the Phi Beta Kappa induction ceremony May 9.

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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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Flag ceremony honors veterans, Vanderbilt’s service traditions

Nov. 13, 2018—A flag that was the backdrop for a momentous time in Vanderbilt's civil rights history will be preserved in a Heard Library archive vault—after a moving ceremony that paid tribute to our veterans.

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Flag ceremony to honor veterans and preserve Impact ‘treasure’

Oct. 19, 2018—A U.S. flag that became the backdrop for the early years of Vanderbilt’s Impact Symposium will be unfurled, refolded and preserved during a campus ceremony to honor veterans Nov. 12.

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Library offers campus free access to ‘NYTimes’ and ‘WSJ’

Aug. 29, 2018—Reading award-winning news stories in "The New York Times" and "Wall Street Journal" is now easier, thanks to a News Desk portal just added to the Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries homepage.

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Heard Libraries’ rebuilt digital footprint to enhance scholarship

Jul. 24, 2018—Library users will experience faster, more robust searches and other digital improvements that foster learning, thanks to the launch of a new integrated library system and more.

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Renovated Eskind library opens, prepared to support training of future generations of physicians

Jul. 23, 2018—The Annette and Irwin Eskind Family Biomedical Library and Learning Center opened July 18 after a yearlong, $12.9 million renovation to support the continuing evolution of medical education.

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Walker named director of Eskind Biomedical Library

Jun. 27, 2018—Philip Walker has been named director of Vanderbilt's Annette and Irwin Eskind Biomedical Library, which will reopen Aug. 1 after extensive renovations.

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New leadership at the Central Library

May. 16, 2018—Kasia Gonnerman is the new director of Vanderbilt University's Central Library.

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New integrated library system to make searches faster, more robust

May. 7, 2018—Library users will find searches faster and easier when a new system debuts this summer in the Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries.

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