Oct. 27, 2020—Rare photographs of the Rev. James M. Lawson Jr., a pivotal figure in the history of the civil rights movement and Vanderbilt University, have been acquired by the Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries.
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.
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.
May. 22, 2020—The Heard Libraries not only have continued to provide resources during the COVID-19 crisis, they have expanded the possibilities for teaching and research.
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.
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.
Oct. 16, 2019—Gear2Go, a new technology-lending service available to Vanderbilt students, faculty and staff, is now available at the Stevenson Science and Engineering Library.
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.
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.
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.
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.