Apr. 21, 2021—Derek Bruff has been appointed assistant provost and named interim director of the Digital Commons, a new faculty development initiative from the Office of the Provost launching in the fall of 2021.
Mar. 26, 2021—Valerie Hotchkiss announced today that she will step down as leader of the Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries at Vanderbilt University on June 30.
Mar. 17, 2020—To accommodate those who have left campus and need to hold on to library books in order to complete projects, the due date for all regular circulating materials has been extended to May 8, 2020. Items may be returned to the library via mail.
Apr. 5, 2019—Book lovers and baking enthusiasts alike gathered on Monday for the second annual Edible Books Festival hosted by the Vanderbilt Libraries.
Mar. 19, 2019—Create an edible work of art inspired by a favorite book or author. Registration closes March 29.
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.
May. 3, 2018—Vanderbilt University Libraries' annual cultural heritage symposium June 1 will explore the ethical dimensions of digital scholarship.
Mar. 23, 2018—Twenty-two violins—most most of which were played by Jewish musicians interned in concentration camps during the Holocaust—have arrived in Music City from Israel, where they will be heard once more as the Violins of Hope. Vanderbilt's Blair School of Music and the Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries have planned several special events in honor of the initiative in March and April.
Mar. 23, 2018—The Friends of Vanderbilt's Libraries will host an evening exploration into the card game of whist March 27.
Mar. 21, 2018—James “Tristan” Keen, mailroom manager for the nine libraries in the Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries system, is the final recipient of a Chancellor’s Heart and Soul Staff Appreciation Award for the 2017-18 academic year.
Sep. 8, 2017—Enhancing Vanderbilt students’ digital literacy and providing resources to help them become thoughtful contributors to digital discourse is the aim of a new university committee as well as a number of efforts currently underway on campus.
Aug. 2, 2017—Three Metro Nashville high school students researched the earliest books acquired by Vanderbilt Libraries while participating in Mayor Megan Barry's Opportunity NOW youth employment program.