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Hustler article ranks library study spaces

Student input was an essential component in developing future plans for the university’s library system, including Central Library’s major renovation in 2010. That input was reflected in a recent Vanderbilt Hustler article published just before final exams on the best study spots in the campus library system.
Central Library was rated No. 1 for its wide [...]

Prominent divinity scholar donates personal library

A senior faculty member in the Divinity School who has spent a lifetime adding to the scholarly record has given his working collection to Vanderbilt University.
Jack M. Sasson, the Mary Jane Werthan Professor of Jewish Studies and Hebrew Bible, has donated a large part of his personal library to the Divinity Library. Sasson’s collection reflects more [...]

Jack Hurst donates country music history

The man who largely created the role of country music journalist has donated hundreds of sound recordings to Special Collections. Jack Hurst, BA’64, began writing about country music in the late 1960s. His donation of rare interviews with celebrities and industry leaders from the 1970s and 1980s are a rich treasure trove of insider information [...]

New faces in library leadership

Dean of Libraries Connie Vinita Dowell has added two deans to her leadership group and promoted three other members to top positions.
At Vanderbilt Law School, Larry R. Reeves is now the associate dean and director of the Alyne Queener Massey Law Library and associate dean, law, of the Vanderbilt University Libraries. He was also appointed [...]

Printing plates of 9/11 tragedy donated to library

It is amazing that The Wall Street Journal was published the day after 9/11 at all. Its newsroom and corporate headquarters were directly across the street from the devastated World Trade Center, and the newspaper’s staff was evacuated after the first plane crashed into the north tower on Sept. 11, 2001.

Feed body and soul at library

Knowledge may be food for the soul, but a person still has to eat. Food for Thought, the new café at the Central Library, allows you to nurture both body and soul.
Located on the south end of the library’s fourth floor, the café was added during last year’s extensive renovation of the 70-year-old building.
Last spring, [...]

Wilson Music Library marks 25 years

The Anne Potter Wilson Music Library at the Blair School of Music celebrated its 25th anniversary on the Vanderbilt campus with an afternoon reception this spring. Nearly 150 attendees enjoyed the event, which marked the rollout of the Blair Performance Archive (BPA).
“The Anne Potter Wilson Music Library has always been at the heart of the [...]

Into the Zome

The fourth annual Zome Competition is in the books and Vanderbilt’s winner is—the Eight-Stranded Beta-Barrel. Say what? The Zome competition, sponsored by the Science and Engineering Library in conjunction with National Engineers Week, attracted 14 teams of students competing to create and explain a design created from Zometools.
The competition winners were Ilham Eli, who is [...]

Renovation celebration

Library Renovation