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Fall 2011 Category

Going Beyond Google

Jan. 12, 2012—Libraries are places of research and learning, but teaching is also a core function of a library. As information resources grow, the task of sifting through academic databases to find the best information becomes more difficult. Librarians throughout the Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries specialize in research instruction—some even teach full courses—and the libraries now provide special classrooms geared toward teaching.

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Come on Along!

Dec. 5, 2011—One of Vanderbilt’s most well-known graduates, U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander (BA’62) and his wife, Honey Alexander, have made one of the most important donations in the Jean and Alexander Heard Library’s history by giving their pre-Senate papers to Special Collections.

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Fall 2011 issue

Dec. 5, 2011—The Acorn Chronicle is published semi-annually by the Jean and Alexander Heard Library, Vanderbilt University. Address inquiries to the library, 419 21st Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37203-2427, (615) 322-4782, or by email to wp_77@vanderbilt.edu. The Acorn Chronicle, Fall 2011 © 2011 by Vanderbilt University. All rights reserved. Dean of Libraries: Connie Vinita Dowell Editor: Jan Read Contributors: Nelson Bryan, BA’73; Kathy Smith; Celia...

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Baseball fever

Dec. 5, 2011—Nashville had baseball fever in June 2011 as the Vanderbilt Commodores made their first appearance at the College World Series, going all the way to the semifinals. Pictured here is an 1892 game with Vanderbilt facing Cumberland University in the first game played on what is now called Currey Field. That’s Kirkland Hall, still with its original two towers, in the background.

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Feed body and soul at library

Dec. 5, 2011—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....

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University campaign sparks growth in Special Collections

Dec. 5, 2011—Vanderbilt’s Special Collections opens a window to the past. The shelves are lined with the highlights, and the minutiae, of people’s lives and livelihoods.

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Research projects open doors for student interns

Dec. 5, 2011—Every day, Vanderbilt students head into the university’s libraries to conduct research toward their degrees. For some of these students, the chance to do research in the library opens doors for their careers.

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Wilson Music Library marks 25 years

Dec. 5, 2011—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...

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New community room opens to great reviews

Dec. 5, 2011—No matter how you define community, the new community room in the Central Library fits the bill. Open since January, it has already hosted thousands of people for lectures, receptions and meetings.

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Into the Zome

Dec. 5, 2011—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...

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