The Buchanan Library Fellows Program

About the Program

Meet the Fellows

Library Fellows Projects

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  • Once and Future Book - Fellows Prepare the Exhibition Once and Future Book
  • Haley Brown - Montrose Tour - Artists Books Artist's Books, Haley Brown
  • Anjelica Saulsberry-Minecraft Minecraft, Anjelica Saulsberry
  • Lian Liu Presentation Lectionary, Lian Liu
  • Gloria Perez in Special Collections Helguera Colombiana, Gloria Perez
  • Gabriela Oré Menéndez - Map Digitization Project Map Digitization, Gabriela Oré Menéndez
  • Dean's Fellows - Emily Cook Meets With Jack Corn Photojournalist Collection, Emily Cook
  • Gretchen Selcke - 2014 Wikipedia Edit-a-thon 2014 Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon, Gretchen Selcke


Applications are now being accepted for Summer and Fall 2018 Buchanan Library Fellows. Deadline to apply is April 27th.

Applications are open for Summer and Fall 2018 Buchanan Library Fellowships. Deadline to apply is April 27th.

About the Program

The Buchanan Library Fellowship program is designed to create in-depth learning experiences for students. The program is open to undergraduate students who are interested in participating in strategic projects for Vanderbilt Libraries over the course of a semester. With faculty and professional librarians as mentors, students work on tactical library projects that will benefit library users. Fellows commit to attending weekly seminars where they work together on multidisciplinary teams to complete their project. They present their work at the end of their fellowship. Selected students learn new skills and complete immersive projects that add to their expertise and resumes. Projects may involve work with rare print and digital collections enhancing accessibility, social media, exhibits and print resources. Through the Buchanan Library Fellowship program, our libraries promote undergraduate research.

Program Benefits

  • Opportunity to add discrete project to resume and build contacts
  • Expand research skills
  • Applied learning opportunity
  • 10 weekly classes supplement independent teamwork
  • Work with leading experts in the library field

Spring 2018 Buchanan Library Fellows

The Power of Propaganda, Persuasion, and Information Dissemination

Summer 2018 Fellowship

From Listeners to Leaders: A History of Women at Vanderbilt

Apply now for Summer 2018 Buchanan Library Fellows. Deadline to apply is April 27th. 

Fall 2018 Fellowship

Data Visualization and the Humanities 

The News as It Happened: Journalism in Vanderbilt’s Special Collections

Apply now for Fall 2018 Buchanan Library Fellows. Deadline to apply is April 27th.