Valerie Hotchkiss is the University Librarian at Vanderbilt University. She holds a BA in Classics and the MLS, as well as a PhD in Medieval Studies from Yale University. Hotchkiss is passionate about libraries and their role in the educational enterprise. She has curated or produced over 50 special collections exhibitions, many of them collaborative and international in scope, teaching cultural history through primary sources. She truly believes that the library is the heart of the university and she wants everyone to hear the beat. She and the librarians and staff of the Vanderbilt University Libraries are committed to partnering with faculty and students to help them transform information into knowledge, creativity, and action. Hotchkiss is also the author of many books and articles on cultural history, including Clothes Make the Man: Female Transvestism in Medieval Europe (Routledge Press), Creeds and Confessions of Faith in the Christian Tradition (Yale University Press) and English in Print from Caxton to Shakespeare to Milton (University of Illinois Press). She currently edits the series Women in Print for the University of Illinois Press (http://womeninprint.press.illinois.edu).