#WordlessWednesday: Hispanic Heritage Month Library Displays by Dr. Lenora Hayes (9.17.2014)


Hispanic Heritage Month Display - by  Dr. Lenora Hayes (9.17.2014) - Chesnutt Library, Fayetteville State University

Dr. Hayes is the Assistant Chair of the Department of World Languages and Cultures Department and Assistant Professor of Spanish.

Hispanic Heritage Month Display - Green



  • More info on Dr. Hayes here.
  • More info on Hispanic Heritage Month here

#LibTECH: There’s an App For That | Take Notes with Evernote (9.16.2014)

There's an App For That | #LibTECH: Take Notes with Evernote (9.16.2014) - Chesnutt Library, Fayetteville State University

Tired of taking handwritten notes and keeping them in perfect order? Try using Evernote–a tool to keep notes synced on your phone and computer. This software allows notes to be created and accessed both online and offline. Images, sound clips, and documents can be attached to the notes.

There's an App For That | #LibTECH: Take Notes with Evernote (9.16.2014) - Chesnutt Library, Fayetteville State University

Example of notes taken in Evernote

You can either use the online version, download the app, or download the desktop version. There are three version available: free, premium, and business. Check out Evernote here.

Evernote is available for:

  • Microsoft Windows, Windows Phone
  • OS X, iOS
  • Chrome OS
  • Android
  • BlackBerry

#ChesnuttLibrary Staff Member Serves as 2014-2015 Staff Senate President (9.15.2014)

Ms. Patricia Flanigan (President) and Ms. Carlitta Moore (Senator) - Fall 2014 Convocation, Chesnutt Library, Fayetteville State University

Ms. Patricia Flanigan (l: President) and Ms. Carlitta Moore (r: Senator, Staff Marshal) at Fall Convocation on September 4th, 2014 in Seabrook Auditorium

Ms. Patricia Flanigan (President) and Ms. Carlitta Moore (Senator) represent the interests and needs of SPA and EPA (non-teaching) staff at Fayetteville State University through campus, community, and state-wide activities. Ms. Flanigan was elected as the as the 2014-2015 Staff Sentate President and has served on the Senate since 1999, Ms. Flanigan is one of three delegates from Fayetteville State University to serve on the UNC Staff Assembly, which was established in 2006 by President Erskine Bowles. Ms. Flanigan works in the Acquisitions Department of Chesnutt Library.

The 2014 Fall Convocation took place on Thursday, September 14th, 2014 in Seabrook Auditorium.

#ThrowbackThursday: FSU History – Campus Buildings | Rosenthal Building (9.11.2014)

The Rosenthal Building is named after a former member of the Board of Trustees, Mr. Emil Rosenthal. He was appointed to the Board of Trustees of Fayetteville State College by Governor Ehringhaus in 1935.

#TBT: Rosenthal Building. Archives and Special Collections, Chesnutt Library, Fayetteville State University (9.11.2014) #TBT: Rosenthal Building Dedication Correspondence,. Archives and Special Collections, Chesnutt Library, Fayetteville State University (9.11.2014)

The building was erected as a classroom building and completed in 1966 to house an art studio, a dark room for developing pictures, and music classrooms for the choir and band. The choir room was equipped with opera chairs, a stage, and ten pianos. The dedication program describes the building as a “two-story air conditioned brick and steel structure, containing an area of 25,600 square feet. The hexagonal area of the main floor is designed for music.”

Mr. Rosenthal was born in New York City in 1897. He graduated from John Hopkins University in 1916 and continued to further his education at the Wharton School of Finance at the University of Pennsylvania. He also enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1917 and spent twenty-two months in France. Mr. Rosenthal was a business man in several cities including Baltimore, M.D, Wilson, N.C. Raleigh, N.C, and Goldsboro, N.C between 1919-1960.

Information about Mr. Emil Rosenthal can be found using archival materials housed at the Southern Historical Collection in Chapel Hill, NC and the State Archives of North Carolina in Raleigh, NC.

Amber Covington. Archives and Special Collections, Chesnutt Library, Fayetteville State University


#ThrowbackThursday: FSU History – Campus Buildings (8.28.2014)

The Rudolph Jones Student Center was originally erected in 1973 and has recently received several renovations.

Dr. Rudolph Jones was the sixth President of Fayetteville State University. Born in Winton, North Carolina, Dr. Jones later earned degrees from Shaw University and Catholic University of America. He held several positions before leading the FSU in 1952. He served as a teacher, principal, and administrator in North Carolina. Dr. Jones’ legacy is most notably recognized across campus through buildings constructed during his time and the curriculum expansion to include degree programs. These buildings include Vance Hall, Bryant Hall, Rosenthal Building, Science Annex, the Helen T. Chick Building, and the Women’s Physical Education Building. (“History of Fayetteville State University, 1867-2003” by Dr. Bertha Miller)

In 1973, the Student Center is described as “a modern, highly complex and specialized kind of building” that houses a “barbershop, a beauty parlor, bowling lanes, billiard tables, table tennis, a TV lounge, a ballroom, a post office, a student supply store, a conference room, 4 meeting rooms, 2 music listening or literature rooms, a main lounge, an informational booth, a cloak room, 2 patios, a snack bar, and a multitude of offices all under one roof.” (Fayetteville State University Catalog, 1973-1975, pg.20)

Today, the Student Center includes several offices and meeting spaces, a fireplace, a post office, movie theater, recreational area, food service areas, multipurpose rooms, and many other spaces.

Here are a few images of the previous looks of the Rudolph Jones Student Center.




Rudolph Jones Student Center

Rudolph Jones Memorial Scholarship

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Archives and Special Collections

#ChesnuttArchives: NC Department of Cultural Resources is Seeking a Diverse Workforce (8.27.2014)

Diverse Workforce - NC Dept of Cultural Resources - Chesnutt Library @ FSU (8.27.2014)

Interested in becoming a librarian, historic interpreter, artist, museum educator, archivist, historic site manager, archaeologist, or historic preservation specialist?

The North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources has several divisions that include careers focusing on providing arts and culture across the state through organizations such as the North Carolina Museum of Art, North Carolina Museum of History, North Carolina Symphony, State Library of North Carolina, North Carolina Arts Council, State Historic Sites, and the State Archives.

The list of possible places to work includes various locations throughout the state of North Carolina. Here in Fayetteville, North Carolina we have the Museum of the Cape Fear Historical Complex which is a history museum that interprets the history of southeastern North Carolina and the Cape Fear region. On the property of the museum is the Poe House, built in 1897 as a Victorian style home, and the Arsenal Park which was constructed to serve as a defensive structure after the war of 1812.

There are several videos on the YouTube channel ncculture that have been created and posted by various North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources employees describing their jobs. Below is a short video of the Youth Services Consultant at the State Library of North Carolina providing insight of her job duties.

If you are interested in learning more about the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources, please visit their website www.ncdcr.gov or use the libraries database NC LIVE.

On NCLIVE website select Everything NC! tab, and scroll to NCPedia which is an online encyclopedia that has entries for many things about North Carolina including the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources.

Sources: N.C. Department of Cultural Resources

Contact: Amber Covington   |   Archives Assistant   |   Chesnutt Library

New Library Catalog: Reminder to Faculty, Update Blackboard + Syllabi Links

Chesnutt Library launched a new online catalog this summer. While you may still be able to access the old catalog (for now), please be reminded to update any Blackboard or syllabi content that links to the Library’s Catalog, book titles, e-Reserves, etc.

The new  url is http://uncfsu.worldcat.org/.


You will need to replace all the old catalog links that still have “uncclc.coast.uncwil.edu” within their url. Find the items (books, eBooks, course reserves) within the new catalog and be sure your new links include “uncfsu.worldcat.org/ in their url.



#ThrowbackThursday: From Archives + Special Collections – ‘Welcome to FSU’ 1st Floor Exhibit (8.14.2014)

Welcome to FSU!

The Archives department, located on the fourth floor in the Library, has several items on display in the library lobby. In the exhibit, viewers are able to get a glance at previous fall semester programs held on campus. Visit the Archives Department, if you have an interest in viewing past programs and events such as Fall Convocation and Homecoming, or Freshman Orientation booklets and academic catalogs.


Fall 2014 - 1st Floor Exhibit, Archives and Special Collections, Chesnutt Library, Fayetteville State University



#ThrowbackThursday: From Archives + Special Collections – Cost of Attendance 89 Years Ago (8.7.2014)

Interested in comparing the cost of attending Fayetteville State University to previous years? Read more on the Chesnutt Library Tumblr here.


Cover - Catalog of the State Normal School (1925-1926), Scanned by Amber Covington. Archives and Special Collection, Chesnutt Library, Fayetteville State University - TBT, 8.7.2014

The cover of the 1925-1926 academic catalog.

5 Things Thursday: Rare Materials, Archivists and Archives, OCLC

Originally posted on MOD LIBRARIAN:

Here are five more things:

  1. OCLC Research Quarterly Highlights (Issue 13) is now available and features interesting articles on digital preservation and Rangananthan as well as scholarly records.
  2. Archivally Correct talks about changes for visitors at the National Archives.
  3. Some great presentations from the Women Archivists Roundtable.
  4. Standard Citation Forms for Rare Materials Cataloging are references to bibliographies and catalogs (printed or electronic) used by rare book catalogers, dealers, collectors, and researchers that can be used to verify or identify a work or provide a detailed physical description. Read more here.
  5. Here is a cataloging manual for archival moving images.


PS – anyone know of any good articles or resources on providing reference service, especially the challenges of staying calm, friendly and upbeat during relentless shifts? Much appreciated!

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