#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!

View original

#ThrowbackThursday: From Archives + Special Collections – Hammocks Beach Project (7.31.2014)

In 1950 the North Carolina Teachers Association, Incorporated was deeded land on Hammocks Beach in Onslow County, North Carolina from Dr. William Sharpe and his wife Josephine W. Sharpe of New York. The North Carolina Teachers Association organized the Hammocks Beach Corporation to operate the property. Dr. J. W. Seabrook, a previous President of Fayetteville State University, served as the secretary for the Hammocks Beach Corporation.

Read more on the Chesnutt Library Tumblr.

TBT - Chesnutt Archives - Hammock Beach, Charles W. Chesnutt Library, Fayetteville State University (7.31.2014)

#FlashbackFriday: Librarian Robert Foster’s Recap from @ALAAnnual Conference (7.25.2014)

I attended the 2014 Annual ALA Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada from June 27th through June 30th. The absolute highlight of the conference was being able to rub shoulders with librarians all over the world. We were able to hold informal discussions on everything library related. It is delightful to be able to meet these people who are addressing the same obstacles and rewards of the profession. I attended sessions at the conference that allows me to better understand ways to serve our patrons from the best practices used by professional librarians. The value of the conference is being able to network, learn, and conceive ideas. This is truly a rejuvenating exercise for those who attend.


chesnutt librarian blogs - Foster


#ThrowbackThursday: From Archives + Special Collections – Homecoming ’88 Funeral Service for JCSU (7.24.2014)

This week we have a fun Throwback Thursday courtesy of Archives Assistant, Amber Covington. During the course of her work a few weeks ago, Amber stumbled upon this hilarious program from a Homecoming 1988 event. The event preceded the football game versus Johnson C. Smith University. The funeral service was nearly 25 years ago, but it’s all love now! You can view the 1989 digitized yearbook via DigitalNC here.

Take a look at the video of Amber talking about the funeral session via our Instagram.





Book Talk by FSU Alum Iris Killens Cheeks on July 17, 2014 at 10:30am in Chesnutt Library (7.14.2014)

The Charles W. Chesnutt Library will host a book talk on I Sing the Blues and Cry: For the Little Girls of the World by Iris Killens Cheeks, an FSU alumna.  It will be held on Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. in the J.C. Jones Board of Trustees Room on the 2nd floor of the Charles W. Chesnutt Library.


Many of us go through life feeling isolated and alone in a world full of family, friends, and gods. In I Sing the Blues and Cry, a survivor of childhood sexual abuse expresses through both poetry and prose the shared fear, confusion, anger, hope, and faith needed to accomplish joy in a world infused with pain. One out of every four little girls is sexually abused, and the majority of the abusers are family members or close friends of the family in America today. They are trapped in a cage of shame, guilt, and secrecy. Bodies grow, minds mature, yet there still remains a broken little girl within each victim. Author Iris Killens Cheeks shares conversations, verse, and vital resources to open a door into the thoughts, perceptions, and soul of a survivor of sexual, mental, and emotional abuse. This little girl found a way to survive, mature, and conquer many of the battles she faced due to traumatic experiences that no child should have to endure. Hers is a story that is poignant, revealing, and uplifting-a story of light, acceptance, forgiveness, and growth. I Sing the Blues and Cry is an inspiring look beyond the surface into the eyes of a child, a woman, and a survivor.

The book talk is free and open to the campus and public.

Selected Book List, Walter Dean Myers (1937 – 2014) Award-Winning Young Adult Author (7.8.2014)

Walter Dean Myers passed away last week on Tuesday July 1st. Myers was a prolific author, publishing an array of children’s and young adult books.

Myers often painted portraits of young African-Americans who battled troubles in the streets, in school and at home. (…) “He wrote about disenfranchised black kids, particularly boys, and he wrote about them with extraordinary honesty and also with compassion,” Avi, a children’s book author and a longtime friend of Mr. Myers, said in a telephone interview on Thursday. “Besides his books, his legacy is his compassionate identity with these young people.” (New York Times)

Walter Dean Myers (1937 - 2014) , Selected Book List, Chesnutt Library, Fayetteville State University (7.8.2014)


Fallen Angels PZ7.M992 Fal 1988
Game PZ7.M992 Gam 2008
Now is Your Time E185 .M96 1991
Presenting Walter Dean Myers PS3563.Y48 Z57 1990
Street Love PS3563.Y48 S77 2008
The Journal of Biddy Owens: The Negro Leagues PZ7.M992 Ji 2001
Toussaint L’Overture: The Fight for Haiti’s Freedom F1923.T69 M94 1996
What They Found: Love on 145th Street PS3563.Y48 W43 2007
Won’t Know Till I Get There PZ7.M992 Wo 1988

#ChesnuttLibrarian Presented at ALA Annual 2014 Conference Conference #ALAAC14 on June 29th (6.30.2014)

Mr. Velappan Velappan, Access Services Librarian at Charles W. Chesnutt Library, participated in a presentation with six librarians from other universities at the “American Library Association (ALA) Annual 2014 Conference” on Sunday, June 29th 2014 at 3:00PM in Las Vegas, NV.  The theme of the presentation was “FEAST: Future & Emerging Access Services Trends” and Mr. Velappan’s particular topic was “How to Incorporate Social Media Tools and Other Web 2.0 Technologies to Improve the Academic Library’s Public Service.”  Approximately 220 people attended his presentation yesterday. Click here for more details on the FEAST presentations.

Velappan Velappan Presented at 2014 ALA Annual | 2014 FEAST: Future & Emerging Access Services Trends, June 29th, 2014 3-4pm
The 2014 (ALA) Annual Conference & Exhibition is in Las Vegas from June 26 – July 1 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The American Library Association, the oldest and largest library association in the world, holds its Annual Conference & Exhibition each summer. The largest such convention in the world is attended by more than 25,000 librarians, library supporters, educators, writers, publishers, Friends of Libraries, trustees and special guests. The conference includes more than 2,000 meetings, discussion groups and programs on various topics affecting libraries and librarians.  Approximately 850 exhibiting companies feature the latest in books, online services, automation software, furniture and other materials vital to today’s libraries and librarians. ALA units display professional exhibits highlighting the various aspects of the profession.

#ChesnuttArchives Needs Your Help: Can You Identify These People, Places, and Events? (6.24.2014)

Who are these people, what are they doing, where are they at?  Help Chesnutt Archives identify these people, places, and events. Read more about the unidentified photos project.

View more unidentified photos from this set on our Tumblr here.

#ChesnuttArchives - Unidentified Photos - Archives and Special Collections, Chesnutt Library (6.24.2014) (2nd Set) (7)

Who are they and what are they doing?