What is the Model UN? | Contact Librarian Diana Amerson for More Information! (11.4.2015)

What is the Model UN? | Librarian Diana Amerson, Chesnutt Library, Fayetteville State University (11.4.2015)

Learn more about the Model United Nations at FSU:

Resources ‘Straight Outta’ Chesnutt Library for Students, Faculty, and Staff (11.3.2015)




You are Invited! Friends of Charles W. Chesnutt Library | Installation + Reception | 10/26 at 7pm (10.22.2015)

 Friends of Charles W. Chesnutt Library | Installation + Reception | 10/26 at 7pm The Charles W. Chesnutt Library is pleased to announce the revival of our Friends of the Library (FOL). The FOL Steering Committee has been working diligently over the past few months and we are excited to see this support organization back in the throes of Chesnutt Library development and sustainment.

You are all invited to attend the installation of the FOL board members that will take place on Monday, October 26th, 2015 at 7pm in the Chesnutt Library (1st floor).

All campus and community members who are interested in the livelihood and future of the FSU Library are strongly encouraged and welcome to attend the opening reception on October 26th.

In addition to the installation of board members, the evening will be highlighted by a reception and reading from North Carolina author, Cheryl Cloyd Robbins; she will be sharing from her work, Imani Hates the School Bus, a children’s book that “has been favorably received in the mental health field as a therapeutic tool” (Facebook source).

If you have questions, comments, and/or concerns, please feel free to contact Bobby Wynn (Library Director).

Bobby Wynn
Library Director
Chesnutt Library
(910) 672-1232

Banned Books Week: Celebrating the Freedom to Read, Sept. 27 – Oct. 3 (9.28.2015)

Defend the Freedom to Read, Banned Books Week, Sept. 27 - Oct. 3rd, Chesnutt Library, 2015

Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Typically held during the last week of September, it highlights the value of free and open access to information. Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community –- librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types –- in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular.

–via ALA Banned Books Week

2014 bannedbooks display - pinterest

2014 Banned Books Week, Chesnutt Library Display

From Chesnutt Library blog archives:

Selected book list via Chesnutt Library catalog:

Resources from the American Library Association:


Banned Books Week Poster 2015, Chesnutt Library

Chesnutt Library Director, Bobby Wynn, to Receive Roadbuilder’s Award for Academic Librarianship at 61st NCLA Biennial Conference (9.24.2015)

Congrats Mr. Wynn - Roadbuilder's Award for Academic Librarianship REMCo 2015

Find out more about the Roadbuilder’s Award and the NC Library Association here.

14 Years Later: 9/11 Literature at Chesnutt Library (9.11.2015)

Where were you?

As we remember and commit to #neverforget, take some time to browse the Chesnutt Library collection for books, articles, Government Docs, and much more. We have a vast assortment of material pertaining to the events that took place before, on, and after September 11th, 2001, as well as material that highlights the impact that those events had on the US, Fayetteville, and Fort Bragg.

Take a look at this selected list of material available to you via Chesnutt Library.


Chesnutt Library Archives Will Be at ‘Family History Day’ on Saturday 9/19, Hosted by Cumberland County Public Library (9/18/2015)

Family History Day, Cumberland County Public Library 9/19/2015

Chesnutt Library Archives and Special Collections will have a booth during the Cumberland County Public Library Family History Day on Saturday, September 19th, 2015 at the Headquarters Library located in downtown Fayetteville at 300 Maiden Lane.

The day’s events include the following:

For more information about Family History Day, please visit the Cumberland County Public Library website and Calendar of Events here.

Family Tree V2 - Cumberland County Public Library

#TBT: Librarian Diana Amerson, ModelUNC at FSU SGA MixUp in RJSC on Sept. 8th (9.17.2015)

Librarian Diana Amerson (DE/Bibliographic Instruction) at the FSU SGA Mix Up on September 8th, 2015 in support of the Model UN. Mrs. Amerson is an advisor for the organization, providing crucial resources to include the development and maintenance of the Model UN LibGuide.

If you’re interested in being a part of the 2016-2017 NCCIIEE Model UN, stay tuned to your campus email for updates on interest meetings and the upcoming conference.

Past Model UN News:

Contact: Diana Amerson | damerson@uncfsu.edu | (910) 672-1239

We Joined Snapchat and Here’s What We’ve Been Up To (9/4/2015)

A few weeks ago, we hit the 1,000 follower benchmark on Instagram. This is a big deal. Well, it is in the social media community. Chesnutt Library has, essentially, arrived in terms of social media prominence (if there’s even such a thing). This holds true for Twitter, as well.

As such, we decided to flex our muscles and launched our Snapchat account, @chesnuttlibrary.

So, we are getting mighty, mighty close to #1KFollowers on @Instagram. What happens then? Do we throw a party? (8.4.2015)

With Snapcodes posted throughout the Library, allowing for ease of following our stories (you simply scan our ghost; but, you need a Snapchat account!), the response has been tremendous and consistent. The majority of our followers so far have added Chesnutt Library using the Snapcode, as opposed to searching for us by username.

Since we reached #1KFollowers on @instagram last week, it seemed only fitting that we step our game up a bit. You can now find us on #snapchat. Be sure to follow @chesnuttlibrary! (8.10.2015)

Since we reached #1KFollowers on @instagram last week, it seemed only fitting that we step our game up a bit. You can now find us on #snapchat. Be sure to follow @chesnuttlibrary! (8.10.2015)

And while it is nearly impossible to gather and track analytics, as well as look back at the impact past posts have had on followers (you know, since Snaps only exist for 24 hours), this platform is mighty fun to use.

Snapchat also allows us to shed light on  Chesnutt Library’s personality and the human side of our staff. All signs point to our Snapchat being as successful as our Instagram and Twitter.

Follow our journey!

(P.S. We will soon have our own Chesnutt Library Geofilter. Be on the lookout!)

Chesnutt Library Doesn’t Have the Book or Article You Want? Try Interlibrary Loan; It’s Free for You! (8/27/2015)

Interlibrary loan (ILL) is a mechanism for obtaining items from other libraries when such items are not available at Chesnutt Library. This service of sharing of items between libraries is an integral element in the provision of library service for the educational and research needs of the Fayetteville State University community.

The service is free to our students, faculty, and staff.

The ILL department is also responsible for the lending of materials owned by Chesnutt Library to other institutions when the requests fall into the guidelines stated here.

To submit a request via ILL, you will need to create an account through our ILL system, Illiad.

See more information here.

Questions, comments, concerns?

Robert Foster
Head of Interlibrary Loan | 672-1555 | rfoster@uncfsu.edu
LaTasha R. Jones
Lending Assistant | 672-1230 | ljones51@uncfsu.edu
India W. Sawyer
Borrowing Assistant | 672-1557 | iwsawyer@uncfsu.edu