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 |
LaTasha R. Jones
Lending Assistant | 672-1230 |
India W. Sawyer
Borrowing Assistant | 672-1557 |


#ChesnuttArchives: Throwback to the Old School Days (8.20.2015)

Archives and Special Collections, Charles W. Chesnutt Library, Fayetteville State UniversityI would like to welcome everyone to the first #ThrowbackThursday of Archives and Special Collections at Chesnutt Library for 2015-2016. Since this is the first week of classes, I felt that it would be interesting to look back at what students in the past did in order to prepare to attend Fayetteville State University.

That is, when it was previously known as the State Normal School. Here is an application from that time.

Read more from Archives Library Tech, Nicholle Young, on the Chesnutt Library Tumblr!

Julian Bond (1940 – 2015)|Celebrating His Life and Legacy (8.17.2015)

Julian Bond insert from 2013 Black History Month Display Case (Photo take 8.17.2015, Chesnutt Library, Fayetteville State University)

Julian Bond insert from 2013 Black History Month Display


Julian Bond, civil rights activist and politician, passed away on August 15th, 2015. He leaves behind a long, vital history colored by decades of protest and reform.

Take a look at our entry for Julian Bond from our 2013 Black History Month display.

Browse our current collection of books and articles to learn more about the impact that Mr. Bond has had and will continue to have.





#ChesnuttLibrarian Repost: (2/12/2015) | ECU’s library science program awarded ALA accreditation (8.14.2015)

I read this information from [the] State Library of NC Blog.  I thought it [would] be helpful for our staff members or any undergraduate students who want to pursue the Master’s degree in Library Science at ECU.




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Chesnutt Library Hours During 2015 Bronco Kickoff Week (8.10.2015)

2015 Bronco Kickoff Week is here!
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Chesnutt Library will be closed on Tuesday, August 11th in observance of the Academic Affairs Division Meeting in Seabrook Auditorium, as well as the Library departmental meeting.
We will have abbreviated hours on Wednesday, August 12th, opening from 2pm – 6pm for the All-Employees Meeting in Seabrook Auditorium.
Normal intersession hours will resume Thursday – Friday, August 13th at 7:45am – 6pm.
We will be closed Saturday and Sunday, August 15th and 16th.
Be sure to follow #ChesnuttLibrary on Instagram and Twitter!

Meet Our Newest Staff Member: Amy Miles in Circulation! (7.9.2015)


Meet Our Newest Staff Member: Amy Miles in Circulation (7.9.2015)

Welcome, Amy!

Amy Miles joins the Chesnutt Library family as a University Library Technician in our Circulation Department. She received a B.A. in English at UNC-Greensboro.  Before moving to Fayetteville, she worked at UNC-G’s library in Preservation Services rebinding and repairing books and documents. Ms. Miles also worked at the UNC-G Writing Center as a writing consultant.

She currently spends her time reading, crafting, and volunteering in orchestra classes at a local middle school. She also has a dog named Bilbo in honor of one her favorite books.

Meet Our Newest Staff Member: Nicholle Young in Archives + Special Collections! (6.24.2015)

Nicholle Young, University Library Technician for Archives and Special Collections (Photo taken 6/24/2015)

Welcome, Nicholle!

Nicholle Young joins the Chesnutt Library family as the University Library Technician for Archives and Special Collections. Earlier this year Nicholle was an intern for the Cumberland County Public Library at their Headquarters Branch in downtown Fayetteville. While doing that she also served as a volunteer for the Fayetteville Area Transportation and Local History Museum.

Nicholle currently attends Central Carolina Community College majoring in Library and Information Technology.

#REPOST via @WHI_HBCUs: How HBCUs Can Get Federal Sponsorship from the U.S. Dept of Justice (5.4.2015)

As a highly-rated, military-friendly institution, FSU is uniquely situated to take advantage of Department of Justice research grants with. FSU provides long-established degree programs in education, social work, criminal justice, and intelligence studies among many others that are connected to law and justice.

Read the excerpt below or click through to access the full blog post to learn more about what findings and progress the leadership of the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (WHIHBCU) has made since its inception in 1981 and during the Obama Administration.


By: Ivory A. Toldson & Amanda Washington

Over more than 150 years, HBCUs have provided students with the tools to meet the challenges of a changing world.  These institutions are hubs of opportunity that lift up Americans and instill in their students a sense of who they are and what they can become.  Their campuses are engines of economic growth and community service and proven ladders of intergenerational advancement. – President Barack Obama, 2014 Proclamation

Recent high profile interactions between the Black community and law enforcement officials underscore the need for criminal justice research, programs and advocacy at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) awards over $40 million to institutes of higher education, but HBCUs receive only a small percentage of this revenue. The reasons for HBCUs receiving less money are complex. Many contend that HBCUs are smaller institutions with less university personnel to deliver high quality proposals, while others identify systemic biases that may influence raters’ judgments of HBCU’s proposals.

Despite the challenges, some HBCUs have produced successful proposals to the DOJ. As an assistant professor at Southern University A & M in Baton Rouge, Dr. Ivory A. Toldson, the co-author of this article, received a grant from DOJ to study police misconduct. More recently, Howard University, Lincoln University and Elizabeth City State University received grants to address sexual violence. The purpose of this article is to provide information relevant to HBCUs who are interested in securing federal sponsorship for their research and programs through the DOJ.


The process of obtaining a grant from the Federal Government can be daunting, but there’s only one way to guarantee that a proposal will not be funding – not to apply. Currently, the DOJ funds HBCUs at a level that is less than the average for all Federal agencies. However, this is partially attributed to the low numbers of HBCUs, which have applied. Nationally, 6 HBCUs have law schools, most have criminal justice programs and all offer classes that are relevant to law and justice. In addition, HBCUs have students and faculty members should take leadership in shaping justice-relevant research, policy and practice. In partnership, government officials and HBCUs can expand support to HBCUs through the DOJ.

Specially, the WHIHBCUs should regularly produce reports such as this, which has information regarding the agency’s HBCU liaison, background facts, funding trends, existing HBCU relationships, and agency emphasis. The WHIHBCUs should also work with Federal partners to provide technical assistance to HBCUs who are interested in applying for funding.

Read the full @WHI_HBCUs blog post here.


Librarian Diana Amerson Remains a Vital Asset to FSU Model UN Delegates, Students Win 8 of 11 Awards at 26th Conference (3.31.2015)

Last Thursday, March 19th, it was crunch time. Six students sat scattered in a dimly-lit auditorium-style classroom in Taylor Science. We sat in the front row observing the Model United Nations Vice President, De’Vonicia Mickens, presiding over the meeting. She was addressing the participants, though this wasn’t the entire team.

FSU Model UN members with Librarian Diana Amerson (Thursday, March 19th, 2015)

FSU Model UN members with Librarian Diana Amerson (Thursday, March 19th, 2015)

The abbreviated team of students met to make final hour preparations and plans with faculty advisors Diana Amerson (Librarian, Bibliographic Instruction), Wesley Fountain (Government and Community Affairs), and Dr. Jilly M. Ngwainmbi (Department of Sociology).  Students were being shifted and moved around: who would serve on what committee, who would serve as a moderator, who was assigned to which country.

Questions were asked, clarifications given. Mrs. Amerson stood at the classroom podium, navigating the LibGuide that she created and continuously curates for the North Carolina Consortium for International and Intercultural Education (NCCIIE) Model United Nations Conference. She reminded students how to access key information and resources that would be beneficial during their sessions and resolution-writing.

The NCCIIE Model UN Conference hosted its 26th cohort March 26th-28th, 2015 at the Embassy Suites Conference Center in Fayetteville, NC. Fayetteville State University was the host institution; Chancellor Anderson served as the keynote speaker to the Assembly Delegates.

With the ongoing guidance of Mrs. Amerson and faculty advisors, FSU’s student delegates surpassed their competitors, winning 8 of 11 awards. Below you will find a list of FSU award recipients:

Best Overall Delegate Brandon Sawyer
Best Overall Delegation Marcus Ellerbe & Brittney Koonce
Best Overall Leadership Marcus Ellerbe
Best Delegate Security Council Keorie McMillan
Best Delegate Committee One Brandon Cropper
Best Delegate Honorable Mention Committee One Octavis Harper
Best Delegate Committee Three Terronne Cuthrell

For more information about the NCCIIE 26th  Model UN, you can visit the Model UN LibGuide.

[Librarian Blogs]: Vote for My “Ignite Session Presentation” to be Selected for the 2015 ALA Annual Conference (3.17.2015)

I’ve submitted a proposal to do the presentation for an “Ignite Session” to be part of the 2015 ALA  Annual Conference in San Francisco.  The public voting begins now and it counts 30% of the selection process.  So please vote for my Ignite Session.  If you do not have an account in ALA Connect already, you can sign-up/register here to create a free account to Vote.  You don’t need to be ALA member to create a ALA Connect account.   
This is [where you can] see my Ignite session’s Abstract and Vote.
Should you have any questions, [please]  let me know.  I’ll help you out to set up the ALA Connect account.  Please remember the voting is open until March 31st.    
Thanks in advance,