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).
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.
From Chesnutt Library blog archives:
Selected book list via Chesnutt Library catalog:
Resources from the American Library Association:
- List of Books Challenged or Banned in 2014-2015, by Robert P. Doyle
- About Banned and Challenged Books
- Virtual Read-Out (video participation)
- Press Kit
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 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:
- Literature Lunch: Family History Day Local Author with Brandy Heineman
- Genealogy Get-Up and Go with Kay Tillotson
- African-American Genealogy Research, Bridging the Gap with Angenita Boone
For more information about Family History Day, please visit the Cumberland County Public Library website and Calendar of Events here.
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:
- Librarian Diana Amerson Remains a Vital Asset to FSU Model UN Delegates, Students Win 8 of 11 Awards at 26th Conference (3.31.2015)
- Live from the 2014 Model UN Conference: #ChesnuttGovDocs Librarian Diana Amerson Shares an Update (3.21.2014)
- What is the Model UN Conference? (3.4.2014)
- 2013 Model UN — FSU LibGuide
Contact: Diana Amerson | firstname.lastname@example.org | (910) 672-1239
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.
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.
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!)
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.
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?
Head of Interlibrary Loan | 672-1555 | email@example.com
LaTasha R. Jones
Lending Assistant | 672-1230 | firstname.lastname@example.org
India W. Sawyer
Borrowing Assistant | 672-1557 | email@example.com