Meet Our Newest Staff Member: Brittany Berwanger in Government Documents (7.12.2016)

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Brittany graduated from Fayetteville State University with a B.A. in Geography. She likes cats, flowers, and books. Brittany works in Government Documents on the 4th floor.


The Fayetteville State University’s, Charles W. Chesnutt Library, has been a senatorial designated depository library for U.S. government publications since 1973. Government documents are freely available to the pubic at designated federal depository libraries within academic and public libraries, law school libraries, and federal agency libraries across the country.

The Government Documents Department is located on the fourth floor of Chesnutt Library. Reference Services are available in the Government Documents Department, as well as at the Reference Desk on the first floor.

#ChesnuttLibrarian Presented at ALA Annual Conference 2016 #ALAAC16 on 6/25/16 in Orlando, FL (6.30.2016)

Velappan Velappan, #ChesnuttLibrarian Presented at ALA Annual Conference 2016 #ALAAC16 on 6/25/16 in Orlando, FL (6.30.2016) - Chesnutt Library, Fayetteville State UniversityMr. Velappan Velappan, Head of Access Services at Charles W. Chesnutt Library, participated in a presentation with five other librarians from other universities at the 2016 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference on Saturday, June 25th 2016 at 1:00PM-2:30 PM in Orlando, FL.  The theme of the presentation was “FEAST: Future & Emerging Access Services Trends” and Mr. Velappan’s particular topic was “Click It, No More Tick It: Using “Gimlet” Desk Statistics to Improve Services at the Charles W. Chesnutt Library.”  Approximately 150 people attended his presentation.  Click here for more details on Mr. Velappan’s presentation.

The ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition was held in Orlando, FL from June 23 – June 28, 2016 at the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC).  The American Library Association, the oldest and largest library association in the world, holds its Annual Conference & Exhibition each summer in different places around this country.  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 from all over the world.  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.   

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Meet Our Newest Staff Member: Shelton Richardson in Information Technology Services (5.18.2015)

Shelton Richardson joined Chesnutt Library’s IT Department in April as a Technical Support Technician. He is from Enfield, North Carolina, and graduated from Southeast Halifax High School. Shelton studied Computer Science at Fayetteville State University and is currently pursuing a second degree in Management Information Systems.

Prior to graduating from Fayetteville State, Shelton worked as a student employee in the School of Business and Economics 214 for ITTS as a Support Technician. He started working in Student Affairs as a student employee making sure the student center was clean, safe, and setup for various functions.

Shelton successfully gained full-time employment after graduation and accepted an administrative position with Student Affairs, which he had been working in since 2008 prior to joining Chesnutt Library. Students may recognize Shelton after having seen him around campus during various functions like homecoming week, rodeo week, and orientation. Shelton enjoy movies, video games, and technology; he is #TeamAndroid. Shelton is also a member of AITP.

Welcome, Shelton!

Shelton Richardson - IT Meme via 'Diamond State Romance Authors Blog'

(Except, Shelton does know what he’s doing!)

Links We Loved this Week | Roundup of Interesting Stuff on the Internet (10.3.2014)

 

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Before Danielle Thomson was our TED Prize researcher, she wrote trivia for Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? and spent years finding difficult-to-source info for The Late Show with David Letterman. And she has quickly established herself as our staff secret weapon. When one of us can’t get our hands on a piece of information that we need, we turn to Danielle and — voila! — there it is.

 We asked Danielle to share some of her best research tips to help you in those “why can’t I find this?” moments. Here’s what she had to say:

When I thought about the American Library Association’s Spectrum Scholarship, I considered it in terms of promoting librarians from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds. However, a Spectrum Scholar and former colleague of mine, Tanya Brown-Wirth, wrote this:

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All of our students deserve equal access to educational resources like academic and extracurricular programs, strong teaching, facilities, technology, and instructional materials, no matter their race, color, or national origin.

Alejandra Ceja, Executive Director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics (WHIEEH), will discuss the importance of STEM education for Latinas at the Latinas Think Big Innovation Summit on Friday, Oct. 3, at 3 p.m. PT at Google’s campus in Silicon Valley, California.

In February of this year, President Obama launched the My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) initiative to ensure that all youth, including boys and young men of color, have opportunities to improve their life outcomes and overcome barriers to success. The initiative aims to bring together government, law enforcement, business, non-profit, philanthropic, faith, and community leaders around shared goals for young people in this country.

“Over the next few years, I believe Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) will in many respects become more essential, not less so, to meeting our nation’s educational and economic goals,” Secretary Arne Duncan told those gathered at the 2014 National HBCU Week Conference in Washington, D.C.

The Secretary affirmed the necessity and vitality of HBCUs, and pledged to help ensure that all 105 of these unique and historic American institutions continue to thrive.

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Have you voted for your favorite HBCU yet?

 The 2014 Tom Joyner Foundation Allstate Quotes for Education Program is waiting for you to vote.  There are only 59 days left for your HBCU to possibly win $50,000!  That’s right. Go online to TomJoynerFoundation.orgto make sure your voice and vote is cast.  At publication time, the top three vote-getters are Grambling State University (last year’s winner), Southern University University, and Tennessee State University.  We need everybody to step it up, especially students, alumni and supporters at my beloved HBCUs in Texas!

Don’t forget. Make a donation to the Foundation today.