Chesnutt Library Services for FSU Faculty – Information Literacy + Library Instruction (1.14.2016)

Chesnutt Library Services for Faculty - (1.14.2016)

Our goal is to equip students with the ability to find, select, and evaluate appropriate information resources to ensure their academic success at Fayetteville State University and beyond.

Information Literacy allows students to evaluate information critically, as well as use that information ethically. We foster this strategic goal by offering Bibliographic or Library Instruction.

Classes are typically held in Chesnutt Library in our Conference Room on the 3rd Floor.

Instruction for Students/Classes:

  • Faculty members may request library instruction sessions for their classes, which are provided by members of the Reference Department and Library Staff who hold a Masters of Library Science Degree.
  • Each library instruction session is customized to meet the needs of individual classes and research assignments.
  • One-on-one appointments can also be requested and made with the librarians, depending upon their schedule and the depth of the instruction needed.

 Possible Library Instruction Topics Include:

  • Identifying and using appropriate keywords, subject headings, and concepts to build a search strategy
  • Learning Boolean search techniques to identify relevant information in databases
  • Finding relevant reference sources for background information
  • Searching the online catalog for books and/or other materials
  • Identifying and searching relevant databases on a selected topic
  • Distinguishing between scholarly articles (academic, research, peer-reviewed) and non-scholarly articles (newspapers, magazines, trade journals).
  • Identifying and using primary sources versus secondary sources
  • Locating, selecting and evaluating scholarly articles
  • Critically evaluating information sources such as books and articles
  • Locating, selecting, and evaluating websites
  • Documenting resources used in a particular citation style (APA, MLA, ASA, Chicago, and using RefWorks, a citation management software)

Contact Diana Amerson at (910) 672-1239 or damerson@uncfsu.edu or Jan Whitfield at (910) 672-1750, or jwhitfield@uncfsu.edu to schedule an instruction session or tour.

You may also contact the liaison or Subject Librarian responsible for your department.

Librarian and Assigned Liaison Areas

Diana Amerson Head of Bibliographic Instruction and Distance Education

  • Department of English; Department of Government and History; Department of World Languages and Cultures; University College (Freshman Seminar); Continuing Education; Military Education; (All Subject Areas)
Jan Whitfield Head of Public Services and Information Literacy

  • School of Education; Department of Nursing; Department of Social Work; (All Subject Areas)
Robert Foster Head of Reference and Interlibrary Loan

  • School of Business and Economics; Department of Economics
Velappan Velappan Head of Circulation

  • Department of Mathematics and Computer Science; Department of Biological Sciences;  Department of Chemistry and Physics
Xian Peng Head of Cataloging

  • Department of Psychology; Department of Sociology
Jinong Sun Head of Acquisitions

  • Department of Philosophy
Vera Hooks Head of Periodicals

  • Department of Criminal Justice

(Updated 6/7/2016)

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