Live from the 2014 Model UN Conference: #ChesnuttGovDocs Librarian Diana Amerson Shares an Update (3.21.2014)

Diana Amerson–the Chesnutt Library Government Documents Librarian–is currently in Durham, North Carolina supporting Fayetteville State University students who are participating as delegates in the 2014 NCCIIE Model United Nations Conference.

Today, March 21st, marks day two of the Model UN Conference; FSU students have stepped up like a bucking bronco. They kicked the scholarly challenge to become delegates for the 2014 Model UN. Our student Broncos took on the challenge and used this opportunity to strengthen student engagement and international partnerships. The NCCIIE Model UN Conference also serves as a prime FSU faculty development activity.

Mrs. Amerson created and actively maintains the NCCIIE LibGuide, which is a useful academic resources for student delegates to use while conducting research  for their projects and resolutions. The NCCIIE is a way for students to do global research and has been successfully implemented into the process.

They are really having a lot fun!

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What is the Model UN Conference? (3.4.2014)

What is the Model UN? 2014

Model United Nations is an authentic simulation of the UN General Assembly and UN Security Council. The Model UN catapults students into the world of diplomacy and negotiation as ambassadors in role playing. Students step into the shoes of UN member state ambassadors to debate on current issues in the international community to represent their countries in and acts on its concerns about today issues such as:

  • peace and security
  • human rights
  • the environment
  • food and hunger
  • economic development
  • globalization

To learn more about the Model UN activities at Fayetteville State (and how to get involvded), check out Chesnutt Library’s LibGuide NCCIIE Model UN for more information about the 2014 Model UN Conference at:

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#ChesnuttGovDocs Black History: DaVita Vance-Cooks 1st Black Woman U.S. Public Printer (2.11.2014)

On August 13, 2013, DaVita Vance-Cooks was sworn in as the first woman and the first African American Public Printer of the United States. She was nominated by President Baraka Obama and confirmed by the Unites States Senate. The Honorable DaVita Vance-Cooks is the Government Printing Office 27th Public Printer. She celebrated this most historical event with her family in the U.S. Government Printing Office’s (GPO) Harding Hall, Washington, DC.

Read more on DaVita Vance-Cooks here.

On March 4, 1861, there were two inaugurations in Washington, DC. Abraham Lincoln was sworn in as the 16th President of the United States and the U.S. GPO opened for business. Today, the presses continue to run, even as the GPO continues to transform itself in a digital age. The GPO is evolving alongside the latest developments in information technology and as we move beyond ink and paper to digital information.

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