Chesnutt Library Blog

“Because it’s all about ‘U,’” the Chesnutt Library Blog is designed to promptly and efficiently provide timely news, inform of library events, books, databases and more for our students, staff and faculty. In our effort to enhance communication, the Chesnutt Library Blog will bring academic resources together in one place, with one click, with one purpose in mind - Educational Excellence - designed to enhance learning, guarantee access and promote scholarship.

Monday, January 28, 2008

Library of Congress on Flickr

Many of you may already be familiar with Flickr, a popular photo sharing website. Much to our benefit, the Library of Congress has launched a project to easily share its photos with us. According to Matt Raymond:

"If all goes according to plan, the project will help address at least two major challenges: how to ensure better and better access to our collections, and how to ensure that we have the best possible information about those collections for the benefit of researchers and posterity. In many senses, we are looking to enhance our metadata (one of those Web 2.0 buzzwords that 90 percent of our readers could probably explain better than me).

The project is beginning somewhat modestly, but we hope to learn a lot from it. Out of some 14 million prints, photographs and other visual materials at the Library of Congress, more than 3,000 photos from two of our most popular collections are being made available on our new Flickr page, to include only images for which no copyright restrictions are known to exist."

So be sure to take a look - you'll be surprised at all the wonderful images available.

Source: Resourceshelf

Library of Congress Classification Game

We know many of you have been attending our Bibliographic Instruction classes where we show you how to find books and other materials in Chesnutt Library. If the Library of Congress Classification system seems a little confusing play this game to practice your knowledge!

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

FSU Sponsors Chesnutt Symposium

Fayetteville State University (FSU) is hosting a symposium honoring Charles W. Chesnutt. The symposium includes the unveiling of the United States Postal Service's 41-cent stamp honoring the author. The stamp is part of the "Black Heritage Series."
The symposium is today, January 23, 2008 from 1 - 5 p.m. in the J.C. Jones Board Room of the Charles W. Chesnutt Library. The public is invited to attend.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

New Media @ Chesnutt Library

The following items are located on the 2nd floor in the Media Center:

A jazz message [sound recording]/Art Blakey Quartet

Tender lover [sound recording]/Babyface

Back to back [sound recording]/Duke Ellington & Johnny Hodges

Oral interpretation made easy [videorecording]

Bunraku [videorecording]: masters of Japanese puppet theater

Kabuki techniques [videorecording]

Purple Butterfly [videorecording]

Journey to the Western Xia Empire [videorecording]

Best Careers 2008

For those of you with undeclared majors, maybe this might help you decide:

US News & World Report has come out with a list of the Best Careers 2008. Some of the professions on the list include dentist, firefighter, optometrist, pharmacist and librarian (yes, librarian!) For a complete list click here.

Oh, and be sure to check out Most Overrated Careers. Among those are attorney, teacher and advertising executive.

Source: Jackson Blog

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

First Day of Classes - January 9, 2007

Welcome back, Broncos!
We hope everyone had a happy and safe holiday break. Tomorrow is the first day of classes for the Spring 2008 semester. A couple of reminders:
The Library will return to regular hours starting January 9, 2008, first day of classes. If you're unsure what our regular hours are click here.
You will need a Bronco Card to access the computers on the first floor of the library and to check out any materials from Circulation. We no longer look you up by your Banner number. If you don't have your Bronco Card yet please visit the Bronco Card Office, Room 242 in the Rudolph Jones Student Center. Their hours are:
9:00am - 5:00pm, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
9:00am - 7:00pm, Wednesday
Thanks, and again, welcome back!

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

New Reference Books @ Chesnutt Library

The following titles are now available in the Reference Department located on the first floor.

Dictionary of Wars [REF D25 .A2 D53 2007]
from Books in Print:
Dictionary of Wars, Third Edition contains detailed summaries of all notable wars from throughout history, spanning more than 4,000 years. Completely updated and expanded, this volume is an authoritative source on the global conflicts, civil wars, mutinies, punitive expeditions, undeclared wars, rebellions, and revolutions that have occurred throughout the world. This edition contains new and updated entries, new illustrations, and new front and back matter. Facts are presented in a lively and engaging manner, and the scope of the book is truly impressive. Approximately 1,850 entries are extensively cross-referenced to help readers find the information they want. This book deals exclusively and concisely with military information, often specifying political, social, economic, and cultural influences on military operations.

Declarations of Independence: Encyclopedia of American Autonomous and Secessionist Movements [REF E183 .E79 2007]
from Books in Print:
From tax rebels to religious dissidents, it's amazing that the United States of America haven't fallen apart, though it's not been for lack of trying. While the Confederate States of America is the best-known secessionist movement in our history, the South is far from the only example of Americans' declaring independence from Washington DC and the federal government. From runaway slaves to religious visionaries, from Native Americans to tax-shelter seeking wealthy, the quest for political, religious, and economic independence has been a constant force in our country over the centuries. Eighty secessionist and autonomy movements and their stories are gathered in one spot for the first time ever.

The FDR Years [REF E747 .P43 2006]
from Books in Print:
The F.D.R. Years details the administration of Franklin D. Roosevelt as he valiantly led the nation through the height of the Great Depression and World War II. This comprehensive reference contains a section of more than 250 biographical entries covering all the key personalities connected to the administration; a chronology spanning the history of the administration; and a sizable appendix including important documents such as inaugural addresses, important presidential speeches, tables listing the members of the White House staff, cabinet members, members of Congress and the Senate, and more.

The Carter Years [REF E840.6 .K38 2006]
from Books in Print:
The Carter Years focuses on the administration of this president, including a section of more than 250 entries covering all the key personalities of the era. In addition, there is a chronology of contemporary events; a sizable appendix that includes important documents, such as inaugural addresses, important presidential speeches; tables listing the members of the White House staff, cabinet members, members of Congress and the Senate; and more.

The Law of Higher Education vols. 1 & 2 [REF KF4225 .K36 2006]
from Books in Print:
This fourth edition of the indispensable guide to the laws that bear on the conduct of higher education provides a revised and up-to-date reference, research source, and guide for administrators, attorneys, and researchers. The book is also widely used as a text for graduate courses on higher education law in programs preparing higher education administrators for leadership roles.

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year - we hope you had a wonderful holiday and are now ready to greet 2008 head on!

Chesnutt Library is now open following the holiday break. Our hours are 9:00am -6:00pm Monday through Friday (closed Saturday and Sunday) until the first day of classes. In addition, the library will be closed tomorrow, Janurary 3, 2008, for Fayetteville State University's mid-year conference.