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.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Holiday Closings

The library will be closed this Monday, September 1, 2008 for Labor Day. For those of you not going out of town this weekend, the library will be open Saturday, Aug 30 (8-9pm) & Sunday, Aug 31 (2-11pm). The library will resume regular hours on Tuesday, September 2, 2008. Have a safe holiday weekend!

Monday, August 11, 2008

HBCUs Are Experiencing Rising Enrollment

According to a new study by the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, HBCUs are growing in popularity:

"Although HBCUs only comprise 3 percent of American colleges and universities, they enroll nearly one in every four African-American college students. The annual report, “Thurgood Marshall College Fund Demographic Report,” is based on the 2005-06 academic year and reveals an enrollment growth trend at public HBCUs."

For more information click here.

via The Kept-Up Academic Librarian

ERIC Gets a Makeover

From ERIC news:

"ERIC announces the release of a new Web site structure and design at The new ERIC Web site features several enhancements that will make the experience of using the site easier and faster for individual researchers, along with improvements to aid librarians in supporting ERIC users. These enhancements include improved navigation, expanded help and training, an information area for librarians, and a lighter visual design."

For more information click here.

via Resourceshelf

Thursday, August 07, 2008

Goodbye & Good Luck Gloria!

Last week we sadly said goodbye to Gloria Garner, former Access Services Librarian. We showed our appreciation for her service to Chesnutt Library by sending her off in style with not one, but two, farewell parties:

Staff Lounge:

Mi Casitas Mexican Restaurant:

We will miss you!!!

Meet Chesnutt Library's New Archivist - Craig Tuttle

Craig Tuttle holds a B.A., M.A. in History, a degree in Archival Management from New York University, and a Masters in Library Science from Rutgers University. Since 1986, he has specialized on the preservation of papers, books, photographs, and audio/video recordings.

He served as Project Archivist for the Fiorello LaGuardia Mayoral Papers, Manuscripts Curator/Archivist at the University of South Florida, and Special Collections Librarian/Archivist for Florida Atlantic University. Worked as an archival consultant for the Thomas Edison National Historical Site in West Orange, New Jersey, Brevard County government, Florida, and the Block Drug Company, Jersey City, New Jersey, and as Archivist/Historian for the City of Tampa, Florida.

He can can be found on the library's fourth floor amid Fayetteville State's historical documents and artifacts. Or you can reach him at 672-1613 and

Monday, August 04, 2008

Directory of Open Access Journals

What is open access? According to the Library of Congress, open access refers to " a publication model where in neither readers nor a reader's institution are charged for access to articles or other resources. Users are free to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles." The Directory of Open Access Journals aims to cover all subjects and languages and currently contains 3,539 journals in its directory including 1,210 searchable at article level. You can browse by title or subject. Examples of journal titles:

Journal of Interactive Advertising
Game Studies
Nineteenth Century Art Worldwide
International Journal of Biomedical Studies
African Journal of Criminology and Justice Studies
Current Research in Social Psychology
Advancing Women in Leadership
Electronic Journal for the Integration of Technology in Education

via Resourceshelf