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Monday, June 28, 2010

What They're Reading on College Campuses

What They're Reading on College Campuses


The Girl Who Played With Fire
by Stieg Larsson



The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
by Stieg Larsson



Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea
by Chelsea Handler



Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang
by Chelsea Handler



Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything
by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner



The Help
by Kathryn Stockett



The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine
by Michael Lewis


Last Song
by Nicholas Sparks



The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
by Stieg Larsson


Oh, the Places You'll Go!
by Dr. Seuss

The Chronicle's list of best-selling books was compiled from information supplied by stores serving the following campuses: American U., Beloit College, Case Western Reserve U., College of William & Mary, Drew U., Florida State U., George Washington U., Georgetown U., Georgia State U., Harvard U., James Madison U., Johns Hopkins U., Kent State U., Pennsylvania State U. at University Park, San Francisco State U., Stanford U., Tulane U., U. at Buffalo, U. of California at Berkeley, U. of Chicago, U. of Florida, U. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, U. of Miami, U. of Nebraska at Lincoln, U. of New Hampshire, U. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, U. of North Dakota, U. of North Texas, U. of Northern Colorado, U. of Oklahoma at Norman, Vanderbilt U., Washington State U., Washington U. in St. Louis, Wayne State U., Williams College, Winthrop College, and Xavier U. (Ohio).

Reports, which include data provided by Barnes & Noble and the Follett Higher Education Group, are for sales of hardcover and paperback trade books in May.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Meet Tiffany Chacon!

Tiffany M. Chacon is our newest staff member at Chesnutt Library. Tiffany is a graduate of Mary Baldwin College in Staunton, Va with a BA in Political Science/International Relations. She has been employed in library systems for most of her career, with the most recent being Cumberland County Public Library, Spring Lake Branch in Circulation. Tiffany is married to George Chacon and the proud fur parent of two adorable Shih Tzu puppies (Teddy and Bella). Enjoys reading, foreign films and creative writing.


Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Welcome Takiyah Jemison!

Takiyah Jemison is the new Cataloging Librarian at Chesnutt Library.
Takiyah Jemsion received her B.A. in History from Fayetteville State University in 2006. She received her Masters in Library Science From North Central University in 2009.Takiyah began her position as Cataloging Librarian on January 18, 2010.


Monday, June 14, 2010

June is Black Music Month

In honor of Black Music Month, Chesnutt Library would like to highlight the following database: African American Music Reference Database

The African American Music Reference Database brings together 50,000 pages of text reference, biographies, chronologies, sheet music, images, lyrics, liner notes, and discographies which chronicle the diverse history and culture of the African American experience through music. The database is constantly expanding to include comprehensive coverage of blues, jazz, spirituals, civil rights songs, slave songs, minstrelsy, rhythm and blues, gospel, and other forms of black American musical expression. The first release includes over 3,900 pages of reference, including a comprehensive set of biographies on the top 185 African American composers, edited by Samuel Floyd, Jr., as well as 5,000 pages of liner notes from Document Records. Other materials in this release include African American iconography, collections of spirituals and slave lyrics, and reference on important ensembles and musicians such as the Fisk Jubilee Singers, Jelly Roll Morton, Wynton Marsalis, Stevie Wonder, and more.