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, October 28, 2010

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Chesnutt Library staff members dressed in pink on October 27, 2010 in recognition of October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer, other than some types of skin cancer, that occurs in women. It is the leading cause of cancer deaths among Hispanic women and the second leading cause of cancer deaths among women who are white, black, Asian/Pacific Islander, and American Indian/Alaska Native. Several risk factors may affect the likelihood of developing breast cancer including age and individual or family history of breast cancer, among other factors. Screening methods for breast cancer include mammograms, clinical breast exams, and breast self-exams.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Book Signing “Secrets of the Negro Leagues” Friday, October 23, 2010 at 10:00 a.m.

Fayetteville State University Welcomes
Dennis L. Biddle "Bose Biddle and Carl Long
From the former Negro Baseball League

Carl Long
"Birmingham Black Barons"

Dennis L. Biddle "Bose Biddle
"Chicago American Giants"

Friday October 23, 2010
Book Signing "Secrets of the Negro Leagues"
10:00 am - 11:30 am

Monday, October 18, 2010

Chesnutt Library Fellows Information Literacy Program

Are you interested in including information literacy in your classes? Then you should become a Chesnutt Library Fellow! According to the Association of College & Research Libraries Information Literacy Standards & Guidelines:
“Developing lifelong learners is central to the mission of higher education institutions. By ensuring that individuals have the intellectual abilities of reasoning and critical thinking, and by helping them construct a framework for learning how to learn, colleges and universities provide the foundation for continued growth throughout their careers, as well as in their roles as informed citizens and members of communities. Information literacy is a key component of, and contributor to, lifelong learning.”

The Chesnutt Library Fellows Program consists of three faculty/librarian collaboration presentations/workshops scheduled for December 13th & 14th, 2010. The goal of these workshops is to integrate information literacy into the classroom. Through these workshops faculty and librarians can work together to create activities and exercises that will promote resource-based learning outside of the classroom, encourage use of library resources, and equip students with the skills they will need in higher education and beyond. These workshops will be facilitated by consultants and a $ 2,000 stipend will be provided to each participating faculty member. The first $ 1,000 will be provided at workshop conclusion and proof of attendance for both days. The second $ 1,000 will be presented after all required grant elements have been completed.

The three workshops will cover:
  • December 13th AM Session includes: Chesnutt Library Fellows Second Cohort Presentations
  • December 13th PM Session includes: ACRL Information Literacy Competency Standards in Higher Education; Learning Styles; and Identifying Student Information Literacy Skills
  • December 14th, AM Session includes: Teaching Research Skills Using Web 2.0 & Other Technologies; and Development & Design of Assessment Tools and Rubrics
  • December 14th, PM Session includes: Plagiarism & Academic Dishonesty; and Plotting Information Literacy Strategies for the Next Semester
Participants are expected to:
  • Attend all workshops and present findings
  • Attend four collaborative sessions with designated librarians
  • Modify a course to include information literacy objectives
  • Give a pre-assessment & a post-assessment
  • Include an assignment in their syllabus that requires students to find, evaluate, and effectively use information literacy
There will be opportunities to attend regional and national conferences dealing with Information Literacy.

To apply please fill out the information listed below and return it, along with your syllabus & statement of interest, to either Andrea Putnam, or Jan Whitfield The deadline for submissions is Thursday, October 28, 2010.
The Chesnutt Library Fellows initiative is supported with funds from Title III.

Contact Information

Campus Address

Home Address


Work Phone

E-Mail Address

Assigned Courses

Research Interests

Do you currently have a library assignment in your course syllabus?

In a 250 word statement, please explain why you believe information literacy should be incorporated into course syllabi.

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Friday, October 08, 2010

Global Market Information Database Training, October 12, 2010 at 3:00 p.m.

There will be training offered on Euromonitor’s Global Market Information Database - GMID on Tuesday, October 12, 2010 in Chesnutt Library, 3rd Floor Library Conference Room, Fayetteville State University. All faculty, students and staff are welcome to atend. Light refreshments will be served.

The Global Market Information Database (GMID) allows one to search countries for consumer and industry information. The following information is avaialable: Consumer Markets; Industrial Markets; Service Markets; Business Environment; Consumer Behavior; Consumer Expenditure and Prices; Economy and Finance; Energy and Environment; Foreign Trade; Government; Health; Households and Homes; Income; Industrial Output and Agriculture; IT and Communications; Labor and Education; Leisure and Lifestyles; Population; Savings; and Transport and Automotives. It contains:

· 8 million internationally comparable statistics
· 17,000 full market reports
· Comments on emerging industry, country and consumer trends
· Thousands of sources providing further research information
· Powerful data analysis functions allowing you to customize data for specific needs

GMID supports teaching and research across a range of disciplines:

· International business and marketing
· Economics
· Social sciences
· Humanities
· Geography
· Travel and tourism
· International hospitality management
· Food marketing
· International relations
· Environmental health

Please contact Jan Whitfield for further information at or 910-672-1750.

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

North Carolina Archives Week is October 4th – 10th 2010

This week was established to recognize the importance of archival and historical documentation in our society. During archives week institutions throughout the state conduct open houses, exhibit their holdings, conduct lectures and workshops, and hold other events to enhance public awareness and understanding of the role that this documentation plays in our lives.

The Archives and Special Collections Depatment, at Chesnutt Library, Fayetteville State University, invites everyone to visit the department to learn about our archival and historical holdings.

For further information regarding North Carolina Archives Week, please visit the following links: