About

WELCOME to the Charles W. Chesnutt Library.  We welcome you to Fayetteville State University. As a central part of the  university, our agenda is to support diverse learning environments, library collections and a variety of services that enables the university community to meet the strategic goals and needs set forth by Fayetteville State university. The library is also committed to promoting the use of information resources by collaborating with faculty in developing information literate students who become life-long learners. In addition, the Chesnutt Library assumes its special role as a major cultural resource for the Fayetteville State University and the Southeastern region of North Carolina. Again, welcome!

     

Mission/Policies

The mission of the Charles Waddell Chesnutt Library is to support the University in its educational, research and cultural endeavors through careful selection, acquisition, organization, and interpretation of information resources. In addition, the Chesnutt Library assumes its special role as a major cultural resource for the community and the region at large. 

Fast Facts About Chesnutt Library

Spaces and Places

•      Chesnutt Library is Open an average of 97 Hours per Week

•      Has 80,000 square feet of space

•      Seating is possible for 800 persons (group and individual)

•      Seven Medium and Large Group Study Rooms on the 2nd and 3rd Floors with TVs, Blackboards, Moveable White Boards, Presentation Podiums

•      Graduate Study Carrels and Three Individual Study Carrells

•      Faculty Carrells Available on the 2nd and 3rd Floors

•      Has 2 Computer Labs with over 70 computers (Dell, Hewlett Packard and Mac Pros)

•      Is a Partial Federal Depository Library and a Depository for N.C. State Government Documents (1,407 linear feet, over 269,000 microfiche)

•      Archives and Special Collections (Charles W. Chesnutt Family (Sarah and Anne); Rudolph Jones and J. w. Seabrook, By and About African Americans)

Print and Electronic Resources

•      Provides 24 X 7 Electronic Access to Library Resources

•      Has Over 340 Current Periodical Subscriptions

•      Provides Access to 46,732 Full Text Journal Titles via NC LIVE and Other Databases (EBSCO, ProQuest, Gale, Alexander Street, etc.)

•      Has Over 400 Databases Covering Many Disciplines, Formats and Types of Information (eBooks, Online Journal, Magazine and Newspaper Articles, Streaming Videos and Audio, Maps, Statistics, Biographies, Case Studies, etc.)

•      Has 448,268 print volumes and a capacity for 500,000 volumes

•      Access to 224,581 eBooks via database collections and individual title purchases (ProQuest eBook Central, EBSCOHost, Alexander Street)

•      Provides Access to  Streaming Videos and Audio

•      Access to 6,449 Media Items (DVDs, CDs, Cassettes, Records and VHS video recordings)

•      Provides Access to Library Resources Through Worldshare Management Systems (WMS) Integrated Library System with Remote User Access

Friends of Chesnutt Library

The purpose of this organization is to assist Chesnutt Library in its continuous efforts to enhance its resources and services, and to unite the surrounding community for the promotion of cultural activities. 

Welcome to the Friends of Charles W. Chesnutt Library (FOL) page. If you would like to become a member of the FOL please contact: Mrs. Jan Whitfield, Associate Director for Collection Development at 910-672-1520.

Mission 
The purpose of this organization is to financially support and assist Chesnutt Library in its continuous monetary efforts to enhance its resources and services, and to unite the surrounding community for the promotion of cultural activities.

ConstitutionArticle I:
The name of the organization shall be: Friends of Charles W. Chesnutt Library of Fayetteville State University.

Article II:
The purpose of this organization is to financially support and assist Chesnutt Library in its continuous monetary efforts to enhance its resources and services, and to unite the surrounding community for the promotion of cultural activities.

Article III:
Membership shall be open to any individual, business firm, or group interested in the activities of the Friends organization. Active members will pay an annual fee as listed below: 

FSU Student $       5.00
Regular Membership $     15.00
Family Membership $     25.00
Patron Membership $     50.00
Non-Profit Organization $   250.00
Corporate Membership $1,500.00
Life Membership. May pay $200.00 per year for five years $1,000.00

 Renewal date for annual dues will be one year from the date the Member joined. Donations accepted. Members will be issued a library card and will have circulation privileges offered by Chesnutt Library.

Article IV:
The officers of the organization shall be a President, Vice-President, Recording Secretary,Corresponding Secretary, Treasurer, and six members at large. These officers shall constitute the Board of Directors. The Library Director shall be an ex-officio voting member of the Board of Directors.Nominations of officers shall be made by a committee appointed by the President, with Board of Directors approval. Nominations may also be made by members from the floor. Officers shall be elected to serve for one year or until their successors are elected, and their term of office shall begin at the close of the annual meeting at which they are elected.

Article V:
The Board will meet quarterly. Meetings of the Board of Directors will be called asneeded by the President and shall be called upon the written request of three members of the Board.Special meetings of the organization may be called by the President, and shall be called upon the written request of ten members of the organization. The purpose of the meeting will be stated when the meeting is called, and a minimum of three days notice shall be given.The Board of Directors shall have general supervision of the affairs of the organization between its business meetings, fix the hour and place of meetings, make recommendations to the organization, and shall perform other duties as specified in the constitution.

Article VI:
The President shall appoint members to serve on the Recruitment, Publicity and Programs Committees. Such other committees, standing or special, shall be appointed by the President as the organization or Board of Directors shall from time to time deem necessary. The Vice-President shall be ex officio a member of all committees except the Nominating Committee.

Article VII:
The rules contained in the current edition of Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised shall govern the organization.Article VIII:
The Constitution may be amended at the annual meeting by a two-thirds vote of members present, provided that members are notified of the proposed amendment prior to the annual meeting.

Current Board Members, 2016-
Mr. Julian Stackhaus, President

Mr. Al Kerr, Vice President

Dr. Sidney Brooks, Treasurer

Dr. Sandra Carr

Ms. Gloria Garner

Mr. Earl JonesMs.

Suzetta Perkins

Dr. Gregory Rich

Ms. Eloise Vowotor

Ms. Carole Boston Weatherford

Ms. Linda Whitfield