February 16 – March 16 2017, Elihu Buritt Library, 3rd fl. 


Display of students writing from Prof. Catherine D. Yates, English 260-2 class. 

Prof. Yates statement: “Artists, often down-played during prosperous times, become the voices of resistance when governments fail.  Student voices, our future, cannot go silent. In English 260-2, a required literature class, students wrote spontaneous acrostics during an in-class assignment to resist the climate of hate and fear generated by unconstitutional executive actions taken by the current administration. Whether one agrees with the policies or not, we will be divided by aggression and suspicion if we don’t pay attention.

 As students of poetry, we used the acrostic form to respond quickly, as Q-Tip did given a public moment, and to offer an intelligent response to a charged climate. One does not need to search far to know that hate and fear are not our strongest tools. A quiet poem, a well-timed chant, our road less travelled, could make all the difference.

 Whether they agreed with me or not, each student took on this task with grace and integrity.”



Meet William J. Mann the author of The Wars of the Roosevelts: The Ruthless Rise of America’s Greatest Political Family

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

Special Collections, Elihu Burritt Library, 2nd floor

William J. Mann, is ’84 CCSU alumnus and a historian of the American film industry and the American presidency. He’s written several biographies and narrative nonfiction, including Tinseltown: Murder, Morphine, and Madness at the Dawn of Hollywood, for which he received the 2015 Edgar Award for Best Fact Crime. In the 1990s he was editor of Metroline, Connecticut’s LGBT newsweekly, and is currently an adjunct Professor of History at CCSU.

The author will be signing copies of the book. Reception following.

The lecture is sponsored by the Friends of the Library and is free and open to the public.  Free parking on campus.

Heavy Metal Typography

New exhibit in the  Library, 3rd floor, until March 3rd, 2017!

The use of Blackletter and Art Nouveau typefaces, its evolution to contemporary lettering, and the symbolic imagery that accompanies it.  Logos, album covers, bibles, psalters, and other ephemera are on display.

The exhibit is curated by Art Dept. Professor Glenn LaVertu in collaboration with the Special Collections Dept.

Meet the curator on Wednesday, February 15 , 5-7 PM, 3rd fl of the Library.

2017 Elihu Burritt Library Research Awards

The Elihu Burritt Library Research Awards recognize excellence in undergraduate and graduate research papers/projects as well as skill and creativity in the application of library services, resources and collections. A prize of $350 will be awarded to an undergraduate and graduate student during the 2017 spring semester at the University Research and Creative Achievement  (URCAD).  *Please note that for graduate students, this applies to class assignments and not the final program thesis/project.

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Be enrolled during the spring 2017 semester as a Central Connecticut State University student at any class level or discipline/major.
  • Have completed their research paper or project for a credit course during the spring, summer, or fall semesters in 2016.
  • Agree that the paper or project and application materials will become property of Elihu Burritt Library and may be publicly displayed in the library and/or library website.

Link to application: http://library.ccsu.edu/services/award/application.php

For more information please, contact Susan Slaga-Metivier at slagas@ccsu.edu.

Application packets will be due on March 20, 2017.

Exhibit – International Holocaust Remembrance Day 2017

On January 27th, 1945 the infamous Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration and Death Camp was liberated.

On November 1st, 2005, United Nations Resolution 60/7 established January 27th as International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

It urges every member nation of the U.N. to honor the memory of Holocaust victims, and encourages the development of educational programs about Holocaust history to help prevent future acts of genocide.

It rejects any denial of the Holocaust as an event and condemns all manifestations of religious intolerance, incitement, harassment or violence against persons or communities based on ethnic origin or religious belief.

It also calls for actively preserving the Holocaust sites that served as Nazi death camps, concentration camps, forced labor camps and prisons, and for establishing a U.N. program of outreach and mobilization of society for Holocaust remembrance and education.

The exhibit is located on the 2nd floor of the Library and will be on view until February 10th during the library’s opening hours.IMG_1573IMG_1577IMG_1575


Central Search – tutorials!


To Help You Use the New CentralSearch, We Made 3 Short Video Tutorials!

The videos are available via our LibGuide at: http://libguides.ccsu.edu/centralsearch

Or directly on our Vimeo channel – https://vimeo.com/album/4377483

Overview of Library Website will teach you how to:

-understand the difference between search options in CentralSEARCH

-determine which search options to use based on your information need

-locate inter-library loan services, special collections, LibGuides, and citation resources on the website

-get help from a librarian

Finding Articles Using the New CentralSearch will teach you how to:

-log in to your library account

-search effectively for academic journal articles in CentralSearch

-determine whether to read an article

-retrieve articles in full-text or via interlibrary loan

Finding Books Using the New CentralSearch will teach you how to:

-log in to your library account

-search effectively for print books and media

-determine whether to retrieve an item for further study

-search for and request items from another library

Central Search training sessions

Training and information sessions on new CentralSearch library system!

Burritt Library 2nd floor classroom # 205

12:00 – 1:00 PM

Tuesday Jan.31st  and Wednesday, Feb.1st

Bring your lunch and learn more about:

  • Searching for materials
  • Submitting materials for Course Reserves
  • Making plans for library instruction
  • Request materials from other campuses
  • Bring any concerns and questions you might have regarding the new system

For additional information please email:  elihuburrittlibrary @ccsu.edu