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Thank you to the Friends of the Burritt Library!

On Friday, April 28th many of us gathered at the Elihu Burritt Library to say thank you to our wonderful library donors and supporters. Faculty, staff, students and members of the community were in attendance. It was an evening of conversation about the importance of accessing library materials and textbook affordability, sharing stories and laughter over food and drink, and a toast to the success of the library by President Dr. Zulma Toro. This was followed by an fascinating presentation by Anthony Amore, a bestselling author and engaging speaker on the subject of art theft and forgery.  Enjoy the photos.
Thank you to all who supported the Library during the Devil Double Dare campaign!

2017 Elihu Burritt Library Research Award winners!

Congratulations to the winners of the Elihu Burritt Library Research Awards.

Awards were presented by Susan Slaga-Metivier , Head of the Reference Department to:

Amanda Mendoza, winner of the Undergraduate Award wrote a research paper “Preventing Sexual Assault Victimization on College Campuses”

Amanda said, “I am so grateful for all library resources where I found material for a thorough research”.

And to:

Kaitlyn Frakl, winner of the Graduate Award for a research paper: “Effects of the Self-Regulated Strategy Development Model on the Argumentative Writing of Diverse High School Students”.

Kaitlyn said, “I want to thank the Elihu Burritt Library for selecting my paper.  Access to library’s databases and especially to EBSCOHOST, was instrumental in my research.  It allowed me to research breath of resources and narrow my research from general one to focused one.”

Support the Library during DDD campaign 2017!

The Devil Double Dare Challenge 2017!

If you consider additional gift to the Friends of the Library now is the time to do it.

This week, from May 1 – 5, the CCSU Alumni Association will match gifts made to the Library dollar for dollar, from $25–$1000.

That means you can double the impact of your gift!

Gifts can be made online at https://ccsu.networkforgood.com/causes/4010-elihu-burritt-library

or by mail to the CCSU Foundation, Inc., PO Box 612, New Britain, CT 06050

 

John Atashian “Live” Concert Photo Display

Southington based photographer John Atashian will display a selection of his “live” concert photographs of the worlds most famous entertainers at the CCSU Burritt Library during the month of May 2017, 2nd floor.
The photo display includes photographic canvas wrap enlargements of Paul McCartney, Taylor Swift, Luciano Pavarotti, Frank Sinatra, Michael Jackson, BB King and many others from his 37 year career of photographing “live” entertainment. The photo display is in celebration of John’s new book “The Ultimate Photo Book of the World’s Greatest Guitarists”. John is a commercial photographer in his 25th year of business and regularly records photos for Central Connecticut State University. You can view samples of John’s professional photography work online at www.johnatashian.com

Elihu Burritt Library’s Spring 2017 newsletter!

Elihu Burritt Library’s Spring 2017 newsletter is now available to read online! There’s plenty in here for faculty who want to collaborate with the library to better serve their students, and for students who need guidance on library use. In this issue, we cover:

  • using the new CentralSearch, and where to find tutorials/instructional materials
  • the open educational resource movement at CCSU and what it means for saving students money on textbooks
  • William J Mann’s talk on his book, War of the Roosevelts
  • LSC-150’s title change, and why students might want to take this timely course on finding, evaluating, and using information
  • Single-session library instruction: what it is, what it could be, and how to get the most out of it
  • Making Elihu Burritt Library’s government documents electronically available
  • Support for the library on Library Snapshot Day
  • Spotlights on our newest Reference team member, Nicole Rioux, and our excellent student worker, Cecilia Gutiérrez
  • The Devil Double Dare Challenge

The newsletter can be accessed here:   http://library.ccsu.edu/newsletter/

Any questions or comments can be sent to the editor,                     Briana McGuckin: bmcguckin@ccsu.edu

Congratulations to winners of the 2017 Burritt Library Research Award!

The Elihu Burritt Library would like to congratulate the 2017 winners of the Burritt Library Research Awards:

Amanda Mendoza, senior and Psychological Science major for her thesis, Preventing Sexual Assault Victimization on College Campuses and Kaitlyn Frakl, a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) graduate student with a specialization in English, for her paper, Effects of the Self-Regulated Strategy Development Model of the Argumentative Writing of Diverse High School Students

Both students did a tremendous amount of work and research. They will be presented with their awards at URCAD on May 5th, 2017.

 

LSC 150 – Library Research in the Digital Age

The one credit information literacy/library research class has a new name and updated description. (Yet it is the same great class!)

LSC 150 – Library Research in the Digital Age

This course is offered in Fall and Spring Skill Area IV

Introduction to the process of finding, evaluating and using information resources available across all formats (e.g., digital, print, video) that facilitate undergraduate research. Emphasis is placed on concepts and techniques required to determine information need, develop search strategies, access and evaluate information resources, interpret citations, and understand issues of copyright. Additional topics may include research topic selection, digital literacy and using information ethically. Highly recommended for sophomores and juniors. This course is offered in an online, on-ground, and hybrid classroom environment.

 

Fake News Workshop

Fake News – Can you spot it?

Sign up for a hands-on workshop and learn how.

When: Thursday, April 6 OR Wednesday, April 12 (same workshop)

Time:     6:30 pm – sign in and light refreshments

7:00 pm – 8:00 pm, workshop

Where: CCSU Elihu Burritt Library, classroom  #205 (second floor)

*Space is limited to 21 participants, so preregistration is required by contacting Susan Slaga-Metivier at slagas@ccsu.edu or 860-832-2095

***Sponsored by the Elihu Burritt Library and the CCSU Journalism Department***

Workshop open to campus and outside community.

Free parking available on campus.