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Open-Ended A Book Talk

Please join us for book presentation sponsored by

the Modern language Department and the Elihu Burritt Library

Open-Ended by Prof. A. Pablo Iannone, Department of Philosophy

Wednesday, October 26, 12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Elihu Burritt Library, Special Collections Room 2nd floor




Ebenezer Don Carlos Bassett

The Elihu Burritt Library is celebrating the Ebenezer D. Bassett Day with a display of archival materials and other publications related to Ebenezer D. Bassett, the first African American student who attended New Britain Normal School (presently CCSU) in 1852-1853.

The display is available for viewing on the 3rd floor during the library’s opening hours.

This year the Bassett Day celebration, organized by the Ebenezer D. Bassett Committee, will take place on Monday October 17, from 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. in Bellin Gallery, Student Center.

For more information please go to:





A Touch of Sinatra!

Please join us on Sunday, October 16 at 3 pm in Torp Theater

The Italian Resource Center and The Elihu Burritt Library


A Touch of Sinatra

A musical show about the life and music of Frank Sinatra

Performed by Donnie Fararro; Written and Narrated by Joe Gilligan

3:00 – 4:25 pm

 Intermission and Italian style refreshments

4:30 – 5:00 pm

Followed by a movie Stanno Tutti Bene (Everybody is Fine)

(In Italian with English subtitles)

5:00 – 7:00 pm

The event is free and open to the public!

For more information please contact Dr. Passaro at:


Welcome IDTRC to the Library!


The Instructional Design Technology Resource Center (IDTRC) located on the 3rd Floor of the Elihu Burritt Library.                                                         

Grand opening today (9/19) from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Office location: back left corner of the floor as you exit the elevator/main stairwell.

Hours: M – Th 8a.m. – 5p.m., F – 8a.m. – 4 p.m.



Photos from the “5 Minutes of My Favorite Book” reading!

The first annual “5 Minutes of my Favorite Book” reading was a success!

On behalf of the Elihu Burritt Library and the Friends of the Library  Board thank you to all who participated in this fun event!


Dr. Carl Antonucci, Library Director, reads Son of Italy by Pascal D’Angelo


Prof. Gilbert Gigliotti, Carmina I.v by Horace


President Jack Miller, The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown


Interim President Dr. Susan Pease,       

The Egyptian by Mika Waltari



Provost Carl Lovitt,  The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald


Prof. Evelyn Philips,  Pedagogy of Oppressed by Paulo Freire


Chief of Police Gregory B. Sneed, The Leadership Secrets of Colin Powell, by Oren Harari


Dean Ken Colwell,  Journey to Ixtlan by Carlos Castenada 


Kimberly Farrington, Librarian, Persuasion by Jane Austen



Prof. Mary Ann Mahony                                      Prof. Matthew Specter         Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney               The Magic Mountain by                                                                                                      Thomas Mann



Prof. Matthew Ciscel                            Prof. Nanjundiah Sadanand

Das Brot (The Bread) by Wolfgang  A Peoples History of the United            Borchert                                                         States  by Howard Zinn


Dr. Richard Bachoo, Moby Dick by Herman Melville


Richard C. Mullins, ITBD Director      Prof. Stephen Cohen

The Biggest Bear by Lynd Ward              Bleeding Edge by Thomas                                                                                                 Pynchon


Renata Vickrey, Archivist, with 5 min timers!


All books chosen for the reading are available in the Burritt Library.


Welcome to the Elihu Burritt Library!
Library staff are here to answer any questions you might have about research, interlibrary loan, reserves, classrooms, books, periodicals, archives, databases and other e-resources…
Just Ask Me!

Ask Me LibraryDr. Carl Antonucci, Library Director (1)

Dr. Carl Antonucci, Library Director

Michelle Patnode, Gretchen Gallagher, Kim Farrington

Michelle Patnode, student worker, Gretchen Gallagher, Library Technician, Kim Farrington, Head of Access Services.

Briana McGauckin

Briana McGauckin, Refrence Librarian

Renata Vickrey, University Archivist

Renata Vickrey, Archives and Special Collections

Sharon Clapp, Digital Librarian

Sharon Clapp, Digital Librarian

Kristina Edwards

Kristina Edwards, Acquisition Librarian

Welcome new and returning students, faculty and staff!

Changes, additions and relocation to the Burritt Library – See our updated Map for an illustration of the new layout:

1st floor – Access Services, Reserves, ILL and Starbucks.

2nd floor – Reference Department, Special Collections and Information Systems & Resources

3rd floor – Classrooms 300 01-300 06, Italian Resource Center and Curriculum Lab.

4th floor – Quiet study area, Administrative offices and The Confucius Institute

Stack 5 – Study rooms

All stacks are available for additional study space!

Starbucks at Burritt - from Student Center Starbucks - First Day - August 22 2016-1 Access Services Library information board IMG_0729Reference Department 2nd floor

Congratulations to winners of the 2016 Library Research Awards!

Senior Heather Amberleigh MacIntyre, wrote a paper titled: We All Need Somebody to Lean On: Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man as a Continuation of the Discussion Presented in Charles Chestnutt’s “The Wife of His Youth”

Heather emphasized her search within JStor, EBSCOHost and the MLA databases, she also said “… more I searched, the more I discovered, and the deeper I was able to develop my thesis…the ability to access information within CCSU is indispensable and extremely valuable to any research paper or analysis.”

Junior Rebecca R. Allinson wrote a paper, How Farmington, Connecticut Escaped the Servant Problem: Irish Domestic Service in a Small Town.

Rebecca emphasized the use of databases, especially Ancestry and Hartford Courant Historical, and the library catalog. Because of her topic and scarcity of materials available she relied on help of the Reference librarians and the Inter Library Loan.

Again heartfelt congratulations to both Heather and Rebecca!

Aimee Pozorski and Susan Slaga

Dr. Aimee Pozorski and Susan Slaga-Metivier, Head of Reference

Rebecca R. Allinson

Heather Amberleigh MacIntyre

Heather Amberliegh MacIntyre and Susan

Rebecca A. Allinson with Susan Slaga-Metivier

Gold Star Exhibit

The Gold Star exhibit feature men who died in Vietnam and the families they left behind, have traveled all over the state the last year, including stops at the Hartford State House, Terryville, Waterbury, and other towns.

The exhibit is on view in the Library, 1st floor,  during the month of April.