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#RESIST

#RESIST ACROSTICS AGAINST HATE & FEAR – new exhibit

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.”

 

THE WARS OF THE ROOSEVELTS – A BOOK TALK

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

CentralSearch

 

A century ago American women marched and organized, too…

The Suffragist,  a journal conceived by Alice Paul (1885-1977), an American suffragist, feminist, and women’s rights activist is on display in the Library, 2nd floor, until January 26.

Alice Paul was the main leader and strategist of the 1910s campaign for the Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution which prohibits sex discrimination in the right to vote.

It was launched on November 15, 1913 as the official organ for her Congressional Union for Woman Suffrage.

Rheta Childe Dorr (1866-1948) was listed as its first editor, and its focus was to lead the charge for a Federal Amendment, subordinating all other issues to this goal.

The Suffragist often used a front-page cartoon, drawn by Nina Allender (1873-1957), whose drawings were to have considerable impact.

When the Congressional Union evolved into the National Woman’s Party in 1916, The Suffragist came along, and continued to be a powerful voice for suffrage throughout the war.

It ceased publication after the passage of the Federal Amendment in 1920.

The journal is available in Special Collections, 2nd floor of the Library.

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Welcome to the New CentralSearch!

As many have noticed, we now have new CentralSearch that will be taking the place of our old CentralSearch and CONSULS.  Library staff are working hard to get the new system to provide the same services that CONSULS has provided faculty, staff, and students for many years.  We had hoped to be able to provide faculty and staff more time to make the necessary adjustments to your courses but unfortunately the timeline for the implementation was such that we were unable to do it before the semester begins.

Please be on the look out for more information about CentralSearch and the new systems development as we are making plans to conduct user focus groups and finding other ways to reach out to faculty, staff, and students for feedback and suggestions to improve the user experience.  We will also be making plans to provide training sessions to help everyone through the transition to the new system.

  • Please submit your materials for Course Reserves as soon as possible so that we can make every effort to make them available before the start of classes.
  • As you are making plans for library instruction, please make sure to mention to library staff any concerns or questions you have about CentralSearch so that they can be addressed before the instruction session.
  • Continue to use Interlibrary Loan (ILLiad) to request any materials that are not available here at CCSU, a formal announcement will be made when the Request functionality in CentralSearch has been fully implemented. Materials will continue to be sent from the other campuses with the same turnaround time of approximately three days.
  • If you are having an issue and would like to report a technical issue with CentralSearch or any of our eResources, please submit it through this link: http://ccsu.libanalytics.com/tw.php?i=721&d=478&w=347
  • You can find the link to enter a technical support ticket can be found at the bottom of the library website.
  • **ALSO OF NOTE, there is a new sign in to authenticate users:

    CCSU users will be prompted to authenticate (access resources from off-campus, view library account, etc.) with the following screen:

     

    CentralSearchsignin

  • To sign in, use your BlueNet username and append @ccsu.edu to it.  Your password will be your current BlueNet password.

    Please let us know what we can do to help you!

    Contacts:

    eResources: Kristin D’Amato (x22074) or Sarah Lawson (x22076)

    CentralSearch: Sharon Clapp (x22059)

    Course Reserves: Jamie Ortiz (x23406) or Kim Farrington (x23403)

    “My Library Account”: Kim Farrington (x23403)

    Any other questions: Dana Hanford (x22058)