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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Application packets will be due on March 20, 2017.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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:
- 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!
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)
Enjoy reading about the upcoming changes to the integrated library system. The article is from The Recorder, published on December 7, 2016.
Please join us on Thursday, December 8 @ 2PM
Special Collections room on the 2nd floor of the Library
Birthday cake and punch will be served!
The Library will celebrate its Patron’s birthday with a reading of poetry about him and a presentation by first recipient of the Burritt Family Scholarship.
Elihu Burritt was born in New Britain on December 8, 1810. He was a citizen of the world, linguist, abolitionist, reformer, peace activist and penny postage advocate. President Abraham Lincoln appointed him as Consular Agent to Birmingham, England.
The Elihu Burritt Library is committed to support the educational needs of students. By purchasing additional copies of required textbooks, the library hopes to relieve some of the financial burden of students. CCSU students frequently skip or defer a class because of course material costs and many go without required textbooks. Students are also faced with the decision between purchasing a text book, paying rent, or buying groceries. A textbook for a single course might cost up to $500!
This fund aims to alleviate some of that burden for the most financially needy students by supporting their academic endeavors. These textbooks will be available on reserve to all students during library opening hours.
Your gift to the Burritt Library Text Book Fund can help not just one student but the entire class!
For more information and to make a donation go to: www.ccsu.edu/textbookfund
Or contact Renata Vickrey directly at email@example.com
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