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Invitation to Lunch with OERS – March 7th, noon

The Elihu Burritt Library
Invites CCSU Faculty & Students to “Lunch & Learn with OERs”
(Open Educational Resources)

Tuesday, March 7th, noon-2pm, Alumni Hall

  • Welcome remarks by Dr. Carl Antonucci, Library Director
  • Introductory remarks by Glynis Fitzgerald, Associate Vice President, Academic Affairs
  • Kevin Corcoran, Executive Director of the Connecticut Distance Learning Consortium (CTDLC) & Martha Bedard, Vice Provost for University Libraries, UCONN, discuss OERs and efforts in the state to increase OER usage
  • A panel of CCSU faculty & librarians on OERs & Textbook Affordability efforts with student feedback on the textbook affordability crisis
  • Introduction to the OERs Learning Community Group by Digital Resources Librarian Sharon Clapp and Information Literacy & Assessment Librarian Martha Kruy

 Light lunch & beverages will be served.
This event is organized by the Elihu Burritt Library
In collaboration with the Student Government Association and the Center for Teaching & Faculty Development

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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.”

 

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

 

Tension Prevention Week

Tension Prevention week is back.  Take a break from studying with these activities proven to relax and rejuvenate!

  • Monday, Dec. 5: 5pm-close Art Therapy (coloring books, puzzles); 6pm-coffee & cookies
  • Tuesday, Dec. 6: 2-3pm Coloring books with the CCSU Counseling Society; 3:30-4:30 Therapy Dogs
  • Wednesday, Dec. 7: 3-4pm Jazz Guitar Ensemble; 3-5:30pm Therapy dogs; 5pm-close Art Therapy; 6pm coffee & cookies
  • Thursday, Dec. 8: 2pm Elihu Burritt’s birthday party (with cake & a poetry reading – 2nd floor Special Collections)

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Lunch & Learn!Mergent Online demos this week!

The Burritt Library invites you to join us for lunch on us while you learn about one of our great electronic resources.

Learn the ins and outs of this resource with a certified trainer  & enjoy your lunch while you’re here.  Located on the 3rd floor in the classroom.

This month’s event will feature Mergent FirstResearch, a resource that is highly valued by financial industry professionals and students alike, and provides business and employment data, as well as state and international profiles.  For more information on how to use this database see our Spotlight post!

*Please note, if you are unable to make these times, office hours are also available on the 14th and 15th in the classroom on the 3rd floor as noted in the schedule below:

Thursday April 14th

Friday April 15th

11am—12pm
Office Hours and 1-on-1 demos
10am—11:45am
Office Hours and 1-on-1 demos
12pm—1 pm
Lunch & Learn
12pm—1 pm
Lunch &  Learn
2pm—5pm
Office Hours and 1-on-1 demos
1pm—2pm
Office Hours and 1-on-1 demos

Italian American Women of Connecticut – March 5 at 1PM

Please join us in the Burritt Library on Saturday, March 5th at 1 PM for engaging conversation with:

Paul Pirrotta, author of “Hartford Mayor Ann Uccello: A Connecticut Trailblazer

and

Anthony Riccio, author of “Farms, Factories, and Families: Italian American Women of Connecticut”

Elihu Burritt Library, 4th floor

The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Library and the Italian Resource Center and is free and open to the public.

Refreshments will be served.

For more information contact Renata Vickrey at vickreyr@ccsu.edu or by calling 860 832-2085

Ann Uccello

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Paul Pirrotta

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Anthony V. Riccio

Italian American event

 

Trick or Treat at the Library is Back!

The Trick or Treat E-Resources Fair is back at the Burritt Library this year and better than ever!

Visit us on Tuesday October 27th from 1-4  p.m. where you can get all of your Halloween candy and treats like cider and donuts, while you learn about the e-resources that the library has to offer.  In addition, you have a chance to win great prizes, with a grand prize of a brand new KINDLE  HD 8!!!

For full details on the event including a list of all the prizes, visit http://library.ccsu.edu/wp/trick-or-treat/.
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THE TENDER TRAP – movie with a talk and a reception sponsored by the Friends of the Library

You are invited!

The Friends of Burritt Library present

A CCSU SINATRA CENTENNIAL EVENT: THE TENDER TRAP

Thursday, 16 April 2015, 7:30 PM  Torp Theatre, Davidson Hall

With a pre-film talk in the theatre at 7:00 PM

by Dr. Gilbert L. Gigliotti: “1955: Frank Sinatra’s Annus Mirabilis

A reception precedes the talk at 6:30 PM in Davidson Hall 123

Free and open to the public

The Changing Face of America: Immigration Symposium

immigration symposium poster Large 11by17Please join us on Wednesday, March 11, 1 – 3 P.M.

Following by reception 3-4 P.M. in  Special Collections,  2nd floor

Exhibit: Italian Immigrants to Connecticut and New England 

The Elihu Burritt Library presents this symposium to popularize numerous resources, primary and secondary, on the topic of immigration, in electronic and print formats. The library houses four centers/resources: the Connecticut Polish American Archives; the Italian Resource Center; the Confucius Institute; the Latin American, Latino, and Caribbean Center; which provide information on additional sources and assistance for students.

The event is open to all.   

PROGRAM:

1-1:30 p.m.  Polish Immigration

  • Polish Immigrants in the US and Connecticut, presented by Prof. M. B. Biskupski
  • Polish Resources, Ewa Wolynska and Renata Vickrey

1:30 – 2:00 p.m. Italian Immigration

  • Voices of Italian Immigrants presented by Nicholas Allen, Denise Zarcone, Maria Manna, Floriana Manna, Zelvan Phillips and Frank Petraccone, students from Prof. Carmela Pesca and Prof. Maria Passaro classes
  • Pascal D’Angelo, Son of Italy, presentation by Dr. Carl Antonucci, and Prof. Kenneth DiMaggio

2-2:30 p.m.  Chinese Immigration

  • Chinese Immigration, presentation by Confucius Institute and students from Prof. Yanan Ju class

2:30 – 3:00 p.m. Hispanic and Latino Immigration

  • Voices of Latino Immigration, students Sarah Lindstrom and Kate Krotzer from Prof. Antonio Garcia-Lozada, Rosly Hernandez and Isaac Rodriguez from Prof. Katherine Sugg class and Mariano Cardoso from Prof. Luis Recoder-Nunez, will share their immigrant experience and research. 

3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Reception

  • Food sampling from each country/region

 5:00 p.m. “Globalization in Latin America”

A lecture by Dr. Eduardo Beccera, Professor of Latin American Studies at the  University Autonoma  of Madrid, Spain