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
#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.”
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 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.
Thank you to everyone who participated in yesterday’s Library Snapshot Day! It was a fun & fitting way to celebrate National Library Week for 2016. Check out these great photos (now on our Flickr stream) from the 65 visitors who joined us yesterday.
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:
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!!!
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.
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