Category Archives: News

Spotlight on Issues and Controversies

In this month’s spotlight on electronic resources we’re featuring Issues and Controversies!

We will be offering webinars and live demonstrations later in the month of March.  Information regarding the dates and times will be coming next week.****

****Update:  If you were unable to make any of our live demonstrations and are interested in learning about this resource, we now have online tutorials available!  Visit our Vimeo page to view!

If you’d like to request a special time for a demonstration for your class, please let us know in comments.

Iss&Cont spotlight

Archives of Human Sexuality & Identity–Trial Database

The Burritt Library is pleased to announce we have a trial to Artemis Gale’s Primary resource the Archives of Human Sexuality and Identity.  This will be available until March 25th.

With material drawn from hundreds of institutions and organizations, including both major international activist organizations and local, grassroots groups, the documents in the Archives of Human Sexuality and Identity: LGBTQ History and Culture since 1940 present important aspects of LGBTQ life in the second half of the twentieth century and beyond. The archive illuminates the experiences not just of the LGBTQ community as a whole, but of individuals of different races, ethnicities, ages, religions, political orientations, and geographical locations that constitute this community. Historical records of political and social organizations founded by LGBTQ individuals are featured, as well as publications by and for lesbians and gays, and extensive coverage of governmental responses to the AIDS crisis. The archive also contains personal correspondence and interviews with numerous LGBTQ individuals, among others. The archive includes gay and lesbian newspapers from more than 35 countries, reports, policy statements, and other documents related to gay rights and health, including the worldwide impact of AIDS, materials tracing LGBTQ activism in Britain from 1950 through 1980, and more.

Visit the Archives of Human Sexuality and Identity

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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


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 or by calling 860 832-2085

Ann Uccello

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Paul Pirrotta

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Carlo, Robert Anthony Riccio copy

Anthony V. Riccio

Italian American event


Returns to the Library!

Need to return something to the library?  You can return them to our satellite location in the Student Center Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm.  Coming to campus after the desk is closed?  You can return them in the book drop on the north side of the library, to the right of the staff entrance.  It is open, as always 24 hours/7 days a week. 

Library’s satellite office is operating from 9 – 5 p.m. in the Student Center. Library is closed to patrons approx. until March 1st!

Students and library patrons we will make everything possible to deliver materials and allow access to library holdings during renovations!

You can contact us by chat, email, phone (860-832-3404) or stop by our satellite desk at the Student Center.  We will deliver books and other materials to the satellite desk as soon as possible.  The desk is open from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday.

Because of significant weather-related damages, Burritt Library is open only for Library personnel until approximately March 1. It will be closed to the public and to students and faculty until repair work has been completed.  You can still contact individual staff member by email or phone.

The library and satellite office will be closed on weekends.