The Elihu Burritt Library is pleased to announce their OERs LCG pilot mini grant. The deadline for the $300 mini grant applications to be submitted for an OER-related project to be undertaken by a member of CCSU’s faculty is June 11*, 2017.
[*extended from June 1]
Thanks to the Center for Teaching & Faculty Development for their underwriting of this grant program!
For more on OERs, see our research guide on open educational resources!
Join us next week, Monday – Wednesday, for free coffee and cookies, therapy dogs and Jazz Guitar Ensemble performance!
Elihu Burritt Library’s Spring 2017 newsletter is now available to read online! There’s plenty in here for faculty who want to collaborate with the library to better serve their students, and for students who need guidance on library use. In this issue, we cover:
- using the new CentralSearch, and where to find tutorials/instructional materials
- the open educational resource movement at CCSU and what it means for saving students money on textbooks
- William J Mann’s talk on his book, War of the Roosevelts
- LSC-150’s title change, and why students might want to take this timely course on finding, evaluating, and using information
- Single-session library instruction: what it is, what it could be, and how to get the most out of it
- Making Elihu Burritt Library’s government documents electronically available
- Support for the library on Library Snapshot Day
- Spotlights on our newest Reference team member, Nicole Rioux, and our excellent student worker, Cecilia Gutiérrez
- The Devil Double Dare Challenge
The newsletter can be accessed here: http://library.ccsu.edu/newsletter/
Any questions or comments can be sent to the editor, Briana McGuckin: firstname.lastname@example.org
Need some extra study time? You got it!
During the weeks of May 1 and May 8, the library will be open Monday through Wednesday, 8am-11:45pm. The library will also be open Sunday, May 7, 3pm-10:45pm.
For a complete list of library hours, please go to library.ccsu.edu.
Don’t stress! Best of luck!
The Elihu Burritt Library would like to congratulate the 2017 winners of the Burritt Library Research Awards:
Amanda Mendoza, senior and Psychological Science major for her thesis, Preventing Sexual Assault Victimization on College Campuses and Kaitlyn Frakl, a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) graduate student with a specialization in English, for her paper, Effects of the Self-Regulated Strategy Development Model of the Argumentative Writing of Diverse High School Students
Both students did a tremendous amount of work and research. They will be presented with their awards at URCAD on May 5th, 2017.
The one credit information literacy/library research class has a new name and updated description. (Yet it is the same great class!)
LSC 150 – Library Research in the Digital Age
This course is offered in Fall and Spring Skill Area IV
Introduction to the process of finding, evaluating and using information resources available across all formats (e.g., digital, print, video) that facilitate undergraduate research. Emphasis is placed on concepts and techniques required to determine information need, develop search strategies, access and evaluate information resources, interpret citations, and understand issues of copyright. Additional topics may include research topic selection, digital literacy and using information ethically. Highly recommended for sophomores and juniors. This course is offered in an online, on-ground, and hybrid classroom environment.
Open Education Week is a celebration of the global Open Education Movement, which seeks to open up students’ access to educational materials, reducing or eliminating the cost of textbooks and improving learning outcomes.
To celebrate and start this important discussion on Open Educational Resources at CCSU, the first of several Open Educational Resources Learning Community Group workshops will take place this Thursday afternoon in the CTFD classroom at the library.
The LCG includes a Blackboard shell and face-to-face meetings at the CTFD classroom on the library’s third floor on Thursdays from 3-3:45pm starting on March 30 through April 27th. Grants for conversion of courses to an OER basis will be available. To learn more, join us in the OER LCG.
Fake News – Can you spot it?
Sign up for a hands-on workshop and learn how.
When: Thursday, April 6 OR Wednesday, April 12 (same workshop)
Time: 6:30 pm – sign in and light refreshments
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm, workshop
Where: CCSU Elihu Burritt Library, classroom #205 (second floor)
*Space is limited to 21 participants, so preregistration is required by contacting Susan Slaga-Metivier at email@example.com or 860-832-2095
***Sponsored by the Elihu Burritt Library and the CCSU Journalism Department***
Workshop open to campus and outside community.
Free parking available on campus.
Please note** as of 3 p.m. we are having difficulty with off-campus access of our library electronic resources.
Please follow the instructions below to access library resources until access can be restored.
- Go to apps.ccsu.edu
- Log on to the citrix server with your bluenet credentials
- Choose the “IT” folder
- Choose the “desktop-lib” icon from the menu
This will allow you to use the library resources as if you are on-campus.
If you have any questions, please call 860-832-2060 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We thank you in advance for your patience.