Sign up to be among the participants who earn a $10 Blue Chip gift card by helping the Elihu Burritt Library test its online resources for “user-friendliness”. The first 10 participants who complete a test of our search engine will receive $10 BlueChip gift cards. Testing will take place at the Elihu Burritt Library the week of December 9th through 13th. The online signup form allows you to choose the most convenient time for you to spend the 15-20 minutes that this test will take. Slots occur every hour on the half hour, starting at 9:30 AM & ending at 3:30 pm, each day.
During the “test”, you’ll be asked to do some basic searching & to provide feedback on the process as you go. We’ll take notes on what you’ve said and use them to try and make our online services better for students.
We’re using EventBrite’s “ticket” option to reserve your preferred time for usability testing (& to ensure that we’ve got the correct demographic information about you beforehand, which will reduce the amount of time it takes to go through the test).
Thank you for your help!
Based on popular demand, the library will be open an extra hour on certain days prior to and during final exams. From Monday, Dec. 2, to Wednesday, Dec. 4, the library will be open 8am-11:45pm. From Monday, Dec. 9, to Wednesday, Dec. 11, the library will also be open 8am-11:45pm. On Sunday, Dec. 8, the library will be open 3pm-10:45pm.
Otherwise, the library will be open regular hours until Tuesday, Dec. 17. These hours are Monday through Thursday, 8am-10:45pm; Friday, 8am-4:45pm; Saturday, 9am-3:45pm; and Sunday, 2pm-9:45pm.
For a complete list of hours for December, go to http://library.ccsu.edu/calendar/month.php. Best of luck on Finals!
Do you have a pile of overdue books just waiting to be returned? Are you frightened of the late fees you might have racked up? Well no worries, Library Amnesty Day is back for the Fall semester. We will be accepting your late returns all day on Monday, December 9th.
If you have any questions, leave them in comments or contact the Circulation Desk at 860-832-3410.
****Please note, Angus will not be with us tonight 12/9. Sorry for the inconvenience! We hope finals are going well!****
Do the last few weeks of classes stress you out? Papers, exams, grades… Do you miss your dog at home? Well come to the library and and hang out with Therapy Dogs. We will be visited by Gracie, Jesse, and Angus next week and they would love to help you take a break from all of the work.
The dogs will be visiting the 2nd floor of the library as follows:
Tuesday, December 3rd: Meet Gracie from 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, December 4th: Meet Jessie from 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Monday, December 9th: Meet Angus from 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Therapy dogs have been shown to increase serotonin levels and help reduce stress in college students! See this article from the Journal of American College Health for more info.
During the week of Thanksgiving, we are OPEN Monday, Nov. 25, and Tuesday, Nov. 26, 8am-10:45pm. On Wednesday, Nov. 27, we are open until 4:45pm. We are CLOSED Thursday, Nov. 28 (Thanksgiving)-Sunday, Dec. 1. We re-open, Monday, Dec. 2, 8am-11:45pm.
For Final Exam Hours, please go to http://library.ccsu.edu/calendar/month.php?year=2013&month=12. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday!
Books containing Yeo-Baek, a display of artist’s books will be on display on the fourth floor of the library until November 25th. Yeo-Baek is the empty space left behind, and according to the artist is “the central aesthetic of Korean painting”.
The artist, Sun Young Kang, has presented her work internationally and nationally. Working out of Philadelphia, she has created small pieces as well as room sized installations.
Burritt Library Undergraduate Research Awards
This award will recognize excellence in undergraduate research papers/projects as well as skill and creativity in the application of library services, resources and collections. Two prizes of $350 will be awarded during the spring 2014 semester at the Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement Day (URCAD). One prize will be award to a senior thesis and the other will be awarded to a paper/project from any class/year (if applicable).
To access the application please go to:
Student applications and materials and faculty nominations are due on March 3, 2014. If you have any questions, please contact Susan Slaga-Metivier, Reference Librarian, at email@example.com or 860-832-2095.
**PLEASE NOTE THAT THE LIBRARY RESEARCH AWARD IS A SEPARATE PRIZE FROM THE OTHERS PRESENTED AT URCAD**.
To be eligible, applicants must:
- Be enrolled during the spring 2014 semester as a Central Connecticut State University undergraduate 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 2013.
- 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.
O C T O B E R 2 7 – N O V E M B E R 3 0 , 2 0 1 3
PLEASE VISIT THE LIBRARY FOR EXHIBIT OF POLISH POSTER HOLDINGS FROM THE ELIHU BURRITT LIBRARY CONNECTICUT POLISH AMERICAN ARCHIVES AT CCSU
This exhibition displays over three hundred Polish posters covering the subjects of film, theater, circus, art, music, social, political and other cultural events.
ALL POSTERS FROM OUR COLLECTION ARE DIGITIZED AND CAN BE ACCESSED AT THE LIBRARY WEBSITE http://content.library.ccsu.edu/
CURATORS: Kinga Wlodarska, Assistant Professor Graphic/Information Design, CCSU • Ewa Wolynska, Special Collections Librarian, CCSU
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT SPECIAL COLLECTIONS DEPARTMENT AT: 860 832-2085 and 860 832-2086 OR EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org
Today is the second day of the symposium with presentations, lectures, poetry reading and Italian arias!
Please join us for some or all events!
Events are held in the Burritt Library, 2nd floor starting at 1:00 p.m. Evening lecture in Torp Theatre at 7:30 p.m.
1:00 – 1:30 p.m. Welcoming remarks by Dr. Carl Antonucci and Dr. Carl Lovitt
1:30 – 2:30 p.m. “My Leopardi” Presentation by Prof. David Cappella (CCSU, English)
2:30 – 3:30 p.m. “Boccaccio’s Decameron: Reflections on the First Three Novellas” Presentation by Prof. Maria E. Frank (UofH)
3:30 – 3:45 p.m. Coffee break
3:45 – 4:30 p.m. “Giuseppe Bonaviri – Tailor of the Word” by Stephen Campiglio (MCC)
4:30 – 5:30 p.m. “Carnevali, Barone, and Quatrocelli: One-Hundred Years of Italian-American Poetry” Presenters: Prof. Dennis Barone
(USJ) and Stephanie Quatrocelli (Senior English major at USJ)
5:30 – 6:15 p.m. “When Russo Street was Mussolini Street: Re-Visiting an Apocryphal Chapter in the Italian American Cultural
Narrative” Presentation by Dr. Carl Antonucci (CCSU) and Prof. Ken DiMaggio (CCC)
6:15 – 7:30 p.m. “Favorite Italian arias and songs”
Reception – Italian Table
Davidson Hall Torp Theatre
7:30 – 9:00 p.m. ‘Italy’s Troubled Unity – the Risorgimento 150 Years On’Lecture by Prof. John Davis (UCONN)
Please join us for the following events:
Davidson Hall Room # 207 3:00 – 3:45 p.m. “Why Study Italian Today” by Dr. Carlo Davoli, Director Education Office, Consulate General of Italy in NY
Torp Theatre 4:00 – 6:30 p.m. “A Woman Like That. An Afternoon with Artemisia Gentileschi”
Documentary screening and discussion with filmmakers Ellen Weissbrod and Melissa Powell.
Introduced and chaired by Prof. Carmela Pesca (CCSU Modern Languages)
Torp Theatre 7:00 p.m. The Big Night The 1996 classic by Campbell Scott and Stanley Tucci.
A failing Italian restaurant run by two brothers gambles on one special night to try to save the business.
Introduction to the movie by Shane Engstrom, Co-Director of Out Film CT.
All events are free and open to the public.