Enjoy reading about the upcoming changes to the integrated library system. The article is from The Recorder, published on December 7, 2016.
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)
The library has got you covered for the week before and of Final Exams! Here are our special library hours starting Sunday, December 4:
Sunday, Dec. 4: 3pm-10:45pm
Monday, Dec. 5 – Wednesday, Dec. 7: 8am-11:45pm
Sunday, Dec. 11: 3pm-10:45pm
Monday, Dec. 12 – Wednesday, May 14: 8am-11:45pm
We are open regular hours on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. We will also be closed Saturday, Dec. 17, and Sunday, Dec. 18.
For a complete list of hours, please go to library.ccsu.edu. Best of luck with Finals!
Paws for Relaxation is back at the Burritt Library. Our therapy dogs will be joining us beginning tomorrow Dec. 1st at 4:30 p.m.
See the full schedule below:
- Read about our successful “5 Minutes of My Favorite Book” event
- Get in on the Open Educational Resources (OER) movement, for the good of our students (and their wallets)
- Celebrate with us as we congratulate Undergraduate Research Award winners, and save the date for Elihu Burritt’s birthday party (yes, there will be cake)!
- Learn about the new look for CENTRALSearch as we look toward a new year
- Consider the importance of hearing different viewpoints as we reflect on Banned Books Week, and get to know library support staff member Kelly Moore
- As Library Director Carl Antonucci notes, the library is in the middle of a transformation; these are exciting times!
— On behalf of the editor, Briana McGuckin, Reference & Instructional Librarian
Please join us on Thursday, December 8 @ 2PM
Special Collections room on the 2nd floor of the Library
Birthday cake and punch will be served!
The Library will celebrate its Patron’s birthday with a reading of poetry about him and a presentation by first recipient of the Burritt Family Scholarship.
Elihu Burritt was born in New Britain on December 8, 1810. He was a citizen of the world, linguist, abolitionist, reformer, peace activist and penny postage advocate. President Abraham Lincoln appointed him as Consular Agent to Birmingham, England.
The Elihu Burritt Library is committed to support the educational needs of students. By purchasing additional copies of required textbooks, the library hopes to relieve some of the financial burden of students. CCSU students frequently skip or defer a class because of course material costs and many go without required textbooks. Students are also faced with the decision between purchasing a text book, paying rent, or buying groceries. A textbook for a single course might cost up to $500!
This fund aims to alleviate some of that burden for the most financially needy students by supporting their academic endeavors. These textbooks will be available on reserve to all students during library opening hours.
Your gift to the Burritt Library Text Book Fund can help not just one student but the entire class!
For more information and to make a donation go to: www.ccsu.edu/textbookfund
Or contact Renata Vickrey directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
Hashtag #textbook fund #BurrittLibrary #GivingTuesday
The library will be open on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 8am-4:45pm. However, in case of early dismissal, please call the Circulation Desk at 860-832-3410 to confirm closing time.
The library will be closed Thursday, Nov. 24 – Sunday, Nov. 27.
You can view all our hours online at library.ccsu.edu.
Have a happy and relaxing Thanksgiving!
Some exciting changes are coming to CENTRALSearch in January 2017. The Library’s main discovery portal will be getting a new look, some added functionality, and access to even more great physical resources.
Over the past year, librarians and staff throughout the CSCU system and the Connecticut State Library have been working to join forces and data in order to migrate together to a new shared library management system. Many cross-institutional teams were formed and are currently hard at work to ensure that the new system will deliver the best user experience possible to our patrons. The consolidated database will provide increased access to and delivery of physical resources at all the state universities, community colleges, and the Connecticut State Library.
More information about this endeavor will be forthcoming. Please watch the library’s website (http://library.ccsu.edu/) for more details!