Central Search & Database Login Improvement

A change taking place on Monday, August 20, will make it easier for many library users to log into CentralSearch and the library’s databases. CCSU users will use their CCSU email and password combination to access databases from off campus or log onto CentralSearch.

Because the library’s authentication system is switching to a CCSU-based setup, there will be an improvement in usability for many users. Specifically, this will help faculty and staff whose Bluenet account and email prefixes are not the same and for students (whose email addresses end in my.ccsu.edu).

In the past, these users had to remember to login using a combination of their Bluenet ids and an @ccsu.edu suffix. Now, all library users will simply be able to use their ccsu emails and passwords. These accounts are managed via the CCSU Accounts Management System, so passwords used to access the library’s CentralSearch and online resources can be reset through CCSU’s Accounts Management page.

Check out CentralSearch’s Help page to review the login process.

Sign In / My Account from CentralSearchSign In step 2 in CentralSearchA Login Dialog Box from the CCSU-based authentication to CentralSearch and databases

Summer hours update – August 3 to August 27

As of Friday, August 3rd, the library hours will be changed for the rest of the summer session (until August 27, 2018). The updated hours will be Monday-Friday, 8am to 4:45 pm, closed on Saturdays & Sundays.

We will return to normal Fall session hours as of Monday, August 27th (M-Th: 8am-10:45pm; F: 8am-4:45pm; Sat: 9am-3:45pm; Sun: 2-9:45pm). To review hours by day/month, visit our calendar at https://library.ccsu.edu/calendar/month.php 

Thank you and enjoy the rest of your summer!

Spring 2018 Library Newsletter

Enjoy the Burritt Library Spring 2018 newsletter!

There’s plenty in here to learn how library collaborates with campus community to better serve students, faculty and staff.

In this issue, we cover:

  • Update on the EXCITE transformation for Libraries
  • The first Human Library Event
  • Veterans History Project
  • Games available in the Library
  • William J. Mann donation of his papers to GLBTQ Archives
  • Spring lecture by Prof. Gaetano Cipolla sponsored by the Italian Resource Center and the Friends of the Library
  • Winners of the Burritt Library Research awards
  • The Devil Double Dare Challenge

Thank you to new co-editors Nicole Rioux and Mary Jo El-Hachem!

Link to the newsletter HERE

Please support the Burritt Library in Devil Double Dare Campaign 2018!

To Friends of the Elihu Burritt Library!

Next week,  April 30 – May 4, the CCSU Alumni Association will match dollar for dollar on all gifts from $25 – $500.

This is the time to make a gift and double the impact!

Gifts can be made online by clicking on the image or HERE

or by mail to the CCSU Foundation, Inc., PO Box 612, New Britain, CT 06050

On behalf of all our students, faculty and staff – thank you!

Positive Reactions: Chemistry’s Conversion to Open – Lunch-n-Learn Fri., 4/27/18

Open Educational Resources (OERs):
How Chemistry Converted to Open
& You Can Too!

Friday, April 27, noon
Elihu Burritt Library
3rd Floor – Center for Teaching & Faculty Development Classroom (#316)

Lunch will be provided!

Positive Reactions: An OERs Learning Community Group Lunch Discussion

Join Professors Barry Westcott & Sourav Chakraborty who will be discussing their deployment of OpenStax textbooks for Chemistry! Learn from their experience of converting to openly licensed (low to no cost) curricular materials. Are you exploring, trying to figure out where to go with your courses, what’s possible, and what challenges you might run into? This is your chance to ask colleagues who have already been through the process!

Sponsored by the Center for Teaching & Faculty Development through the Open Educational Resources (OERs) Learning Community Group, coordinated by Digital Resources Librarian, Sharon Clapp, sclapp@ccsu.edu (860-832-2059).