Three of our librarians recently participated in the Young Engineers Summer STEM Workforce and Development Program run by CCSU ITBD in which students from middle and high school were taught aspects of product invention and how to use CAD Imaging and 3D printing/modeling. Martha Kruy, our instructional/reference librarian, taught students how to conduct research about their ideas and about the intricacies of intellectual property rights. Students learned about the patent process using academic databases and Google Patents. Sharon Clapp, digital resources librarian, taught students how to write code and program Raspberry Pis mini-computers. Nicole Rioux, reference librarian, was helping with the research part of this very worthwhile event.
This type of outreach work is fundamental to the library’s mission of engaging all communities, those on and off campus regardless of age. Library faculty have a lot to offer. Thank you Martha, Sharon and Nicole.
On Wednesday, August 9th the graduation ceremony was held in the Elihu Burritt Library, students were joined by the program organizers, teachers, librarians and family members.
More information about the STEM Program: http://www.newbritainherald.com/NBH-General+News/294695/girls-in-stem-strive-for-success-at-ccsu-conference&c=12599258774075272703&mkt=en-us
The new exhibit about Bertrand Russell consists of original pamphlets and related items, with annotations, from a private collection of Dr. David Blitz.
It includes also books from regular circulating Library collection.
The exhibit accompanies the annual meeting of the Bertrand Russell Society, which will take place June 3 – 4, in Memorial Hall, CCSU
The exhibit is located on the 2nd floor of the Library till June 30th.
On Friday, April 28th many of us gathered at the Elihu Burritt Library to say thank you to our wonderful library donors and supporters. Faculty, staff, students and members of the community were in attendance. It was an evening of conversation about the importance of accessing library materials and textbook affordability, sharing stories and laughter over food and drink, and a toast to the success of the library by President Dr. Zulma Toro. This was followed by an fascinating presentation by Anthony Amore, a bestselling author and engaging speaker on the subject of art theft and forgery. Enjoy the photos.
Thank you to all who supported the Library during the Devil Double Dare campaign!
Congratulations to the winners of the Elihu Burritt Library Research Awards.
Awards were presented by Susan Slaga-Metivier , Head of the Reference Department to:
Amanda Mendoza, winner of the Undergraduate Award wrote a research paper “Preventing Sexual Assault Victimization on College Campuses”
Amanda said, “I am so grateful for all library resources where I found material for a thorough research”.
Kaitlyn Frakl, winner of the Graduate Award for a research paper: “Effects of the Self-Regulated Strategy Development Model on the Argumentative Writing of Diverse High School Students”.
Kaitlyn said, “I want to thank the Elihu Burritt Library for selecting my paper. Access to library’s databases and especially to EBSCOHOST, was instrumental in my research. It allowed me to research breath of resources and narrow my research from general one to focused one.”
The Devil Double Dare Challenge 2017!
If you consider additional gift to the Friends of the Library now is the time to do it.
This week, from May 1 – 5, the CCSU Alumni Association will match gifts made to the Library dollar for dollar, from $25–$1000.
That means you can double the impact of your gift!
Gifts can be made online at https://ccsu.networkforgood.com/causes/4010-elihu-burritt-library
or by mail to the CCSU Foundation, Inc., PO Box 612, New Britain, CT 06050
Southington based photographer John Atashian will display a selection of his “live” concert photographs of the worlds most famous entertainers at the CCSU Burritt Library during the month of May 2017, 2nd floor.
The photo display includes photographic canvas wrap enlargements of Paul McCartney, Taylor Swift, Luciano Pavarotti, Frank Sinatra, Michael Jackson, BB King and many others from his 37 year career of photographing “live” entertainment. The photo display is in celebration of John’s new book “The Ultimate Photo Book of the World’s Greatest Guitarists”. John is a commercial photographer in his 25th year of business and regularly records photos for Central Connecticut State University. You can view samples of John’s professional photography work online at www.johnatashian.com
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
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.