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Elihu Burritt Library’s Spring 2017 newsletter!

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: bmcguckin@ccsu.edu

Congratulations to winners of the 2017 Burritt Library Research Award!

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.

 

LSC 150 – Library Research in the Digital Age

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.

 

Fake News Workshop

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 slagas@ccsu.edu 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.

2017 Elihu Burritt Library Research Awards

The Elihu Burritt Library Research Awards recognize excellence in undergraduate and graduate research papers/projects as well as skill and creativity in the application of library services, resources and collections. A prize of $350 will be awarded to an undergraduate and graduate student during the 2017 spring semester at the University Research and Creative Achievement  (URCAD).  *Please note that for graduate students, this applies to class assignments and not the final program thesis/project.

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Be enrolled during the spring 2017 semester as a Central Connecticut State University student 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 2016.
  • 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.

Link to application: http://library.ccsu.edu/services/award/application.php

For more information please, contact Susan Slaga-Metivier at slagas@ccsu.edu.

Application packets will be due on March 20, 2017.

THE WARS OF THE ROOSEVELTS

Meet William J. Mann the author of The Wars of the Roosevelts: The Ruthless Rise of America’s Greatest Political Family

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

Special Collections, Elihu Burritt Library, 2nd floor

William J. Mann, is ’84 CCSU alumnus and a historian of the American film industry and the American presidency. He’s written several biographies and narrative nonfiction, including Tinseltown: Murder, Morphine, and Madness at the Dawn of Hollywood, for which he received the 2015 Edgar Award for Best Fact Crime. In the 1990s he was editor of Metroline, Connecticut’s LGBT newsweekly, and is currently an adjunct Professor of History at CCSU.

The author will be signing copies of the book. Reception following.

The lecture is sponsored by the Friends of the Library and is free and open to the public.  Free parking on campus.

Exhibit – International Holocaust Remembrance Day 2017

On January 27th, 1945 the infamous Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration and Death Camp was liberated.

On November 1st, 2005, United Nations Resolution 60/7 established January 27th as International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

It urges every member nation of the U.N. to honor the memory of Holocaust victims, and encourages the development of educational programs about Holocaust history to help prevent future acts of genocide.

It rejects any denial of the Holocaust as an event and condemns all manifestations of religious intolerance, incitement, harassment or violence against persons or communities based on ethnic origin or religious belief.

It also calls for actively preserving the Holocaust sites that served as Nazi death camps, concentration camps, forced labor camps and prisons, and for establishing a U.N. program of outreach and mobilization of society for Holocaust remembrance and education.

The exhibit is located on the 2nd floor of the Library and will be on view until February 10th during the library’s opening hours.IMG_1573IMG_1577IMG_1575

 

Central Search – tutorials!

 

To Help You Use the New CentralSearch, We Made 3 Short Video Tutorials!

The videos are available via our LibGuide at: http://libguides.ccsu.edu/centralsearch

Or directly on our Vimeo channel – https://vimeo.com/album/4377483

Overview of Library Website will teach you how to:

-understand the difference between search options in CentralSEARCH

-determine which search options to use based on your information need

-locate inter-library loan services, special collections, LibGuides, and citation resources on the website

-get help from a librarian

Finding Articles Using the New CentralSearch will teach you how to:

-log in to your library account

-search effectively for academic journal articles in CentralSearch

-determine whether to read an article

-retrieve articles in full-text or via interlibrary loan

Finding Books Using the New CentralSearch will teach you how to:

-log in to your library account

-search effectively for print books and media

-determine whether to retrieve an item for further study

-search for and request items from another library