Relax and take a break before finals get here! Come visit Jesse the black lab on Wednesday, April 25 from 4:30-5:30 pm on the first floor or Elihu Burritt Library.
The CCSU Library is seeking volunteers for a usability test of its online “CentralSearch” tool. This is a study of the ease-of-use of the library’s primary “catalog” / “search engine”. Participants sign up for a 15-20 minute session during which they conduct searches using “CentralSearch” to answer several questions and explain their thoughts and feelings about the product while they use it. The test sessions will be conducted at the library.
The results of this work will be used as feedback for the CSCU
consortial library system to optimize the interface and/or report to the system’s vendor about issues that are found by our students.
We will offer “gift bags” for our test participants as a token of our gratitude for their time and willingness to help us improve our online offerings!
Regular semester hours
- Monday 8am-10:45pm
- Tuesday 8am-10:45pm
- Wednesday 8am-10:45pm
- Thursday 8am-10:45pm
- Friday 8am-4:45pm
- Saturday 9am-3:45pm
- Sunday 2pm-9:45pm
Spring Break hours
- Saturday, March 10: Closed
- Sunday: March 11: Closed
- Monday, March 12: 8am-4:45pm
- Tuesday, March 13: 8am-4:45pm
- Wednesday, March 14: 8am-4:45pm
- Thursday, March 15: 8am-4:45pm
- Friday, March 16: 8am-4:45pm
- Saturday, March 17 Closed
- Sunday , March 18: Closed
- Friday, March 30: Closed
- Saturday, March 31: Closed
- Sunday , April 1: Closed
In this issue, you’ll learn about Burritt Library’s EXCITE-ing new project, experience the “Best of Italy,” and relive the opening reception for our World War I exhibit, “Cross-Culture Courage: Connecticut’s Response to WWI.”
If you’re a student, you might want to submit a research paper or project to be considered for the 2018 Elihu Burritt Research Awards! Meanwhile, faculty might be interested to learn more about our Library Liaison Program.
We offer our congratulations to Stephen Arel, who won the Burritt Family Scholarship, and our boundless gratitude to our supportive, generous donors!
Did you know? This semester, Library Director Dr. Carl Antonucci and librarian Sharon Clapp presented on their new book, The LITA Leadership Guide: The Librarian as Entrepreneur, Leader, and Technologist. On a sillier note, at this year’s Trick-or-Treat e-resources event, we turned a Munchkin into a computer mouse – see how we did it!
The Elihu Burritt Library is pleased to announce their OERs LCG pilot mini grant. The deadline for the $300 mini grant applications to be submitted for an OER-related project to be undertaken by a member of CCSU’s faculty is June 11*, 2017.
[*extended from June 1]
Thanks to the Center for Teaching & Faculty Development for their underwriting of this grant program!
Open Education Week is a celebration of the global Open Education Movement, which seeks to open up students’ access to educational materials, reducing or eliminating the cost of textbooks and improving learning outcomes.
To celebrate and start this important discussion on Open Educational Resources at CCSU, the first of several Open Educational Resources Learning Community Group workshops will take place this Thursday afternoon in the CTFD classroom at the library.
- WHEN: EVERY THURSDAY FROM MARCH 30 – APRIL 27, FROM 3 – 3:45PM
- WHERE: BURRITTLIBRARY, 3RD FLOOR, CTFD CLASSROOM
- SIGN UP: Google form at https://goo.gl/forms/pdQn7Sqry1Crsw6T2
- CONTACT Digital Resources Librarian, Sharon Clapp email@example.com and Information Literacy Instructional and Assessment Librarian, Martha Kruy firstname.lastname@example.org .
The LCG includes a Blackboard shell and face-to-face meetings at the CTFD classroom on the library’s third floor on Thursdays from 3-3:45pm starting on March 30 through April 27th. Grants for conversion of courses to an OER basis will be available. To learn more, join us in the OER LCG.
There was an error in the overnight system-generated reports in our new library system and we have fixed it. We apologize for any confusion. If you have any questions or need help, please contact the Circulation desk at 860-832-3410 or email@example.com. We thank you for your patience!
The Connecticut State Universities and the Connecticut State Library, members of the CONSULS resource sharing consortium, will discontinue the “REQUEST’ service to share books and media between all 5 libraries as of early morning on Friday, December 23, 2016. This action is taken in advance of the transition to the new expanded CSCU 18-member consortium. Request services will return on January. 9, 2017.
IF you need materials that are in the CONSULS Consortium collections, but not by CCSU library, you should place orders with our Interlibrary Loan office, using ILLiad. This temporary solution will expire on January 9, 2017.
We expect that materials will be continued to be shipped via usual channel and that there should not be a marked difference in delivery time.