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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 2018 spring semester at the University Research and Creative Achievement Day  (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 2018 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 2017.
  • Agree that the paper or project and application materials will be publicly displayed in the library’s online collections.

For more information please go to:

https://library.ccsu.edu/services/award/application.php

or contact Susan Slaga-Metivier at slagas@ccsu.edu. Application packets (including faculty form) will be due on March 2, 2018.

A to Z List of Databases

The library is happy to announce a new interface for searching and finding library databases!  The change will take place on January 10th, so if you have any input, please let us know!  You can see a preview of the list here:  https://libguides.ccsu.edu/az.php.

There are some new features that not only allow you to search by subject or alphabetically, but you can now perform keyword searches or database type searches (i.e. full text articles only).

Happy Searching!

The Human Library is coming to the Burritt Library!

The Human Library will be here Spring of 2018! Mark your calendars for Wednesday April 11th at The Burritt Library

Human Library Logo

What is a Human Library?

A Human Library is an event that encourages people from different backgrounds to talk with and learn from each other. Human books are volunteers who are willing to share their stories and/or their expertise. Participants can “borrow” human books for up to 20 mins at a time in order to have a conversation and ask questions about the book’s topic.

The library is a safe place to have some positive conversations to challenge stereotypes and prejudices, learn about a career, or just to get to know another individual. To apply to be a book (open to everyone from the CCSU community) and find out more about the Human Library please go to https://libguides.ccsu.edu/humanlibraryccsu

 

If you have an questions, please contact Susan Slaga-Metivier at slagas@ccsu.edu or 860-832-2095.

The Fall 2017 Elihu Burritt Library Newsletter is live: Catch up with your library!

Fall 2017 Elihu Burritt Library Newsletterhttps://library.ccsu.edu/newsletter/fall17-newsletter.pdf

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!

https://library.ccsu.edu/newsletter/fall17-newsletter.pdf

— submitted on behalf of newsletter editor Briana McGuckin, who can be contacted at bmcguckin@ccsu.edu

Tension Prevention Week!

Join us next week, Dec. 4 – 6, Monday – Wednesday, for free coffee and cookies, therapy dogs and Jazz Guitar Ensemble performance!

Tension Prevention Week @ the Burritt Library Events: Monday, December 4th: 6:30 pm (until they're gone): Free cookies & coffee! Tuesday, December 5th: Noon: Therapy Dog Kaydee 4:45pm: Therapy Dog Jesse 6:30 pm (until they're gone): Free cookies & coffee! Wednesday, December 6th: 3-4pm: CCSU's Jazz Guitar Ensemble (performing on the 1st floor) 6:30 pm (until they're gone): Free cookies & coffee!

Tension Prevention Week @ the Burritt Library Events:

  • Monday, December 4th:
    • 6:30 pm (until they’re gone): Free cookies & coffee!
  • Tuesday, December 5th:
    • Noon: Therapy Dog Kaydee
    • 4:45pm: Therapy Dog Jesse
    • 6:30 pm (until they’re gone): Free cookies & coffee!
  • Wednesday, December 6th:
    • 3-4pm: CCSU’s Jazz Guitar Ensemble (performing on the 1st floor)
    • 6:30 pm (until they’re gone): Free cookies & coffee!

Giving Tuesday – Thank you to all who donated!

Please consider donation to the Friends of the Library!

The Elihu Burritt Library is committed to support educational needs of our  students. With generous donations to the Friends of the Library we are able to supplement books purchases, journal and e-resource subscriptions.

We are especially proud to add more textbooks to our collection, and provide greater assistance to our students and help them to graduate!

Donors to Friends of the Library said:

“I spent many hours in the old Burritt Library, and am happy to support Burritt for present and future students”

“Text Book Fund for the Library – a wise investment in the student’s education!”

“The library is one of our greatest resources”

To learn more about textbooks availability in the Library go to:  https://libguides.ccsu.edu/textbooks

For more information please contact Renata Vickrey at vickreyr@ccsu.edu or by calling 860 832 2085.