The library’s hours for the Thanksgiving break will be:
- Wed., 11/22 – closing at 4:45pm, remaining closed throughout the holiday weekend (Thursday through Sunday)
- Mon., 11/27 – resuming normal hours at 8am
We wish you a very happy Thanksgiving holiday/break – from CCSU’s Elihu Burritt Library family to yours!
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:
or contact Susan Slaga-Metivier at email@example.com. Application packets will be due on February 26, 2018.
Please join us for presentations and opening reception
World War I Exhibit
Friday, November 17, 2017
from 4:30 – 6:30 pm
in the Elihu Burritt Library, 1st floor
PRESENTATIONS AND TOPICS
“To Fight for Italy, to Fight for America: For Italians in Connecticut, It was a Fight for Liberty.”
Presenters: Dr. Carl Antonucci & Kenneth DiMaggio
“Polish Americans in Connecticut in World War I”
Dr. M.B. Biskupski & Renata Vickrey
“Connecticut in World War I”
Christine Pittsley, Project Director
Remembering World War One
The event is sponsored by the Veterans History Project, O’Neill Endowed Chair and the Burritt Library.
Refreshments will be served. Free and open to the public.
For more information please contact Eileen Hurst:
firstname.lastname@example.org or 860 832-2976
iPads: 7 day loan, one 7 day renewal
Kindles: 14 day loan, one 14 day renewal
Calculators: Scientific calculators and Graphing calculators (Texas Instruments: TI84plus) : Four hour loan, no renewals
Chargers/chords: Two hour loan, no renewal, Library Use Only
Android Micro USB Wall Charger
Apple Charging/synching cable
Apple 30-pin to USB cable
White board/markers and erasers: Four hour loan, no renewal, Library Use Only
Our annual Trick or Treat E-Resources Fair will be on Tuesday, October 31st on the 1st floor of the library. We’ll be doing introductions to some fantastic resources from 1 p.m.-4 p.m.
There will be free food and candy! Plus great prizes. Prizes will be announced at 3:45.
For a full list of prizes and details visit: https://library.ccsu.edu/wp/trickortreat/
Burritt Library has some great electronic resources and we’re looking to share them with you! This month we are spotlighting Gale’s classic literary databases. They have a brand new look, check it out and let us know if you have any comments or questions.
The Italian Resource Center, The Elihu Burritt Library and the Modern Language Department sponsored the event
It was indeed a day of celebration of Italian music, dance, history and of course food! Enjoy the photos.
Carmela Pesca, Maria Passaro, Carl Antonucci
Maria Passaro and Gilbert Gigliotti
Carmela Pesca and Richard Balducci
Maria Passaro and Representative Joseph Serra
Dr. Anthony Tamburri
During Fall 2017, the library will be OPEN Monday through Thursday, 8am-10:45pm; Friday, 8am-4:45pm; Saturday, 9am-3:45pm; and Sunday, 2pm-9:45pm.
The library will be CLOSED Saturday, Sept. 2, through Monday, Sept. 4, in observance of Labor Day.
All Fall 2017 library hours can be viewed here. Have a great Fall semester!
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
During the week of July 18th, the Stanley A. Lotko Curriculum Lab was moved from its previous location to the 4th floor of the Burritt Library. Currently the Curriculum Lab sits in the 4th floor Quiet Study Area but before the start of the school year will be enclosed by walls to ensure that the Quiet Study Area on the 4th floor can be maintained throughout the school year. We thank everyone for their patience and understanding as we moved the collection!