The Elihu Burritt Library and the Department of History are launching a project to document the experience of CCSU students, faculty, and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic. All members of the campus community are invited to contribute their experiences of the pandemic through journals, photos, videos, and other documentation. If have any questions or need assistance please contact Brian Matzke firstname.lastname@example.org
We’ve established a book drop at Burritt Library. (This information is also available in PDF format at CCSU’s Coronavirus information pages).
Please carefully examine the map below. Harold Lewis Drive, off Ella Grasso Boulevard, will provide access to the library’s lower level which is where the dropoff is located. You may return library books 24 hours/7 days per week.
Please note: This drop box is for library book returns only.
After you have returned the books, please email Patti Specter at email@example.com with the title and number of books returned.
Please contact the Circulation Department at firstname.lastname@example.org to request a renewal. You can also renew materials online through CentralSearch by signing in to your library account (for all but guests, this is done with your Bluenet ID).
Chat with a librarian online during finals – Monday, May 4th through Wednesday, May 13th!
The staff at Elihu Burritt Library would like congratulate this year’s winners of the Elihu Burritt Library Research Awards:
Moriah R. Maresh, a graduate English student for her paper, “A Person Needs Teeth to Eat”: Food in Franz Kafka’s “The Metamorphosis”
Thomas Vaughn, senior, History major, for his paper, “Prosperity of the Children of Connecticut Witches”
Both students did a great job and put in a tremendous amount of time and effort. The library research awards will be part of URCAD which will take place on Thursday, April 30th, 2020 as part of CCSU’s ResearchFest 2020.
The Burritt Library has just acquired a trial subscription to Flipster, a service that allows you to view your favorite popular magazines from your computer, tablet or phone.
Just a few of the titles that are available are Time, National Geographic, Wired, and Rolling Stone. In addition there are some great academic titles to choose from.
There are a few ways to access these titles. One is to use the link above and search for your titles in the same way you would search our regular library databases. The second way is to access their app:
- Search the iTunes App Store or the Google Play Store for “Flipster – Digital Magazines”.
- Locate participating libraries
- Browse for and download popular magazines to read offline
- Access digital table of contents for each magazine
- Read articles in text view
- Tap highlighted areas to jump to articles and related website
Check out this video if you’re having any trouble:
During the current coronavirus crisis, students and faculty will be able to access textbooks online at no cost through the two platforms below. Each person needs to set up their own account at these sites.
- VitalSource access will be available through May 25th. Their textbook listing is visible at:
https://www.vitalsource.com/textbooks. For more information, please go to
https://get.vitalsource.com/vitalsource-helps or to the FAQ at
https://support.vitalsource.com/hc/en-us/articles/360044467714-Publisher-FAQ . Students are limited to 7 books total. Books can be downloaded. (This applies to e-Books only, not courseware.)
- RedShelf access is available through May 25th. Redshelf’s textbooks collections can be searched at:
https://redshelf.com/. Students are limited to 7 books total. There are more details at: https://www.about.redshelf.com/redshelfresponds. (This applies to e-Books only, not courseware. )
Contact Kristin D’Amato or Susan Slaga-Metivier during regular hours with additional questions (M-F, 9-5).
Elihu Burritt Library has a new online guide (libguide) available to assist you while you are off campus. It can be found at https://libguides.ccsu.edu/elibrary Feel free to post it in Blackboard to share with students. Next week during the week of spring break, librarians will be available via chat and email from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. You can access chat through the link above or via the library’s website – library.ccsu.edu (top right corner). They will be available for more hours once online classes start. That schedule will be posted next week.
Elihu Burritt Library has a new online guide (libguide) available to assist you while you are away from campus. It can be found at https://libguides.ccsu.edu/elibrary.
Faculty are encouraged to post it in Blackboard to share with students. During the week of spring break (March 16-22), librarians will be available via chat and email from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. You can access chat through the link above or via the library’s website – library.ccsu.edu (top right corner). They will be available for more hours once online classes start. That schedule will be posted next week.
NEED EXTRA HELP WITH RESEARCH? (including topic selection, planning your search strategy, finding & evaluating materials, citing your work). Reserve a block of time with a librarian
for one-on-one research consultation & assistance. Schedule online at tiny.cc/bookalibrarian
The Connecticut Open Educational Resources Coordinating Council announced the launch of the Connecticut Open Educational Resources Grant Program on Monday, February 24, 2020. From the grant announcment:
“Under Public Act 19-117 Section 147, over $90,000 has been made available to faculty and departments within Connecticut’s higher education institutions to explore, adopt, and supplement Open Educational Resources (OER).
The application deadline is April 20th, 2020.
For details or to apply, please visit: http://app.smarterselect.com/programs/64988-Connecticut-State-Colleges–Universities
Additionally, CCSU’s curriculum development grants can be used to underwrite your work with open educational resources. The deadline for curriculum development grants is: March 4, 2020
To keep up with CCSU OER news and to find out how librarians can support you in your OER efforts, visit the library’s newly redesigned Open Educational Resources “libguide” at: https://libguides.ccsu.edu/oer