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2018 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:


or contact Susan Slaga-Metivier at Application packets will be due on February 26, 2018.


Cross-Culture Courage: Connecticut’s Response to WW I

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


“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: or 860 832-2976

Equipment for loan available at the circulation desk!

iPads7 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

The Best of Italy – Photos

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

 Carlo Magno

Maria Passaro and Gilbert Gigliotti

Carmela Pesca and Richard Balducci

Maria Passaro and Representative Joseph Serra

 Dr. Anthony Tamburri



Fall 2017 Hours/Labor Day Weekend

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!

Elihu Burritt Library faculty help future young engineers!

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:



Curriculum Lab has moved…

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!