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Congratulations to winners of the 2017 Burritt Library Research Award!

The Elihu Burritt Library would like to congratulate the 2017 winners of the Burritt Library Research Awards:

Amanda Mendoza, senior and Psychological Science major for her thesis, Preventing Sexual Assault Victimization on College Campuses and Kaitlyn Frakl, a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) graduate student with a specialization in English, for her paper, Effects of the Self-Regulated Strategy Development Model of the Argumentative Writing of Diverse High School Students

Both students did a tremendous amount of work and research. They will be presented with their awards at URCAD on May 5th, 2017.


LSC 150 – Library Research in the Digital Age

The one credit information literacy/library research class has a new name and updated description. (Yet it is the same great class!)

LSC 150 – Library Research in the Digital Age

This course is offered in Fall and Spring Skill Area IV

Introduction to the process of finding, evaluating and using information resources available across all formats (e.g., digital, print, video) that facilitate undergraduate research. Emphasis is placed on concepts and techniques required to determine information need, develop search strategies, access and evaluate information resources, interpret citations, and understand issues of copyright. Additional topics may include research topic selection, digital literacy and using information ethically. Highly recommended for sophomores and juniors. This course is offered in an online, on-ground, and hybrid classroom environment.


Open Educational Resources Learning Community Group Begins on Open Education Week!

Open Education Week, March 27-31, 2017Open 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
  • SIGN UP:      Google form at
  • CONTACT      Digital Resources Librarian, Sharon Clapp and Information Literacy Instructional and Assessment Librarian, Martha Kruy .

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.

Fake News Workshop

Fake News – Can you spot it?

Sign up for a hands-on workshop and learn how.

When: Thursday, April 6 OR Wednesday, April 12 (same workshop)

Time:     6:30 pm – sign in and light refreshments

7:00 pm – 8:00 pm, workshop

Where: CCSU Elihu Burritt Library, classroom  #205 (second floor)

*Space is limited to 21 participants, so preregistration is required by contacting Susan Slaga-Metivier at or 860-832-2095

***Sponsored by the Elihu Burritt Library and the CCSU Journalism Department***

Workshop open to campus and outside community.

Free parking available on campus.

Off Campus Access Trouble

Please note** as of 3 p.m. we are having difficulty with off-campus access of our library electronic resources.

Please follow the instructions below to access library resources until access can be restored.

  1. Go to
  2. Log on to the citrix server with your bluenet credentials
  3. Choose the “IT” folder
  4. Choose the “desktop-lib” icon from the menu

This will allow you to use the library resources as if you are on-campus.

If you have any questions, please call 860-832-2060 or email:

We thank you in advance for your patience.