World War I and those who fought it

Join us for a lecture by Dr. David Blitz, Philosophy Department, titled: World War I and those who fought it. 

The lecture is accompanied by an exhibit.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 12:15 PM

Special Collections, Burritt Library, 2nd floor

November E-Resources Spotlight: African American Studies Center

Did you know that the Burritt Library subscribes to numerous collections of online resources that are available to our students, faculty and staff from both on and off campus?  As a member of the CCSU community you have access to a wide range of databases, e-journals, eBooks and other tools to support you in your studies, research and teaching!  With so many resources available, it can be difficult to keep track of them all.  In our Spotlight series, we will highlight one of these resources each month to help connect our students and faculty with some of the unique resources available via the Elihu Burritt Library.  In our third installment of the Fall 2018 series, allow us to introduce you to the resource African American Studies Center. Get details, tips & tricks about African American Studies Center at the following link: https://libguides.ccsu.edu/spotlight/aascspotlight

The Oxford African American Studies
Center provides students, scholars and librarians with more
than 10,000 articles by top scholars in the field. The core
content includes: Africana, Encyclopedia of African American
History, 1619-1895, Encyclopedia of African American History,
1896 to the Present, Black Women in America, Second Edition,
African American National Biography, Dictionary of African
Biography, and The Oxford Encyclopedia of African Thought.

African-American Studies Center database
African-American Studies Center database

Or, try it yourself – go directly to the Oxford African American Studies Center database

Library hours for November & the upcoming Thanksgiving break!

The library will close  early (4:45pm)  on Wednesday, November 21st and remain closed throughout the Thanksgiving break. The break extends from Thursday, November 22 throughout the Thanksgiving weekend (Friday through Sunday).

The library will reopen for regular fall semester hours on Monday, November 26th. Regular hours are:

  • Mon-Thurs: 8am-10:45pm
  • Fri: 8am-4:45pm
  • Sat: 9am-3:45pm
  • Sun: 2pm-9:45pm

To check our daily hours/schedule, go to: https://library.ccsu.edu/calendar/month.php

The library’s reference librarians can help you with your research projects during business hours. The Reference Desk is found on the library’s 2nd floor & can be contacted via phone at 860-832-2060 or through our online chat service: http://libanswers.ccsu.edu/

We wish you a safe and healthy holiday!

Get on BOARD: Board Game Night at Burritt Library November 8th, 6pm – 9pm

Have pizza, play games!

Volunteers will be teaching and running games of:

  • Exploding Kittens
  • Concept
  • Timeline
  • Ticket to Ride

Our other games will also be available for play: https://libguides.ccsu.edu/games
We have space for about 30 players, so please sign up by e-mailing Briana
McGuckin at bmcguckin@ccsu.edu, specifying how many people you’re bringing
and what game you’re interested in!Photo of board games available at the library

Trick or Treat E-Resources Fair is Back – Tues., October 30th

The Trick or Treat E-Resources Fair is back at the Burritt Library this year and better than ever!

Visit us on Tuesday October 30th from 1-4  p.m. where you can get all of your Halloween candy and treats like cider and donuts, while you learn about the e-resources that the library has to offer.  In addition, you have a chance to win great prizes, with a grand prize of a brand new iPad!!!

For full details on the event including a list of all the prizes, visit http://library.ccsu.edu/wp/trickortreat/.Trick or Treat Eresources Fair post - Tues., Oct. 30, 2018

Spotlight on Eresources: 19th Century UK Periodicals

Did you know that the Burritt Library subscribes to numerous collections of online resources that are available to our students, faculty and staff from both on and off campus?  As a member of the CCSU community you have access to a wide range of databases, e-journals, eBooks and other tools to support you in your studies, research and teaching!  With so many resources available, it can be difficult to keep track of them all.  In our Spotlight series, we will highlight one of these resources each month to help connect our students and faculty with some of the unique resources available via the Elihu Burritt Library, and to offer some tips and tricks for using Spotlight on 19th Century UK Periodicals eresourcethem.  In our second installment of the Fall 2018 series, allow us to introduce you to 19th Century UK Periodicals:  https://libguides.ccsu.edu/spotlight/19thcenturyuk

ConnectU: Fall Into the Library

ConnectU: Fall Into the Library

The Burritt Library is teaming up with CTFD on the book “The Slow Professor” by Maggie Burg and Barbara Seeber.  Our hope, by hosting this faculty book discussion, is to provide faculty a way to connect with each other and discuss topics that are the most relevant to their lives given the changes and fast paced nature of academia these days.

We have copies of the book available on a first come, first serve basis for faculty that are interested in joining the discussion group.  If you are interested please email Kristina Edwards at kedwards@ccsu.edu.

Sessions:

October 4th: Chapters 1-2

October 24th: Chapter 3

November 15th: Chapters 4-5

Located in Special Collections on the second floor of the Burritt Library from 3:05-4:20pm!

NOTE: This project is made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, grant # RE-95-17-0068-17, in the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program

 

Celebrating October: Italian Heritage Month

The Italian Resource Center and the Friends of the Burritt Library invites you to attend

Music from the Heart

Performed by

Mario Tacca,  World Renowned Accordionist   

                                                               And 

Mary Mancini, International Vocal Artist 

Monday, October 8th, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm

in  Founders Hall

Refreshments will be served.

 

“Meet the Library Staff” – Information Systems & Resources

The Elihu Burritt Library worked with the Media Center to produce a series of “Meet the Library Staff” videos.

This week meet librarians from the library’s Information Systems & Resources. These librarians provide support for the library’s technology  systems, with a special focus on public use computers and equipment, the library’s catalog – CentralSearch, a “Makerspace” with 3d printers, the library’s website, and advocacy for low and no-cost open educational resources / textbooks.Meet the Library Staff - Information Systems & Resources Unit

Enjoy the video HERE

Here are the four “Meet the Staff” videos:

Tuesday, August 28th: Access Services: https://mediaspace.ccsu.edu/media/Meet+the+Library+Staff+-+Access+Services/1_y1msotin

Tuesday, September 4th: Special Collections: https://mediaspace.ccsu.edu/media/Meet+the+Library+Staff+-+Special+Collections/1_ms1huslv 

Tuesday, September 11th: Reference: https://mediaspace.ccsu.edu/media/Meet+the+Library+Staff+-+Reference/1_wi041dfq

Tuesday, September 18th:
Information Systems and Resources: https://mediaspace.ccsu.edu/media/Meet+the+Library+Staff+-+Information+Systems+and+Resources/1_012l44wk

OpenCSCU—A service to support CSCU faculty in the exploration of Open Education Resources (OER)

Open Educational Resources are teaching, learning and research materials in any medium – digital or otherwise – that reside in the public domain or have been released under an open license that permits no-cost access, use, adaptation and redistribution by others with no or limited restrictions” (https://hewlett.org/strategy/open-educational-resources/).

The OpenCSCU LibrOpenCSCU website features live librarian chat to help you discover OERs in your subject areaary Network (http://cscu.libguides.com/) is a new service supporting the elimination of typical barriers related to discovery, licensing, and implementation of Open Education Resources (OER).

The CSCU Council of Library Directors have committed resources to support faculty from all 17 CSCU institutions. Librarians from across the system, experienced with OER, provide virtual coverage Monday through Friday from 9am-5pm to address any faculty inquiries related to OER.

This service will support faculty seeking more permissive course materials to supplement or replace existing copyright-restricted materials as well as reduce the cost burden for their students. The librarians will assist in identifying discipline-specific resources to evaluate and assist in reviewing the copyright permissions allowed by the materials as well as provide guidance on how to implement and give attribution to those materials.

Faculty can explore the numerous resources on the OpenCSCU website that will help guide OER discovery and creation. If assistance is needed, a virtual chat session is available with a CSCU OER librarian in the website window. This site is live and can be used immediately!

Additionally, to connect with our own curated OERs LibGuide (that conveniently links to OpenCSCU), go to: http://libguides.ccsu.edu/oers