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
  • WHERE:        BURRITTLIBRARY, 3RD FLOOR, CTFD CLASSROOM
  • SIGN UP:      Google form at https://goo.gl/forms/pdQn7Sqry1Crsw6T2
  • CONTACT      Digital Resources Librarian, Sharon Clapp sclapp@ccsu.edu and Information Literacy Instructional and Assessment Librarian, Martha Kruy mkruy@ccsu.edu .

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 slagas@ccsu.edu 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 apps.ccsu.edu
  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: lawson_sae@ccsu.edu

We thank you in advance for your patience.

2017 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 2017 spring semester at the University Research and Creative Achievement  (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 2017 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 2016.
  • Agree that the paper or project and application materials will become property of Elihu Burritt Library and may be publicly displayed in the library and/or library website.

Link to application: http://library.ccsu.edu/services/award/application.php

For more information please, contact Susan Slaga-Metivier at slagas@ccsu.edu.

Application packets will be due on March 20, 2017.

THE WARS OF THE ROOSEVELTS

Meet William J. Mann the author of The Wars of the Roosevelts: The Ruthless Rise of America’s Greatest Political Family

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

Special Collections, Elihu Burritt Library, 2nd floor

William J. Mann, is ’84 CCSU alumnus and a historian of the American film industry and the American presidency. He’s written several biographies and narrative nonfiction, including Tinseltown: Murder, Morphine, and Madness at the Dawn of Hollywood, for which he received the 2015 Edgar Award for Best Fact Crime. In the 1990s he was editor of Metroline, Connecticut’s LGBT newsweekly, and is currently an adjunct Professor of History at CCSU.

The author will be signing copies of the book. Reception following.

The lecture is sponsored by the Friends of the Library and is free and open to the public.  Free parking on campus.