Burritt Library invites applications for the 2009 Undergraduate Library Research award. This award will recognize excellence in undergraduate research papers/projects as well as skill and creativity in the application of library services, resources and collections. Two prizes of $350 will be awarded during the spring 2009 semester at the Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement Day (URCAD). One prize will be award to a senior thesis and the other will be awarded to a paper/project from any class/year.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE LIBRARY RESEARCH AWARD IS A SEPARATE PRIZE FROM THE OTHERS PRESENTED AT URCAD. For more information about URCAD, please go to http://www.ccsu.edu/urcad/
To be eligible, applicants must:
- Be enrolled during the spring 2009 semester as a Central Connecticut State University undergraduate 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 2008.
- 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.
Check out the Burritt Library website for more information or to apply.
Application deadline is February 11, 2009. Essay, paper/project, and bibliography should be sent as Microsoft Word, RTF or PDF.
If you have any questions, please contact Susan Slaga, Reference Librarian, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 860-832-2095.
The Sisterhood of the Lost Girls: Finding Their Way through Burritt Library
Wednesday, September 24
Special Collections Room, Burritt Library, Second Floor
Watch the new video about two CCSU students who get trapped in Burritt Library overnight. Does a ghost really live there???? What’s in that building anyway???!!!
(Running time: approximately 10 minutes)
Refreshments will be served.
Students – enter to win raffle prizes!
For the safety of all library visitors, we ask that you avoid STACKS 7 & 8 (bound periodicals) while we deal with the bees who have taken up residence in the library. We hope to have the problem resolved within the next week. If you need bound periodicals, please consult with our Reference staff at the 3rd and 4th floor Information Desks.
Today, September 2, 2008, the process of requesting materials through the Interlibrary Loan office has changed.
How will this affect you? The first time you request a book not in the CSU system or an article from any other library, you will be prompted to create an account in ILLiad, our new management software.
This account will allow you to:
• Keep track of all of your data, so you will not have to rekey this information every time you place a request.
• Quickly change your email if needed
• View your electronic documents
• Track the status of your requests
• Request renewals.
When placing any subsequent requests the only thing you will need to do is log into your account.
We hope you enjoy this new innovation to help you manage your research requests.
Greetings! Those of you in and around Library Land already know that we regularly arrange for trial access to new research databases. Doing this offers you, our library patrons, a chance to check out the content and “kick the tires” as it were… I’m excited to announce that we’re kicking off the academic year in high style with two great offerings from Proquest: Dissertations & Theses (Full-text Dissertations!!!) and Accounting & Tax Standards. Trial access will be available through September 25th. Please tell us what you think!
I’m very excited to announce that CCSU Media Center will be filming a video to help students find their way around the Burritt Library. ( It will have a ghost/horror type theme). The filming will take place on Monday, August 25 from 12:00 pm – 4:45 pm. Please be advised that some areas in the library may be closed off for short periods of time. Some patron computers may not be available, and lights may be turned off from time to time. Also if you happen to be using the library that day and need to be near the filming, please keep the noise down. I’m sorry– I don’t mean to be one of those librarians that says “ssshhh”, but in this case it’s needed. If you have any questions, please contact me, Susan Slaga at 832-2095 or email@example.com. Thank you in advance.
If you’re like me, then you’re in utter disbelief that August is already upon us! The hubbub of summer sessions has subsided as we simultaneously gear up for the fall! This current state of being is reflected in our reduced hours of operation during the month of August. We’ll be open to the public weekdays from 8am – 5pm. Come visit us, and enjoy the rest of summer!
Campus Research is a comprehensive collection of news and business information and law-related resources, including state and federal laws, regulations, cases, and law reviews. This database is available to the CCSU community courtesy of iCONN, the Connecticut Digital Library.
The CONSULS system will be offline on Monday, Aug. 4th for upgrades. The following services will be unavailable: Library catalog, Digital Course Reserves, and off-campus database access.
Ok, so by now many of you have discovered our latest CONSULS hack– the ability to send a call number and location information in the form of a text message. I think it’s pretty spiffy and hope you like it too. When people ask why I enjoy working in libraries one of the first things that jumps to mind is the culture of cooperation and sharing which exists in library land from the smallest consortia, like CONSULS, to endeavors on a mind-boggling scale like OCLC’s resource sharing. This texting feature was developed by the Tripod Library Consortium (Bryn Mawr, Haverford and Swarthmore Colleges) as an add-on to the Innovative Interfaces Webpac Pro library catalog… and they were kind enough to share their source code so that other sites running the same system could benefit. I just adapted it to suit our local needs. Here’s to you guys!