Library News

August 19, 2019

We are now accepting library reserve requests for the upcoming academic year. Send us your course outline or reading list to library_reserves@carleton.ca and the readings will be added to Ares, our course reserve management system.

The reserves staff will retrieve, scan, and process all readings and will also ensure all e-reserve material comply with current copyright guidelines. Students will be able to access their electronic readings through cuLearn.

Questions? Please visit the Library Reserves website for more information, or, contact the library reserves staff at 613.520.2600 x2533 or Library_Reserves@carleton.ca


August 16, 2019

This new display chronicles rights milestones of 2SLBGTQ+ from 1967 through 2019, including historic events, bills, articles, photos, and book covers from our collection.

Please visit the new exhibit on display outside of the second floor offices of Research Support Services, room 238.

It was put together by Kayla Dold, student employee of Research Support Servcies.


July 26, 2019

Applications for Graduate Spaces are now open for the 2019-2020 academic year. Assignments are allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Apply here

There are two types of graduate study space. Students may request a locker, a desk, or a locker and desk. 

  • Desks in locked shared study rooms
    • Students are given a key that will open graduate study rooms 504-511, 537 and may use any vacant desk in any room. Since all rooms are open to anyone with a key, items should not be left unattended.
  • Lockers
    • Graduate lockers are located near the entrance to graduate study spaces. The lockers are intended for research material and notes. Food, drink, and footwear may not be stored in the lockers. Any library materials stored in the lockers must be signed out to the account of the locker owner. 

For more information: https://library.carleton.ca/services/graduate-study-spaces


July 8, 2019

Check out a new display (located outside of room 238) called “Where did we come from? and Where are we going?” It puts the human condition on display and is all about evolution, migration, pluralism, equality and difference.

Kayla Dold of Research Support Services curated the display and hopes people will think more about forced and voluntary migration and common ancestry. Inspired in part by the New Yorker article, “A 24,000 Mile Walk Across Human History”, this intriguing display highlights some library staff family migration stories on a giant world map, along with many books, historical news articles and quotations by famous thinkers.

Have a look!

 


June 26, 2019

The world’s deadliest influenza pandemic — known as the Spanish Flu — swept across Canada between 1918 and 1919. With no effective vaccine or treatment available, the virus infected Canadians living in cities, towns, and farms. Approximately 55,000 Canadians died; most of the casualties were young adults.

This new display examines the lasting impact of the influenza pandemic in Canada — and asks whether we’re prepared for the next one. The display was developed by Canadian Geographic Enterprises, in collaboration with the Museum of Health Care at Kingston.

Check it out in the Alumni Reading Room on the main floor of the Library throughout the summer.


June 24, 2019

We’re updating the look of our off-campus (proxy) login page to reflect the new look of the library website. You’ll log in the same way you always have, so there’s no change for you other than the look.

Changes will take effect on Wednesday, June 26. We wanted to give you a bit of a heads-up so you know you’re in the right place when you see a different page than what you’re used to.

Any questions or concerns? Use our feedback form.


June 18, 2019

Ares will be unavailable on Wednesday June 19, 2019 from approximately 8am to 12pm due to software upgrades. Our apologies for the inconvenience.

 

Please email any questions to Library_Reserves@carleton.ca


June 12, 2019

The library catalogue is currently unavailable due to unforeseen circumstances. We are working hard to get it back up as soon as possible but it could take some time. In the meantime:

  • You can look up materials in Summon, including the call number. To limit searches to items in the catalogue, you can use the "Library Catalogue" facet in the top left of the Summon screen.
  • You can still borrow items from the Library Services Desk
  • All databases, e-journals, and articles are still available and Reserves items in Ares are also available.

We apologize for this inconvenience. We will post a message to the library website and to the library Twitter account once the catalogue is back up and running.


June 6, 2019

The front glass display case now showcases a few of the thousands of CDs in our collection! The display highlights the breadth of musical content that the collection has to offer. From Pink Floyd to Puff Daddy, Bach to Bieber, there is something for everyone! CDs can be borrowed by request at the Library Services Desk or by placing a hold in the library catalogue.


June 5, 2019

A new display entitled THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX showcases the value and variety of ‘interdisciplinary studies’ at Carleton. Curated by Kayla Dold, student assistant, it highlights examples of crossing boundaries and thinking across traditional schools of thought that are available right here at Carleton, but also at other educational institutions in Ontario as well. It also includes many great books and videos in the library’s collection that are a testament to how art, humanities and science are closely related. It is located outside of Research Support Services on the 2nd floor, and runs until the end of June.


May 30, 2019

The library catalogue and all other library services have been restored. After an upgrade to our server environment on Tuesday, May 28, many of our services unexpectedly went down. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience as we worked to resolve the issues.

If you have any questions or concerns, please use our Feedback form.


May 29, 2019

The library catalogue continues to be down after an upgrade to our server environment on Tuesday, May 28. Other previously affected services are now available. We continue to work to restore the catalogue as soon as possible. You can use Summon to search our collections in the meantime.

If you have any questions or concerns, please use our Feedback form.

We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience.


May 29, 2019

The library catalogue and some of our other services continue to be down after an upgrade to our server environment on Tuesday, May 28. We are working to restore service as soon as possible.

Affected services include:

  • Library catalogue and Library account
  • Quick search computers in the library
  • Archives and Research Collections (ARC) website
  • Sign
  • Children's Maps
  • Global Mapper license server
  • FME
  • CUDO

If you have any questions or concerns, please use our Feedback form.

We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience.


May 24, 2019

The library catalogue and some of our other services will be down on Tuesday, May 28 from 8:30am - 11:00am as Library Technology Services department will be carrying out an upgrade to our server environment.

Affected services include:

  • Library catalogue and Library account
  • Quick search computers in the library
  • CURVE
  • Sign
  • Children's Maps
  • Open Journal Systems
  • Owncloud
  • Global Mapper license server
  • FME

If you have any questions or concerns, please use our Feedback form.

Thank you for your patience as we make these improvements to our systems.


May 16, 2019

Martha Attridge Bufton along with Professor Pamela Walker were recently awarded the inaugural Brilliancy Prize for Reacting for their innovative approach to teaching about Maud Malone.

"The Brilliancy Prize for Reacting recognizes a particularly ingenious or creative idea or pedagogical practice that advances Reacting games. Pamela and Martha will receive their prize at the Annual Summer Institute at Barnard College in June 2019."

You can find more about Maud Malone: Embedding information literacy in a Reacting classroom, here.


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