December 13, 2018

The Library, in collaboration with the Discovery Centre, will host vintage/retrogaming night every night from Monday, December 10 to Friday, December 21 from 5 to 9 p.m. in the Discovery Centre, Library 4th floor.

Come experience a variety of vintage videogames and systems, including Nintendo, Super Nintendo, Atari 400, Pac Man, Tetris 2, and Legend of Zelda. For something more modern, try our virtual/augmented reality headsets. Play, learn, and connect with each other.

The Carleton University Library seeks to preserve and protect the work of videogame developers, publishers, and artists, for use by a diverse array of players and researchers. We are also looking for donations: game software, hardware, and manuals, to ensure the survival of invaluable cultural content before it’s too late.


December 12, 2018

We have some pretty amazing therapy dogs at Carleton now and I strongly encourage anyone who likes therapy dogs to check them out at some point.

But as great as they are, the dogs are not on call 24/7. They cannot show up in your room when you are working on a paper or after class when you’re not sure if you captured all your notes adequately. They may not be able to show up when you’re looking for a 30-minute study break at 11 p.m.

But do you know who can show up?

Bob Ross and Bob Ross’s paintings.

I work in the Library and am also a student here at Carleton. And I’m a parent which gives me all the different kinds of stress and anxiety. And so, I came up with a list of 10 of the greatest Bob Ross episodes of all time (not definitive) to act as your de facto therapy dog when there is no actual therapy dog to turn to.

Glacier Lake

https://youtu.be/TohG7F8M3Ls

Lonely Retreat

https://youtu.be/qTDQt_PdlYc

Mountain Splendor

https://youtu.be/GhOGZMpPUSE

Splendor of Autumn

https://youtu.be/hEyR2FDp-00

Island in the Wilderness

https://youtu.be/lLWEXRAnQd0

Campfire

https://youtu.be/L5bXkI0-pEg

Waves of Wonder

https://youtu.be/tayQX_ng-Nc

Frozen Solitude

https://youtu.be/kNZssD9zWlw

The Old Weathered Barn

https://youtu.be/NYUIIBFj0iQ

Evergreen Valley

https://youtu.be/mEU0stNfkxI


December 6, 2018

We are now accepting library reserve requests for the upcoming academic term. Send us your course outline or reading list to library_reserves@carleton.ca and the readings will be entered into 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


December 5, 2018

Be very very sure to stop by the main floor of the Library this month to check out the many amazing pieces that have been submitted as part of the Library Art Show. They will be up all month.


December 4, 2018

Learn how to navigate the Carleton Library in this tour on January 10 from 1 to 3 p.m. that will cover the main service points for students, including:

  • Navigating the Library catalogue
  • An overview of Interlibrary loads, Transcription Services, Hold, Video/board games, Fines etc.
  • A floor by floor tour including: the Info Hub,  Self-check machines, Library Services desk, Reserves desk, Printers, Cash2cards machine, the Discovery Centre, the IT Help desk, the Centre for Student Academic support, the Ottawa Resource Room, Grad space, Maps, Data and government information, and Compact shelving

There will be time for you to ask questions about any specific areas of interest.

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about how the Library supports your learning at Carleton – there will be prizes and treats for all!

Register here.


December 4, 2018

We have some of our collection on display at the front entrance as part of our holiday display. And of course, you can spot the book tree as well.

The Four Little Kittens Christmas book on display in display case

Celebrating the Jewish Year on display in display case

Academic Christmas books on display in display case


November 21, 2018

Carleton Library now has access to the History of Feminism database.

The History of Feminism covers the subject of feminism between 1776 –1928. It contains a range of primary and secondary resources including full books, selected chapters, and journal articles. Content is arranged into 8 key subject categories: Politics and Law, Religion and Belief, Education, Literature and Writings, Women at Home, Society and Culture, Empire, and Movements and Ideologies.

The Library was able to purchase History of Feminism thanks to generous donations made through the Campus Community Campaign.


November 16, 2018

Interested in applying for a spot in our Library art show from November 30 to January 28? 

The show is open to current Carleton University employees and students. We will post one piece of art from each artist. Artwork must be wall mountable, wired for hanging and available to hang on November 30.

Applications will be accepted up to and including November 22 or until all the spots are filled. 

To apply, send an email to maureen.leslie@carleton.ca, with the following details:

• Your name
• whether you are a student or an employee
• title of art
• measurement of art
• a photo of the artwork

If you are accepted into the show, you will receive an email with information about where to bring your artwork and what you need to do to be ready for it.


October 16, 2018

The Carleton University Library seeks to preserve and protect the work of videogame developers, publishers, and artists, for use by a diverse array of players and researchers.

The Library, in collaboration with the Discovery Centre, will host our inaugural vintage retrogaming night Monday October 29  from 5 to 9 p.m. in the Discovery Centre, Library 4th floor.

Come experience a variety of vintage videogames and systems including Nintendo, Super Nintendo, Atari 400, Pac Man, Tetris 2, and Legend of Zelda. For something more modern, try our virtual/augmented reality headsets. Play, learn, and connect with each other.


October 16, 2018

At this workshop, learn what Systematic Reviews are, why and when an SR should be done, and how to do one.

Students will be able to:

  • Explain the difference between a literature review and a systematic review
  • Recognize a well conducted systematic review
  • Identify the steps for performing an SR
  • Read a forest plot

This workshop takes place October 17 from 12 to 2 p.m.

All graduate students are welcome. Register here.


October 10, 2018

Due to the unseasonably warm temps outside today, we are experiencing equally warm temperatures inside. Because the University has already made the seasonal switch over from A/C to heating, we will not be able to cool down the Library until the warmer outside temeratures end on Thursday, October 11.


October 5, 2018

Please note that Enterprise Portal, used for booking group study rooms, will be unavailable Wednesday, October 10 from 9am - 5pm due to a software update. More information is available at https://students.carleton.ca/2018/09/enterprise-portal-update-october-10/.

The Enterprise Portal is provided by Scheduling and Examination Services.


October 3, 2018

As of September 4, the MacOdrum Library has removed late fees on overdue books.

So what can you expect to see this year? Well, we’ll still be sending out notifications for any past due material, and certainly, we’d love for you to return things on time, but we won’t be charging for those few days where you’ve forgotten to bring them in.

Fines will still be charged on overdue reserve materials and recalled items as well as for replacement charges for lost or damaged material. We would also like to encourage people to continue to renew any materials they do have booked out past the due date and to encourage returns to come in one time.

For anyone who still has fines related to outstanding material prior to September 4, we encourage you to come see us to produce a plan to finalize the pre-existing fines.


September 17, 2018

The MacOdrum Library is now offering up a dedicated office space where faculty and instructors can conduct research using library material from our shelves.

This space is located in 238 MacOdrum, within the Research Support services group, giving users access to the unique research opportunities offered at the Library and is ideal for when they need to do in-depth research, but have trouble finding a semi-private space.

Booking of the room can be done through contacting the Research Support Services (RSS) student desk at refstud@carleton.ca or by calling extension 8204. The space will be available from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and bookable for up to four hours.

Although drop-ins will be accommodated when possible, booking in advance is preferred.


September 17, 2018

Come see The World Remembers, the most recent exhibit launched by the Library Exhibits Committee. Situated on the main floor, this exhibit pays tribute to those who were killed or died in the First World War, including solders, nurses and military personnel from 16 countries.

In addition to the educational panels, the televisions screen that accompanies the exhibit will broadcast the names of the 1,003,167 people who were killed in 1918 – the deadliest year of the war.

The World Remembers exhibit will run until November 11.


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