April 19, 2018

Due to scheduled maintenance ProQuest Ebook Central will be unavailable for approximately five hours beginning Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 10 p.m.


April 6, 2018

Critical and Radical Social Work promotes debate and scholarship around a range of engaged social work themes and welcomes contributions that consider the definition of social work and social work professionalism, ways in which organic and 'indigenous' practice can expand concepts of the social work project and alternative and radical histories of social work activity.

The trial expires on June 15, 2018.

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April 6, 2018

From April 16-23, bring in non-perishable food items and we will waive $2 in Library fines for every item donated (to a maximum of $20.00 or 10 items per person).

Donations will be received at the Library Service Desk during regular hours of service. All food collected will go the CUSA Food Centre to help students in need.

Acceptable food donations include non-perishable canned or packaged food (please no candy).

Please note: If you don't owe any library fines but wish to donate food you may do so, but the waiver cannot be used as a credit for future fines.

For more information please contact: Mizthika Sanjeevan, Patron Accounts Coordinator, Access Services at mizthika.sanjeevan@carleton.ca.


April 5, 2018

Don’t miss a selection of children’s map drawings from the Barbara Petchenik biennial map competition, located in the South Wing Hallway of the Library until May.  This competition was created by the International Cartographic Association (ICA) in 1993 and aims to promote the creative representation of the world in graphic form by children. Each year, winners from around the world are selected and announced at the ICA conference and are later archived by the library. For more information: https://childrensmaps.library.carleton.ca/content/about-us


March 2, 2018

3D printing 101

Instructor: Dare Balogun, Discovery Centre Technical Support Analyst

Date: Tuesday March 20, 2018

Time: 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Location: Discovery Centre gaming lab, 4th floor, Carleton University Library

Free workshop open to Carleton students, faculty and staff

Space is limited. RSVP to discovery.support@carleton.ca

This session will cover:

  • Overview of different types of 3D printer and how they work
  • 3D print materials: properties and applications
  • 3D modelling basics
  • Common 3D printing issues and solutions
  • Quick demo of 3D print process
  • Questions

Raspberry pi 101

Instructor: Dare Balogun, Discovery Centre Technical Support Analyst

Date: Monday March 26th, 2018

Time: 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Location: Discovery Centre learning lab, 4th floor, Carleton University Library

Free workshop open to Carleton students, faculty and staff

Space is limited. RSVP to discovery.support@carleton.ca

Participants are welcome to bring their own equipment to use at the session or borrow from the Library emerging technology collection

This session will cover:

  • Getting started: hardware and software installation
  • Operating system: Raspbian basics
  • Tips and tricks
  • Sample projects
  • Questions

Arduino 101

Instructor: Dare Balogun, Discovery Centre Technical Support Analyst

Date: Tuesday March 27, 2018

Time: 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Location: Discovery Centre learning lab, 4th floor, Carleton University Library

Free workshop open to Carleton students, faculty and staff

Space is limited. RSVP to discovery.support@carleton.ca

Participants are welcome to bring their own equipment to use at the session or borrow from the Library emerging technology collection

This session will cover:

  • Arduino web editor and Arduino software
  • Arduino programming basics
  • Arduino libraries
  • Tips and tricks
  • Sample projects
  • Questions

March 1, 2018

MacOdrum Library is pleased to welcome the travelling photo Display: “To What Degree? Canada in a Changing Climate.” Created in partnership with the Government of Canada and Canadian Geographic, this display tells of the unique ways that people and ecosystems within Canada are adapting to our changing climate. By using compelling photography and minimal text, these stories explore individual and community resilience in the face of extreme events. Even in the face of heat, storms, wildfires, and changes in livelihood due to habitat shifts, possibilities still exist for improved quality of life. Enjoy the display in the Alumni Reading Room, located on the main floor of the library until mid-April.


February 28, 2018

Using photography and an ethnographic approach, the library’s newest exhibit Metropolitan Nomads: A Journey through Joburg’s Little Mogadishu takes an intimate look at the everyday life of Somali migrants in Johannesburg, where collective stories of migration and survival interweave with the individual desires and hopes of seeking a better life outside a country shattered by decades of internal conflict.

Metropolitan Nomads is a collaborative project between researcher Nereida Ripero-Muriiz and documentary photographer Salym Fayad. It is located on the gallery wall on the main floor of the library until mid-April.


February 21, 2018

Come by Room 252 in the Library at noon on Tuesday February 27 to take part in some of Freedom to Read Week activities. We’ll be hosting a banned book reading where members of the Carleton University community can pick a passage from their favorite banned book to read to the crowd. There may even be Harry Potter readings. You can register to read by emailing Alicia.ott@carleton.ca.

We’ll have food on hand for everyone and Freedom to Read Week swag for our readers.


January 29, 2018

The Gaming Lab in the Discovery Centre (4th floor, MacOdrum Library) offers drop-in sessions Wednesday and Friday, 1:30 to 4 p.m.

VR / AR headsets available to use are:

  • Oculus rift
  • PlayStation VR PS4
  • HTC Vive
  • Hololens

Specific applications can also be demonstrated upon request including Google tilt brush.

The Gaming Lab can also be booked via Portal. Please indicate in your booking if you require VR headsets.

Questions? discovery.support@carleton.ca

Borrowing VR headsets

A variety of VR headsets are also available for two-week loan from the Emerging Technology Collection, ITS helpdesk in the Discovery Centre. Try out the Google Daydream, Samsung Gear and BOBOVR Z4.


January 8, 2018

A new business platform has been added to the Library’s holdings. Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS) is a research platform and business intelligence tool that allows researchers to easily retrieve information from a wide variety of financial, economic, and marketing data sources.

Registration is required and instructions for use are outlined at https://library.carleton.ca/find/databases/wrds-wharton-research-data-services, along with a list of resources included in WRDS.

Data provided through the various sources available will be of interest to faculty and researchers in a number of FPA departments - Economics, NPSIA, Political Science, Journalism and Communication.


January 3, 2018

GeoScienceWorld provides a comprehensive resource of eBooks for researchers in the Earth Sciences, with more than 1,243 titles from 10 leading society publishers. Users can search all GSW eBooks, GSW journals, and GeoRef records on one platform.

Trial expires on January 31, 2018.

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December 21, 2017

We will be closed from 7pm on Friday, December 22 until 8am on Tuesday, January 2.

We wish you all a restful and rejuvenating break and we look forward to seeing you in 2018.


December 20, 2017

Beginning January 1, 2018, we will no longer accept cash as a form of payment at the Library Services Desk. Debit cards, credit cards, and campus cards will continue to be accepted.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact mike.reynolds@carleton.ca.

 


December 12, 2017

Take a break from studying and check out the library ‘staff picks’ personal book collection, currently on display on the main floor of the library near the Help desk. It showcases many books from personal collections giving you an opportunity to learn about our collecting interests, and gives library staff an opportunity to share collections that would otherwise stay neatly stacked on our bookshelves at home. Enjoy!


December 8, 2017

We are now accepting applications for the 2017-18 Graduate Student Open Access Award.  The deadline for applications is January 31, 2018.

The Graduate Student Open Access Award, sponsored by the Graduate Students' Association (GSA), the Library and the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs (FGPA), was established to recognize Carleton University graduate students in publishing research in open access journals.

The Award encourages Carleton graduate students to make their works more widely available on the internet and thereby increase the visibility and impact of their research in advancing knowledge and improving the global community.


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