February 20, 2019

Each year, the Library hosts an activity in support of Freedom to Read Week. This is a fun event, but one with an important message: freedom to read, freedom to express yourself, and anti-censorship.

We always have an exhibit and we always have public readings from books which have been banned or challenged. This year, not only will people be reading from banned books, but they will be reading passages which are in themselves potentially controversial. We want to demonstrate that all these ideas and ways of expressing them, either in factual prose or in imaginary literature, have as much of a place in the public sphere as any other text that is more acceptable to a larger mass of people.

We’ve developed a list of books, but you may know your own. And of course if you can’t or don’t want to read, feel free to attend.

Please forward this invitation to students in your areas.

The event takes place February 27 from 2 to 3 p.m. on the main floor of the Library. Stop by.


February 11, 2019

This display demonstrates how researchers in the Faculty of Public Affairs (FPA) are applying new technology to study critical issues facing our society and the world.

FPA brings together academic units at Carleton that deal directly with government and civil society.

FPA is dedicated to fostering informed citizenship, building better democracy and better societies, and educating graduates who will go on to address regional and global challenges.


February 6, 2019

MacOdrum Library is pleased to host: “Christi Belcourt and Isaac Murdoch: Encouraging Action.” This exhibition brings together banners that were  created by Carleton University students, staff and faculty, as well as members of the civic community, during a free, public art build hosted by Carleton University Art Gallery and held in Fenn Lounge on January 22nd. These are a few examples of the many banners Belcourt and Murdoch have created with various communities across North America.

Belcourt and Murdoch are driven by a sense of urgency, and by the need to encourage action to protect what sustains us. These banners will be distributed to actions and demonstrations in Canada and the United States. They will move through sites of resistance and act as agents of change. As they occupy space here at Carleton University’s MacOdrum Library, they encourage us to consider their poignant messages, which are pressing and beg repeating.  

This exhibition is presented by Carleton University Art Gallery (CUAG) in conjunction with UPRISING: THE POWER OF MOTHER EARTH – Christi Belcourt – A Retrospective with Isaac Murdoch, a National Touring Exhibition co-produced by Thunder Bay Art Gallery and CUAG.  You can visit UPRISING at CUAG until April 28th. Admission is free and everyone is welcome!


February 1, 2019

Some of the library’s online services will be unavailable starting the evening of Friday, Feb. 8 and lasting into Saturday evening, as the provider performs maintenance.

What is the impact?

  • The GetIt button will not work in our databases (including “Get It” links in Google Scholar)
  • Summon will still be available to search but links in Summon that go through 360Link won’t work. Direct links to fulltext in Summon will be working, which is great but also makes it difficult to explain to users why some links will work and some will not. Most users don’t know what 360Link or a link resolver is.
  • The eJournal A-Z list won’t be available

What are the workarounds?

  • Direct links to publisher sites will work, so you can access fulltext articles in Google Scholar (or even regular Google) on campus where there are direct links (and not the “Get It @ Carleton U” link).
  • Off-campus, Google Scholar can be buggy so using the campus VPN is the best route (learn how to set up campus VPN)
  • Scholar’s Portal Journals is a good source of fulltext journals
  • Search the library catalogue for the journal titles you’re looking for. If we subscribe to them online, you can access them from there
  • Fulltext content within databases (e.g. JSTOR, Business Source Complete) will still be available
  • Use our chat help service (available 12 – 6pm on Saturday) to figure out which of these workarounds is best for you

When exactly is the downtime?

  • 24 hours starting Friday, Feb. 8 at 8pm (so Friday night and all day Saturday).

January 28, 2019

Check out the display board just outside room 238 (on the main floor - in the back area) to see the library's exhibit on stereotyping.  You will experience the United States World Map (2010), the Comic Map of Europe, the World According to Donald Trump among other interesting books, maps, and atlases that the library owns.

Looking at topics that may offend and how the academic environment encourages discussion, investigation and freedom of speech, this display is sure to have you asking questions - Why isn't this banned? Why would the library have material like this? What is the intention of this map? What is the source?

Feel Free to check out the library's policy on Challenged Materials: https://library.carleton.ca/about/policies/challenged-materials-library-policy

 


January 25, 2019

MacOdrum Library is honoured to bring the Legacy of Hope Foundation (LHF) exhibit, Where are the Children? Healing the Legacy of the Residential Schools, to campus this winter. Curated by Jeff Thomas, the exhibit “spans over 125 years and contains photographs and documents from the 1880s to the present day. Photographs, text panels and artifacts move the witness through a process of leaving home and arriving at school to school activities and being part of a classroom.” First launched in 2002, the exhibit’s haunting images and searing text continue to deliver profound messages about the histories and legacies of residential schools. The exhibit is on display until February 15, 2019. 

The Centre for Indigenous Initiatives is offering facilitated visits and discussions of the exhibit on Thursday and Friday afternoons (between 1:30-3:30) beginning on January 17. At these sessions, an Elder or community knowledge keeper and a facilitator will help guide the students in a consideration of the exhibit and of the histories and legacies it represents. If you are interested in incorporating one of these sessions into your class, or would like any other information about the exhibit, please contact the CCPH.


January 18, 2019

The ASME Digital Collection provides access to current and archival literature in mechanical engineering and related engineering fields, such as medical device research, energy resources, and nuclear engineering. It features:

  • Transaction Journals from 1960 to the present
  • Conference Proceedings from 2002 to the present
  • ASME Press eBooks selected from 1984 to the present
  • ASME Standards

January 14, 2019

ProQuest will be performing maintenance on many ProQuest products beginning on Saturday, January 19, 2019. Downtime is scheduled to start at 10:00 pm and last for up to 8 hours. This will affect all these ProQuest databases including Ebook central.


January 11, 2019

You are cordially invited to join us on January 17 at 4:00 pm in Carleton University’s MacOdrum Library for the opening ceremony of the installed exhibition, Where Are the Children?  This is an exhibition on loan from the Legacy of Hope Foundation, curated by photo-based artist and curator Jeff Thomas, that provides an overview of the histories of residential schools in Canada.  It features more than 100 unforgettable historical images and puts those images into their historical context.  More on the exhibition can be found at the exhibit's website.

The MacOdrum Library is co-hosting the exhibition with the Carleton Centre for Public History, and with the financial support of the Department of History, the Office of the President, the Office of the Provost, and the Office of the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. The Carleton Centre for Indigenous Initiatives is also supporting this exhibition by featuring tours for Carleton students and faculty that includes break-out sessions with Elders and Knowledge Keepers.

Refreshments will be provided.

To assist with our planning, please RSVP by January 15 by sending a message indicating how many guests will be attending. But please still attend even if you are unable to RSVP!

Further inquiries about the exhibition and its associated activities can be addressed to Michel Hogue (michel.hogue@carleton.ca) and John C. Walsh (john.walsh@carleton.ca), or via the Carleton Centre for Public History.

We look forward to seeing you there!


January 9, 2019

Check out the front glass case in the Library for a Chinese New Year exhibit featuring artifacts from National Capital Confucius Institute for Culture, Language and Business at Carleton University. The exhibit includes items that highlight traditional Chinese literature, poetry, and art.


January 3, 2019

Starting in January 2019, we will no longer be updating the holding information for eJournals in the catalogue. This change is a result of the work being done to prepare for our migration to Collaborative Futures in December 2019.

You can find up-to-date holdings information for any eJournal title using the eJournals link on the Library home page under the Summon box or via the menu: Find > Journals > Search or browse online journals.

Existing information for eJournals will remain in place in the catalogue. Because most current eJournal holdings are listed with a start date and no end date, the information in the catalogue will be accurate unless our subscription to the journal ends.

This change only impacts eJournals: holdings for print journals will continue to be updated in the catalogue.


January 2, 2019

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 19, 2018

The Library will be closed from December 22 to January 2. We will open again at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, January 2.

See you in the new year!


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


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