Take part in our December 14 Library Instruction Orientation Sessions for Instructors

December 2, 2021

On Tuesday, December 14 from 3 to 3:30 p.m. we will be providing a question and answer session about library services and resources for instructors. During the session we will have our experts on hand to answer any questions you have about how we can support you in the coming term.

Visit the registration page to register for this session and to check out some of our videos on library instruction and access to resources.


Carleton Library receives funding for Palestinian refugee stories digitization project

November 22, 2021

Carleton University was recently granted funding as part of UCLA Library’s Modern Endangered Archives Program for a project that will lead to the digitization and preservation of 359 DVDs containing 700 hours of interviews with elderly Palestinian refugees recorded between 2009 and 2015 in Jordan, Lebanon and Syria.

The Elusive voices: Preserving the stories of elderly Palestinian refugees is lead by Chris Trainor, Head, Archives & Special Collections, MacOdrum Library and Laura Madokoro, Department of History, Carleton University and Hicham Kayed, AL-JANA in Lebanon.

It will be undertaken by the Arab Resource Center for Popular Arts (AL-JANA) in Beirut, Lebanon, which works with marginalized communities and produces resources for children and youth. This project will ensure the preservation of the memories of refugee elders, which are becoming increasingly elusive, and will enable AL-JANA to advance its core mandate.

“Our part in the project is offering up support and liaising with Al-JANA,” says Chris Trainor. “Our staff here will be providing workshops on archival practices and being on hand for supporting the work being done with the interviews.”

The work is being done in Lebanon and at this stage of the project the work is to look into the feasibility of the complete preservation of the materials with the hope of more funding for the complete digitization of the records.

“While it has taken a lot of time and effort to get to this stage, it has been a wonderful project to be a part of. Our takeaway with this project is being able to support the community,” says Chris. “There will not be any records that we end up with at the end, it is an opportunity for us to be able to use our experience to help preserve generational knowledge.


Call for participants: Help us see how students use Omni

November 17, 2021

The library wants to learn more about students' experiences finding books in Omni and we're looking for students to help us.

We'll set up a Teams or Zoom call and ask you to share your screen while you look for a few specific books in Omni. It should only take 15-20 minutes and we can pick a time that's convenient for you sometime in November or December.

As a thank you for your time participating in the call, we will add $10 to your campus card account.

If you'd like to participate, please contact Shelley Gullikson at shelley.gullikson@carleton.ca.


Come try out our 3D printer

October 20, 2021

Our 3D printer is now up and running and accepting webform requests. And we really want you to come use this printer with us. All students, faculty and staff in the Carleton University community are welcome use this service.

Want more 3D printer information? Visit the website here and submit your project.


Request your updated NVivo licenses

October 12, 2021

It's that time of year again when NVivo licenses will be expiring. If you are an NVivo user, you will need to request a new license at i.carleton.ca/nvivo.

If you are also an NVivo Transcription user, once you have activated the new NVivo license you will have to re-register for the Transcription access as well, at i.carleton.ca/its-software/nvivo-transcription.


Dr. Shezan Muhammedi announced as a Researcher In-Residence at Carleton Library 

September 16, 2021

We are excited to announce Dr. Shezan Muhammedi as a Researcher In-Residence at Carleton Library.

Dr. Muhammedi has been appointed as a Researcher In-Residence for his background and expertise in the resettlement of Ugandan Asian refugees in Canada. Carleton Library is home to the Uganda Collection, a unique archive that provides insight into the expulsion and subsequent resettlement of over 7,000 Ugandan Asian refugees in Canada.

To commemorate the upcoming 50th anniversary of the resettlement of Ugandan Asian refugees in Canada, a joint academic and community-based conference will be held in November 2022 at Carleton University. Beyond Resettlement: Exploring the History of the Ugandan Asian Community in Exile aims to yield insights on the Ugandan Asian experience in Africa, Canada and elsewhere in the diaspora and to consider the nature of being a racialized refugee community in 1970s Canada and beyond. With this framework, the conference intends to broaden understandings of the refugee resettlement experience in Canada and will therefore be of interest to scholars, policymakers and various refugee and migrant communities.

The Researcher In-Residence appointment will allow Dr. Muhammedi to take a leadership role in coordinating the creation, planning, and budgeting the conference as Co-Chair of the Conference Sub-committee. As part of this work, Dr. Muhammedi will liaise with internal and external members and conduct research to aid in discussions, and decision-making around garnering more archival donations to grow the Uganda Collection and supporting the development of the 2022 conference.

Panels will focus on the historical context of the expulsion, Canada’s response and reception of refugees, and the lived experiences of the community in Canada. The event will also showcase archival materials including oral histories, digital exhibits, primary source materials, and other artifacts.

Dr. Muhammedi also holds an Adjunct Research Professor appointment in the Department of History at Carleton University and works for Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada as a Policy Analyst.


Submit your course outline and reading lists for Fall 2021

September 2, 2021

Our Course Reserve Service supports teaching and learning by providing students access to course reading materials through Ares and Brightspace. We are now accepting your requests for the fall 2021 semester.

Please submit your course outline/reading list to Library_Reserves@carleton.ca or reach out if you have any questions.


Access to full print collection to be restored in September

August 23, 2021

We are pleased to announce that regular access to our entire print collection will be restored on Tuesday, September 7, 2021.

However, as a result online access to in-copyright materials available through the HathiTrust Emergency Temporary Access Service will be discontinued as of that date.

You will still be able to use HathiTrust to access the full-text of 4.3 million volumes works that are in the public domain.

In addition, our curbside pick-up, mail delivery, and scan-on-demand services will remain in place as alternative ways of accessing our print materials.

Please note that due to pandemic restrictions, only Carleton students, faculty, staff, and alumni are permitted to visit the building.

If you have any questions about how to access materials in our collection, please let us know!


Jane Fry and Heather MacDonald recognized for their outstanding work

August 20, 2021

Two of our Librarians were recently recognized for their contributions in their respective areas of expertise. Congratulations to both Jane Fry and Heather MacDonald for their outstanding work that lead to these awards and selections.

The Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR), an organization that provides leadership and training in data access, curation, and methods of analysis for the social science research community has honored Jane Fry, Data Services Librarian, with the 2021 William H. Flanigan Award.

Flanigan Award winner Jane Fry, active in the data community at Canada’s Carleton University for over 20 years, received an MLIS from San José State University (San José, CA) in 2014, an MA in Sociology from Carleton University in 1995, and a BA (Hons) from Carleton University in 1990. In 2018 she received the Professional Achievement Award at Carleton University for her many contributions. On a national level, Fry currently serves on the DLI External Advisory Committee (Statistics Canada), representing her data colleagues in the Ontario region, as well as nationally. She also continues to be actively involved with the New Digital Research Infrastructure Organization (NDRIO) and Portage, the research data management service of NDRIO.

In addition to substantial experience and knowledge in Data Services within an academic library, Fry also has very strong skills in research data management, data literacy, and teaching. For that reason, she is regularly invited to lead workshops on data-related topics in local, national, and international arenas. Fry is also a co-instructor for a summer course on providing data services at ICPSR.

Fry has a strong public service orientation, which leads her to be actively involved in a number of Library committees, as well as committees in the Carleton University community, and committees on the provincial, national, and international levels. This includes being co-chair of the DDI Training Working Group. From 2016 to 2020, Fry served as the Canadian member of ICPSR’s Governing Council, and she is always willing to pitch in to help train ICPSR Representatives on how to maximize their institutions’ use of ICPSR data and resources. She loves data and is always eager to discuss it with her colleagues at the Library and anywhere else.

Heather MacDonald, Health and Biosciences Librarian, has been selected as the Associate Editor (Evidence Summaries) with Evidence Based Library and Information Practice. EBLIP is a peer reviewed, open access journal published quarterly.

Evidence Summaries are an important part of EBLIP where the author(s) review a research article using a very structured format in order to provide concise evidence to assist with knowledge transfer and with the aim that readers of the summaries will use them to inform decision making. Summaries are peer reviewed before publication. If you are a reader of EBLIP you will know that Heather has written a number of Evidence Summaries during her career.


Attend a Library orientation session to support instruction

August 19, 2021

Later this summer the Library will be holding a series of short orientation sessions on how our services can support instruction. Take a look below at what we are offering and attend a session that works for you.

Library Instruction Orientation Sessions

Do you have questions on what the library can provide in terms of services and resources for this upcoming fall 2021 semester? If so, please check out these videos on library instruction and access to resources. Still have questions? Consider attending an upcoming live drop-in sessions via zoom where library staff will be on hand to answer your questions!

August 30 from 4 to 4:30 p.m.


Passcode: cu-library

September 1 from 2 to 2:30 p.m.


Passcode: cu-library

September 7 from 10:30 to 11 a.m.


Passcode: cu-library

Copyright/Reserves Orientation Sessions

Join us for informal discussions about providing course materials to your students as you teach online. We’ll answer questions about the one-stop Reserves service, readings lists, permissions for videos, using material from the internet, synchronous and asynchronous classes, using maps, photos, plans, sketches, songs, newspapers, and anything else that comes up. The hosts will be Joanne Rumig Head of Access Services, Jordan Snel, Carleton Legal counsel and Valerie Critchley Copyright Librarian.

August 26 from 4 to 5 p.m.


Meeting ID: 949 8573 0648

Passcode: 224420

September 2 from 1 to 2 p.m.


Meeting ID: 949 8573 0648

Passcode: 224420

September 9 from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.


Meeting ID: 949 8573 0648

Passcode: 224420

Can’t make the chat? Contact Copyright@carleton.ca or see how the Reserves service can help at https://library.carleton.ca/services/reserves-faculty-and-instructors


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