April 17, 2019

The elevator that goes from the tunnel level to the main entrance of the library is out of service. Those who need assistance entering the library from the tunnel should call 613-520-2733 and a staff member will bring them through an alternate entrance. It's also possible to exit the tunnel at the Tory junction and use the exterior ramp to access the library entrance.

Unfortunately, the elevator will be out of service for some time while we await replacement parts. We are sorry for this inconvenience.


April 15, 2019

This exam season the MacOdrum Library and the Discovery Centre will once again be hosting video game nights every night in the Discovery Centre.

This exam period we will also be holding theme nights, where you’re invited to stop by and check out our collection in a number of areas.

So if you’re looking for a break, stop by and play for a while.

April 15 Superhero from 5 to 9 p.m.

Check out our collection

April 16 LEGO from 5 to 9 p.m.

Check out our collection

April 17 Horror from 5 to 9 p.m.

Check out our collection

April 18 RPG from 5 to 9 p.m.

Check out our collection

April 20 GTA series from 5 to 8 p.m.

Check out our collection

April 21 Banned from 5 to 8 p.m.

Check out our collection

https://catalogue.library.carleton.ca/record=b3812996

https://catalogue.library.carleton.ca/record=b3507998

https://catalogue.library.carleton.ca/record=b2824075

https://catalogue.library.carleton.ca/record=b3507969

https://catalogue.library.carleton.ca/record=b3662595

https://catalogue.library.carleton.ca/record=b4528673

https://catalogue.library.carleton.ca/record=b2963010

April 22 Nintendo from 5 to 9 p.m.

Check out our collection

Check out our collection

April 23 Anime Based from 5 to 9 p.m.

Check out our collection

April 24 Fighting from 5 to 9 p.m.

Check out our collection

April 25 Mario Kart from 5 to 9 p.m.

Check out our collection

April 26 VR/AR from 5 to 9 p.m.

We have 2 VR headsets and a couple games.

April 27 Classic from 5 to 8 p.m.

Mario, Zelda and more


April 11, 2019

Looking to hang out with one of the CU Therapy Dogs? Check out the schedule for when the Therapy Dogs will be in the Library this exam period.


April 11, 2019

Gender: Identity and Social Change provides primary source material which documents the changing representations and lived experiences of gender roles and relations from the nineteenth century to the present, with a focus on the United States, Great Britain, Canada and Australia. The collection includes sources for the study of women's suffrage, the feminist movement, the men’s movement, employment, education, the body, the family, and government and politics.


April 9, 2019

In November, we sent an email to 5,000 randomly selected students, and one-half of faculty, staff and contract instructors. The main purpose of the survey was to give you the opportunity to state how well you believe the Library performs in relation to what you think is important. The survey focused on performance and importance specifically related to communication, service delivery, facilities & equipment, information resources, and overall satisfaction.

Thank you to all of you who completed the 2018 Library User Survey. Below is a look at some of the trends we noticed---specifically what we’re doing well as well as where we need to improve.

How you rated us

This was the first year we ran this survey. In the years ahead we will be able to benchmark our performance as we implement changes based on your feedback.

  • Overall performance: 78.2 out of 100
  • Overall satisfaction: 5.57 out of 7

Ways we can improve (largest gaps between what was identified as important and our performance)

  • Finding a place in the Library to work in a group.
  • Finding a quiet place in the Library to study.
  • Having laptop facilities (ie desks, power) in the Library that meet your needs.

Where we’re doing well

  • Wireless access
  • Off-campus access to library resources and services
  • Accurate answers to questions
  • Access to library resources helping you to be successful at university
  • Course Reserves (Ares) meeting your needs

What are we going to do in response to the survey results?

We acknowledge that the results of this survey shows that we still have areas we can improve on to give our community a better overall experience. So as we move forward with our yearly planning we will be taking into consideration the need for more study space---both for group and individual study.

We will do this as we plan any future renovations in the Library and as we consider ways to reconfigure our current setup.

Looking for more information?

We are attaching a link to the Library client survey. It is important to note that as the first university library in Canada to undertake this survey, our results are being benchmarked against Australian libraries.

For any questions or comments please contact Laura Newton Miller, Assessment & Collection Strategy Librarian (laura.newtonmiller@carleton.ca)


April 8, 2019

This exam season the MacOdrum Library and the Discovery Centre will once again be hosting video game nights every night in the Discovery Centre. We will be holding theme nights, where you’re invited to stop by and check out our collection in a number of areas.

So if you’re looking for a break, stop by and play for a while.

April 13 FIFA from 5 to 9 p.m.

Check out our collection.

April 14 Indie from 5 to 9 p.m.

Come by and see our colelction.

April 15 Superhero from 5 to 9 p.m.

Check out our collection.

April 16 LEGO from 5 to 9 p.m.

Check out our collection.

April 17 Horror from 5 to 9 p.m.

Check out our collection.

April 18 RPG from 5 to 9 p.m.

Check out our collection.

April 20 GTA series from 5 to 8 p.m.

Check out our collection.

April 21 Banned from 5 to 8 p.m.

https://catalogue.library.carleton.ca/record=b3812996

https://catalogue.library.carleton.ca/record=b3507998

https://catalogue.library.carleton.ca/record=b2824075

https://catalogue.library.carleton.ca/record=b3507969

https://catalogue.library.carleton.ca/record=b3662595

https://catalogue.library.carleton.ca/record=b4528673

https://catalogue.library.carleton.ca/record=b2963010

April 22 Nintendo from 5 to 9 p.m.

Check out our collection.

Check out our collection.

April 23 Anime Based from 5 to 9 p.m.

Check out our collection.

April 24 Fighting from 5 to 9 p.m.

Check out our collection.

April 25 Mario Kart from 5 to 9 p.m.

Check out our collection.

April 26 VR/AR from 5 to 9 p.m.

We have two virtual reality headsets and some games for you to come try.

April 27 Classic from 5 to 8 p.m.

Come play Mario, Zelda and more!


March 28, 2019

Indigenous Peoples: North America enables researchers to study the impact of invasion and colonization on Indigenous Peoples in North America, and the intersection of Indigenous and European histories and systems of knowledge through the use of manuscripts, monographs, newspapers, photographs, motion pictures, images of artwork, and more.


March 19, 2019

It is being reported that an unsecured Elsevier server has resulted in a number of user email addresses and passwords being exposed, potentially leaving them vulnerable to unauthorized use.

Elsevier has responded that this security breach was due to a server being improperly configured, and that the problem has since been corrected. Elsevier is continuing their investigation into the matter and will communicate directly with their users on what steps to take.

The Library currently subscribes to a number of Elsevier services, including:

If you have created an account with any of these Elsevier services, we strongly recommend that you change the password for your Elsevier account immediately.

Note that all of these services use the same account for authentication, so changing your password once should update it with all services. However, if you have created multiple accounts with Elsevier using different email addresses, you will need to update each account’s password separately.

Carleton MyCarletonOne accounts are not affected by this issue.

To contact Elsevier, please visit their Privacy Support Centre.

If you have any questions, please contact the Library Services Desk.


March 18, 2019

Library and Archives Canada (LAC) is pleased to announce a new collaborative agreement with Carleton University. The official signing ceremony took place in Ottawa today during the second edition of the LAC Forum with University Partners.

The two institutions have already established an excellent relationship by jointly organizing an international lecture series on architecture and by working together on the Parliament buildings rehabilitation project in Ottawa.

This collaborative agreement strengthens LAC and Carleton University's current engagements and will encourage new projects between the two institutions. Both institutions seek to facilitate the sharing of expertise and knowledge, and to support the development of specialized library science skills. In particular, the development of skills related to rare books, special collections, indigenous matters, research data management, copyright and fair dealing.

LAC now has several bilateral agreements in place with a wide range of Canadian universities. In addition to this agreement with Carleton University, LAC has signed memoranda of understanding with the University of Ottawa, Dalhousie University, Queen's University, the University of Toronto, Western University, Université Laval, the École de bibliothéconomie et des sciences de l'information at the Université de Montréal, and the University of Victoria.

These collaborations are in keeping with LAC's priorities, as it strives to be on the cutting edge of archival science, library science and new technologies. They help LAC play a leading role in national and international networks.


March 14, 2019

Diluvio” is part of Carleton University’s Cinquecento: Carleton Celebrates Leonardo da Vinci, a year-long celebration honouring the renaissance genius on the 500th anniversary of his death in France on May 2, 1519.

The installation is inspired by Leonardo’s reflections on the inter-connections within all of Nature as revealed by his studies of the flow of water, air, light, shadows, energy, and his evocative “deluge drawings.” The installation is the recent work by students in the Crossings Interdisciplinary Workshop, offered by Professor Manuel Báez in the Fall term of 2018 at the Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism. By working with aluminum mesh that’s been folded into a very fluidly malleable pattern, students were encouraged to experientially explore and improvise through these dynamic shape-shifting properties and their projected shadows while drawing inspiration from Leonardo’s speculations and studies.  

Crossings Interdisciplinary Workshop Diluvio student teams:  

  • Hamid Aghashahi  & Guillermo Bourget Morales
  • Abigail Maguire & Edyta Suska 
  • Connor Tamborro & Jasmine Sykes 
  • Nikolina Braovac & Asmi Sharma                                                        
  • Petros Kapetanakis & Hadi Siddiqui 
  • Daniel Baldassarri & Liam Yeaman
  • Shaylyn Kelly & Walter Fu
  • Kaleigh Jeffrey & Stephen Scanlan
  • Sepideh Rajabzadeh & Runjia Li
  • Dylan Rutledge & Tianlang Feng

Special thanks to Sami Karimi for his contribution to the Diluvio installation.

Leonardo saw nature as weaving an infinite variety of elusive patterns on the basic warp and woof of mathematical perfection.  Nowhere could nature’s endless variations on geometrical themes be seen more marvellously than in the dynamics of water, above all in the configurations of vortices.”          
Martin Kemp, Leonardo da Vinci: The Marvellous Works of Nature and Man, 2006       


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

 


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