February 22, 2017

As part of our Freedom to Read Week events, we will be hosting readings in the Library where members from the Carleton community will choose a book that has been banned from libraries or schools at some point and read an excerpt.

We will be hosting two of these---one from 12 to 1 p.m. on February 28 and the other from 12 to 1 p.m. on March 2.

Come by and listen to the readings or pick out a book to read from yourself. We don’t expect anyone to make more than a three minute reading commitment for these events.

If you would like to read on February 28 or March 2, please contact Alicia Ott at alicia.ott@carleton.ca.

February 21, 2017

We wanted to provide an update on available graduate student study spaces on the fifth floor.

Due to the lack of use, rooms 570 to 574 have been converted to individual silent study areas which means keys will no longer work for these spaces. Rooms 504 to 511 remain graduate student study spaces.

In the near future rooms 570 to 574 will be converted to bookable group study rooms. We will provde updates when this work has been completed.

February 15, 2017

We have some interesting new additions to our Emerging Technology Collection, including:

The collection page has been updated to more clearly describe the equipment which is available for loan.

More information?

The Library has a number of related e-books


Please contact David Sharp, Head of Collections, MacOdrum Library at david.sharp@carleton.ca

February 3, 2017

The next phase of renovations in MacOrdrum Library is expected to begin on Monday, February 6 and will continue until the end of June. The areas that will be included in this $1.5-million phase will be the third floor in the extension, washrooms, upgrades to the main staircase, and renovations on the first floor.

  • February 6: The third-floor extension will be closed for the day on February 6 as construction begins to add more student study space. This closure is to minimize disruption and for student safety. When the work is completed, there will be four new student study rooms and an additional 45 seats on the third floor in the extension.
  • February 6: Demolition begins on the first floor to begin construction on a new BIT IRM lab.
  • February 13: All washrooms located on floors one to three in the extension section of the library will be closed for renovations.

In the coming weeks, the main staircase (staircase A) in the library will be closed from floors one to five. Patrons will be directed to use other staircases within the building.

Students and other library users will experience noise during the renovations. Facilities Management and Planning appreciates your patience and co-operation as we complete these improvements to the library.

January 31, 2017

Graduate students are welcome to attend any of these workshops to build their library skills. The workshops are offered through the Grad Navigate program, and count toward TA Training Hours.

Thursday, February 9, noon-1:30pm — Data Visualization with Microsoft Excel

Using a sample dataset in Excel, participants will explore key formulas and techniques to summarize and extract data from large datasets. The summarized data will then be visualized using Excel’s chart and graph tools with an emphasis on creating a non-standardized appearance using data visualization concepts. Attendees are asked to bring their own laptop with Microsoft Excel installed. Please note: data visualization concepts will be broad and not discipline-specific. Register now!

Thursday, February 16, noon-1pm — Putting the Government to Work for You

This workshop will help attendees to optimize their information foraging in government resources. Participants will be provided with strategies to assist them in gathering high value government information (research, policy and statistics) while expending the least energy/time possible. The workshop will be tailored to the interests of the participants. Register now!

January 25, 2017

A new exhibition located on the main floor and in the Discovery Centre explores representations of radio to show how manufacturers and advertisers sold the idea of listening to the wireless. Aspects of radio’s visual and material culture from the early 1920s to the mid 50’s shows how radio affected conceptions of space. Seeing, selling and situating radio in Canada, 1922-1956 is curated by Michael Windover and Anne MacLennan and will be on exhibit from January 23 – April 30, 2017.

January 18, 2017

The Great Map Giveaway returns on Feb. 2! It starts at 10am in the University Galleria, and lasts until 3pm or untill all the maps are gone.

We're giving away a surplus of discarded, superseded and duplicate maps from various countries and on a variety of topics. There are single sheet maps and maps that are parts of sets. Maps aren't sorted in any logical way, but that's part of the fun. You can use the maps for study, decoration, crafting, and more. 

The Great Map Giveaway is always extremely popular so make sure you arrive early for the best selection.

January 12, 2017

To celebrate Carleton University Art Gallery’s 25th anniversary and Carleton University’s 75th anniversary, the Art Gallery has commissioned Jesse Stewart, an award-winning musician, sound artist, community builder and Carleton music professor, to create a series of live performances and sound installations. These performances will happen inside Stewart’s portable geodesic dome, set up at different sites on the Carleton campus throughout 2017.

Hooked on Bibliophonics, Stewart’s first performance, takes place on Monday, 23 January, from 12 to 1 p.m., on the main floor of the MacOdrum library. Everyone is welcome to pick up some mallets and join Stewart in jamming on a “bibliophone,” a xylophone-like instrument made out of amplified books. Stewart is renowned for his inventive and inclusive performances on a wide variety of percussion instruments, including many of his own design and built out of such materials as ice, cardboard, stone and glass.

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January 12, 2017

So you wanted to be able to study on the weekends. Well…

Beginning Sunday, January 15, we are moving to an 8 a.m. to midnight, seven days a week schedule (with exceptions on holidays and Reading Week so make sure you continue to check our website).

The feedback we received from students asked specifically for more weekend hours. We are hopeful that these consistent hours will make it easier for students to plan study and research time in the Library.

Continue to check library.carleton.ca for more Library news or if you have questions for official hours throughout the school year.

January 12, 2017

MacOdrum Library is hosting a day-long RDA hackathon on Friday, January 27, 2017. Co-sponsored by Library and Archives Canada (LAC), the hackathon for RDA metadata will use resources from a variety of Canadian authors. Authors highlighted are: Lee Maracle, Thomson Highway, Lawrence Hill, Dionne Brand, Felix LeClerc, Gabrielle Roy, Lucy Maud Montgomery, and Stephen Leacock.

This is an introductory session aimed at library cataloguers and others interested in metadata and resource discovery. Students, faculty and staff are welcome to register.

The training tool RIMMF (RDA in Many Metadata Formats), designed and created by Deborah and Richard Fritz of The MARC of Quality, will be used. It is intended to help cataloguers think in RDA terms and see how RDA might look in the future.

Pre-registration is required by emailing LAC at bac.normesdecatalogage-cataloguingstandards.lac@canada.ca. If you have any questions about the event, you may direct them to this email as well.

January 11, 2017

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January 5, 2017

Winter Library Tours

Are you new to Carleton, or new to using the library this semester? Drop in for a tour and get to know MacOdrum. You'll learn about the services in the library, have an introduction to our website, and find out where to get help.

There's no need to register - just choose a time below and meet us across from the Help Desk (also known as the Library Services Desk) for a half-hour walking tour:

Friday January 13 at 12:00 pm

Tuesday, January 17 at 10:00 am

January 4, 2017

Envisioning Technologies” is a new exhibit created by Carleton University’s Disability Research Group that documents the history of assistive or adaptive technologies for people who are blind or partially-sighted in Canada. It presents five case studies spanning the late nineteenth century to the present day and tells a range of stories that highlight the role of different innovators, organizations, and activists in bringing about a more inclusive Canada, beginning with the introduction of braille and its attendant technologies. The exhibit is located on the main floor beside the Reserve Services Desk from January 3 to April 7, 2017.

December 23, 2016

After the Nov. 29 interruption of the campus network, Information Technology Services issued calls for everyone in the campus community to change their MyCarletonOne passwords. The following deadlines were set:

If you did not change your password by the relevant date, you have been locked out of your MyCarletonOne account and you won't be able to access library resources - including your library account - until you reset your password.

To reset your MyCarletonOne password:

  1. Forget CU-Wireless on any devices you use to connect to the campus wireless network
  2. Go to https://myone.carleton.ca and enter your MyCarletonOne username
  3. Click "Forgot Password?"
  4. Follow the prompts to create a new password
  5. When you get back to campus, reconnect to CU-Wireless using your new password

Note that neither ITS staff nor library staff will be available for assistance during the university holiday closure from Dec.23 at noon until January 3.

December 8, 2016

Because of the recent  computer problems on campus, the deadline for CURIE applications has been extended until noon on December 12. Please submit your request via the CURIE fund application form. Further information on the revised process and criteria is available on the CURIE Fund page.

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