Library News

June 18, 2019

Ares will be unavailable on Wednesday June 19, 2019 from approximately 8am to 12pm due to software upgrades. Our apologies for the inconvenience.

 

Please email any questions to Library_Reserves@carleton.ca


June 12, 2019

The library catalogue is currently unavailable due to unforeseen circumstances. We are working hard to get it back up as soon as possible but it could take some time. In the meantime:

  • You can look up materials in Summon, including the call number. To limit searches to items in the catalogue, you can use the "Library Catalogue" facet in the top left of the Summon screen.
  • You can still borrow items from the Library Services Desk
  • All databases, e-journals, and articles are still available and Reserves items in Ares are also available.

We apologize for this inconvenience. We will post a message to the library website and to the library Twitter account once the catalogue is back up and running.


June 6, 2019

The front glass display case now showcases a few of the thousands of CDs in our collection! The display highlights the breadth of musical content that the collection has to offer. From Pink Floyd to Puff Daddy, Bach to Bieber, there is something for everyone! CDs can be borrowed by request at the Library Services Desk or by placing a hold in the library catalogue.


June 5, 2019

A new display entitled THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX showcases the value and variety of ‘interdisciplinary studies’ at Carleton. Curated by Kayla Dold, student assistant, it highlights examples of crossing boundaries and thinking across traditional schools of thought that are available right here at Carleton, but also at other educational institutions in Ontario as well. It also includes many great books and videos in the library’s collection that are a testament to how art, humanities and science are closely related. It is located outside of Research Support Services on the 2nd floor, and runs until the end of June.


May 30, 2019

The library catalogue and all other library services have been restored. After an upgrade to our server environment on Tuesday, May 28, many of our services unexpectedly went down. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience as we worked to resolve the issues.

If you have any questions or concerns, please use our Feedback form.


May 29, 2019

The library catalogue continues to be down after an upgrade to our server environment on Tuesday, May 28. Other previously affected services are now available. We continue to work to restore the catalogue as soon as possible. You can use Summon to search our collections in the meantime.

If you have any questions or concerns, please use our Feedback form.

We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience.


May 29, 2019

The library catalogue and some of our other services continue to be down after an upgrade to our server environment on Tuesday, May 28. We are working to restore service as soon as possible.

Affected services include:

  • Library catalogue and Library account
  • Quick search computers in the library
  • Archives and Research Collections (ARC) website
  • Sign
  • Children's Maps
  • Global Mapper license server
  • FME
  • CUDO

If you have any questions or concerns, please use our Feedback form.

We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience.


May 24, 2019

The library catalogue and some of our other services will be down on Tuesday, May 28 from 8:30am - 11:00am as Library Technology Services department will be carrying out an upgrade to our server environment.

Affected services include:

  • Library catalogue and Library account
  • Quick search computers in the library
  • CURVE
  • Sign
  • Children's Maps
  • Open Journal Systems
  • Owncloud
  • Global Mapper license server
  • FME

If you have any questions or concerns, please use our Feedback form.

Thank you for your patience as we make these improvements to our systems.


May 16, 2019

Martha Attridge Bufton along with Professor Pamela Walker were recently awarded the inaugural Brilliancy Prize for Reacting for their innovative approach to teaching about Maud Malone.

"The Brilliancy Prize for Reacting recognizes a particularly ingenious or creative idea or pedagogical practice that advances Reacting games. Pamela and Martha will receive their prize at the Annual Summer Institute at Barnard College in June 2019."

You can find more about Maud Malone: Embedding information literacy in a Reacting classroom, here.


May 6, 2019

Archives Awareness Week took place at the beginning of April and our own Archives and Research Collections put together an exhibit at the entrance of the library with highlights of some of their collections.

The exhibit includes an array of items from the Siskind fonds, the McAllister Johnson Collection, the Uganda Collection, and more!

Interested in browsing our collections? Check out our online exhibits or search our database:

https://arc.library.carleton.ca/ 

https://archie.library.carleton.ca/


May 3, 2019

Do you know a graduate student who has recently published in an open access journal?

The Graduate Student Open Access Award, sponsored by the Graduate Students’ Association (GSA), MacOdrum Library and the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs (FGPA), was established in 2011 to recognize Carleton University graduate students in publishing research in open access journals.

Up to five monetary awards of $1,000 will be distributed.

Any GSA member who has had a paper published or accepted (pending minor revisions) in an open access journal since January 1, 2017, can apply. The deadline is May 31st, 2019.

For a list of criteria, and more information, please see the Graduate Student Open Access Award page.


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.


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