May 18, 2017

In 2017, as Canada celebrates its 150th Birthday, Carleton University is also commemorating an important anniversary: its 75th.

Visualizing 75 Years at Carleton is an interactive map which includes photographs, air photos and maps. Using the information provided by the Archives and Research collection, we will continue to populate the interactive map throughout the anniversary year with stories, images, and maps relevant to the 75thcelebration.

The person behind the stories is Sherri Sunstrum.

“Seeing the transformation of Carleton from its humble beginnings at the YMCA to what the campus looks like today was eye-opening,” says Sherri. “A lot of the early information, I didn’t know at all and discovering the unique stories was definitely a highlight.”

You’ll find maps on the various Carleton locations around Ottawa throughout the years, stories about the beginnings, endings, and revival of the Panda Game, stories about student life through the ages, and the successes our alumni have gone on to experience.

Check back regularly as the interactive map gets updated with more stories and pictures from Carleton’s past.


May 15, 2017

We have Anne of Green Gables, Winnie the Pooh, Snoopy and a number of other childhood favourites on hand for you to visit as part of our Favourite Childhood Stories exhibit on the main floor of the Library.

Whether your favourites growing up were The Hobbit, Harry Potter, or a book more obscure than anyone else might remember, stop by to take a look at some of the favourites of the Library staff.


May 3, 2017

On May 8, 9, 10, the Library will be hosting a fundraiser where students, staff, faculty, and other members of the Carleton University community are invited stop by the main floor in the Library where we will be accepting donations for the 400 books given to us by DK Books. Any books that do not get picked up as part of the fundraiser will be donated to Twice Upon a Time. We will be accepting donation by cash or cheque. Be sure to swing by and check it out.


April 20, 2017

Stop by the Library every Thursday from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. to meet and mingle with Uncle Steven, the Library Dog. 

Each day, he will be ready to meet and greet (and accept as many pats and pets as you have for him) near the Maxwell MacOdrum painting on the main floor.


April 10, 2017

Are you interested in the art of illusion or magic? Discover that sense of mystery with the Art Latcham Memorial Magic Collection now on display on the main floor of the library across from the Reserves Desk. It includes books, magazines, and other interesting ephemera related to illusion and sleight of hand.

Arthur “Art” Latcham, to whom the collection is dedicated, was a philanthropist in the York Region of Ontario, a member of the Hat and Rabbit Club, and a magic enthusiast who always carried a deck of cards to perform magic and sleight of hand at any moment.

The display was curated by Al MacLennan, ARC staff member and runs until April 30, 2017.


April 7, 2017

In celebration of poetry month, drop by the Thom Panel on the main floor and check out the giant exclamation mark. It is a ‘broadside’ featuring the poem “Boys Bathing”, by Irving Layton, along with many book covers from the Special Poetry collection of the Archives and Research Collection.

 “Deep Thermal” located on the (opposite) Gallery wall, is from the Modern poetry collection. The viewers create their own connection between the image and word. This is a limited edition ekphrastic portfolio of six numbered pigment prints, signed by  Mary Heebner, with poetic responses to the images by Clayton Eshleman.

The displays run until April 30th and were curated by Lloyd K. Keane, PhD, Monica Ferguson and Al MacLennan.


April 6, 2017

There will be a service outage on our open journal systems (OJS) starting at noon, Thursday April 6. We anticipate that the maintenance will be complete by 5pm.

We apologize for the disruption and will try to restore service as quickly as possible. If you have any  questions, please contact Pat Moore.


April 5, 2017

To mark the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge on April 9, 2017, please drop by and visit a thought provoking exhibit honouring this pivotal event of the First World War. The battle began on Easter Monday, April 9, 1917 with Canadian regiments launching a major offensive against the enemy. Many were citizen-soldiers who together created a turning point for the Allies and helped shape a stronger sense of Canadian identity. This exhibit includes posters, diary entries, photos, letters home, a soldier’s attestation document, and many WWI books from the library’s collection. It is located on the main floor in front of the Research Help Desk until April 30.


April 3, 2017

On Tuesday, April 18, 10 am-12 pm, we will be hosting the event "First Nations & Aboriginal Data: An Introduction to the Aboriginal Peoples Survey and the First Nations Information Governance Centre."

Representatives from Statistics Canada and the First Nations Information Governance Centre will give an introduction to the data available to researchers, how you can access that data, and how you can use them to enrich your research.

The event will be held in room 252 and everyone is welcome. Register for this free event.


March 30, 2017

The MacOdrum Library held its annual Food for Fines campaign from March 20 to March 27 2017. The Carleton community donated 308 items to the CUSA Food Centre and the library waived the equivalent of $ $496.50 in library fines.

Featured here are (Left to Right) Daniel Tura, Meaghan Easter and Sameer Ahmed of the Library’s Access Services Department

Thank you to everyone who participated.


March 23, 2017

There is a planned downtime of the Brill Online Books and Journals platform scheduled for Saturday March 25. The downtime will be from 3:00 am - 6:00 pm.

Brill Reference Works Online and Brill Primary Sources Online will not be affected.

We apologize for any interruption or inconvenience this may cause.


March 15, 2017

Come on out to the launch of Carleton’s 75th Anniversary commemorative photobook, Carleton at 75.

The launch will take place Wednesday, March 29 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Carleton University Alumni Association Reading Room. Light refreshments will be served and contributors will read a selection of reflections from the book.

Please RSVP for the launch to Kathy McKinley by March 24.


March 13, 2017

We just added a GoPro Hero 5 camera and 14 piece GoPro Hero harness kit (including selfie stick) to our Emerging Technology Collection.

All items in the Emerging Technology Collection can be borrowed by Carleton students, faculty and staff with a valid Library card for a two week period from the ITS Service Desk in the Discovery Centre on the fourth floor of the Library.

Need more information?

The Library has a number of related e-books:

Questions?

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


March 10, 2017

Thunder in Our Voices tells the story of the 1970s Berger Inquiry into the Construction of a Pipeline in the Mackenzie Valley. It was 40 years ago that the ground-breaking Berger inquiry sparked a national discussion about Indigenous land rights, and gave a forum to the rising Indigenous movement. The issues that the Inquiry addressed are the same as those that are with us today, as more pipelines through Indigenous lands are in prospect. Drew Ann Wake, a CBC reporter and museum curator, reported on the original inquiry and is now traveling the country educating students. As part of the exhibit, you can watch interviews with the original Dene, Inuvialuit and corporate witnesses before the Inquiry, recorded then and now.

The exhibit, which will be on both the Gallery Wall on the main floor and in the main foyer space, will be open March 18 to 25. Admission is free. 


March 10, 2017

Government of Canada

 

The Maps, Data and Government Information Centre has been given a limited number of free DISCOVERY passes to distribute to students starting Monday, March 13, 2017.

For further information, please visit our service desk on the 1st level of the MacOdrum Library and speak with Denize Tan.

"To celebrate our country's 150th birthday, the Government of Canada is offering the gift of free admission to all Parks Canada places to Canadians. It is fantastic that so many people are excited about free admission and my hope is that every Canadian family will visit a national park, historic site or marine conservation area in 2017".  Catherine McKenna, Minister of Climate Change and Minister responsible for Parks Canada.

 


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