March 3, 2017

From March 20 to 27, 2017, bring in a nonperishable food item and we will waive $2 in library fines, owing either at the Library or on your student account, for every item donated (to a maximum of $20 or 10 items per person).

Donations will be received at the Library Service Desk during regular hours of service and all food collected will go to the CUSA Food Centre.

Please note, if you do not owe any library fines, but wish to donate food you may do so—but the waiver applies to existing fines only and cannot be used as a credit. Acceptable food donations include nonperishable canned or packaged food (please no candy).

Food for Fines is brought to you by the Carleton University Library. For more information, please contact Mizthika Sanjeevan, Patron Accounts Coordinator, Access Services at mizthika.sanjeevan@carleton.ca.


March 1, 2017

The Library wants to know more about students’ experiences doing research for papers and assignments. Two librarians would like to talk with students about online searching for resources. We’ll be conducting short interviews with undergraduate and graduate students this term.

Participants will be scheduled for one 30-minute interview and the meeting will take place on campus. Those who participate will be compensated for their time with a $10 Starbucks gift card.

If you are a student who would like to participate or if you want more information please contact Shelley Gullikson or Emma Cross.

This study has been approved by the Carleton University Research Ethics Board (Project #106330). If you have any ethical concerns with the study, please contact Dr. Andy Adler, Chair, Carleton University Research Ethics Board-A (by phone at 613-520-2600 ext. 2517 or via email at ethics@carleton.ca).


February 28, 2017

The Faculty of Public Affairs is celebrating its 75th year at Carleton! A new display on the main floor will showcase some of the key milestones and projects of the faculty’s numerous academic units.  Following the Second World War when Carleton U. was founded, its first graduates were in Journalism and Public Administration, considered at that time to be entirely new subjects for post-secondary study in Canada. Other groundbreaking programs were soon to follow. The profile of Carleton’s leading programs in the study of civic institutions and public policies, as well as the advantages of the university’s location in the nation’s capital, further promoted the creation of the Faculty of Public Affairs in the late 1990s. The exhibit will be on display until March 31st.


February 28, 2017

On Wednesday, March 1, the main stairwell (Stairwell A) in MacOdrum Library will be completely closed from the first floor to the fifth until the end May 2017. Stairwell A is being closed for renovation and upgrading but the other stairwells will be available. During this work, there will be noise associated with this construction.

During the exam period, noise will be kept to a minimum.

Your patience and co-operation during this time is appreciated.


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

Questions?

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 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


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