October 16, 2018

At this workshop, learn what Systematic Reviews are, why and when an SR should be done, and how to do one.

Students will be able to:

  • Explain the difference between a literature review and a systematic review
  • Recognize a well conducted systematic review
  • Identify the steps for performing an SR
  • Read a forest plot

This workshop takes place October 17 from 12 to 2 p.m.

All graduate students are welcome. Register here.

October 10, 2018

Due to the unseasonably warm temps outside today, we are experiencing equally warm temperatures inside. Because the University has already made the seasonal switch over from A/C to heating, we will not be able to cool down the Library until the warmer outside temeratures end on Thursday, October 11.

October 5, 2018

Please note that Enterprise Portal, used for booking group study rooms, will be unavailable Wednesday, October 10 from 9am - 5pm due to a software update. More information is available at https://students.carleton.ca/2018/09/enterprise-portal-update-october-10/.

The Enterprise Portal is provided by Scheduling and Examination Services.

October 3, 2018

As of September 4, the MacOdrum Library has removed late fees on overdue books.

So what can you expect to see this year? Well, we’ll still be sending out notifications for any past due material, and certainly, we’d love for you to return things on time, but we won’t be charging for those few days where you’ve forgotten to bring them in.

Fines will still be charged on overdue reserve materials and recalled items as well as for replacement charges for lost or damaged material. We would also like to encourage people to continue to renew any materials they do have booked out past the due date and to encourage returns to come in one time.

For anyone who still has fines related to outstanding material prior to September 4, we encourage you to come see us to produce a plan to finalize the pre-existing fines.

September 17, 2018

The MacOdrum Library is now offering up a dedicated office space where faculty and instructors can conduct research using library material from our shelves.

This space is located in 238 MacOdrum, within the Research Support services group, giving users access to the unique research opportunities offered at the Library and is ideal for when they need to do in-depth research, but have trouble finding a semi-private space.

Booking of the room can be done through contacting the Research Support Services (RSS) student desk at refstud@carleton.ca or by calling extension 8204. The space will be available from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and bookable for up to four hours.

Although drop-ins will be accommodated when possible, booking in advance is preferred.

September 17, 2018

Come see The World Remembers, the most recent exhibit launched by the Library Exhibits Committee. Situated on the main floor, this exhibit pays tribute to those who were killed or died in the First World War, including solders, nurses and military personnel from 16 countries.

In addition to the educational panels, the televisions screen that accompanies the exhibit will broadcast the names of the 1,003,167 people who were killed in 1918 – the deadliest year of the war.

The World Remembers exhibit will run until November 11.

September 17, 2018

Did you know that we have a wide-ranging film collection? Check out these resources:


Provides access to educationally relevant feature films from a wide variety of major producers. Titles include 1920 classics, new releases, foreign films, literary adaptations, documentaries, animated titles, and independent features.


A streaming service that provides a platform for educational video products covering a wide range of subjects: arts, humanities, health, business, education, and more.


Watch films produced by the National Film Board of Canada. Includes historical films dating back to 1928 to current contemporary releases, including award-winning documentaries, animation, and fiction.

Library DVD Collection

Our video collection is housed in our Reserves room. Since the shelves are not browsable, it's best to do a catalogue search for the title of the movie you are looking for. Bring the title and call number to Reserves on the main floor of the library

September 13, 2018

Carleton University will host a welcome event to honor two scholars, Mustafa Bahran and Rahim Surkhi. The professors are part of the Scholars at Risk (SAR) program and their appointments were arranged in partnership with the Institute of International Education’s Scholar Rescue Fund (IIE-SRF).

The scholars will participate in a panel, Dangerous Scholars, and will discuss their perilous journeys to Carleton and their academic backgrounds, as well as their perspectives on academic freedom. The panel will be moderated by James R. King, assistant director of IIE-SRF.

The event will take place Wednesday, September 19 at 6 p.m. on the main floor of MacOdrum Library.

The SAR program supports academics who are at risk in their home countries and offers them a unique opportunity to teach and interact with colleagues and students in safe environments. The Carleton SAR Committee works with the SAR network, the Scholar Rescue Fund and other organizations dedicated to protecting threatened scholars, preventing attacks on higher education communities and promoting academic freedom worldwide.

September 12, 2018

"When every guest had been welcomed and was finally inside the gate, there were songs, dances, music, games, and, of course, food and drink. There were three official meals: lunch, tea, and dinner (or supper). But lunch and tea were marked chiefly by the fact that at those times all the guests were sitting down and eating together. At other times there were merely lots of people eating and drinking — continuously from elevenses until six-thirty, when the fireworks started."

- 'The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring' By J. R. R. TOLKIEN

MacOdrum Library will bring songs, dance, music, and, of course, food and drink to our Homecoming event.

Join us on September 12 from 7 to 9 p.m. for an event to remember. Register here.

September 10, 2018

Hosted by the Institute for Data Science, Data Day is an annual conference that celebrates the latest developments in data science and analytics research within Carleton University, the local community and Canada. The event includes presentations by Carleton researchers, government and industry experts, keynote addresses, and panel discussions. In addition, there was a speed networking session where Carleton students were able to meet and network with industry. Running concurrently was a poster competition to showcase graduate student research in data science and analytics across all disciplines.

The posters displayed on the main floor in the Library are the winners from the poster competition and showcase the many ways data science and analytics impacts our lives.

For more information: https://carleton.ca/cuids

September 4, 2018

Your library needs you! We are currently recruiting students to join our Student Advisory Committee. The committee is made up of students who are interested in creating a better student experience at the library — enhancing library resources, services, and physical and digital spaces, and providing constructive feedback on library initiatives. We welcome undergraduate and graduate students to join.

The Committee will meet five times during the Fall and Winter terms.  Our first meeting will be Wednesday, September 26 from 1:30 – 3:00pm. Membership is from September 2018 to April 2019.

Deadline for applications is Friday, September 14th. Learn more and submit your application.

August 31, 2018

Looking for help with your research? The Library’s Research Help has moved to the main Library Services desk on the main floor in the Library. The move will allow users to access our research services in a more central location in the Library.

If you want to arrange a consultation with a research specialist, you can also still go to the Research Help page to find the subject specialist for your research area.

August 31, 2018

If you’re new to Carleton or looking for a refresher on the services offered in the MacOdrum Library, join us for one of the tours we will be giving throughout the month of September.

Come learn about our graphic novel collection, where to get research help, the Discovery Centre, group study rooms, Uncle Steven the Library Therapy Dog and lots more.

There is no need to register beforehand, just show up to the help desk on the main floor at either of the times listed below:

  • Thursday, September 6 @ 2 p.m.
  • Friday, September 7 @ 1 p.m.

August 30, 2018

On September 26 from 1 to 3 p.m. the Library will be hosting a tour for International students. In this tour, participants will learn how to navigate the Library and its main service points.

Any students interested in attending should register here and meet in Room 252 on the 2nd floor of the Library before the tour starts.

August 16, 2018

Uncle Steven will be on holidays for the rest of August and the first two weeks of September.

He will be back on September 20 for his first visit of the Fall term. He will be happy to see you all.

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