March 22nd is World Water Day and the focus this year is on ‘shared cooperation’. This is an international day instituted by the UN to celebrate the importance of freshwater and to advocate for the development of sustainable freshwater resources.
Check out some of the library’s outstanding electronic resources that highlight the importance of all aspects of water research.
Read more about the International Decade for Action ‘WATER FOR LIFE’ 2005-2015.
The Centre for Aboriginal Culture and Education is hosting an Indigenous Human Library in Baker's Grill on Tuesday, Jan. 29 at 5 pm. Pre-registration for book loans will start at 4:30 pm in Bakers Grill.
What is a Human Library?
The first held Human Library was in Denmark in 2000 during a youth festival. The human library is a concept of borrowing peoples, instead of books to learn about ideas, cultures, lifestyles, and other life experiences through conversation. It is the coming together of individuals from all walks of life in an open and safe environment.
How does it work?
Instead of taking a book off a shelf to learn something new, you, the 'Reader', will have an opportunity to spend 20-30 minutes with a 'Human Book' who will share their stories, experiences, and knowledge with you.
We are looking for student volunteers for a brief video interview to discuss the Library games collection and how games are used to complete course work at Carleton.
The interview process which will take about 30 minutes, will take place before December 21 and be featured in an online publication produced by the Ontario College and University Library Association.
If you are interested, please contact Robert Smith firstname.lastname@example.org (Library Subject Specialist, Computer Science, Electronics, Systems Engineering) or Emma Cross email@example.com (Cataloguing Librarian)
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Former Senator Landon Pearson donated her late husband Geoffrey Pearson's papers to ARC. This documentary collection pertaining to Pearson's career will provide resources for students interested in diplomacy, international relations, and history. View the full story from the Ottawa Citizen here.
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 Register here: Creating a Research Portfolio
2017 Dunton Tower
Artists create portfolios because a “picture is worth a thousand words”—a thoughtful collection of their work allows them to demonstrate effectively the uniqueness of their art as well as the breadth and depth of their talent and skills.
Take a leaf out of their book and create a research portfolio to showcase your professional knowledge and competence. This workshop will help you to:
By utilizing a conference presentation framework as a research route to portfolio development, this workshop will also illustrate the creative spectrum, from practical to theoretical to artistic.
Back by popular demand! The MacOdrum Library Silent Auction for the United Way! The site is up with 91 items and ready for your bids. This is a great opportunity to start your Christmas shopping. The last day of the auction is Tuesday, Oct. 30. Please read the rules carefully before bidding.
If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for supporting the United Way and Good Luck!
In celebration of its 50th year of publishing, the Carleton Library Series invites you to a panel on: "Robert McDougall, The Carleton Library Series and the Founding of Canadian Studies" with Stuart Adam, Michael Gnarowski, Jill Vickers and Brian McKillop.
Wednesday October 10
2017 Dunton Tower
The Carleton Library Series is the most enduring and significant initiative taken in the history of Canadian publishing where the editing, reprinting, and dissemination of documents important to the history of Canada is concerned. Initiated in the 1950s by Carleton University professor of English, R.L. McDougall, and a number of colleagues in disciplines cognate to English Language and Literature, the Series was intended to be a non-fiction counterpart to the New Canadian Library, a series dedicated to re-publication of classic works of Canadian literature in poetry and prose, begun by literary scholar Malcolm Ross. Like the NCL, the Carleton Library Series was first published by McClelland and Stewart, with the first title appearing in 1963. Over the next forty-seven years, well over 200 titles have appeared on a wide variety of subjects related to Canada’s past.
The Carleton Library Series is celebrating its 50th anniversary. On Oct. 10, a special panel discussion titled Robert McDougall, The Carleton Library Series and the Founding of Canadian Studies is being held to mark the occasion. The panel discussion is being held in room 2017 Dunton Tower, from 4:30 – 6 p.m. Everyone is welcome.
The Carleton Library Series is the most enduring and significant initiative taken in the history of Canadian publishing where the editing, reprinting, and dissemination of documents important to the history of Canada is concerned. The CLS was initiated in the 1950s by Carleton University professor of English, R. L. McDougall and his colleagues. For more than 50 years, over 225 titles have appeared covering Canadian economics, geography, history, politics, public policy, society and culture, and related topics, in the form of leading new scholarship and reprints of classics in these fields. The series is funded by Carleton University and housed in the MacOdrum Library, published by McGill-Queen’s University Press, and is under the guidance of the Carleton Library Series Editorial Board consisting of faculty members of Carleton University.
Congratulations to the student winners of library’s Orientation Expo draws
Once again this year, the library was represented at the annual student Orientation Expo, which is an event highlighting more than 150 services on campus that are offered to students.
In addition to the information pamphlets and other items the library offered at its table, there was also a draw for three special prizes.
Congratulations to students Ben Adair who won a USB hub, Caitlin Kelly who won a USB flash drive, and to Andrea Zakaib who won a MacOdrum Library leather-bound notebook.
As well, a special thanks to Joel Rivard, Scott Turner and Robert Smith, who volunteered to staff the event.
By all accounts, the evening was a success and hundreds new students stopped by the library’s table.
Once again we are offering NVivo workshops as part of our Professional Skills Development for Graduate Students series of workshops. NVivo is a software package that helps with qualitative data analysis. Registration for some sessions is limited, so sign up soon! Details can be found at http://www.library.carleton.ca/services/tours-and-workshops/nvivo-workshops
The Faculty of Public Affairs is launching its first annual FPA Reads event by encouraging people to read George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four. In addition to several copies on the shelves, the Library is also providing two additional print copies on reserve. There’s also an electronic version available on Project Gutenberg. For more information, please visit the FPA website.
On Good Friday, April 6, Van’s Mobile Wash has been scheduled to conduct the high-pressure spray and washdown of the walls and driving surfaces in the Library Garage as part of our annual maintenance program.
As a result, the Library Garage will be closed from Thursday night at 10:30 p.m. until Saturday morning at 7 a.m. to allow Van’s to perform this work. During this closure, Library Garage permit holders may park in any visitor parking area on campus - parking on university-recognized statutory holidays is free. Good Friday is a university-recognized statutory holiday.
Please keep in mind that Easter Monday, April 9, is considered a normal business day for the university and parking operations and payment for parking is required.
Back by popular demand, the MacOdrum Library Silent Auction for the United Way. The auction site is up and ready for your bids. This is a great opportunity to start your Christmas shopping. The last day for the auction is November 2.
Please read the rules carefully before bidding. Bids are only posted twice a day, not immediately. You will not receive email notification of your bidding, so please keep track.
If you have any questions, please contact email@example.com. Thank you for supporting the United Way and good luck!
The Library Circle of Friends continues the tradition: Ottawa's best academic book sale!
*Opening day reserved for: students, donors to Carleton University Library, and members of the Circle of Friends (membership available for $25.00).
Galleria – in the UniCentre
Join moderator Mary Jane Maffini as she talks with book panellists Paulette Bourgois, Dave Cannon, Mark Frutkin and Kate Heartfield about what makes for good books and good reading.
The plenary will begin with each panellist championing his or her favourite book before having a conversation with Mary Jane about books and reading in general.
The book panel takes place on Sunday, October 23 in 303 Paterson Hall from 2 to 4 p.m. For more information and to register, visit the Carleton Reads website.
Register early and you might win a free pass to the Ottawa International Writers Festival!
As part of a contest promoting Disabilities Awareness Week (March 21st – 25th), forty-nine Carleton students shared their thoughts on the role of the Library in helping them achieve their academic success.
The winner received an iPad, which was generously donated by Ristech, suppliers of the Library’s Kirtas 2400 high speed scanner, which enables print resources to be converted to alternate formats.
The top three submissions were:
The high academic standard and competitive nature that thrives at Carleton University can be very challenging for even the top students. The additional obstacles resulting from a disability can be overwhelming. However, because of the amazing support from Carleton University’s library, these obstacles have become easier to overcome. Library staff has been a big part of my academic success at Carleton, especially Pamela Williamson who I cannot speak highly enough about! She has made sure that my course material is in a format that allows me to accomplish my goals. The addition of the Kirtas 2400 scanner has ensured that all material is available in a timely manner, which has helped me stay on top of my studies. The University library plays a cornerstone role in academic success. Additionally, for those students with disabilities and other challenges, the support staff and services are critical and greatly appreciated.
The Carleton library has been instrumental in helping me achieve my academic goals as the technological advancements, amazing support staff and the large resource database continues to evolve. The “Joy Maclaren Adaptive Technology Centre” is the best support centre that I have seen as there are numerous adaptive technologies that I can use to fit my needs and abilities, such as larger keyboards, Dragon Naturally Speaking software and Kurzweil just to name a few. Not only that, but they will also transform my textbook into a pdf or word document so I can easily access my book on the computer and not have to worry about turning pages. Outside of the Centre, the library staff is amazingly helpful if I need to find a book anywhere within the library or from external sources. For the above reasons, I am extremely happy to say that I am a Carleton University student!
As a PMC student the MacOdrum Library has helped me achieve academic success by offering convenient student support and services. The knowledgeable resource desk staff have helped me master searching for reference materials, they’ve also provided information about other Library services such as on-line access to books, journals, and articles, and information about RefWorks, and Transcription Services. The people from Writing Tutorial Services have helped me complete several essays, definitely adding to my academic success. The numerous computer stations, and study areas throughout the Library create an inviting environment making it easy to work when I’m by myself or with others. The copy shop comes in handy, and of course I won’t complain about how easy it is to grab a Starbucks coffee when I need a break. MacOdrum Library offers great student services and support putting the necessary tools for academic success in one convenient location.
Once again, the Library observed Earth Hour this year on Saturday March 26 from 8:30pm to 9:30pm. Thanks to everyone involved, it was another success story, with a 12% energy reduction being recorded at the library building.
We turned off lights on all floors, as well as all computers and photocopiers not in use. Emergency lighting was on at all times, and staff were on duty to assist anyone that needed help. Normal lighting and computer operation resumed at 9:30pm.
Tell your friends about Earth Hour!
Carleton's Centre for Aboriginal Culture and Education is hosting its 5th annual Aboriginal Awareness Week from January 18 to January 22, 2011. Check out the new library materails we've acquired in support of Aboriginal Awareness Week:
Storytellers in Motion
A non-fiction series about aboriginal film, television and storytelling that features the storytellers themselves. The series documents the evolution of indigenous images in cinema and television through the life experiences and works of directors, producers, writers and actors and examines the works of selected Aboriginal films and filmmakers. Their voices come from the indigenous cultures of Canada and New Zealand.
Native Peoples Magazine
Includes articles and images portraying the arts and lifeways of Native Americans.
First Nations, First Thoughts: The Impact of Indigenous Thought in Canada by Annis May Timpson.