Library Road Book Return Slot Closed

Due to ongoing construction, the library road book return slot has been closed. The book return slots on the tunnel level and in the foyer will continue to be available. We apologize for any inconvenience this might cause.

Graduate Student Open Access Award Recipients Announced

Carleton Library, the Graduate Student Association (GSA), and the Office of the Vice-President (Research & International) are pleased to announce the winners of the 2015-2016 Graduate Student Open Access Award. This monetary award of $5000.00 was established to support Carleton University graduate students in publishing research in open access journals.

Over 30 applications were received this year from across all disciplines. As has been the case every year, the selection committee, composed of both faculty and librarians, found it difficult to choose just 5 papers for the final awards. We are confident that these papers reflect the range of high-quality, interesting, and varying research being conducted at Carleton, and we encourage graduate students to continue making their research more widely available by publishing in open access journals.

Thank you to all the applicants, and congratulations to our winners!

Colin A. Capaldi, PhD student, Psychology, for his paper "The relationship between nature connectedness and happiness: A meta-analysis" from Frontiers in Psychology (2014) 5:976.

Kyle Farmer, PhD candidate, Neuroscience, for his paper "Major alterations of Phosphatidylcholine and Lysophosphotidylcholine lipids in the substantia nigra using an early stage model of Parkinson’s disease" from the International Journal of Molecular Science (2015) 16:8, pp. 18865-18877.

Saira Fitzgerald, PhD candidate, Applied Linguistics and Discourse Studies, for her paper "Perceptions of the International Baccalaureate (IB) in Ontario Universities" from the Canadian Journal of Education (2015) 38:3, pp. 1-34.

Koreen Millard, PhD candidate, Geography and Environmental Studies, for her paper "On the Importance of Training Data Sample Selection in Random Forest Image Classification: A Case Study in Peatland Ecosystem Mapping", from Remote Sensing (2015) 7:8489-8515.

Zoe Panchen, PhD candidate, Biology, for her paper "Flowering and fruiting responses to climate change of two Arctic plant species, purple saxifrage (Saxifraga oppositifolia) and mountain avens (Dryas integrifolia)" from Arctic Science (2015) 1:45-58.

These papers have been submitted into Carleton's institutional repository which collects, preserves and makes accessible Carleton's digital academic, research, and creative materials.

For more information, including bios and links to the winning papers, please visit the Scholarly Communications website.

Congratulations Colin McLeod, Student Award Winner

Congratulations to Colin McLeod, this year's recipient of the Melody Mastad Award!

The MacOdrum Library hosted a small event in April to honour its student employees. The library depends on its student workers, not only for their contribution to the library services, completing assigned tasks and functions, but serving as ambassadors to our patrons.

To highlight these contributions, MacOdrum Library established an award in 2013 to recognize excellence among our student staff. The award is named after Melody Mastad, a long-serving Stacks Co-ordinator, who supervised a great number of students, developed a rigorous training and development program, and encouraged students toward Service Excellence.

This year's winner is Colin McLeod. Colin has been a member of the Stacks Services team for 3 years at MacOdrum Library and has made significant contributions as a student employee. Colin was nominated for his strong work ethic, positive attitude and proven ability as a leader - always ready to help co-workers. "He is ready to go that extra mile when offering help, be it with any projects, addressing patron inquiries or helping out its co-workers".

Pictured are the 2016 Melody Mastad Award of Excellence in Student Assistanship nominees (left to right): Colin MacLeod, Erica Trenson, John Gamey, Eric Xu and Megan Hayward.

Graduate Student Open Access Award 2015-16

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 Office of the Vice-President (Research & International), was established in 2011 to support Carleton University graduate students in publishing research in open access journals.

Up to five monetary awards of $1,000 each 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, 2014, can apply. The deadline is January 29, 2016.

For more information, please see the Graduate Student Open Access Award page or go directly to the application form

New Exhibit: Lines & Signs

“Lines & Signs: A Photographic Essay on Transitional Spaces” is a new exhibit of photographs by Janet H. Tulloch, running from Oct. 23 – Dec. 16, 2015 on the main floor of MacOdrum Library.

From the artist’s description of her work:

From 2012-14, the MacOdrum library looked like an archaeological site. ... Translucent laneways altered regularly creating new labyrinths that staff and students were compelled to negotiate in order to avoid the construction minotaur. While the beast was the result of a desperately needed renovations, its presence created the opportunity to peer into the novel spaces and fleeting visual juxtapositions highlighted in this exhibition.

To create this show, I chose from more than 2000 photographs and yet the images offered here present only a small fraction of the process of our library’s massive restoration … During this period, hard hats mixed with toques, steel-toed boots with moccasins, hammers with handbags and blow-torches with backpacks ...  It allowed us a different way of seeing a university institution and its diverse inhabitants at work, providing a brief awareness of transitional spaces and how we interact with them.

Janet Tulloch is an interdisciplinary scholar working in the areas of religion, women and material culture. She is a contract instructor in Carleton’s College of the Humanities.

Nobel Laureates Exhibit

Don’t miss the Nobel Laureates Exhibit currently on display in front of the Research Help desk on the main floor. It includes many books on the history of the Nobel prize and its categories, women Nobel laureates, biographies on Canadian Nobel winners, beautiful facsimiles of the Nobel prize medals, and an interactive display of the winning papers from 2013-2015 for easy access.

Celebrate Geography

Join the annual worldwide celebration of geography as we host Geography Awareness Week from Nov. 16 – 20 on the main floor and in the Discovery Centre. Faculty members, staff and students will be on hand throughout the week to answer questions about the geography programs offered here at Carleton. Learn how drones and ice corers are used by geographers and see them on display.

Since spatial thinking through maps is an important skill, you also won’t want to miss the exhibition in the Discovery Centre during GIS day on Nov. 18th. This year’s theme is The Power of Maps.

All activities throughout the week are hosted by our library staff in cooperation with the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies.

Join the Student Library Advisory Committee

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

The Committee will meet at scheduled times during the Fall and Winter terms. Membership is from September 2015 to April 2016. Deadline for applications is September 18th. To learn more and to submit an application, visit https://library.carleton.ca/about/student-library-advisory-committee.

MacOdrum Library Wins 2015 OLA Library Building Award

We are very pleased to announce that our library is one of the winners of the 2015 Ontario Library Association (OLA) Library Building Award. The 2015 awards are for “library architectural and design transformation.” OLA runs a competition for this award every three years.

The 2015 recipients were:

  • Ottawa Public Library’s Beaverbrook Branch (Moriyama & Teshima Architects)
  • Kitchener Public Library’s Central Branch (LGA Architectural Partners)
  • Carleton University’s MacOdrum Library (Diamond Schmitt Architects and Edward J. Cuhaci and Associates Architects Inc. in Joint Venture)
  • Toronto Public Library’s Mount Dennis Branch (G. Bruce Stratton Architects)

In the release announcing the awards reads in part: “The OLA salutes our recipients’ dedication to meeting the demand for multi-functional library buildings that serve the needs of their communities and organizations.” Read the full release (pdf format).

Graduate Student Open Access Award Recipients Announced

Carleton Library, the Graduate Student Association (GSA), and the Office of the Vice-President (Research & International) are pleased to announce the winners of the 2014-2015 Graduate Student Open Access Award. This monetary award of $5000.00 was established to support Carleton University graduate students in publishing research in open access journals.

This year over 25 applications were received. The selection committee, composed of faculty and librarians, was impressed that so many graduate students are working to make their research more widely available by publishing in open access journals. It was difficult to choose just 5 papers, and the members wish to thank all the applicants, as well as encourage them to continue meeting such a high standard in research. We are confident that these papers reflect the range of high-quality, interesting, and varied research being conducted at Carleton.

Please visit the Scholarly Communications website for the 2014-2015 Award Recipients and links to the winning papers.

These papers will be submitted into Carleton's institutional repository which collects, preserves and makes accessible Carleton's digital research materials.

Congratulations to our winners!

Graduate Student Open Access Award 2014-‘15: Applications now being accepted

Deadline extended to Jan. 23, 2015!

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 Office of the Vice-President (Research & International), was established to support 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 a paper published or accepted (pending minor revisions) in an open access journal can apply. For more information, go to the Graduate Student Open Access Award page (https://www.library.carleton.ca/about/projects/scholarly-communications/open-access/graduate-student-open-access-award) to learn more about deadlines and eligibility requirements.

French in Canada / Le français au Canada

MacOdrum Library is hosting an exhibit from the Canadian Language Museum, created in collaboration with Le Français à la mesure d’un continent. Titled “French in Canada / Le français au Canada,” this exhibit presents the history and contemporary status of Francophone communities across the country. The exhibit can be found across from the Library Services Desk on the main floor of the library.

More information is available on the Canadian Language Museum’s website.

Graduate Student Open Access Award Recipients Announced

Carleton Library, the Graduate Student Association (GSA), and the Office of the Vice President (Research & International) (OVPRI) are pleased to announce the winners of the 2013-2014 Graduate Student Open Access Award. This monetary award of $1000.00 was established to support Carleton University graduate students in publishing research in open access journals.

Robyn McQuaid and Opal McInnis, PhD candidates, Neuroscience:

“A paradoxical association of an oxytocin receptor gene polymorphism: early-life adversity and vulnerability to depression” from Frontiers in Neuroendocrine Science (2013) 7:128.

Bryce Dorin, MASc candidate, Electronics:

“Two-mode division multiplexing in a silicon-on-insulator ring resonator” from Optics Express (2014) 22(4).

Christen Rachul, PhD candidate, School of Linguistics and Language Studies:

“Newspaper portrayals of spinal manipulation therapy: Canada, United States, and the United Kingdom” from Journal of Science Communication (2013) 12(1).

Yegui Cai, PhD candidate, Systems and Computer Engineering:

“Decoupling congestion control from TCP (semi-TCP) for multi-hop wireless networks” from EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking (2013) 2013:149.

Nicole Tishler, PhD candidate, Norman Paterson School of International Affairs:

“C, B, R, or N: The Influence of Related Industry on Terrorists’ Choice in Unconventional Weapons” from Canadian Graduate Journal of Sociology and Criminology (2013) 2(2).

These papers will be submitted into Carleton’s institutional repository (CURVE) which collects, preserves and makes accessible Carleton’s digital research materials.

With over 45 applications, the Scholarly Communications selection committee was impressed that so many graduate students are working to make their research more widely available by publishing in open access journals. It was difficult for the selection committee to choose just 5 papers, and the members wish to thank all the applicants, as well as encourage them to continue meeting such a high standard in research.

For more information, including bios and links to the winning papers, please visit the Scholarly Communications website.

CBC Radio Interviews Users of MacOdrum Library’s Treadmill Desks

On Tuesday April 22nd, CBC Radio aired interviews of  several users of the treadmill desks, located on the 4th floor of the library. Take a listen to find out if using these innovative desks might be helpful during exam time.  Keys to the treadmills can be borrowed from the staff desk at the front of the Discovery Centre.  Listen now.

Highlighting Library Services for Staff and Faculty

Come to the Fresh Thinking Series on Tuesday, March 25 from noon – 1pm in room 252 of the MacOdrum Library. Various Library staff members will be highlighting the services we offer to faculty and staff.  Did you know we have audiobooks, a games collection and a recreational reading collection? Find out how we can help you with research or with accessing and using maps, data, government information and GIS. Plus, learn about how the Library showcases Carleton History through our exhibits.

To register or for more information please visit the Fresh Thinking Series website.

Citation Management Workshops are Back!

Our Citation Management workshops are back. Come and find out how online tools like RefWorks, Mendeley, Zotero, Wizfolio... can help keep your research work organized and save you time when you need to prepare properly formatted bibliographies and in-text citations. See Full schedule for details.

Open Access Resources

If you would like to learn more about open access, there are many resources that can help you:

It's Open Access Week!

Did you know...

For more information on open access, please visit our website. http://www.library.carleton.ca/about/projects/scholarly-communications/open-access

Professional Skill Workshops for Graduate Students - Introduction to Data Management

Professional Skill Workshops for Graduate Students - Introduction to Data Management

Wednesday October 17, 2012
9:00 am - noon
Room 252 ML

Cost: FREE

Space is limited.  Please register here.

Course description:

Research data are the building blocks of knowledge and understanding of the world around us.  As graduate students, data will likely be an important part of your research endeavour, whether you collect it yourself or reuse existing data.  Increasingly granting institutions such as SSHRC, CIHR and NSERC will require you to have a Data Management Plan in place as part of your grant application.

The workshop will begin by examining what we mean by research data management, why it is important to your work as a graduate student and how research data management is becoming an essential professional skill.  We will then introduce you to tools and exercises that will familiarise you with the process of creating a data management plan and equip you with on-line tutorials that you can use to further your knowledge at your own pace.

This course was offered during the winter term in 2012 and the most frequent comment we heard from participants was: “We wish you had given this early in the fall term.”

Aboriginal Awareness Month at the Library

January is Canada’s Aboriginal Awareness Month.  Visit the library for music, multimedia and much more, including:

  • Fish Out of Water (seasons 1, 2 and 3) is the Aboriginal People’s Television Network’s (APTN) documentary series featuring host Don Kelly as he journeys back to traditional native lands to discover the origins of his heritage.
  • Two Indians Talking is a humorous, uncensored conversation between two First Nation men who are about to take part in their community's roadblock. 
  • Indian music of the Pacific Northwest is a two-disc collection that includes songs about love, celebration and war.
  • Cultural sharings and reflections: a reflection on Elder William Commanda's work.  Elder Commanda is recognized as a First Nations leader, both in Canada and around the world. He was the chief of the Kitigan Zibi First Nation near Maniwaki, Quebec, from 1951 to 1970 and died last year at the age of 97.

Open Access award for graduate students

The Graduate Student Open Access Award, sponsored by the Graduate Student Association, the Library and the Office of the Vice President (Research & International), was established to support Carleton University graduate students in publishing research in open access journals. 

Up to five monetary awards of $1000.00 will be distributed. 

Any GSA member who has a paper published or accepted (pending minor revisions) in an open access journal can apply.  Go to the Graduate Student Open Access Award page to learn more about deadlines and eligibility requirements. 

Open Access Week

What is Open Access?

Open Access provides readers with barrier-free access to journal articles and digital information published on the Web. There is no fee for accessing, printing or downloading material, and is free of most copyright and licensing restrictions.

The Library is celebrating Open Access week by sponsoring three presentations:

For more information, please contact Laura Newton Miller.