Collections: The Palgrave Handbook of Arctic Policy and Politics

"The Arctic has, for some forty years, been among the most innovative policy environments in the world. The region has developed impressive systems for intra-regional cooperation, responded to the challenges of the rapid environmental change, empowered and engaged with Indigenous peoples, and dealt with the multiple challenges of natural resource development. 
The Palgrave Handbook on Arctic Policy and Politics has drawn on scholars from many countries and academic disciplines to focus on the central theme of Arctic policy innovation."

Now ready for circulation!

Omni launch: Wednesday, January 8 (tomorrow!)

Omni, the library's new search tool, will be launching on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at 8:00 a.m.

You will be able to access Omni from the Library's home page and use it to find books, articles, and other resources at the Library as well as to access your library account.

We will also begin restoring library services that were impacted by the migration to Omni: Here's a link to a table that summarizes this process.

If you have any questions, please contact me ( or Ask a Librarian, our virtual reference service.

“Unapologetically Nêhiyaw”: A conversation with Max FineDay

As the editor-in-chief of the Ontario Library Association (OLA) magazine Open Shelf, I have been excited to be working with Samantha Martin-Bird, the Indigenous Relationships Supervisor at the Thunder Bay Public Library. 
Over the past six months, Sam has been doing a podcast for Open Shelf, where she interviews librarians, researchers and activists about Indigenous issues. 
This month, she has a conversation with Max FineDay, the executive director of Canadian Roots Exchange, an organization that runs reconciliation programs for Indigenous youth across Canada. Their conversation is entitled “Unapologetically Nêhiyaw” and I think it contributes in a good way to relationship building and discussions about reconciliation. 
Take a listen.

Service changes

In addition to the previously announced temporary changes to select library services, a few additional changed have recently been made as part of the work being done to migrate the library to our new search tool, Omni: Circulation information not updated in Library cataloguePlease note that circulation information about books and other materials is currently not being updated in the Library Catalogue nor in users' library accounts. This issue affects: Display of availability information in SummonDisplay of availability information in the Library CatalogueDisplay of books checked out in users' library accountThis issue will be resolved once the Omni launches. Self-check machinesSelf-check machines are currently not available. To borrow library materials, please visit the service desk on the main floor. RenewalsFrom now until December 15, you cannot renew items that you have borrowed. However, no late fines will be charged for any regular load items that were due in December. Creating…

Problems with off-campus access

We are now five days from launching the new library discovery system, Omni.

We are currently experiencing problems with off-campus access to online journals through our proxy server. We are investigating the issue and hope to have it resolved shortly. We will share an update once we have more information. In the meantime, students, faculty, and staff can continue to access e-resources from off-campus using Carleton's VPN. For information on how to connect to Carleton's VPN, see: Remote Access (ITS). We apologize for the inconvenience this problem has caused.

Indigenous languages: New library display

Language is vital to cultural and ethnic diversity. While many languages are thriving—peoples are actively speaking, writing, reading, teaching and learning their languages—many others are endangered. The endangered include numerous Indigenous languages, including many spoken by First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities.

UNESCO has declared 2019 to be the International Year of Indigenous Languages to honour and celebrate the languages of peoples around the globe. But not just celebrating. More importantly, this has been a year to raise awareness of the threats to Indigenous languages and the need to promote, revitalize and preserve these important forms of expression and communication.
In the spirit of this call to action, the Carleton University Library is committed to collecting materials that promote, revitalize and preserve First Nations, Métis and Inuit languages. These materials include print materials such as dictionaries and theses as well as maps, films, audio recordings and v…

Catalogue exports before Dec. 10

On December 10, the Library catalogue will be replaced by Omni, our new library search tool. Any saved searches, lists, or reading history saved in your library account will not be migrated to Omni, so you will need to export and save those manually. This web page walks you through the process of exporting information from your library account before December 10. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to get in touch with me (