Showing posts from April, 2019

Grief in the workplace

Our colleagues die. And this experience is disruptive, unsettling, sad.

Sometimes we still work in places where our grief is disenfranchised--"Don't cry here." "Move on with your life and your job." "No more than three days off."

And sometimes we are in a workplace where grieving is recognized as a fundamental human experience that we shouldn't (or can't) compartmentalize.

One of my departmental colleagues died last month. Here's a story about what happened in my workplace. In a nutshell, we've been offered comfort.

Photo by Miguel Bruna on Unsplash.

Coming soon: Refreshed library website

In early May we will be releasing our refreshed library website.  The good news is that it's a cleaner look and all your favourite links are still available, such as subject guides and library reserves.

And if you're looking for the catalogue (a personal favourite), you find it by clicking on Search in the top right-hand corner of the page.

Here's the link to the test site ... explore!

December 10, 2019: Library will have new search system

The changes to the Carleton University Library discovery system are moving forward. By December 10, 2019, how you search will look different while still giving you access to all the materials in the library collections.

The two big takeaways at this point are:
For the fall term, faculty should avoid using links for Summon (library search tool) or the catalogue to resources in their syllabi—just use titles.Please note that course reserves and direct database links will still work.More details are contained in the attached document and the library Collaborative Futures website will have regular updatesHow can you prepare for the new system?
Incremental changes will be occurring throughout the fall semester and faculty should plan their syllabi accordingly. Faculty with full-year courses should note that links to the library catalogue (links that start with and Summon will no longer work after December 10. Interlibrary loans, ARES (course reserves), and…