Showing posts from September, 2019

Text us your library questions

Have Library questions you’d like answered? In addition to our online chat service being opened for online questions, you can now text us your questions as well. We are starting Text Us!, a pilot project for text help from the Library community. Text 613-505-4245 with your Library-related question and someone will get back to you during the Text Chat service hours of 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday-Thursday. You can check out more help information on the Library help page

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Library out 24/5

Starting Sunday, September 8, the Library is open 24 hours a day, five days a week.
The library will be open weekly at 9 a.m. on Sunday and remain open until Friday at midnight throughout the academic year. The additional hours are meant to provide additional study spaces on the main floor. Library services will not be offered between midnight and 8 a.m. but this study space will be available.
During these hours, the second floor will be used as a quiet space. Students are permitted to talk at a very low level as long as it is kept to a minimum. 

Find more hours at:

Grad student meet and greet: Library

On Friday September 13, Research Support Services (RSS, my department) is hosting a Meet and Greet for Carleton graduate students.
On hand to chat with students will be members of RSS as well as the librarians responsible for scholarly communications (Pat Moore) and copyright (Val Critchley), staff from other library departments (e.g., Archives and Research Collections) and library partners such as the Discovery Centre, and CSAS.
Please encourage your grad students to attend--there will be food, swag and lots of good information about library services to support their academic success. Students who attend are eligible to win $25 on their campus card.
If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact me either at extension 2985 or by email at

Collections: Send in your requests

If you have monographs (books), films or games that you'd like to have added to the library collection, let me know.  Faculty and student recommendations are critical to ensuring that our collection is relevant and current.

Recent requests that are in or coming to the collection include:

Contemporary children's literature (for example, When you look out the window)The Oxford Handbook on Women, Peace and SecurityFictions of Land and Flesh: Blackness, Indigeneity, SpeculationThe fifth region (film)If you have suggestions, send them to me at