The MacOdrum Library is used widely by our campus community. It provides resources, spaces and helpful staff to support great moments of discovery. We maintain and update our collections to make sure we can always provide current, reliable, relevant resources that support and expand learning.

To date, Carleton faculty, staff and retirees have donated and donated a total of $115,000 to the MacOdrum Library Collections fund. Our goal now is to raise an additional $15,000 in new gifts and pledges for library collections by December 2018.

In appreciation of all campus community donors who help us achieve our campaign goal of $130,000, we will name the main-floor classroom in the MacOdrum Library for Faculty, Staff and Retirees of Carleton University.

The Background

Library collections goes beyond books to subscriptions, online resources, journals, archives, maps, music collections and more. In addition to the purchases and subscriptions our budget allows, we depend on gifts to add more, new, current resources.

We are guided by department needs to build a collections ‘wishlist’ and identify priority acquisitions. Our current acquisition priorities are:

The W.B. Yeats Collection – $2249

“This database includes the complete works of Yeats, one of the most important and studied poets of the English language, available in fully cross-searchable format. W.B. Yeats was one of the greatest poets of the 20th century. His works are included in all major anthologies of poetry and are widely studied in schools and universities. This database is the first complete electronic edition of Yeats’s work, and places his poetry in the context of his other writings. It brings together 22 printed volumes and includes critical and fictional prose, poetry, plays, and autobiographical works”

History of Feminism – $10,225

“History of Feminism is an exciting new online platform that brings together the best and most relevant scholarship from Taylor & Francis. This resource covers the fascinating subject of feminism over the long nineteenth century (1776–1928). It contains an extensive range of primary and secondary resources, including full books, selected chapters, and journal articles, as well as new thematic essays, and subject introductions on its structural themes.”

Geoscience World Ebooks – $3500-$5000 per collection

“A comprehensive resource of eBooks for researchers in the Earth Sciences”

Our ‘wishlist’ is constantly changing as we discover new publications, on-line collections, research materials etc. relevant to our programs of study. Every gift we receive goes directly to resources that serve our university’s programs of study.

The Rollout

Because of the cross-campus value our library provides, we’re asking faculty, staff and retirees to identify the MacOdrum Library Collections Fund as the beneficiary of your Collaborate Campaign gift. Monthly payroll deduction is an easy way to make a commitment and budget your giving over the next three years; you can set that up by selecting ‘Payroll Deduction’ during the gift process.

The Impact

Everyone at Carleton ends up walking through the doors of the library at some point, whether it’s for a resource, a conversation, an event, or a quiet space. Having crucial, up-to-date, rich resources available to support these experiences is one of the ways we help our students acquire a superior education, and use that education to bring good into the world.

Recent Backers

  • Carol Banens

    Amount donated: $25

  • Robert MacKenzie

    Amount donated: $75

  • Paul Holder

    Amount donated: $120

Fund this campaign

Thank you to all our donors, we have met our fundraising goal.