MacOdrum Library Collections Fund

MacOdrum Library Collections Fund

The Rundown

Update: Since November 2015 we have been reaching out to parents, specifically, to help us raise $100,000 over the next 3 years. To date, parents have given $54,400 and pledged more than $44,800. When we reach our $100,000 fundraising goal, we will thank our parent donors by naming a room in MacOdrum Library in their honour.

MacOdrum Library is used by every Carleton student, in every program. It provides the resources our students need for their area of study, the space to learn and the staff to help. We are always updating our collection, to make sure we can provide current, reliable, relevant resources to support and expand student learning.

The Background

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. Some of the resources that are current acquisition priorities include:

Caribbean History and Culture, 1535-1920- $4,800 USD– More than 1,200 catalogued and searchable books, diaries, letters, and other materials that reveal the history of the region.

Archives Unbound: Newspapers of the French Revolution 1848- $7,315 USD -Newspapers published in France during the revolution of 1848, representing many aspects of 19th-century French life, including political journalism; women’s periodicals; literary, musical, theatre and opera reviews; medical and trade titles; and more.

Oxford Bibliographies Online $5000 USD per Subject Oxford Bibliographies offers exclusive, authoritative research guides. Combining the best features of an annotated bibliography and a high-level encyclopedia, this cutting-edge resource guides researchers to the best available scholarship across a wide variety of subjects.

Treatise on Geochemistry- $11,341 USD  
A comprehensive, integrated summary of all major subjects in the field, ranging from the chemistry of the solar system to environmental geochemistry.

Journal of Fluid Mechanics Digital Archive- 1956-1996- $18,975 USD Fully searchable, online collection of this leading international journal covering the fundamental aspects of fluid mechanics, and their applications to aeronautics, astrophysics, biology, chemical and mechanical engineering, hydraulics, meteorology, oceanography, geology, acoustics and combustion.

Microsoft HoloLens Development Edition $4000 CAD  Augmented reality head set used for game development, design, and prototype 3D modeling preview in the Discovery Centre (4th floor of the Library).

The Rollout

We’ve reached out to parents, specifically, to help us raise $100,000 over the next 3 years, because MacOdrum Library is such an important part of their child’s Carleton education. When we reach our $100,000 fundraising goal, we will thank our parent donors by naming a room in MacOdrum Library in their honour.

You don’t have to be a Carleton parent to support MacOdrum! 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 toward resources that will serve students enrolled throughout diverse disciplines.

The Benefits

MacOdrum Library helps every student at Carleton get his or her degree and find meaningful work. Having crucial, up-to-date, rich resources at their fingertips is essential for our students to acquire a superior education, and use that education to bring good into the world.


Robert Edwards

Katrina Bormanis

Bernard Lefrançois

Paul Holder

Alison Whiddon

Shana Boland

David Neasmith

Chioma Emezie-Nwosu

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