Friday, 5 February 2016

Carleton University Library Officially Opens the Ottawa Resource Room

Thursday afternoon saw a gathering of the usual Ottawa heritage suspects together with Roseann O'Reilly Runte, President and Vice-Chancellor of Carleton University; Wayne Jones, CU Librarian (seen at the podium); David Chernushenko, City Councillor for the ward which includes the university and, other dignitaries. It marked the official opening of a new section of the MacOdrum Library, the Ottawa Resource Room.

Located on the 1st floor, adjacent to a tunnel, it is filled with Ottawa resources for the university and wider community. There are lots of maps, mapping resources, and of course books galore. Check out what's available online at https://library.carleton.ca/research/collection/ottawa-resource-room/.

It's good to see a local-oriented special library being developed, as opposed to the Ottawa Public Library Ottawa Room which is losing out on resources as it's being allowed to languish by the neglect of the OPL CEO and her senior manager colleagues.

1 comment:

IanW said...

Great news ! I hope the Ottawa City Mayor and all Councillors will visit it and have the city's heritage and history explained to them. It is also hoped that access to it will be easy and well used. Congratulations to Carleton University !.