Friday, September 23, 2011

Have An Assignment? Got No Idea Where to Start ...?

The Library has subject guides and online tutorials that can help you get started.

If you are unfamiliar with the library or are just beginning to prepare your research strategy, our subject guides are a terrific resource tool. They are brief introductory lists of library resources and useful websites which correlate to programs taught at SAIT. They provide an overview of many of the resources that are available to you.

There is a self-paced online tutorial which introduces you to the library. Other tutorials will show you how to:

Locate library materials using the library catalogue
Find articles in a library database
Search Google more effectively

We can show you how to evaluate information sources, avoid plagiarism and use the citation guides to document your research. Our subject guides and online tutorials will help you make the most of the library and its resources.

You can also reach us through our text messaging and chat reference services too.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Information Desk Services Make a Difference!

Our friendly, knowledgeable Information Desk staff can help you achieve top marks this academic year. We provide:

  • Expert research assistance for your term papers and presentations

  • General and directional assistance including telephone and text inquiries

  • Library PINS to help you access our databases, e-books and digitally streamed videos products from off-campus, check your library account and renew materials online

  • Study Room Registration

  • Reserve Collection (This is a special collection of recommended reading materials that are made available by instructors for their students to use for a specific class and loan period.)

  • Check in and check out materials as well as renewals

  • Printing, photocopying and computer assistance

  • Binding and laminating services

  • AV Services for classroom and library use only DVDs and videos

With all of the hustle and bustle of the new fall semester, it is nice to know that the library staff has all of your research needs covered.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Got Research! Need Library Assistance?

SAIT Library Can Help You!

SAIT Library is providing an instant messaging chat service, which will allow our students, staff and faculty to chat with library staff in real time. Our new Chat Online Reference service allows you to obtain help from a reference assistance through Live Chat.

This service lets you talk online with reference assistants who will answer questions and assist you with your research by pointing you to valuable library resources. We can help you:

  • Answer basic research questions
  • Find print and online resources on your research topics
  • Evaluate information resources and help you select and access the library resources that will work best for you

The Library's live chat-based information and research service deliver immediate, interactive and knowledgeable research assistance when you need help with your academic projects, term papers and home assignments.

Chat Hours:

Monday to Thursday: 10 am. to 10 pm.
Friday: 10 am. to 4 pm.
Saturday & Sunday: 11 am. to 4 pm.

Chat live with a research assistance and get one-on-one assistance finding information at the SAIT Library!

For more information about this service and other library services visit our website.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Check out Library Services

  1. Contact Information
  2. Hours of Operation
    • Monday to Thursday: 7:30AM - 11:00PM
      • Friday: 7:30AM - 5:00PM
      • Saturday & Sunday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
    • Your SAIT Card is your Library card, you also need a Library PIN to:
    • Print and Online Resources:
    • Online tutorials and subject guides provide additional research assistance.
    • Study rooms with a computer and large screen monitor are available for individual or group study
    • Quiet Study - the lower level of the library (Level 0) is designated for quiet study.
    • Project and computing services provided include:
      • Computers and scanners
      • Wireless access
      • Printing and photocopying
      • Laminating and binding
    • Interlibrary loan - a free service for SAIT students, staff and faculty that makes material from libraries around the world available to them.
    • The Alberta Library (TAL) Card lets you borrow materials from other libraries.
    Our friendly, knowledgeable staff is here to help you find the best information sources for your projects, papers and presentations.

    Thursday, September 1, 2011

    Labour Day Library Closure

    The SAIT Library will be closed on Monday September 5, 2011 for the Labour Day holiday.

    The library will resume our Fall semester hours on Tuesday September 6, 2011.

    Calling All Instructors

    Your students will learn how to:

    • Find and evaluate books, e-books, films on demand, databases and more

    • Refine a topic

    • Cite sources of information

    • Avoid plagiarism

    • Access resources with the Library PIN

    • And much more...

    The Library offers basic workshops for your classes. In addition, we provide specialized research skills sessions tailored to meet your students’ needs. We also give tours and orientations.

    We are now taking bookings for the fall semester! Our new online booking form is easy to fill out and includes a section where you can attach a class assignment we can teach to. That way, your students get the greatest benefit from their library session.

    Please click here to book. Or, contact Jason Kuffler, Coordinator of Library Instruction and Communications @ 4073. He would be happy to discuss your instructional needs.

    Library Instruction team (L-R): Jason Kuffler, Luke Malone, Dave Weber

    Jason Kuffler Luke Malone Dave Weber

    What's New this Fall in the Library

    Interested in how the Library responded to the 2011 Student Survey?

    Curious to see what was done between July 2010 – June 2011?

    Have a look at the SAIT Library Listens to Students to see what’s new this Fall, and what is still yet to come!