Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Exciting Archives News

We are officially celebrating the launch of the Webber and Burton Digital Photo Collection!

Karly Sawatzky, our Archivist, and her team have created a searchable online photographic database which documents one hundred years of SAIT's incredible history!

This database is publicly accessible and contains over 2500 images that have been scanned and digitized. The collection has preserved photographs of the early years of the campus when it was known as the Provincial Institute of Technology and Art, all the way to the start of the new millennium when it evolved into the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT).

Stored in a variety of physical formats, this collection highlights memorable events on the campus and shows how the lives and activities of its students have changed throughout the years. It records images from major historical events, and documents some of the major innovations that shaped SAIT into the dynamic institute that it is today.

It also features the photographs of George Webber (1980 - 2002) and Ron Burton (circa 1970 - 1992). With a combined total of nearly 40 years of service, these two renowned photographers captured and collected images which celebrate the evolution of the trade school.

To see and learn and more of this incredible historical achievement, visit our
Digital Photo Archive Collection.

The Library Goes Mobile!

We're added another new Mobile service to make it even easier for you to:

Book a study room
Request a PIN
Find articles and books
Read Library News
Contact Us

On the Go Service lets you access resources from your mobile devices 24/7.

It's as easy as 1 - 2 - 3!

1. Go to library.sait.ca

2. Click on the Mobile black tab

3. And you're on the way to what you need!

The full website will always be available too, but isn't it good to know that your Library is working for you whenever and wherever you need it!

Friday, January 13, 2012


January 13 - January 26, 2012

ARCHEXPO 2012, the annual architectural and design exhibit, is being hosted by SAIT's Construction Department and the Library! We are very proud to be able to showcase these incredible architectural reproductions.

This year, 10 teams of students from the Architectural History: Theory and Design (ARCH 260) class are presenting model and poster presentations of the work of a noted architect, illustrating significant historical precedents.

Trace the precedents through history and discover how these historical influences affect architectural styles from the 19th to the 21st centuries.

These spectacular projects will be on display in the Library from January 13 through to January 26, 2012.

Five Things to Know About the SAIT Library Website!

Here are five ways to use the SAIT Library website more effectively:

1. Virtual Information Services
Ask a question about the library or get assistance with research by:
Phone: 403 284-8616
Text: 403 805-2436
E-mail: library@sait.ca

You can also:
Suggest new resources
Comment on our services and resources
Follow us on Twitter @SAITLibrary

2. Chat Reference
Our live, chat based information and research service delivers immediate, interactive and knowledge based reference assistance to help you with your projects, term papers and homework assignments.

3. Subject Guides
If you are just beginning to prepare your research strategy, our subject guides can help you. They provide an overview of library and other useful resources and websites that correlate to programs taught here at SAIT.

4. Research Guides and Online Tutorials
We can show you how to evaluate information sources, avoid plagiarism and use the citation guides to document your research. Our tipsheets and online tutorials will help you make the most of the library's resources.

5. Online Resources
We have e-books, research databases and streamed videos which are available almost anytime and anywhere. You just need your SAIT ID# and Library PIN to access these resources from off-campus.

It is good to know that the library website has your research needs covered.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Five Great Things to Know About the SAIT Library

The Library can play an important role in your academic success. Here are five ways to make the most of your library:

1. Information Desk Services

The staff at the Information Desk provide:
  • Library PINS to help you access our databases, e-books, and digital videos from off campus, check your library accounts and renew materials online

  • General and directional assistance including telephone and text inquiries

  • Expert research assistance for your term papers and presentations

  • Check out and check in library materials

2. The Alberta Library Card (TAL Card)

Current SAIT Staff and Students in good standing are eligible for a free TAL Card. Use the TAL card to borrow materials from any participating library in Alberta like the Calgary Public or University of Calgary Libraries.

3. Study Rooms

Students can book study rooms that equipped with a computer and large screen monitor. Call or visit the Information Desk to get registered for online study room booking privileges.

4. Quiet Study

The lower level (Level 0) of the library is designated for quiet study.

5. Project Finishing Services:

To help you polish up your finished projects the library provides:

Stay tuned to learn five great things about the Library's website!