Monday, May 28, 2012

Library Services for Distance Education Students

1.  Library Distance Education Services Contact Information:

2.  As a registered distance education student, you have access to the following services:
  • Searching for books, e-books, DVDS, and more in the Library Catalogue.
  • Borrowing up to 5 items at a time with a 4 week loan period.
  • Access articles from magagines, newspapers, trade publications and scholarly journals.
  • Viewing digital videos
  • Check your My Library Account online and renew materials.

      Your SAIT ID is your Library ID. To access these sevices, please request your Library PIN.

3.  For research assistance, the following services are available:

   These resources makes it easier for distance learners to obtain valuable online research assistance faster.

4.  The Alberta Library (TAL) Card  lets you borrow materials from other libraries like the Calgary Public Library or University of Calgary.

5. Interlibrary Loan is a free sevice for SAIT students, staff and faculty that makes materials from libraries around the world available to them.

6. Hours of Operation:
  • Spring/Summer Hours:
       Monday to Thursday 8 AM - 6:30 PM
       Friday 8 AM - 5 PM
       Saturday & Sunday CLOSED

  • Fall/Winter Hours:
      Monday to Thursday 7:30 AM - 11PM
      Friday 7:30 AM - 5 PM
      Saturday and Sunday 10 AM - 5 PM

Most importantly, remember our friendly, knowledgeable staff is available to help you find the best information sources for your projects and papers.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Library Service Disruption

Due to necessary upgrading and maintenance, there will be a library service disruption on Sunday May 27 from: 9:00 AM To: 1:00 PM.

Access to the following library resources may be impacted during the service window:

  • E-books
  • Databases
  • Catalogue
  • PIN Requests
  • My Library Account
We apologize for any inconvenience. If you have questions about this disruption, please contact us or visit the Information Desk.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Hard at Work

The first few weeks of the spring intake are always so busy around the SAIT campuses. The Library wants to remind our faculty and students about our services and resources.

We will continue to provide you with:

  • Your Library PIN to help you access our databases, e-books and digital videos from off-campus when we are closed.
  • Research assistance for your projects and term papers.
  • General and directional assistance, including telephone and text inquiries.
  • Live Chat Reference Service that delivers immediate, interactive research assistance.
  • Printing, photocopying and computer help.

We are constantly trying to find new and innovative ways to serve you better. Our staff will also be busy over the suumer  months:

  • Preparing specialized research tutorials and workshops for library instruction.
  • Purchasing and cataloguing new materials. New e-books and other resources are arriving daily!
  • Attending conferences and seminars for professional development.
  • Creating exciting library displays that showcase our services and resources.
  • Responding to the feedback we received form the Student Survey 2012.

Our hours of operation currently are:

Monday - Thursday: 8AM to 6:30PM
Friday: 8AM to 5PM
Saturday and Sunday: CLOSED

Your Library is working for you whenever and wherever you need it all year round.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Faculty Showcase of Excellence 2012

The Faculty Showcase of Excellence 2012 runs from May 7th to May 10th 2012. This event is sponsored by the Centre for Instructional Technology and Development (CITD) and School of Construction.  This year’s event, titled “Transitions and Trailblazers”, focuses on different ways our teaching staff can motivate our students.

Last year, the library recognized faculty who have been published. We sent out a call for faculty publications.  The response we received was tremendous. In the past year, we were able to purchase and catalogue many of these publications. The roll-out of our Faculty Publications collection is on May 7, 2012. We are currently featuring two displays at the front of our library celebrating this event.

We are very honoured to participate in this outstanding event and appreciate our faculty’s valuable contribution to SAIT and the educational community.