Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Happy Halloween!

It's that time of year again. Halloween is a favorite holiday for many of our staff.

Once again, the library is decorated with lots of creepy crawlies and haunting creatures.

Don't be surprised if there are witches and other quirky characters helping to answer your reference questions or check out library materials tomorrow.

Just remember that although

"they're creepy and they're kooky,
  mysterious and spooky,
  they're all together ooky ..."

They're not the Adamm Family; they're your friendly nieghborhood library staffers.

Join the fun and dress up too!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Don't be shy about asking for research assistance!

Our staff has knowledge and expertise with many different types of information sources. They know how to search the library catalogue to find specific books, e-books, journal articles and videos in the library. Our information specialists are familiar with special collections like our Standards Collection as well.

Students and faculty can work with library professionals to find the best resources for their projects and presentations.

They will:
  • Help you develop or refine search strategies
  • Compile resource lists on a particular subject
  • Show you how to use specific databases for basic and advanced searches
  • Evaluate reliable or scholarly resources and information found on the Web

Students and staff can request this more personalized, comprehensive research assistance via:
  • our in-depth research form (located under the In-depth link on our Library homepage)
  • the telephone (403-284-8616)
  • e-mail (library.sait.ca) or
  • in person

If the Library doesn't have the information you need, we can request them for you through our Interlibrary Loan services.

We will help you find and use the right resources!

Monday, October 15, 2012

Did you know...

Sait will be 100 years old in 2016?

In just 4 years, Canada's first publicly funded technical school will be celebrating it's 100th year of operation. Started in 1916 at the Colonel James Walker School in southeast Calgary, Sait has been one of Alberta's premier educational facilities since it's start as the Provincial Institute of Technology and Art nearly a century ago. Having seen the addition of three satellite campuses and numerous additions and changes to the main campus, Sait continues to expand in both programing and facilities, and will continue to do so into it’s second century of operations.  
For more on the extensive history of Sait, please contact the Sait Archives or view our online collections.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Late night studying ...

The Library is open from Monday to Thursday until 11pm.

Study rooms are available for individual or group study. Each room is equipped with a computer and large screen monitor. For students needing a quiet place to work, we recommend the Library's Level 0, which has been specifically designated our Quiet Study area.

Our staff can always assist you with:
  • Research assistance for projects and presentations
  • General and directional assistance including telephone and text inquiries
  • Printing, photocopying and computer help
  • Binding and laminating services

Most importantly, they will provide you with your PIN to help you access our databases, e-books and digital videos from off-campus when we are closed.

For additional information, consult our online tutorials and subject guides.

Your academic success is very important to us!