Friday, April 26, 2013

Spring/Summer Hours Update


Another academic year has passed and the Library’s hours of operation are changing.
For students continuing to attend classes over the spring and summer, it is important to note the following information:
We are closed on Saturday, April 27 and Sunday, April 28.
The Library’s Spring/Summer hours begin on Monday April 29:
Monday – Thursday 8:00 am to 6:30 pm
Friday                    8:00 am to 5 pm
Saturday/Sunday    Closed
For more information please go to the Hours and Location link found on our Library homepage.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Test Taking and Study Skill Resources

You can improve your study and test taking skills using the resources at your Library.

Search the library catalog using keywords like “study skills” or try searching for particular strategies such as “note-taking”, “test taking” or “time management.”

Some examples of these resources are:

Books

E-books

Streaming Video:

SAIT’s Learner Skills Centre  is another valuable resource available to students interested in improving their academic skills.  They offer a variety of student success seminars specifically designed to provide you with strategies to prepare for writing exams.  Tutoring, study skills strategies, academic coaching and resource materials are also available for students wanting more in-depth assistance.  The Learner Skills Centre is located in MC221 in the Heart Building and the phone number is 284-7050.

Some websites that might be helpful are:


Good Luck!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Library Receives $30,000 Donation for Ebooks!

The Library received $30,000 from SAIT’s Alumni and Development “Student Caller” Program. SAIT students were hired to phone SAIT Alumni and inform them about various SAIT events and raise funds to buy more e-books for the Library.

This donation will enable the Library to purchase almost 430 ebook titles and add to our current collection, which already contains over 150,000 full-text e-books!

Susan Brayford, Library Manager, reported that we now have more ebooks in the library than we have books on our shelves. She also outlined the library’s plan to continue to purchase new titles with unlimited, simultaneous–use licenses so our students will have easy access to these resources at any time. She graciously thanked all of the amazing students who participated in this wonderful initiative.



Ebooks are great because:

·         They provide simultaneous classroom and home use access to multiple students at any time
·         Many of these electronic titles are accessed thousands of times during each academic year
·         Some of our e-book providers allow students to set up personal accounts and create specialized booklists and ebook collections.
·         They can be accessed from most mobile devices, including tablets, smart phones and some e-readers like the Kobo.

To learn more about our ebook collection, go to: http://library.sait.ca/findebooks.asp


Monday, April 15, 2013

Did you know...

In 1982 Sait officially became an independently governed institute?


As with other Alberta post-secondary institutions prior to 1982, Sait was originally under the direct governance of the Alberta Ministry of Education. On April 1st of that year, however, the institute officially introduced a system of self-governance, utilizing a board-based control structure of internal control. Made up of members of the business community, Sait administrative staff, and student representatives, the yearly elected Sait Board of Governors has brought about many important changes to the institute over the past 30 years, and continues to shape the direction of Sait to this day.
To find out more about these and many other important figures in Sait’s history, please contact the Sait Archives or view our online collections.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Avoid Plagiarism with Citation Guides


Plagiarism is a big deal and is not something you want find out about the hard way. We can help you cite the resources that you use in your research projects and presentations properly.















Plagiarism occurs when someone:
  • presents the words, ideas, images or data of another person as their own without reference to the original author or source
  • presents work done for another course or program at SAIT or elsewhere without the instructor's knowledge or prior approval
Citation indicates that a particular idea, concept or statement used in your assignment originated from another person or source. It also provides:
  • the reader with an opportunity to identify and find the sources used in your writing
  • the reader with additional resources for their own interest and research
It is very important to properly cite resources that you use in your writing and research for SAIT assignments and projects. The Library has the following citation style guides:
Consult one of our Citation Guide Tip Sheets.

Before you begin you assignment, remember to verify the preferred citation style and edition with your instructor.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

More Computer Access & Extra Study Space Now Available!

During the three weeks before Exam Week, you can acess library computers even later on the weekends!
Take advantage of our new extended hours on the weekends:
April 5 - April 21

Fridays            7:30 AM – 11 PM
Saturday         10 AM – 9 PM
Sunday           10 AM – 9 PM
 














And, remember we are still open on:
Mondays to Thursday from 7:30 AM to 11 PM
Good luck on your exams!