Friday, November 22, 2013

Five Great Study Tips

The Library can play an important role in your academic success. Here are five ways we can help you before you write your final exams:

  1. Three weeks before Exam Week, we are open even later! If you need more computer access and study space, the library can help you.

    November 22 to December 12
    Monday to Friday 7:30 am to 11 pm (Full Library Access)
    Saturday & Sunday 10 am to 5 pm (Full Library Access)
    5 pm to 9 pm (Library Computer Commons Access Only)

  2. You can book a study room where you can study by yourself or with your classmates. The lower level of the library (Level 0) is designated for individual quiet study too.

  3. The Library offers student drop-in sessions in our library classroom every Wednesday from 11:30am - 12:30pm to provide students with one-to-one help with assignments and research assistance on your final projects.

  4. Try these helpful library resources:

    The Anxious Test-Taker's Guide to Cracking Any Test
    Essential Study Skills
    The Student's Guide to Exam Success  (E-Book)
    How to Study  (E-Book)

  5. These are just a few of our resources. Search our catalogue, using the search terms "test taking" or "study skills" to find other resources.

  6. For additional study assistance, we highly recommend the Learning Skills Services, located in the Stan Grad Building in Room MC221. They can teach you how manage your time, improve your memory and prepare and take exams. Their peer tutoring programs can provide you with useful study tips.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

International GIS Day (November 20)

International GIS Day is November 20 !

GIS Day is an international forum that celebrates and demonstrates how Geographic Information System (GIS) applications make the world a better place.

A geographic information system captures, stores, manipulates, analyzes, manages and organizes all types of geographic data.

GIS students apply GIS applications to:
  • generate user-created searches
  • examine and evaluate spatial information
  • edit data found in maps and
  • present the results of all of these operations

The SAIT GIS student projects that are currently on display in the library are incredible. These projects are excellent examples of how this powerful technology plays an important role in our daily lives.

Stop by the front entrance of the library to take a look at the fascinating projects.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Did you know...

Students and staff at Sait used to conduct weekly theatrical performances in the early years of the institute's history?

Beginning in 1926, students and staff at Sait would often gather on Wednesday afternoons after the weekly students’ council meeting to participate in a variety of short theatrical performances.  Known as LITs, these performences were considered a way to air troubles or let off steam, and often involved a wide range of topics and styles, spanning the gamut from individuals spinning ropes and performing ventriloquism acts to short plays and group musicals. Continuing for many years into the later half of the century, LITs were an important part of life at the institute, and produced many memorable experiences for students and staff alike.

Interested in learning more about the history of Sait and its students? Visit our digital archives or contact the Sait Archives directly to request more information.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Favorite Reads Contest - Tell Us and Win

What book or author has you all a buzz?

Is it a classic that you read over and over again?

Is it a series and you cannot wait for the next installment?

What story has amazing characters?


The Reg Erhardt Library Wants to Know!

Starting November 13th , you can enter once by:

Clicking here to enter online
Completing an entry form at the Library Information Desk.

 Contest Rules:
Ø  Open to All SAIT Students, Staff and Faculty
Ø  Contest runs November 13-27
Ø  Complete 1 entry form per person online or at the Library Information Desk
Ø  All valid entries will go into a draw to win 1 of the 3 great prizes
Ø  Draw date: November 28th, 2013 @ 8am
Ø Winners will be drawn using Random Picker

Ø Winners will be contacted using the information & must be able to pick up their prize at the Library
Forgot the title, series name or author … No worries!
We’ve got resources to help you.

ü  Ask a library staff member for assistance
ü  Search the library catalog
ü  Browse our fiction and graphic novel collections
Contest ends on November 27th!  Don’t Miss Out!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Extended Library Hours

Three weeks before Exam Week, the Reg Erhardt Library is open even later!

If you need more computer access and study space, we want to help you.

November 22 to December 12:

Monday to Friday        7:30 am to 11 pm (Full Library Access)
Saturday & Sunday     10 am to 5 pm (Full Library Access)
                                       5 pm to 9 pm (Library Computer Commons Access Only)


Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Remembrance Day Holiday Closure

The Reg Erhardt Library is closed on Monday, November 11th for Remembrance Day.

Online Resources such as e-books, research databases and streamed videos are always available. You just need your SAIT ID# and Library PIN to access these resources from off-campus.

Our regular hours will resume on Tuesday, November 12th.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Reminder: Library Service Disruption (Sunday, November 3rd)

Due to maintenance and upgrading, the following library services will not be available on Sunday, November 3rd from 6am to 6pm MST:
  • Catalogue
  • E-books
  • Databases
  • DVDS and Videos
  • PIN Requests
  • My Library Account

If you are working on research projects or term papers that require these library resources, you will need to access them before this Sunday.

We apologize for any inconvenience. Thank you for your patience.

If you have any questions or concerns about this disruption, please call:

AnneMarie de Groot
Coordinator of Technical Services
(403) 284-8431

Knovel E-books are available again.

All of  our Knovel e-books are currently accessible now.

We apologize for any inconvenience that this may have caused you and thank you for your patience.

If you have any questions or concerns about this service disruption, please contact:

AnneMarie deGroot
Coordinator of Technical Services
(403) 284-8431