Friday, February 28, 2014

You Asked and We Listened!

Be sure to fill out our Student Survey before March 10. It's your chance to tell us what you need from your Library. The feedback that we received from last year's survey resulted in these great changes:

New Equipment and Services:
  • 13 more computers were added. There are now 135 drop-in computers.
  • 4 new GIS and AutoCAD workstations were added.
  • Extended Study Hours - three weeks before Exam Week we are open later.
  • Media Services allow SAIT students to borrow laptops,cameras, graphing and scientific calculators, cell phone chargers, headsets for short term loan periods.
New and Improved Research Tools:
  • 3,550 additional books, magazines, e-journals, DVDs and streaming videos were purchased.
  • Over 141,000 premium, permanently accessible e-books were purchased through our Demand-Driven Acquisitions (DDA) Program.
  • Our updated Standards Collection now contains 25 different industrial and technical standards to support our students and faculty better.
  • Our Discovery Search box makes searching easier. Patrons can search for a huge array of resources such as books, e-books, videos and relevant articles with one easy search request.
  • Three new databases were added:
           CARD Online
           Food Science Source
           Dentistry and Oral Science Source
  • Subject guides offer current, comprehensive overviews of library and related resources and websites that correlate to programs at SAIT.
  • Apprenticeship Outreach programs provided over 1000 apprentice students with information about the Library and other resources around the main campus.
  • Our first Spring Tech Fair celebrated technology, science, creativity and invention. This event was another opportunity for us to demonstrate how new technology and knowledge sparks creativity.
  • Follow us on Facebook and Twitter and find out what is currently going on in the Library and around campus.
Our long term goals provide with opportunities to work with SAIT's blended and Distance Learning environments. Here is a list of things we will continue to work on:
  • Campus wide print cards
  • More laptops for students to borrow
  • New additional databases

Thank you to the SAIT community for your continuing support of the Reg Erhardt Library!
Your feedback is very important to us.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Library's 2014 Student Survey (February 24th – March 10th)

It’s time for the Library’s Annual Student Survey!

This is your chance to tell us how to improve your Library. Your feedback is an essential part of the Library’s planning process.

Filling out the library survey is easy and it will only take a few minutes. Click on this survey link to begin now.

Complete the Library Student Survey before March 10 and you could win one of these fantastic prizes:

First Prize: 16GB iPad Mini with Wi-Fi

Second and Third Prizes: $50 Starbucks and Tim Horton's gift cards

Friday, February 14, 2014

Family Day and Reading Week Update

We are closed on Monday, February 17th for the Family Day holiday.

Our regular hours of operation will resume on Tuesday, February 18th.

If you need a place to study or are working on assignments and papers, please come in.

You can also book a study room, use our quiet study space on Level 0 or access our great resources!

Check in anytime with your Library to let us know how we can serve you better.

Monday, February 10, 2014

And the ARCHEXPO 2014 Awards Go To ...

ARCHEXPO 2014 was an outstanding success!

It was really nice to have these architectural masterpieces on display in the library. The projects were all amazing and they attracted a lot of attention. It is a wonderful way to celebrate and highlight student success.

Winner's of the ARCHEXPO 2014 People's Choice Awards are:

1st Place Winners are:
Davis Cooper, Jamie Kaufhold and James Tinkler
Project Name: Eric Owen Moss (Samitaur Tower, Los Angeles, USA)


2nd Place Winners are:
Joseph Greenless, Brodie Clavel and Adam Sandau
Project Name: Renzo Piano

3rd Place Winners are:
Amos J. Carrier, Alex Van den Berg, Rich Pay and Megan Vogelaar
Project Name; Micheal Graves (Denver Public Library, Colorado, USA)

This year's Honourable Mentions are:
Randy Cho, Sarah Blair and Leanne Cheung
Project Name: Moshe Safdie

Thank you and congratulations to everyone who contributed to this year's event!

Did you know...

SAIT played a part in many 1988 Winter Olympic Games events; including the CTV Gala Dinner?

During the 1988 Winter Olympic Games, SAIT staff, students, and facilities were all involved in a number of special activities surrounding the world competitions occuring in Calgary at the time. Among these was the CTV Gala Dinner held on the eve of the games, which was catered by the SAIT Food Services Department and hosted in the Symposium Room of the Campus Center. Host to numerous guests and foreign dignitaries, particularly notable among those attending the dinner were 1988 Olympic Winter Games mascots Hidy and Howdy, as well as Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney and Governor General Jeanne Sauvé.

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

Library Services Restored

Service for the library classic catalog, on-campus, and off-campus authenticated electronic resource has now been restored.

Please let us know if you experience any problems accessing any of these resources.

We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused and thank you for your patience.

Temporary Service Disruption to Library Classic Catalog, On-Campus and Off-Campus Authenticated Resources

We are currently experiencing a temporary disruption to library services.

The library classic catalog, any electronic resources requiring on-campus authentication, or any electronic resources requiring off-campus authentication are currently down.

For available library catalog access, please use the discovery search tool currently available on the library homepage.

Services are in the process of being restored and will be in service as soon as possible.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.