Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Job Hunting 101

We have some excellent resources to help find a job this summer.

You can search our catologue using our new "Discovery  search" to find lots of useful information. Use simple keywords such as:
  • job hunting
  • job searching
  • job interview
  • resumes
  • resume employment
  • cover letters
Put your search term in quotation marks for best results. For example,

We also subscribe to a variety of newspapers. You can check the "Careers" section and look for job postings there.

You can search our databases to learn more about a potential employer. Here are some databases that we recommend:
Working in Canada, is another database that we highly recommend. It is a Government of Canada resource that allows you to enter your job title and city, providing users with job postings, wages, occupation outlooks, certification information, and education and skill requirements.

Internet Web Sites

When you search the Internet, remember to to put the search term in quotation marks. If you need to refine your search, try using terms like:
  • online job search
  • work at home
  • job listings
  • online networking
You can also make the Internet work for you. Some job searching websites will upload your resume and cover letter so potential employers can find you when they are looking for someone with your particular skills.

LinkedIn is a very powerful website that can help you promote and network for yourself on a professional level.

Some Internet websites that might be useful are:

Protect your "professional brand" and "personal brand." Just as you might use Google to find out about a potential employer, your future employer can check you out as well. Be careful with what is posted about you or by you on Facebook or other Social Media websites.

Good luck with your job search!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Spring Summer Hours Update

The Library’s hours of operation are changing!

For students continuing classes over the spring and summer, please note these important changes:

The Library is closed on Saturday, April 26 and Sunday  April 27.

The Library’s Spring/Summer hours begin on Monday, April 28.

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.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Did you know...

In 1970, Sait fell victim to a bizarre prank at the Senator Burns Building?

As students and staff began filing into the tower of the Senator Burns Building one day in 1970, they soon discovered that the toilet seat covers from virtually all washrooms throughout the building had mysteriously vanished. Following a thorough search conducted by teaching and facilities staff for the covers, the institute was nearly ready to give up and call the police when a phone call came in from a young man stating simply “Don’t worry about the toilet seats. They’ll be returned. There won’t be any problem”. True to their word, the next day all the seat covers were back, having reappeared as mysteriously as they had vanished.

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

Friday, April 11, 2014

Easter Holiday Hours Closures

Please remember that we are closed on Good Friday (April 18) and Easter Monday (April 21).
We will be open on:

Saturday April 19      10 AM – 9 PM
Sunday April 20         10 AM – 9 PM

Our regular hours will resume on Tuesday, April 22.

Happy Easter!

Friday, April 4, 2014

Presenting Photojournalism 2014

An absolutely fantastic Photojournalism Exhibition is being presented in the Library!

Photographs taken by our amazing Photojournalism students will be on display from April 3 to April 25, 2014. The Library is so pleased to be able showcase their incredible talent.

Vote for your favorite photograph at the exhibit or vote online! All ballots must be cast before 12 noon on April 16. 2014.

The winner will be announced at an awards ceremony in the library at 11:00 am. Refreshments will be served!

Come and see these spectacular photographic compositions!

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Late night studying ...

Here are some ways we can help you study and prepare for your final exams :

  1. If you need to use the Library, three weeks before Exam Week, we are open later.
         Please remember that we are closed on Good Friday (April 18) and Easter Monday
     (April 21). We are open on Saturday, April 19 and Sunday, April 20 from 10am to 9pm.

  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 Quiet Study too.

  3. Our staff can help you with
    • Research assistance for your research paper and presentations
    • General and directional assistance, including telephone and text inquiries
    • Printing, photocopying and computer help
    • Laptop, camera and headsets rentals
    • Binding and laminating services
    Most importantly, they can provide you with Library PINS to help you access our databases, e- books and digital videos from off-campus after we are closed.

  4. These library resources can help you to prepare for your exams better:
    There are lots of other resources too. Search our catalogue, using the search terms "test taking" or "study skills" to find them.

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

Your academic success is important to us!