Friday, June 27, 2014

Canada Day and Parade Day Closures

The Library will be closed
Tuesday, July 1
for Canada Day!

We will resume our Spring Summer Hours
on Wednesday, July 2.

We will also be closed on Friday, July 4
from 8 AM to 1 PM for the
Calgary Stampede Parade!
We will be open
from 1 PM to 5 PM that day.

Here is a cowboy blessing
for all the cowboys and cowgirls:

May your belly never grumble,
May your heart never break,
May your horse never stumble,
May your cinch never break.

Most importantly, may you have a good time
at the "greatest outdoor show on earth!"


Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Library Closure on June 26

The Library will be closed
Thursday, June 26
 8 AM to 6:30 PM
 for Professional Development

We apologize for any inconvenience.
We will resume our regular services and
Spring Summer Hours on Friday, June 27.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Update: Resolved - Trouble Accessing On-line Resources

Updated: June 25, 2014, 9:15 am

We have resolved the network issues affecting off-campus access to the Library's on-line resources. We again thank you for your patience during this service interruption.

Original Post
Some of our off-campus users have reported trouble accessing e-books, articles and other on-line resources through the Library's website. We are working to resolve this issue.

This issue was first reported on the afternoon of June 23. There is no current time line for resolution. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Did you know...

Early SAIT diplomas listed more than just your program?

In the early years of the institution, diplomas issued to graduating students at SAIT (then known as PITA) contained much more information than is typically seen today. Not only did these certificates provide both the title and length of the program completed, but for a time they also listed the student's coursework and final grades as well. Since this early period, however, changes in policy, and increased diveristy in course offerings, and general time and staffing constraints have led to the more standardized presentation seen today.

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

Wachiyeh (Cree) - Aaniin (Ojibwe) - Hello (English)

There are many Aboriginal tribes throughout Alberta and Canada. The nine major tribes (ethnic groups) throughout Alberta are the Beaver, Blackfoot, Chipewyan, Plains Cree, Sarcee, Saulteaux, Slavey, Stoney, and the Woodland Cree. The two most common First Nation languages spoken throughout Canada are Cree and Ojibwe. These tribes and languages combine to form an amazing culture full of traditions that should be acknowledged and shared with all of Canada, not only with the Aboriginal community.

Experience part of the First Nation culture during Aboriginal Awareness Week in Calgary from June 16-June 21. This year, the theme of the week is "Keeping the Circle Strong.” This idea is meant to express the importance of traditional teachings throughout First Nation society. The week will showcase fun cultural activities and events, as well as guide the citizens of Calgary into National Aboriginal Day, which takes place on June 21, 2014.
Aboriginal Awareness Week Itinerary
An important day full of festivity for First Nations is June 21. This day commonly marks the summer solstice and since 1969 has been known as National Aboriginal Day. National Aboriginal Day provides a way for Canadians to celebrate and recognize the culture, art, and achievements of First Nation peoples.

First Nation Finger Weaving
The Reg Erhardt Library will be showcasing a First Nation display including books featuring Aboriginal people and their culture. While at SAIT pay a visit to the Chinook Lodge.

-Written by Megan DesRoches-Fenton

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Staycation Plans This Summer?

If you are unable to get away for the summer, we have some great suggestions that will make your staycation fun and exciting.

For day time outings around town, you should check out :

If you are interested in Calgary's history, you can visit:

You might want to take in a play so maybe you will like these offerings:
Feeling kind of sporty? Here are a few recommendations:

You might want to:
For short out of town trips, you can visit the Travel Alberta website or try:
Of course, there's the big events like:

With a little planning, you absolutely can have a great summer experience in the city!