Friday, September 19, 2014

Five Great Special Collections @ your Library

The Reg Erhardt Library supports students and faculty from all of SAIT schools and academic programs. We have some new and notable collections to tell you about.
1.    Course Textbook Collection
Materials in this new collection include textbooks, required and supplemental readings, articles and videos spanning across all currently taught programs at SAIT. It provides students with equitable access to materials that are in high demand.  

2.    Magazine Collection
This collection contains over 325 different subscriptions with wide-ranging subject areas that support students and staff both academically and recreationally.
3.    Audiobooks
Ebsco’s Audiobooks Premier Collection has almost 5,000 titles from leading publishers and include a large number of titles across a broad range of subject areas with new titles added on a monthly basis.
4.    Standards and Codes
Many programs at SAIT rely on industrial and technical standards. This special collection now consists of 38 different standards and codes. We are able to provide online access to the complete collection of CSA and ASTM standards as well as the 2010 National Building Code!  
5.    New Media Services
Students can borrow laptops, cameras, calculators, cell phone chargers and much more from the Information Desk for short term loan periods.

Our staff is committed to connecting our clientele to the best information sources.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Did you know...

The first students' association at SAIT was formed close to a century ago in 1922?

Established in January, 1922, the first SAIT Students' Association consisted of only eight executive members, and was concerned with providing a positive influence on three primary aspects of student life: social, literary, and athletic. Charging as little as two dollars per year in membership fees (the equivalent of roughly 30$ today), the association was instrumental in organizing several important student activities thoughout the year for the nearly 800 students enrolled at the institute; including debates, industry tours, and sporting events.

Today the SAIT Students' Association (SAITSA) continues the mission started nearly 100 years ago, providing numerous services to thousands of students each year in association with various organizations and departments at SAIT.

Interested in finding out more about the history of SAIT? Please visit our digital archives or contact the Sait Archives directly to request more information. For access to the source of the information used in this post, and as well as much more on the history of SAIT, please view S.A.I.T The First Sixty Years, by Roy E. Smith

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Microsoft Outlook Workshop-Wednesday 17 Sept

Do you have questions about using your SAIT email account?

Come to the library's workshop in MC015 on Wednesday 17 Sept from 12-1 pm! Learn about logging in to your SAIT email, using your phone to access your email, using email through D2L and email basics like how to attach files and manage contacts!

Monday, September 8, 2014

We've Got a Course Text Collection!

The Library has a new Course Text Collection (CTC). We may have the required textbook for your class in our collection!

The CTC is a growing collection that has been established to provide students with equitable access to materials that are in high demand and/or are considered primary resources related to course curriculums. Materials in this collection include textbooks, required and supplemental readings, articles and videos spanning across all SAIT schools and currently taught courses.These materials have been determined to be in high demand by SAIT instructors or library staff in a given semester or academic year.

It is easy to check our collection for your book. Use the catalogue to look for your textbook. You just type in the title of the book or name of the author in the Discovery Search box found on our homepage. If we do not have the book, you may be able to request it via the "Suggest a New Title" tab. Also, try to look for an ebook version of your course textbook.

If you have any questions or difficulties, please contact the staff at the Information Desk in the Library or contact us at (403) 284-8616.