Thursday, October 30, 2014

Halloween in the Library!

It is that time of year again.
Halloween is a favorite holiday
 for many of our staff.
The Library is decorated with lots
of creepy crawlies and haunting creatures.

Don ’ t be surprised if there are
witches or other quirky characters
helping to answer your reference questions
 or check out library materials tomorrow.

Just remember that while …
“ They ' re creepy and they ' re kooky,
  mysterious and spooky,
  they ' re all together ooky ”
They ’ re not the Addams Family;
they ’ re your friendly
neighborhood library staffers !


Join the fun and dress up too !
HAPPY HALLOWEEN !

Monday, October 27, 2014

Research Workshops & Drop-in Conversation Club Update

We have three great sessions that have been specifically designed to help you start your research projects and learn about the Library.
  1. In the Library Classroom (MC 015), we are presenting research tutorials to help you with your papers and teach you how to cite your sources correctly.

  2. Thursday, October 30
    12 pm to 1 pm
    Research Basics: Let us help you find reliable and credible library resources for your term papers.
    Tuesday, November 25
    12 pm to 2 pm
    Emergency Writing Help: Let us show you how to polish up your papers with research and citation assistance. 
    Wednesday, November 26
    12 pm to 3 pm
    Microsoft Office Word: Learn how to use Microsoft Office Word to format your documents and cite your sources. We can show you the tools that will help you put the finishing touches on your papers.
    Wednesday, December 3
    12 pm to 3 pm
    Microsoft Office Products: Get help using Excel, Microsoft Word and PowerPoint. Find out how to make your papers, spreadsheets and presentations more dynamic and eye-catching with these programs. 

  3. In the Learning Labs (MC 209) every Monday afternoon beginning October 20 and ending December 8 between 1 pm to 2pm, the Library is providing citation assistance.


  4. Practice your speaking and listening skills at the Library’s Drop-in Conversation Club! It meets every Tuesday from September 28 to December 2 between 4 and 5 pm in the Library, MC008. A wide range of topics will be discussed and students will have the opportunity to learn about the library. Everybody is welcome!

Be sure to watch for updates too!


Monday, October 20, 2014

Did you know...

The first Open House event at SAIT was held over 60 years ago?





On February 11th, 1953, the doors of the North Hill campus were opened to the public for the first time on what would eventually become SAIT’s bi-annual Open House event. Taking place in the evening, this event would see over 4000 visitors pass through nearly every shop and department on the campus over the course of just two days. With the success of the event freshly in mind, planning on the next open house began soon after the doors were shut, and within the year the event was already well on its way to becoming a tradition at the institute.

Today, SAIT’s Open House event continues to be a highlight of the year on campus, taking place over two days each fall and winter. With another open house set to take place in only a week, the bi-annual Open House stands to continue for many years as an important source of information for those interested in learning about the institute and the programs it offers.

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 more information about our upcoming Open House events at SAIT, please visit the SAIT Open House information hompage page

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Avoiding Plagiarism

Plagiarism is a big deal and it is not something you want to find out about the hard way. We can help you cite the resources that you use for your research projects and presentations properly.
 
 
Plagiarism occurs when someone:
  • presents the words, ideas, images or data of another person as their own without reference to the original author or original source.
  • presents work done for another course or program at SAIT or elsewhere without the instructor’s knowledge or prior approval.
Citation indicates that a particular idea, concept or statement used in your assignment originated from another person or source. It also provides:
  • the reader with an opportunity to identify and find the sources used in your writing
  • the reader with additional resources for their own interest and research
It is very important to properly cite resources that you use in your writing and research for SAIT assignments and avoid plagiarism.
 
The Library is offering citation assistance in the Learning Labs (MC 209) every Monday afternoon from 1pm to 2pm beginning October 20 to December 8.
 
The Library also has these citation style guides:
Before you begin your assignment, remember to verify the preferred citation style and edition with your instructor.

 




Thursday, October 9, 2014

Thanksgiving Day Hours Update

The Library is closed on Monday, October 13 for Thanksgiving Day.

Online Resources such as e-books, research databases and streamed videos are always available. You just need to use your nine digit SAIT ID# and Library PIN to access these resources from off-campus.
Our regular hours will resume on Tuesday, October 14.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Your Connection to Better Grades

The Library is introducing drop-in workshops, in the Library Classroom (MC 015), to help you get organized and become more familiar with Microsoft Office Word and other Microsoft Office products. We are offering a series of classes that have been specifically designed to help you jump start your research and teach you how to cite your sources properly.




Here are the dates that we have scheduled so far:
 
Wednesday October 1 (12pm - 2 pm)
Microsoft Office Word: Learn how to use Microsoft Office Word to format your documents and cite your sources. We can show you the tools that will help you put the finishing touches on your papers.

Thursday, October 15  (12pm  - 2pm)
Microsoft Office Products: Get help using Excel, Microsoft Word and PowerPoint. Find out how to make your papers and presentations more dynamic and eye-catching with these programs.

Thursday, October 30 (12pm - 2pm) 
Research Basics: Let us help you find and use reliable and credible resources for your term papers.

Tuesday, November 25 (12pm - 2pm)
Emergency Writing Help: Let us show you how to polish up your papers with research and citation assistance.

Wednesday, November 26 (12pm - 3pm)
Microsoft Office Word: Learn how to use Microsoft Office Word to format your documents and cite your sources. We can show you the tools that will help you put the finishing touches on your papers.

Wednesday, December 3 (12pm - 3pm) 
Microsoft Office Products: Get help using Excel, Microsoft Word and PowerPoint. Find out how to make your papers and presentations more dynamic and eye-catching with these programs.

Be sure to watch for additional classes and updates!