Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Extended Library Hours!

Three weeks before Exam Week, the Reg Erhardt Library is open even later!

If you need research assistance, more computer access or study space before your exams the Library can help you.
From November 21 to December 7, our hours of operation are:
Monday to Thursday        7:30am to 11pm
Fridays                                 7:30am to 9pm
Saturday & Sunday           10am to 9pm 

Monday, November 17, 2014

Did you know...

The first required textbooks at SAIT were officially listed as a part of the 1921-1922 school calendar, totalling only 3 titles?

Alongside the calendar descriptions for the Tractor Engineering, Motor Mechanics, and Electrical Engineering programs that year, the 2nd Annual Announcement also listed three books that were to be used in combination with special course notes packages prepared by the institute (the equivalent of the course module packages available today). Selected for their importance in the industry, these titles consisted of Gas Engine Repair and Installation by Rathburn, Gas Automobile by Hobbs, Elliot and Consoliver, and finally Elements of Electricity by W.H. Timbie; the last of which would continue to be used at the institute for nearly 40 years, until finally being replaced in the early 1960's.

Today, with nearly 100 full time programs in operation, and many programs using several textbooks each, the number and diversity of texts used at SAIT has increased dramatically. Unlike the 1920's, however, students have more options than ever for accessing their required texts. Many course textbooks are now available online as ebooks, and most recently the Reg Erhardt Library has introduced a collection of close to 450 course textbooks that students can sign out. Providing two hour loans for nearly every required textbook currently in use, this collection is yet another way that SAIT is working to provide students with the best possible access to relevant materials.

Interested in finding out more about early programming at SAIT? Please visit our digital archives or contact the Sait Archives directly to request more information. For more information about our Course Textbook Collection, please visit the CTC collection development policy

International GIS Day is November 19!

Wednesday, November 19 Is International GIS DAY!

GIS Day is an international forum that celebrates and demonstrates how Geographic Information System (GIS) applications make the world a better place.

A geographic information system captures, stores, manipulates, analyzes, manages and organizes all types of geographical data.

GIS students apply GIS applications to:
  • generate user-created searches
  • examine and evaluate spatial information
  • edit data in maps and
  • present the results of all these operations

 The SAIT GIS student projects that are on display are really incredible. These projects are excellent examples of how this powerful technology plays an important role in our daily lives.

 Stop by the front entrance of the library to take a look at these fascinating projects.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Wood Trades Fair 2014

The Reg Erhardt Library is showcasing the talented instructors
& students in SAIT’s Carpentry and Cabinetmaking programs.
Beautifully handcrafted furniture projects are on display
in the Library from November 7 – 28, 2014.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Don't be shy! Ask for research assistance!

Our staff has knowledge and expertise with many different types of information from a variety of information sources. They know how to search the library catalogue to find books, e-books, journal articles or videos in the library. Our information specialists also know about special collections like our Standard and Codes Collection.

Students and faculty are able to work with research professionals to determine their research needs and decide the information sources that will work best. Our staff will:
  • Help you develop or refine search strategies that work
  • Compile resource lists on a particular subject
  • Show you how to use specific databases for basic and advanced searches
  • Evaluate reliable or scholarly resources and information found on the Web

Students and staff can request more personalized or comprehensive research assistance via:
  • our in-depth research form that is found under the In-depth research link on the Library’s homepage
  • the telephone (403 284-8616)
  • Chat Reference
  • e-mail (library@sait.ca) or
  • in person

If the Library doesn’t have the resources you need, we can request them for you through our Interlibrary Loan services.
We will help you find the right resources for your projects and presentations.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Remembrance Day

The Reg Erhardt Library is closed on Tuesday, November 11 for Remembrance Day.

Online resources such as e-books, e-journals, databases and digital videos are always available. You just need your nine digit SAIT ID# and Library PIN to access these resources from off-campus. 
Our regular hours will resume on Wednesday, November 12.