Monday, March 30, 2015

Easter Holiday Hours Update

We will be closed on Good Friday (April 3) and Easter Monday (April 6).
 
 
We are open:
 
Saturday April 4       10AM - 9PM
 
Sunday April 5          10AM - 9PM
 
Our regular hours will resume on Tuesday, April 7.
 
 
 
 
 





Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Want To Get Better Grades?

The Library can play an important role in your academic success.

 
Here are five simple ways we can help you: 
  1. Ask for research assistance at the Information Desk or by phone (403 284-8616). We can help you find the right resources for your projects and presentations. Our staff has knowledge and expertise with many different types of information from a variety of information sources.


  2. The Library also provides more personalized or comprehensive research assistance via:
  3. We have a Course Text Collection (CTC). Materials in this collection include textbooks, required and supplemental readings, articles and videos spanning across all SAIT schools and currently taught courses.


  4. You can borrow laptops, cameras, calculators and more from the Media Services located at the Information Desk. Additionally, there are scanners, printing, photocopying, laminating and binding equipment to help you polish up your finished projects.


  5. Book a study room that is equipped with a computer and large screen monitor. You can study by yourself or with your classmates. The lower level of the library (Level 0) is also designated for individual quiet study.

For additional information and resources, you can also consult our online tutorials and subject guides.

Friday, March 20, 2015

World Poetry Day (March 21)

World Poetry Day is on March 21. The purpose of the day is to promote the reading, writing, publishing and teaching of poetry throughout the world.
The Library is celebrating World Poetry Day with our “Blackout Poetry” Board!

“Blackout poetry” is a process that rearranges words to create different meanings. With blackout poetry, the author uses a permanent marker to black out or eliminate whatever words or images he sees as irrelevant to the poem he's trying to create.

Visit our bulletin board on Level 0 of the Library, just across the washrooms. Read between the lines or compose your own poem. You’ll be surprised and amazed by your creativity.


To learn more about "blackout poetry" go to:

 
 
 
 


Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Aboriginal Awareness Week (March 16 - March 20)

We are celebrating Native Awareness Week (March 16 - March 20) at SAIT. All week, in the Chinook Lodge there will be a variety of sessions, forums, and events that promote awareness of Indigenous cultures and celebrate diversity at SAIT. You may even be fortunate enough to sample some authentic cuisine too.

In the library, we have a collection of photographs and other resources that showcase Canada’s first people.
 


This is a great opportunity for SAIT students, faculty and staff to increase their awareness of the Aboriginal cultures which include the M├ętis, the Inuit and First Nations in Canada and recognize their contribution to our society.

To learn more, go to:



 

Monday, March 16, 2015

Did you know...

In the years following World War II aeronautics students at SAIT had the opportunity to work on a number of surviving military aircraft?


Following the end of World War II, several surviving aircraft were transferred to SAIT to be used as teaching aides at the institute. As part of their coursework, aeronautics students were provided with the opportunity to not only view these aircraft up close, but in some cases to rebuild and even fly in them. One such case was that of the Fairchild PT-26 seen on the right in the image above, which was fully restored and test-flown by students in 1947 after it was re-classified as a civilian aircraft. Not all aircraft would be reclassified and eventually enter into the civilian sector, however. Some aircraft such as a Supermarine Seafire MK XV and the Hawker Sea Fury MK 11 seen on the left in this image have retained their status; both of which can still be seen today on display at the Military Museums in Calgary.


Interested in finding out more about past programs at SAIT and the history of the institute? Please visit our digital archives or contact the Sait Archives directly to request more information

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Computer Basics Workshops - Free sessions In March

The Library will be offering Computer Basics in ELF Learning Hub (NH309/311). These sessions are free, drop-in (no registration necessary), and open to all SAIT students. You will be able to learn and practice basic skills with the help of our library staff.


Friday, March 1310:15am to 11:15am  Computer Basics: Using SAIT Email
In this 1 hour session, practice accessing and using SAIT’s email system. Topics covered will include: logging in, understanding Webmail and adding attachments. We will also learn how to format effective messages and subject lines.

1pm to 2pm Computer Basics: Using SAIT Email
In this 1 hour session, practice accessing and using SAIT’s email system. Topics covered will include: logging in, understanding Webmail and adding attachments. We will also learn how to format effective messages and subject lines.
Friday, March 2010:15am to 11:15am Computer Basics: Using Microsoft Word
This 1 hour session will be split into two parts. The first section, Getting started with MS Word, will cover these tasks: opening Word; saving your document; formatting text; font, size and effects. The second section, MS Word Basic Documents, will cover these tasks: cutting and pasting text; inserting and formatting graphics; using spelling and grammar check.

1pm to 2pm Computer Basics: Using PowerPoint
In this 1 hour session, practice setting up a basic PowerPoint slide, learn about templates and discuss effective ways to organize information.
Friday, March 2710:15am to 11:15am Computer Basics: Using PowerPoint
In this 1 hour session, practice setting up a basic PowerPoint slide, learn about templates and discuss effective ways to organize information.

1pm to 2pm Computer Basics: Using Microsoft Word
This 1 hour session will be split into two parts. The first section, Getting started with MS Word, will cover these tasks: opening Word; saving your document; formatting text; font, size and effects. The second section, MS Word Basic Documents, will cover these tasks: cutting and pasting text; inserting and formatting graphics; using spelling and grammar check.


Be sure to watch for additional classes and updates!



Monday, March 2, 2015

Fine Forgiveness Week (March 2 - 8)

Do you have overdue library materials or outstanding fines?

Come to the library, return your overdue items and ask us about your overdue fines.

Whatever the reason for not returning an item, students with library fines can start fresh again.

We will cut your fines in half. That’s right; you will only have to pay for half!

All of the money we collect will go directly toward a SAIT Student Scholarship program!


FINE FORGIVENESS WEEK (MARCH 2nd to 8th)

IT'S A GOOD THING!