Friday, November 27, 2015

Food for Fines Forgiveness Week (Nov. 30 - Dec. 4)

Do you have overdue library materials or outstanding library fines. Whatever the reason for not returning an item, students and staff with library fines can start fresh again.

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

We will cut your fines in half. You can either pay cash or bring in a non-perishable food donation. Each non-perishable food item will be worth $2.00.

All of the money and food donations we collect will go directly to the SAIT Adopt a Family program. Also, if you don't have fines, but would like to make a donation, you are welcome to do so.














We know that sometimes every little bit helps!

Monday, November 23, 2015

Extended Hours in the Library

Three weeks before Exam Week, we are open even later!


If you need research assistance, more computer access or study space before your exams the Library can help you.

From November 28 to December 18, our hours of operation are:

Monday to Thursday     7:30am to 11pm
Friday                            7:30am to 9 pm
Saturday & Sunday       10:00am to 9pm

Your academic success is important to us!

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Did you know...

Midge, a Shetland Pony, was the Official Mascot of the No. 2 Wireless School? 



During the Second World War, it became necessary to open a second wireless school under the Joint Air Training Plan.  The school, named simply No. 2 Wireless School was located at SAIT; then known as the Provincial Institute of Technology (PITA).

One of the many airmen who took their wireless training at the No 2 School was Sergeant Lloyd Willigar.  Toward the end of his training in 1941, Sgt. Willigar won a Shetland Pony named "Midget" or "Midge" in a contest sponsored by the Calgary Herald.  When Sgt. Willigar left Calgary, he presented Midge to the school as the Station mascot, promising to come back for her.  Midge was a popular mascot.  She had her own little barrack and a blanket decorated with the RCAF insignia. She was often the subject of stories printed in the Calgary Herald.

In 1942, Sgt. Willigar was killed in action over Germany.  Two years later, Midge mysteriously disappeared.  Anxious for her return, the airmen called police and asked for the public's assistance in finding Midge. Two days later, the much loved pony was found trotting towards the flying squadron at Shepard, 24 kilometres east of Calgary. Some wondered whether Midge had gotten tired of waiting for Sgt. Willigar to return and went off to find him.  Others thought she had caught the flying bug. Whatever the reason, Midge was quickly returned to the Station.  When the wireless school closed in April 1945, she was sent to live out the rest of her days with Sgt. Willigar's mother in Parrsboro, Nova Scotia.

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

Sunday, November 15, 2015

International GIS Day is Wednesday, November 18!

GIS Day is an international forum that celebrates and demonstrates how Geographic Information System (GIS) applications make the world a better place.  
 
Geographic Information Systems capture, store, manipulate, analyze, manage and organize all types of geographical data.
 
Some very remarkable GIS student projects will be on display in the Library from November 15 to December 4.
 
 
 
The projects might include really interesting topics such as:
 
  • Management of resources such as allocating emergency response staff
  • The assessment and eventual development of infrastructure such as streets
  • Companies also take advantage of GIS technologies to help them choose a strategic market location that has not yet been saturated by other competitors

These GIS student projects illustrate how this powerful technology plays an important role in our daily lives.  
Come to the library to take a look at this exceptional display!

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Connecting with the Library

The Library is here to help answer your questions.

Here are some easy ways to contact us:
  1. Talk to us directly at the Information Desk.
  2. Get research and technical assistance by phone (403) 284-8616 or by email.
  3. Use the Ask us a Question service or request in-depth research assistance which includes:
    • One-on-one instruction in the use of advanced databases or other research tools
    • Research into wide-ranging topics or more specialized fields of study.
    • Guidance on using the best resources for your research papers or presentations.
  4. Chat Reference, on the Library's homepage delivers immediate, interactive assistance to help you with your projects, term papers and homework assignments.
  5. Suggest a new resource. Suggestions from students, faculty and staff for the purchase of new materials always welcome.
Additionally, if you follow us on Twitter or Facebook you  can be informed about helpful updates about library events and activities as well as SAIT campus updates and happenings.



Monday, November 9, 2015

Wood Trades Fair 2015

The Library is celebrating the talented students from the Cabinetmaking and Carpentry programs.

SAIT's Wood Trades students work in many areas of construction, including residential, commercial and industrial construction.

Cabinetmakers produce custom-made wood products and learn how to build and repair wood components, furniture, fixtures and cabinetry.


Carpenters are involved in reading blueprints, selecting materials and methods of work, measuring, cutting and joining materials. Carpenters can also specialize in one type of work such as framing, bench work or finishing carpentry.

 
Beautifully hand crafted furniture and wood projects are on display in the Library from November 9 - November 27.
 
Please stop by and take a look at this extraordinary display.

Friday, November 6, 2015

Remembrance Day Hours Update

The Library is closed on Wednesday, November 11 for Remembrance Day.




Online resources such as e-Books, e-journals, research databases and digital videos are always available. You just to need to use your SAIT ID # and Library PIN to access these resources from off-campus.

Our regular hours will resume on Thursday, November 12.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

November Library Events

In November, students and staff are invited to participate in a variety of library workshops and events.



Here are the sessions we are presenting:
Date
Time
Event
Location
Monday, November 2
12 -1pm
Conversation Club
MC 008
Tuesday, November 3
12 -1pm
*SAIT Faculty only
MC 015
Wednesday, November 4
5 – 7pm
Library Computer Commons
Thursday, November 5
5 - 6pm
Conversation Club
MC 008
Thursday, November 5
3 - 4pm
*SAIT Faculty only
MC 015
Monday, November 9
12 -1pm
Conversation Club
MC 008
Thursday, November 12
5 - 6pm
Conversation Club
MC 008
Monday, November 16
12 -1pm
Conversation Club
MC 008
Wednesday, November 18
5 – 7pm
Library Computer Commons
Thursday, November 19
5 - 6pm
Conversation Club
MC 008
Monday, November 23
12 -1pm
Conversation Club
MC 008
Tuesday, November 24
11am – 1pm
SAITSA Financial Literacy Event: Debits, Credits, & Savings
Library Computer Commons
Wednesday, November 25
5 – 7pm
Library Computer Commons
Thursday, November 26
11am - 1pm
Games Tournament
Library Computer Commons
Thursday, November 26
5 - 6pm
Conversation Club
MC 008
Monday, November 30
12 - 1pm
Conversation Club
MC 008

We do hope that you will be able to join us for some of these events.