Monday, April 25, 2016

Spring/Summer Hours at the Library

The Reg Erhardt Library’s hours of operation are changing!

Students continuing classes over the spring and summer, please note these important changes.

The Library is closed on Saturday, April 30th and Sunday, May 1st.

The Library’s Spring/Summer hours begin on Monday, May 2nd:

Monday – Thursday        8:00am to 6:30pm
Friday                              8:00am to 5pm
Saturday/Sunday             Closed

For more information, please go to the Hours and Location link found on our Library homepage.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Get Ready for Finals

De-Stress Fest: April 18-22, 2016

From a room full of cuddly puppies to free yoga and massage, the SAITSA De-Stress Fest offers unique activities and support services to help SAIT students sail through their final exams—and there’s lots going on at the Reg Erhardt Library:

Come to the library this week for:
•    Free Tea and Snacks—Monday to Thursday, 5:00-6:30 pm
•    Mini Study  Workshops, Test Taking Workshops, and Help with Citation—Tuesday to Friday, 11am-1pm
•    Community Art Meetup—Wednesday April 20, 5-7pm

Student Development and Counselling, the LAMB Leaner Success Centre, and SAITSA are offering other great activities:
•    De-Stress Kits—Monday to Friday, 12-1pm, NJ105
•    Krft & Crft—Monday April 18, 5pm-8pm, Odyssey
•    Puppy Room—Tuesday April 19, 11:30am-12:30pm, MA117
•    Free Movie—Tuesday, April 19, 6pm-8pm, Residence
•    Free Breakfast—Wednesday April 20, 9am-10am, MC107
•    Free Massage—Wednesday April 20, 10:30am-1:30pm, Atrium
•    Yoga—Wednesday April 20, 5pm-6pm, NJ105
•    Drop-in Counselling Services—Monday to Friday, 9am-3:30pm, MA205

Your academic success (and inner peace) are important to us!  Drop-in this week to see how we can help you meet your goals. 

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Fine Forgiveness Next Week

You Forgot? We Forgive!  
April 18 - 24

Do you have overdue library materials or outstanding fines?  
Bring back your overdue items and only pay half the fines!*
Money collected will go directly to the I.G. Lewis Student Emergency Fund.

*Overdue fines must be paid in cash.  Please contact Janis Rapchuk ( or 403-284-8688) with any questions.

Friday, April 8, 2016

Photojournalism Showcase April 6 - 20

If a picture is worth 1,000 words, just think how thought-provoking 32 well-composed, beautifully-printed, and prominently-displayed images would be! That is exactly what you will experience at the Reg Erhardt Library between April 6th and April 20th as second-year students of SAIT’s photojournalism major program show what they can do with a camera.

The Photojournalism Showcase is the place where students in the photojournalism major show off their best work, from their two years in the Journalism program. But the show is much more than just an exhibit. Each year students compete for top honours in two major award categories: The People’s Choice award, and the Photojournalist of the Year award.
The People’s Choice award is a yearly tradition in which the public is encouraged to peruse each of the 16 submissions, two from each student, and then vote for their favourite photographer. The Photojournalist of the Year award is also given to the student who has demonstrated the most exceptional abilities, work ethic, and range of skills now required of today’s photojournalism practitioner. The award is adjudicated by the instructors.

Although there is a wide range of subject matter (sports events, political rallies, ceremonies, environmental portraiture, and breaking news), the one constant that a viewer can always count on is the revealing nature of the human condition in each and every frame. The ability of the still photograph to capture moments that elicit an emotional reaction from the viewer is still as powerful as ever.

So please come to the Erhardt Library this month, and sample our students’ work. Every picture tells a story, and we all love stories, especially beautiful ones. We’ll see you there!

Thursday, April 7, 2016

LIT Student Displays at the Library

Library Technician students will be showcasing their 

term marketing projects throughout the month of April.   



Watch for posters around campus and come check out the displays at the Library: 
  • Banned Books 
  • Attaining a Healthy Balance 
  •  Meyers Briggs Scores Matched with Reading Materials


There are also fun events:
  • Board Games Event on April 7th at 4:00pm
  • World Cuisines Contest on April 14th & 15th from 12:00pm - 1:00pm 
  • Book Drive outside the Library front doors on April 11-13th at 12:00pm:   collecting colouring books, crayons, stickers, and gently used children’s books for Syrian refugees. 
Come check out these LIT student displays and events – celebrate spring with new things!

Monday, April 4, 2016

Extended Weekend Hours

The Reg Erhardt Library will have extended weekend hours at the end of the semester! If you need research assistance, more computer access, or study space before your exams we can help. Good luck on your final projects and exams!

From April 4th to April 29th, our hours of operation are:

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

Spring/Summer hours begin Saturday, April 30th.  Please see the library's hours page for more details.

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Celebrate National Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month!

Poetry is ordinary language raised to the Nth power. Poetry is boned with ideas, nerved and blooded with emotions, all held together by the delicate, tough skin of words. – Paul Engle, 1957

Celebrate the beauty of the written and spoken word
 at the Reg Erhardt Library.

Things to do:

Friday, April 1, 2016

April Library Events

The Reg Erhardt Library will be running the following events in April:

Date Hours Event Location
April 4
12:00 - 1:00pm 
Conversation Club
April 4-7 11:30am – 1:00pm Library Booth for Apprentices Thomas Riley & Aldred Lobbies
April 5 4:00 – 6:00pm Drop-in Chess Night Library Main Floor
April 5 & 7 11:00am – 1:00pm Knitted Together Library Main Floor
April 6 5:00 – 7:00pm Community Art Meet-up Library Computer Commons
April 7 2:00 – 4:00pm Board Games Event Library Main Floor
April 7 5:00 – 6:00pm Conversation Club MC008
April 12 & 14 11:00am – 1:00pm Knitted Together Library Main Floor
April 13 5:00 – 7:00pm Community Art Meet-up Library Computer Commons
April 14 & 15 Intermittent World Cuisine Display & Games Library Computer Commons
April 18 – 22 11:00am – 1:00pm and 5:00 – 6:30pm De-Stress Fest Library Main Floor
April 18 – 24 Continuous Fine Forgiveness Week Library Front Desk
April 19 & 21 11:00am – 1:00pm Knitted Together Library Main Floor
April 20 1:30 – 2:30pm Photojournalism Awards Ceremony Library Main Floor
April 20 5:00 – 7:00pm Community Art Meet-up Library Computer Commons