Monday, June 27, 2016

Canada Day Hours Update

The Library will be closed

Friday, July 1st

for Canada Day! 

To learn more about Canada's 149th
Birthday Celebration in Calgary, click here

We will resume our

regular hours of operation

on Monday, July 4th.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Our Featured Database - Food Science Source

Food Science Source is an extensive full text database designed to support the informational needs of the food industry at all levels. This EBSCO database is the premier resource for food industry research.

It provides expert, comprehensive information on all aspects of food science and nutrition and offers cover-to-cover content that is relevant and integral to the food industry from thousands of publications.

This database has full text coverage for nearly 850 full text publications including journals, reports and magazines. More than 1,000 key food industry and market reports are also available.

Find out below why many different faculty and students find this database useful.

Faculty & Student
Accounting and Finance
Food and Culinary Innovation
Supply Chain Management – Processing, Canning, Packaging & Shipping
Food-Related Product Development
Baker and Cook Apprentice
Baking & Pastry Arts
Butchery & Charcuterie Mgmt.
Hospitality Management
Professional Cooking
Food and Culinary Innovation
Food Preparation and Processing
Food Canning, Packaging & Shipping
Food Safety
Food Service
Food-Related Product Development
Nutrition for Lifestyle Living
Food & Beverage Science
Food Preparation and Processing
Food Safety
Especially those who will be working in food plant facilities
Food-Related Product Development
Supply Chain Management -Processing, Canning, Packaging & shipping

Films on Demand also has excellent digital videos on food science and food industries.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Study Room Update!

The Library has implemented new software to help make booking a study room easier and better, including:
  • Room capacity and location, click the
  • No need to register an account
  • 30 minute bookings

Here is a short guide to help you book a study room:

1. Click on the Study Rooms button on the Library home page.  

  • Rooms may be booked up to one week in advance
  • Each person in a group is allowed to book up to 2 hours each calendar week (Sunday - Saturday)

2. Select date on calendar on the left (defaults to the current day's date).
3. Select room and time on grid on the right.

  • Room details are listed when you mouse over the room information.
  • For the grid:
         Blue means the study room is not available (the library not open or time has passed)
         Green means the study room is available
         Orange means the study room is on hold
         Red means the study room has been booked
  • Details about confirmed bookings (Red) can be seen by clicking the “Confirmed Bookings” button on left.
4. Once blocks of time are selected, a “Booking Details” section appears so you can create the booking.  Click the “Continue” button to send an email to your SAIT student email account.

You must confirm your booking through your SAIT student email within 15 minutes of booking.  

If you do not confirm, the room will be available for others to book.

5. Once you confirm a booking, a confirmation email will be sent that has directions to the room and it can be forwarded to other group members.

6. If you still need help, watch this short video.

You can also ask the staff at the InfoDesk to help you book a study room or contact us via the phone at 403 284-8616 or through our Chat Reference service.

Friday, June 10, 2016

Hats off to Our New SAIT Grads!

The Reg Erhardt Library would like to congratulate our new grads from the Class of 2016!

This is a major accomplishment and you should be proud of all your hard work.

SAIT's Convocation Ceremonies will be held on Tuesday, June 14, Wednesday, June 15 and Thursday, June 16 at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium.

For the past few years, we have compiled a list of inspirational speeches from various people from all walks of life.

Here is a new collection of graduation wisdom that we hope will inspire you:

U.S. President Barack Obama - Rutgers University, May 2016

"And, Class of 2016, you are graduating at such an inflection point. You’ve seen economic and technological and cultural shifts that are profoundly altering how we work and how we communicate, how we live, how we form families. The pace of change is not subsiding; it is accelerating. And these changes offer not only great opportunity, but also great peril. Fortunately, your generation has everything it takes to lead this country toward a brighter future."

Jane Goodall - University of Redlands, 2016

"I truly believe that when people live with head and heart in harmony, then that's when we attain our true human potential. And every single one of us has the potential for greatness —it's just that we must never give up."

Chris Hadfield - September 2015

"How to achieve your goals and be an astronaut.”

Natalie Portman - Harvard University, 2015

"You can never be the best. The only thing you can be the best at is developing your own self. Make use of the fact that you don't doubt yourself too much right now. As we get older, we get more realistic, and that includes about our own abilities — or lack thereof. That realism does us no favors. What has served me is diving into my own obliviousness, being more confident than I should be."

Charlie Day - Merrimack College, 2014

"Don't wait for your break, make your break. Go make it happen for yourself."

Sheryl Sandberg - University of California, Berkeley, May 2016

"Today I want to talk about what happens next. About the things you can do to overcome adversity, no matter what form it takes or when it hits you. The easy days ahead of you will be easy. It is the hard days — the times that challenge you to your very core — that will determine who you are. You will be defined not just by what you achieve, but by how you survive."

Stephen Colbert - University of Virginia, 2013

"Society has no more idea of what you are than you do, because ultimately it has only your brains to think with. Every generation must define itself and so make a world that suits itself ... So if you must find your own path, and you are left with no easy path, then decide to take the hard path that leads you to the life and the world that you want."

Solveig McLaren - University Canada West, 2015

"Set yourself a goal to be a continuous learner. Feed your mind. You will never regret the learning."

Drake - Jarvis Collegiate Institute, 2012

"Sometimes it's the journey that teaches you a lot about your destination."

Maya Rudolph - Tulane University, 2015

"Admit what your dreams are. Don’t beat yourself up if you don’t know what you’re gonna do tomorrow. But work hard and don’t be lazy. And put away your damn phone once in a while. And be nice to jerks because we still don’t know the criteria for getting into heaven yet.”

This is a time for new beginnings, big plans, great memories, laughter and celebrating. It is your time to shine!

Happy Graduation!

Library Closure & Maintenance (June 15)

The Library will be closed on Wednesday, June 15  from 8 AM to 6:30 PM
for Professional Development.

Due to upgrading and maintenance, the following services will also be unavailable:                                     
  • Catalogue
  • E-books
  • Databases
  • My Library Account

We apologize for any inconvenience.  We will reopen on Thursday, June 16.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Summer Festivals

From food and fireworks to folk music and family entertainment, there’s always somewhere fun to be and something great to read.

Funny Fest
June 2-12, 2016

FunnyFest is a non-profit organization produced entirely by volunteers, which actively promotes mental and physical well-being through a number of unique comedy shows delivered by some of the finest comedy minds of the world. This festival offers more than 70 performers in 11 days and nights of comedy — from highbrow to lowbrow and everything in between. Ticket prices may vary (based on each entertainer).

Interested in learning about some workshop activities and techniques that will combine humour and learning?

Check out this great resource:

Laugh and learn: 95 ways to use humor for more effective teaching and training  By Doni Tamblyn

Calgary Folk Festival
July 21-24, 2016
Prince Island Park

Bring your tarp and claim your spot at Calgary's iconic music festival featuring singers and musicians from across Canada and around the world. This year's 37th line-up features artists like Perfect Logic, Oh Pep!, Foy Vance and Whitehorse. Tickets range from $170 for a full pass to $25 for a single day student rate.

Before you go, brush up on your international sounds:

Worlds of Music: An Introduction to the Music of the World's Peoples  Edited by Jeff Todd Titon

Calgary International Blues Festival
July 25-31, 2016
Shaw Millennium Park, 1220 - 9 Avenue S.W.

The 12th annual grassroots festival brings four days and nights of non-stop music and dance parties to Shaw Millennium Park. Advance passes for all four days sell for $129 or pick up a day pass for $50. It's free for kids under 12 and this year features Shemekia Copeland, Jon Clearly & the Absolute Monster Gentlemen, Roomful of Blues, and MonkeyJunk.

In a musical kind of mood?

Check out:

All Access: The Rock and Roll Photography of Ken Regan

  or try the latest edition of Rolling Stone magazine (print or online)

or listen to this 2015 National Public Radio podcast: In a Few Fateful Years, One Record Label Blew Open the Blues.

Taste of Calgary
August 11-14, 2016
200 Barclay Parade S.W.

Featuring free admission and $1 sampling tickets, Taste of Calgary is a fantastic way to experience the culinary offerings of a range of restaurants and beverage companies. Add local music, artisans and interactive activities for a not-to-be missed Calgary culinary experience!

Create a taste of Calgary in your own kitchen:

Calgary Cooks: Recipes from the City's Top Chefs By Gail Norton and Karen Ralph

August 18-27, 2016
Elliston Park

A one-of-a-kind celebration of fireworks and culture, Global Fest features a nightly pyromusical fireworks extravaganza with pavilions showcasing Calgary's cultural communities. Tickets start around $10.

Bring your own blanket or lawn chair and prepare to be amazed!

WonderStuck By Brian Selznick

Your middle schooler (or you) might love this wonderful little novel. Winner of the Schneider Family Book Award, it tells the story of Ben, a 12 year boy, grieving the loss of his mother and his hearing, who travels to New Your City to find the father he has never met.



Thursday, June 2, 2016

Get Gardening!

Our season may be short, but Calgarians know how to make the most of it—and no matter how green your thumb, the Reg Erhardt Library has plenty of resources to help your garden grow.

Pick up the latest issue of Canadian Gardening magazine:
Ideas for small, urban spaces:
By D.J. Herda

By Vicki Webster

 By David Tracey

By Paul Simon

Take your garden to the next level:  
By Allan Bridgewater

By Laureen Rama

Garden-inspired fiction, for lounging in your green space

By Tan Twan Eng

By Frances Hodgson Burnett

By Sue Monk Kidd