▶ There are various banners and other promotion items for Job Fair all over campus right after opening ceremony. The upper grades feel their heart is going to be heavy and hasty as they watch this scene. Most of them forego attending the fair claiming “my career is not worthy enough to enter these companies.” Freshmen give their ears to advices of professors and seniors, worrying “how should I prepare for my career to enter these companies.”
▶ Our university published a compilation of fifty book reviews and gave out a copy to each freshmen at orientation hoping to develop their reading habits and literacy skills. The author of the book, 『For You, The Person Hesitating on Books』, who is a self-proclaimed Read-a-holic, introduced a way to develop a reading habit advising students to read not ‘the good books recommended by others’ but ‘enjoyable books to me’. The book will be of value to students who have difficulty choosing books to read.
▶ Our school library is holding ‘The Living Library of Dong-A’, every month as the first university library, starting from 2012. The library consisted of three invited instructors in three study rooms at the Bumin Library. The library lends people, however, instead of books. The instructors represent different books and places for example, a person who lived in Venice represents the books on Venice, and people who walked on Camino de Santiago (the pilgrimage route of Santiago) is the Camino de Santiago representative, the person who walked along Taklamakan desert is the Taklamakan desert as well. The time for lending is only one hour and the maximum seats are 10 seats per room. The effect of attending the library is the same as reading dozens of books. So people who have already lent at the library try to lend more but be restrained. Students of the College of Business lent most frequently. In the result of the survey conducted every month to improve the efficiency of the library, most of attendees are ‘very satisfied’ with the overall parts including the main contents and progress. People lent come from various fields such as broadcasters and flight attendants, businessmen, and well-known TOEIC instructors. Attendees unanimously say “the time for lending is too short.”
Editorialist Jo Hae-hoon