In order to satisfy teachers and students’ learning and teaching needs, our library invited China National Sci-Tech Information Import & Export Corporation to hold a book exhibition on 6th March 2012. This original foreign language academic book exhibition displayed publications from various disciplines, including Architecture, Economy, Management, Environmental Science, Biological Sciences, Mathematics, Literature, Linguistics, Pedagogy, Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, History, Geography, and more. The total number of books showcased came to more than 3000.
XJTLU’s international book exhibition was hosted by our library. This event aimed to provide supplementary books for teachers and students, strengthen communications with the Import & Export Corporation, and at the same time build a better collection of library resources.
Mindful of XJTLU’s international teaching status, all books exhibited were in original English. We are pleased to report that, based on our experience from previous academic book exhibitions, English teaching books in particular have been added this time, substantially enlarging the selected range of reference books on English language teaching.
Running from March 6th to March 9th, the site of this exhibition was located in the western corridor of Block A in Building 2.
“You choose the book, I pay for it” was this exhibition’s service tenet. Teachers and students could pick up books according to their needs. The books that they recommended will be paid for by the library as reserved books. All the books will be available to staff and students to read and learn from.
It is anticipated that the library will hold this kind of book exhibition regularly, offering extensive book selections to teachers and students, and also getting to know their reading needs, with a view to expanding the library holdings effectively. In addition, in order to meet and support the teaching and researching requirements of professional teachers, foreign publishers will be invited annually by the Library to come to XJTLU and hold exhibitions of academic teaching materials.