The 24th “Living Library” was a Success 与君晤言，慧然独悟——西浦真人图书馆活动回顾
10月23日晚6点半和10月24日下午2点，由西交利物浦大学图书馆主办的两场“Living Library”真人图书馆活动于图书馆830互动空间正式开幕。活动邀请来自不同领域的先行者，畅谈别样人生经历，展现多种生活姿态。学生们在此次活动中共借阅了七本真人图书，他们分别是拓学旅游咨询公司创始人CEO闻浩铭、身兼自由译员与美食博主等数职的“斜杠青年”向希形、2016年开学典礼主持人王昊川、大一新生最强脑王的陈智强、TEDxYouth的策划者呼浩、来自韩国的Aro Han、18级校友周濛达。
On the 23rd October at 6pm and the next day, 24th October at 2pm, the XJTLU Library has organized two sessions of “Living Library” in the Library’s interactive room, R830. The activities invites various guests from different fields to talk about their different life experiences and life styles. The guests are Wen Haoming, Founder of Tourist Consulting Co.; Xiang Xixing, a freelance interpreter and food blogger; Wang Haochuan, the presenter of the XJTLU opening ceremony in 2016; Chen Zhiqiang, a freshman and the champion in the TV show “Super Brain”; Hu Hao, a planner of TEDxYouth; Aro Han from South Korea, and Zhou Mengda, a 2018 alumnus.
The activity is divided into two parts. First, each guest tells his or her own unique experience to all the students in turn. Then the students can choose to sit near the guest who intereste them the most, ask questions and have in-depth communication face to face. Readers, guided by living books, read wonderful chapters of the “living book”, exchange experience in their study and life, and are fully amazed and touched. At the same time, dozens of good books recommended by the guests are also displayed in the room and the readers can read or borrow them freely.
Among them, a “living book”, Wen Haoming’s successful transformation from a student to a CEO of a travel company has received many applause. Sticking to his life principle, “say no”, Wen Haoming worked as the global ambassador for the English First (EF) in the Asia-Pacific region. He then took a gap year and worked for a visa company and won as the best sales person. He later eventually started his own travel company. He pointed out the three biggest moments on the road to entrepreneurship: a resignation, a family gathering, a working meal. He believed that the confirmation of his boss, the support of his family, and the call of his dreams were indispensable driving forces on the road of his entrepreneurship. Readers marveled at his fearlessness, admired his unswerving foresight and determination, and were influenced by his courage and perseverance to try and break through.
At the same time, Xiang Xixing , who is the star in the club, studying, translating and self-media, shared with us how to effectively manage time to achieve balance between study, work and life. “Seize the moment while you can”: in the most confusing time in high school, he decided to stay in Germany for one year; Due to his love for translation, he joined the Chinese Translation Association and became a student lecturer in the English-Chinese translation selective course in XJTLU; as a food blogger, he has done a lot of research on Latte.
Simultaneously, Wang Haochuan told the readers from his own experience that public speaking and talking are the art of language, and he also suggested on how to speak confidently which has benefited his readers.
The last “living book” is Chen Zhiqiang, a freshaman famous among many XJTLU students. The innocent boy now has grown to be a handsome young man. As Chen Zhiqiang laughed ”I am no longer the fat little 14 year-old boy”. In his sharing session, everyone talked and laughed. He was labelled as “King of the Brain” back in junior and senior high schools but he did not have a good relationship with his classmates, and express his longing for interpersonal communication. At the same time, he stressed that his ability is not innate. Instead, he worked from scratch, under the guidance of self-interest, step by step, and eventually broke the world record. He said, “I am an ordinary person. My ability and academic performance are two different things. Don’t belittle others just because of my achievements in the TV show”, he said sincerely.