By BSU UPAO - Posted on 25 October 2016

A Centennial Book Tower and life-size pictures of BSU students welcomed the participants to the Centennial Book fair held at the BSU Main Library on October 5-7, 2016 in celebration of the Centennial Foundation Anniversary.//Photo courtesy of the ULIS´╗┐

As one of the highlights of Benguet State University’s Centennial Foundation Anniversary Celebration, a book fair was held on October 5-7, 2016 at the BSU Main Library.

BSU invited 16 book dealers from Manila namely Creative Mind Books Center, Edca and Goodwill Bookstore, CD Books International, Great Books Trading, Belview Company, C and E Publishing, SERV Enterprises, New Century Books, Forefront Book Company, Fast Books Educational Supply, Mind Mover Publishing House, OmniBooks International Inc., Linar Educational Materials, JNJ Educational Enterprises, Publishing House as book exhibitors of the said event.

“The purpose of this book fair is to increase the library’s collection of books and e-books and for the dealers to sell boks.” Lauren P. Kipaan, Director of the University Library Services said. Instead of going to Manila to select books, the book fair is an avenue for the faculty to select or request books for their course syllabus, he added.

BSU faculties from the CA, CAS, CF, CHET, CN, CTE, CVM, IHK, IPA, BSU Buguias and BSU Guidance Unit along with other schools namely Cordillera Career Development College (CCDC), King’s College of the Philippines (KCP), University of the Cordilleras (UC) and others took part in the selection of books.

“The book fair was successful because it was well organized and when I asked the dealers about their sales, they said that it was breakeven.” Marjorie C. Ricardo, University Librarian said.

Further, one forthcoming activity to be conducted by the University Library Services is a seminar on Internet literacy. “We want to educate the BSU Community about the anatomy of the Internet and teach them to classify information from the Internet whether it is credible or not.” Kipaan said.//Frances Sagalla