After holding mostly virtual library transactions and events due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the University Library staff, led by Dr. Mary Ann M. Ingua, university librarian, welcomed students to the campus with a fiesta-themed mini-fair.
Over 300 students, mostly freshies and sophomores, participated in the mini-fair at the driveway in front of the Bienvenido M. Gonzales Hall on Sept. 12.
It was a whole-day event showcasing the various physical and online services and resources of the University Library.
Fun activities such as games of chance (Toss Those Rings, Dice Your Luck, and Jack-and-Poy) and memory games (Pinoy Henyo, Shelf Reading of Books, and Library of Congress Memory Test) boosted the excitement and engagement of the Iskos and Iskas.
Winners in the games received tote bags, notebooks and pens, snack items, printing coupons and photocopy vouchers, hygiene kits, sanitizers, face masks and dorm essentials such as mugs and tumbler as prizes.
The photo booth and several kiosks offering free food, coffee, and ice cream at the venue helped make the event more festive.
At the fair, the University Library also promoted the upcoming 21st Information Literacy Program (ILP) that will be held at the end of September.
The Lib Fiesta Fair was streamed live via the official Facebook page of the UPLB University Library.
With the success of the event, Dr. Ingua enjoined the staff of the UPLB main library and unit libraries to hold similar engaging events. (Virginia P. Alcantara)
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