The 6th annual NUS Libraries E-Resource Discovery Day (ERDD) took place on Thursday, 29 August at the Central Forum. We had plenty of activities such as quizzes and games to help our students be better acquainted with the E-Resources.
As a pre-event activity, we held a two-week Online Quiz. This year the quiz was tougher as participants were required to score full marks before being eligible for the lucky draw. On the day of the event itself, some of our E-Resource vendors set up booths to promote the use of E-Resources to the NUS community. Over 300 NUS Staff and students participated in the Forum Quiz where they learnt how to do certain tasks of varying difficulty on NUS’ subscribed E-Resources from the vendors and be eligible for the Forum Quiz Lucky Draw.
This year we had a new lunch time event called the New E-Resource Discovery Game Show (NERD). We had 12 participants who went through 1 nail biting group round of a variety of questions to determine our top four who then battled it out in a fastest fingers first race! Everyone walked away a winner that day though! Do check out our winners at the end of this post!
Of course, we had our popular NUS Fund Raising Sale this year from 29 to 30 August. We placed our donation boxes at all the NUS Libraries and encouraged everyone to donate their books that were still in good condition from 23rd May to 5th August, which were then priced and organized into various categories. For our Garage Sale, our items came from some generous colleagues. Some of these items were displayed on a mannequin in NUS Central Library’s lobby. On the days of the sale, most were quite impressed with the variety and the low prices of the books and items in our Fund Raising sale. We also had special offers this year like a tie up with Ben & Jerry’s in giving away a scoop of ice cream to those who spent a certain amount at our sale and flash sales!
We collected a total of $11,500 at the end of the sale. This amount was then given to Annual NUS Giving Bursary Fund, which is a fund dedicated to assisting students with financial needs. We would like to thank everyone who either donated books and/or came down to purchase books and items for our sale! We hope to see you again at future NUS Libraries events! Do check out our Instagram account (@nuslibraries , #erdd2013) for photos & videos!
Online Quiz Lucky Draw winners
|1st: iPad mini 16 GB with Wifi (iGroup)||Koh Yi-Da David|
|2nd: iPod Nano (16GB) (UBS)||Vivian Tai Huan Fen|
|3rd: Philips digital wireless headphones and clock radio (Taylor & Francis)||Lam Mingjun|
|4th: S$150 Kinokuniya vouchers (Kinokuniya)||Kendrick Okeefe|
|5th: S$100 Kinokuniya vouchers (Lexis Nexis)||Li Xiaoxi|
|6th: iPod shuffle (Sage)||Ting Jun Xiang|
|7th: Creative D80 Bluetooth Speakers (Proquest)||Yuen Wee Siang|
|8th: Portable mobile charger (One Source)||Dr Koh Geok Liang|
|9th: Wireless mouse (MIMS)||Ko Zheng Teng|
Forum Quiz Lucky Draw winners
|1st: iPad Wifi 32GB (Elsevier)||Le Sy Quoc|
|2nd: iPad mini 16 GB with Wifi (Ovid)||Liao Fang Bo|
|3rd: iPad Bluetooth keyboard (IEEE)||Dang Truong Hoang Ngan|
|4th: Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0) (Wiley)||Chauhan Jay Mukesh|
|5th: iPod Nano (EBSCO)||Zhu Yi|
|6th: S$150 Capitaland vouchers (Gale Cengage)||Ashiwini Kumao Sham|
|7th: Carbon Audio Zooka Wireless Bluetooth Speaker (Thomson Reuters)||Vu Thi Thuy Trang|
|8th: Swatch Watch (Springer)||Chew Rong Ping, Victoria|
|9th: S$100 Kinokuniya vouchers (LexisNexis)||Sahar Tavakoli|
|10th: TDK Headphones (ProQuest)||Zhou Jieliang|
N.E.R.D Game Show winners
|1st: One iPod Nano (16GB) + One iPod Nano WatchBand (Ovid)||Shubhabrata Sen|
|2nd: Nikon Coolpix L610 camera (red; limited edition) (participating vendors of ERDD 2013)||Wesley Teo|
|3rd: SkullCandy Hesh earphones (participating vendors of ERDD 2013)||Chen Jiaying|
|4th: Seagate 1 TB external desktop hard drive (participating vendors of ERDD 2013)||Viswam Parthiban|
|Consolation prizes 5-12: $20 Capitaland Vouchers (participating vendors of ERDD 2013)||Shivam BhardwajJimmy Lam MingJun
Loke Pei Ling Yvonne