Making Connections with the NUS Community

Oct 14 was our long awaited E-Resource Discovery Day and it was a day when almost 800 NUS students and staff learnt about our subscribed e-resources, received goodie bags, entered lucky draws, enjoyed free Milo and food and of course supported us in our fundraising book and food sales!

 Book sale

This year, we had 21 vendors exhibiting and educating students about our e-resources, a much bigger turnout compared to the 10 of last year. To encourage learning, students and staff were given quiz sheets that required them to get answers by talking to the vendors. Each completed sheet entitled them to a goodie bag and a lucky draw ticket.

 vendor and users

Feedback from both vendors and students were generally positive. Vendors felt that the level of interaction this year was definitely higher and this gave them an opportunity to share about the best way to use their products. Feedback collected from students also indicated that they found the event useful and would visit again next year. We also received many great suggestions on how we can make the event even better next year.

Fundraising Food & Book Sale

Our efforts raised a total of $2250.15 for the NUS Students’ Fund. On behalf of the needy students who will benefit from this, we thank those who donated their books to us as well as those who bought them. Without your support, this would not have been possible. A cheque of this amount was presented to the NUS Students’ Fund last Friday.

Books that did not sell will be donated to the following causes:

  • The Salvation Army
  • Schools in Bago City, Philippines (through NUS Students’ Union Volunteer Action Committee’s (NVAC) Project Big Hands, Bigger Hearts 5)
  • Project SAIL (Books to South Africa through NUS Students’ Fund)

Statistics

Activity

No. of Participants

Pre Event Online Quiz 256
Event Day hands-on E-resource competition (Treasure Hunt) 19
Grand Draw entrants & Goodie Bags redeemed Approx 400
Food & Book Sale supporters Approx 400

 

Prize Winners

We congratulate the following staff and students who participated in our various activities and won. We also want to thank the vendors who generously supplied the gifts.

 Prizes

 

Online Quiz

1st Prize: An iPod nano 8gb Lee Zhiwei, David
2nd Prize: Buffalo 2.5 250GB Hard Drive Wong Yim Hwa
3rd Prize: An iPod Shuffle 1GB Cheng Yonggang
4th Prize: $60 Kinokuniya vouchers Dennis Puk Leung Kong
5th Prize: $40 Kinokuniya vouchers Eugene Yong Zhi Jie

 

Treasure Hunt

1st Prize: A Nintendo Wii Set Sivanand Somasundam
2nd Prize: An iPod nano 16gb Wong Yim Hwa
3rd Prize: Nikon Coolpix L20 Ang Soo Kuang
Consolation Hampers Mukta Bansal
Rajiv Ramnath
Dr Imelda Krisiani Tjandra
Gao Shang
Tan Li Peng

 

Grand Draw

1st Prize: An iPod Touch 8gb Nor Hisham Bin Mustapha
2nd Prize: An iPod nano 16gb Wang Wen
3rd Prize: An iPod nano 8gb Alex Teng
4th Prize: Buffalo 2.5” 320GB Hard Drive Chia Phai Ann
5th Prize: Zen Mozaic 4gb Pinky Rusli
6th Prize: Zen Mozaic 2gb Wong Wai Yee
7th Prize: $50 Kinokuniya Vouchers Wong Chin Hao
8th Prize: Creative EP-630 Headphones Lim Soh Keow           

 

To view more pictures of the event, please click here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/nuslibraries/sets/72157622463582699/

We look forward to another educational E-Resource Discovery Day next year and your continued support!

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