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!
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.
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)
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|
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.
|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|
|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
Dr Imelda Krisiani Tjandra
Tan Li Peng
|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!