Written By: Darius L. Martinez
A week-long celebration for the love of reading is happening now at the main lobby of Palma Hall building inside UP Diliman. Dubbed as “Meet, Greet, and Pick” Book Fair 2016 is a collaborative effort of the Office of the Associate Dean for Research & Publication (OADRP) of the UP CSSP and the Social Science Division (SSD) of the UP Main Library. The book fair commenced last Monday, April 11, and will conclude this Friday, April 15.
According to Assoc. Dean Josefina Natividad of the OADRP, “The Book Fair 2016 project with Mr. Rhoel Rondilla, Head Librarian of the SSD, aims primarily to bring closer to the academic community such as UP Diliman book fairs usually held in malls like SM Mega Mall.” And because Palma Hall is the heart of the university, it is the perfect venue for bookworms to meet, greet, and pick from a variety of literature collections and academic readings. Latest publications both here and abroad are being showcased all under one roof.
Assoc. Dean Natividad explains further that faculty members of the university can 1) purchase books for their personal or academic use; and 2) recommend references and academic materials to the UP Main Library. The library of the university, on the other hand, will purchase any recommendations subject to approval. Also in the light of the recent fire incident that gutted the historic Faculty Center, CSSP and CAL faculty members hopefully find at the book fair references or any academic reading materials which they can use for their classes or for the rebuilding of their personal and/or academic information data bank.
For a fee of P2500, the following have gathered to support the event— ForeFront Book Company, Inc; Golden Movers Service, Inc.; Fast Books Educational Supplier, Inc.; Libtech Source Philippines, Inc; Emerald Group Publishing Limited; New Century Books; Linar Educational Materials, Inc; and Mega Texts Phil., Inc.
The Research & Publication and the Diliman Review, both publication offices of CSSP, participated in the event as well.
From left to right: The OADRP team Ms. Angie Varela, Associate Dean Josefina Natividad & Ms. Peye Raña
Mr. Darius Martinez from Diliman Review