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Book Prescription Program for Students by Jeonju University Library
From March this year, the library started running a program called ‘JJ Reading Pharmacy’conducted as part of the 3rd Reading Week Program of Jeonju University Library by benchmarking the program organized at the 2018 Seoul International Book Fair.
‘JJ Reading Pharmacy’ is a program in which a librarian recommends a certain book that fits students’ stories and situations. At the time of the previous event, it received good responses from the students hoping to see the program on a regular basis.
As a result, ‘JJ reading pharmacy’ is now officially operating with the reorganized library homepage.
For ‘JJ Reading Pharmacy,’ a librarian selects five stories at the end of each month when a student writes his or her story anonymously on the‘JJ Reading Pharmacy Bulletin Board’ on the library’s homepage.
Then, every first week of Friday, a librarain selects books that will help students and gives them a prescription bag that contains cheerful and heart-warming messages.
When student’s story is selected, he or she will be contacted through a text message or phone call.
Prescribed books are picked up at the library checkout room, and books can be checked out for 60 days, which is longer than the 14-day loan period.
The main purpose of running the‘JJ reading pharmacy’ is to help students get rid of their worries.
“Especially due to COVID-19, many students are very depressed more than usual. It would be nice to induce a good reading habit while healing your mind.” a librarian, Jo gang-ju(Department of Library and Information Science 12) said.
He also added, “Through the‘JJ reading pharmacy’ on the university library website, students can share their worries and difficulties, increasing the level of intimacy among them.”
He then pointed out the library is trying to create a new atmosphere of friend-like, which comforts students when they are having a hard time.
The criterion for selecting a story depends on the number of “like” collected on the university library website.
However, this is not an absolute criterion for selection.
Even if the number of ‘like’ is less than others, if there is a book that matches for the storyteller or if writing of the storyteller is authentic enough, it can be selected.
Finally, the librarian said “All posts and comments are written anonymously, and personal information is disclosed only to the administrator for book prescription.
Since this is an anonymous bulletin board, I hope you do not feel any pressure when writing your story.”
In addition, he also added“if you can write your story with more details as much as you can, the library will be able to make a more suitable prescription for you.”
You can write your story at the library homepage under the‘culture events’ and ‘JJ reading pharmacy’ tab.
reporter Kim Seo-yeong(news.jj.ac.kr)
translated by reporter Kim Hyun-ha(firstname.lastname@example.org)
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