“The book fair was held to update the collections of the university library and to give the faculty a chance to have actual selection of materials needed for their respective disciplines,” explained Mrs. Ninfa G. Geloryao, ISAT U university librarian, during the Book Fair participated by eight bookstores on July 12-13, 2018.
A total of 861 titles in general education, engineering, technology and education were selected by the college deans and instructors. 362 books were selected for College of Arts and Science, 135 for College of Engineering and Architecture, 188 for College of Industrial Technology and 176 for College of Education.
Mrs. Geloryao said that, “all books selected were copyrighted for the last five years but we prefer to buy the 2016, 2017, 2018 and the latest editions, all paper and hard bound. The materials selected were for undergraduate programs and the graduate school as well.”
Considering the need for updated materials, the different college deans pledged to help cope with the financial requirements. Mrs. Geloryao said that the pledges will augment the Php 1.4 million budget allocation by the university library for books purchases for 2019.
Aside from librarians and faculty members from ISAT U external campuses, the Book Fair was also attended by delegates from University of Iloilo-PHINMA, John B. Lacson Colleges Foundation Maritime University, St. Therese MTC Colleges- Main and La Fiesta Site, University of Antique, ISCOF-Barotac Nuevo Campus and Cabalum Western College.
The participating bookstores were the C&E Publishing, Inc. , Page One Trading, D’ Tops Bookstore, New Century Books and Gen. Merchandise, Global International Education Link Enterprises Co., Super Pages Trading, CD Books International, Inc. and Mind Mover Publishing House, Inc.