On November 12, an all-night reading event was held in CC Plaza, which is on the 5th floor of the Main Library. It ran from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. the next day, November 13th. On the 12th, Kwon Seongwoo, a professor in the Department of Korean Language & Literature, lectured on the subject of ‘Reading Books Happily, the Charm of Reading’ from 7 p.m. to 8:40 p.m. He stressed the importance of reading for university students. The all-night reading started from midnight and lasted until 1 a.m. From 1:30 a.m. to 5 a.m. participants joined together to find book treasures and show appreciation for certain works. Kim Suyeon, Manager of the Academic Information Service, explained the reason for the event. “Nowadays, university students use the library only during exam preparation periods or for doing homework. We wanted to give students the chance to read for pleasure and to gain an interest in books the library stocks through the all-night event.” She also expressed expectation that students would come to the realization that books are the basis of living. Lee Heawon, Department of English Language & Literature ’13, said, “I decided to participate in the event because I wanted to make a special memory at the library by reading. Also, I selected The Sorrows of Young Werther because I hadn’t finished reading it yet. I thought by participating I’d find the time to complete the book.” About 60 students participated in the event and SMARTeer helped manage the event.
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