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New Library Services for Foreign Students

   
 
   
 
The Main Library of Dongguk University started offering more convenient library services for foreign students in May. In the past, the library offered many services for Korean students, but adequate services for foreign students were lacking.  Now, however, the wind of change has finally blown into the library.

First, the library is providing “Global PCs” for foreign students. These computers provide operating systems and applications in two languages: English and Chinese.  They are located in the Social Sciences Room near the Laptop Zone, and foreign students are given priority using them.

Second, the library will soon have new signs in English and Chinese, in addition to Korean.  The replacement process will be completed in the first half of this year.

Third, the library has begun its first library user education program for foreign students. The first session was held on May 19 at 4:00P.M.  In these training sessions, foreign students can learn how to use the library’s homepage to search for books.  The next session will be held on June 2.  Moreover, the library had train work-study students for guide in English.

In addition, the library is using SMS, e-mail, and social network services like Facebook to communicate with students. The library also offers a selection of Korean books that have been translated into English or Chinese.

Yun Ju-young, the section head of the Social Sciences Room, said, “There is a nexus between the library and students, especially foreign students.  I want this program to help foreign students to use the library.”

She added, “Korean students need to be respectful and considerate when they use the library's computers.  They should put themselves in foreign students’ shoes.  I hope they will offer the “Global PCs” to foreign students.”

Kim Eun-hye  kimeh1118@dongguk.edu

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