Soochow Library Improvement Project
Life flows quietly like the Shuangxi creek, which is around the campus, and gently slips into the memory of every Soochow man.
The memory is getting clear with the flowing of the meandering creek. Sitting by the window of the library, watching the birds flying in the blue sky and the green mountains far away, I feel the whole world is in front of my eyes.
Could you remember the days how we spend our blooming years in this library? We read until the midnight in the reading room and search the endless information in the computer area…… The library has been there collecting knowledge and providing comfortable learning environment for us for over 50 years! Today, the world is stepping into a competition of information, technology, communication and higher Education. Our library need to be refreshed in the aspects of operations, services, resources and space to sustain the collections and assist the research and development of our university.
Soochow has launched “A Good Book, A Cup of Tea ” to raise money for “Soochow Library Improvement Project” since Nov, 2013 and has raised nearly NTD1,300,000 up until this August (2014). As the old saying: “drops fall into the river, rivers flow into the ocean”, we hope our alumni will keep supporting this project. We believe that every drop of your sincerely devotion will inject energies into the improvement of the library and the academic Competitiveness of Soochow.
The main goal for future development
1.Enrich thelibrary resources，emphasize the core e-characteristics a 1.1 Purchase varies of e Books (100 per year as a target). 1.2 Purchase home edition audio-visual materials (200 per year as a target).
Create new services in response to social changes and trends. Establish the “self-service borrowing and returning system” to increase the utilization of the information. Purchase over 40 potable device (including Tablet PC and E-Book Reader) and 1,000 Reading Room dedicated storage basket. Build the “Book Ultraviolet Disinfection Box” as the defense for the health of teachers and students. Plan for and improve the space of the branch libraries. Build “Learning Commons” for learning, media production, report writing, group discussions and other functions. Build “Soochow Study” to display Soochow publications and teachers works, plan an comfortable open space for discussion, encourage students to share and learn interactively, improve the group learning efficiency.
To encourage the donation and increase the fund, we provide “Soochow University Souvenir –Tea Set” for feedbacks besides what is regulated in Soochow “Operational Guidelines for Appreciating Educational Donations” (which states that, if the donation amount is more than NTD100,000 (including NTD100,000), the donator will be invited to attend the appreciation ceremony to accept our thanks). Any donation more than NTD12,000(USD400) or regularly donation more than NTD1000 per month (lasts for over a year) will recieve a feedback of Soochow tea set
The contact persons are Director Xie Jing Ya and Mr. Zhou Zhao Chen in Social Resources Division Alumni Services and Resources Development Centre.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Foreign donations please donate through “Friends of Soochow” and indicate the donation at Soochow University’s disposal.
Tel.: (323)850-0560 Email: Gifts@FriendsOfSoochow.org