Tokyo Tech News
The Tokyo Institute of Technology Library holds special book displays throughout the year, with recommended reading updated every two to three months. Books are often selected by library supporters*, who create posters and flyers which include their comments on books in the spotlight.
* Library supporters
Library supporters are students who provide assistance to the Library by helping at the check-out counter, organizing bookshelves and materials, and assisting with publicity activities and exhibitions.
This exhibition was aimed at new students who joined Tokyo Tech in April 2016. Selected books included works on university study experiences, plans and objectives regarding life after university studies, and other topics that library supporters thought new students might find useful — computer software, English studies, and scientific writing. The selections were accompanied by reviews written by the library supporters who selected the books. Flyers containing the titles and comments were also handed out on campus.
This exhibition focused on appearance over words, displaying photography books and other exceptional works with a visual appeal. Selections included large volumes for library use only, but many books were also available for users to take home. Topics ranged from nature and architecture to railway engineering and travel.
Library Services Group, Library Division, Research Promotion Department