GUST celebrates the 10th Anniversary of its Book and Information Fair

The Gulf University for Science and Technology (GUST) opened its 10th annual Book and Information Fair in the foyer outside the GUST grand auditorium, on Wednesday, March 05, 2014. The event was open from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm and the attendees included GUST Community members, students, and members of the general public.

Dr. Ghassan Aouad, VP for Academic Affairs, His Excellency Eugen Wollfarth, German Ambassador to Kuwait, and Mrs. Shobhita Kohli, Library Director officially opened the fair. The opening ceremony was followed by the release of the Arabic book titled, ‘Mutun Al-Saher’. The book by Dr. Ayman Bakr, Assistant Professor at GUST consists of a collection of Arabic poems. Also present at the event were the wife of the German Ambassador Madam Anna Maria, Dr. Donald Bates, President at GUST, Dr. Salah Al-Sharhan, VP for Planning and Development, and other members of GUST Community including faculty and staff.

The Fair included several leading publishing companies including: Cambridge, Cengage Learning HE, Cengage Learning ELT, Pearson Education, Pearson ELT, McGraw-Hill Education; as well as online resource providers: Arabian Advanced Systems (agent for EBSCO, ProQuest, ebrary, Safari, Literature Online databases), EduTech, TechKnowledge, Virtus National, Alexander Street Press. The local participants included the U.S. Embassy, GUST Campus Bookstore-That Al Salasil, Growmore General Trading Co., Center for Research and Studies on Kuwait, and Center for Child Evaluation and Teaching.

The Book and Information Fair an annual event organized by the A. M. Al-Refai Library marked its 10th anniversary this current year. The event in general offers leading publishers a platform to display the latest editions of books, and online catalogs; it also provides online service providers the opportunity to introduce the latest products and innovations available in the world of technology. The sponsors for the event were:  a) That Al Salasil (GUST campus bookstore) and b) Arabian Advanced Systems (an online resource provider).