The project aims to provide the UJ community with a shared reading experience that leads to open dialogue
The Library and Information Centre is one of the most important partners for the academic activities on the University of Johannesburg‘s four campuses and in this project it seeks to develop and support the reading culture on campus. The ability to read and to evaluate, interpret and apply what you have read is important for academic and personal development. The UJReads project aims to emphasize the role of the Library and reading in academic life. Reading a good book is a wonderful pleasure and provides the opportunity to discover new ideas, learn about new places, and to explore different cultures, people, and backgrounds. It can stimulate self-reflection and introspection and allows one to think about issues which impact family, relationships, society, and the environment. The project creates the opportunity to discuss and explore issues and ideas relevant to our community and our world. The idea is to stimulate intellectual discussion and interaction among students in conjunction with faculty, staff, and community members.
How the project works
The UJ community of students and staff are requested to read the selected book from 1 August to 31 October. Copies of the book are available for loan in all the campus libraries. On 18 and 19 September, Rayda Jacobs, the author of the 2012 title, will visit UJ and lead discussions of her book in all the campus libraries. However, discussions are not limited to the events in September. You can join the UJReads group on Facebook and participate in discussions
Where do I find a copy of the book?
Copies of the selected book will be available in all the campus libraries from July onwards. Please see UJLink, the library catalogue for availability.
Join the Facebook group
An active Facebook group for the UJReads project already exists. You can find (and join) it at UJReads.
Please give us feedback on the project on the feedback form. You can deposit the completed form in the feedback box in your campus library or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr Anette van Vuren (project leader)
Director: Client Services, UJ Library and Information Centre
Tel: 011 559 2624 Email email@example.com