On April 2, the opening ceremony for “HY-Reader Certification System” was held in Paiknam Academic Information Center & Library at Hanyang University(HYU). Since March, 2014, the library has been working on the system, which was introduced in the opening ceremony at HYU.
The system provides Hanyangians who enroll in the program with a certificate indicating their liberal arts knowledge. This program was designed to encourage Hanyangains to read more extensively as well as to motivate them to participate in activities, such as lectures, discussions, club events and contests related to reading. “To develop their knowledge in the humanities, taking part in reading activities is much more effective than just reading books on the chair. We expect this certification program to help Hanyangians read more than they would otherwise,” said Choi Young-sik, the assistant manager in Paiknam Academic Information Center & Library at HYU.
“The HY-Reader Certification System is divided into three parts: Diamond, Platinum, and Gold. Hanyangians can use these grades as qualifications on their resumes,” said Kim Hwi-chool, the manager of Paiknam Academic Information Center & Library.