Local citizens have a new space to meet and communicate through books after UNIST unveiled a new community hub in the lobby of its library building.
The newly renovated UNIST Library will open its doors to the UNIST community on September 2, 2022. The spaces were re-envisioned to provide areas for collaborative work, a teaching and event space, a new cafe, and areas to relax and unwind.
A ceremony to mark the completion of renovations is also scheduled to be held from September 2 to 3, 2022. The new library consists of three spaces: Jigwanseoga (Humanities Zone), CALIU (Resting Zone), and an experience space (Book Curation & Collaboration Zone) that are open to any local citizen to stop by for lectures or hold meetings.
The space of humanities, entitled ‘Jigwanseoga‘ is part of the space development project for public spaces located in Ulsan Metropolitan City and nearby area, planned by the Foundation Academia Platonica. Through various humanities programs, it aims to contribute to Ulsan citizens’ sense of happiness.
UNIST Jigwanseoga, which will be the fourth branch in the downtown of Ulsan, is structured around the theme of meditation. Both online and offline lectures, along with non-face-to-face book club meetings, related to the theme will be also prepared. A list of books on a variety of topics to suit every mood will be also recommended via Book Curation to provide visitors with differentiated humanities experiences.