The HNU Library System celebrated the 74th National Bookweek last November 23-29, 2008 with the theme: “Batang Palabasa Dalubhasa sa Kultura”. The celebration started with a Holy Mass in the Scanlon Library on Monday, November 24 with Fr. Ruel Gado, SVD as the officiating priest. A series of film showing were simultaneously done in the Lesage AV Hall and in the Scanlon Alumni AV Hall for the next three days.
This year's celebration made a twist on its third year of conducting an On-the-spot Digital Poster Making Contest by using open-sourced software only. Contestants wrestled through with open-sourced software which include the GIMP, Scribus, Openoffice.org Draw and Dia which are all under the General Public License. The winners were:
First - Delima, Marjorie BSCPE 5
Second - Tan, John Erzon BSCS 4
Third - Manuel, Josua Jr. BSCS 4