Eastern Mediterranean University Özay Oral Library
celebrated the 51st Library Week through various activities
took place between 30 March and 5 April 2015.
On 30 March 2015, at 10:00 a.m., celebrations
commenced with a mini concert taking place under the
conductorship of Eastern Mediterranean University Fine Arts
Education Department Music Teaching Program Chorus
Conductor Erkan Dağlı.
Following the concert, at 10:15 a.m. the opening of an
exhibition entitled “Non-vanishing Values” organised in
memory of late artist Ali Atakan, took place at the Library
Exhibition Hall. In the same venue, a “Memory Corner” has
been setup in memory of the famous Turkish writer Yaşar
Exhibition organiser Leyla Çınar Algül stated that late
artist Ali Atakan posed important contributions to culture
and arts. Algül added that they are happy to open an
exhibition in memory of Atakan. Following Algül’s address,
students whose photos are exhibited at the event are
presented certificates of appreciation by Vice Rector Prof.
Dr. Salih Katırcıoğlu.
The opening conference of the 51st Library Week of EMU Özay
Oral Library, was delivered by EMU Education Faculty Acting
Dean Prof. Dr. Ülker Vancı Osam. Entitled “The Place of
Libraries in the World of Digital Locals”, the conference
took place at EMU Library Auditorium at 10:30 a.m. The
opening address of the conference was delivered by EMU Özay
Oral Library Director Osman Soykan. At the end of the
conference, Vice Rector for Promotion Prof. Dr. Hasan Amca
presented a bouquet of flowers and a certificate of
appreciation to Prof. Dr. Osam for her contributions to the
Within the framework of the week, on 31 March
2015 at 10:30 a.m., a talk event on author Gürol
Özkaya’s recent books entitled “Paphos and Things I
Can Remember” and “Diagnosis” took place with the
participation of the aforesaid author. During the
talk, Özkaya provided information about the books’
contents and, at the same time, shared his
experiences on life with the participants.
On the other hand, on 1 April Wednesday, a book
reading activity took place at EMU Library yard at
12:30 p.m. The event had the aim of increasing the
interest and awareness of public towards libraries
as well as reading and developing a reading culture.
Famagusta Mayor and President of the Board of
Trustees İsmail Arter, EMU Rector Prof. Dr. Necdet
Osam, Vice Rector Prof. Dr. Salih Katırcıoğlu,
Education Faculy Acting Dean Prof. Dr. Ülker Vancı
Osam, Public Relations and Press Office Director
Derviş Ekşici, academic and administrative staff and
students took part in the activity taking place both
in Turkey and the TRNC under the organisation of the
Association for Turkish Librarians.
Addressing the participants of the silent reading
activity, Arter stated that developments in
technology affected the reading habits negatively
and almost made it non-existent among the new
generation. Arter added that reading books yield
positive outcomes for each and every individual and,
thus, it should be integrated into one's lifestyle
as a habit. EMU Rector Prof. Dr. Osam added that
books are our guides and the frequency of activities
as such should be increased. Prof. Dr. Osam also
expressed his pleasure in taking part in the silent
reading activity and thanked Famagusta Mayor and
President of the Board of Trustees İsmail Arter and
EMU Özay Oral Library Director Osman Soykan.
Within the framework of the 51st Library Week, on 1
April 2015, Director of TechKnowledge and Turnitin
Representative of Turkey, Altan Gürsel delivered a
seminar entitled “Turnitin: Plagiarism and Copying
Analysis Program: Promotion and Training. The
place at EMU Library
Audio Visual Hall.
Within the framework of the 51st Library Week, at
10:30 am on 2 April 2015, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mustafa Sağsan
the Chairman of Department of Innovation and Knowledge
Management from Near East University,
Passion of Librarians to Their Job; Librarianship"
(Bilgi Mesleği Aşkı: Platonik bir
İlişkinin Gelgitleri ve Profesyonellikler İmtihanı), the
conference took place at EMU Library
Audio Visual Hall.
Conferences were held in Turkish.
Rector’s Office has organized lunch in honour of the
On the other hand, on 2 April 2015 at 14:00 -16:00
pm, School of Computing and Technology lecturer Mr.Eralp Görkan delivered a
Technologies in the Libraries”. The conference
took place at EMU Library
Audio Visual Hall.