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Library Week News




The 52nd "Library Week" organized annually by EMU Özay Oral Library started with speech by Osman Soykan, head of EMU Library, on March 30, Wednesday, at 12:00. After that, celebrations commenced with a "flute concert" that taking place under the conductorship of Eastern Mediterranean University Fine Arts Education Department and delivered by Heran Mirillo and her studends. After the concert, "book reading activity" took place at EMU Özay Oral 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. EMU Rector Prof. Dr. Necdet Osam, Vice Rectors Prof. Dr. Hasan Amca, Prof. Dr. Hıfsiye Pulhan, Public Relations and Press Office Director Murat Aktuğralı 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.








Within the framework of the Library Week, EMU Özay Oral Library Technical Services Unit Head Canay Ataöz represented our university in a TV program entitled “Güzel Bir Gün ” by Pelin Oskay  on Channel Genç TV on 30.03.2016.  Canay Ataöz highlighted the following issues during the program.  During the current day, university libraries are undergoing change and competition. Due to this reason, their services also encounter changes in an ongoing fashion. Libraries are no longer places where one can only loan books or study for lessons. They are more like information centers where information literacy training is offered, and the information is actively put on the market.  In these centers, researchers are taught about skills on how to become information literate.  “Open Access” has posed great influence on the current scientific work.  Using open access resources effectively after having explored them in detail and publishing work in these resources primarily increase the visibility of universities and university researchers, as well as the number of citations taken from the work of the said researchers, all of which undeniably contribute to the success and visibility of universities in general. In the field of information services, OPEN ACCESS provides the users more economic and faster access to information. One of the most important subjects the universities focus on during the current day is OPEN ACCESS






On March 31 2016, at 10:00-11:00, we had visitors from Final Primary Schools and Miniland Kindergarden. Our visitors joined the library tours organized by the Library and attending a "reading time" activitiy in the library.








EMU Özay Oral Library Director and staff participated the conversation activity with the writer Ulus Irkad, that organized by Famagusta Public Library at 29 March 2016.





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