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The 53rd "Library Week" organized annually by EMU Özay Oral Library started with speech by Osman Soykan, head of EMU Library, on March 27, Monday, at 11:00. After that, celebrations commenced with caricature exhibition titled “Books and Libraries”  

   Speaking at the opening, EMU Özay Oral Library Director Osman Soykan stated that he is very happy to be here, thanking everyone in attendance. Providing information about the library and librarianship Soykan highlighted the importance of reading stating “Knowledge is power, power is knowledge”. Soykan also provided information about the activities that will be taking place as part of the 53rd Library Week. Indicating that caricatures like books contain strong messages, Soykan expressed his happiness in caricatures being used to explain the importance of libraries in the 53rd Library Week.

  Speaking on behalf of the caricaturists Hüseyin Çakmak stated that a total of 50 caricatures from 8 caricaturists are being exhibited, expressing his belief that enough importance isn’t placed on art, books and libraries in the TRNC. Thanking EMU for their interest Çakmak stated that with rising internet consumption, reading levels are decreasing. He went on to indicate that caricaturists send messages via drawings and thanked all those who contributed to the exhibition.

   EMU Vice Rector for Academic Affairs Prof. Dr. Hüseyin Özkaramanlı also thanked everyone for their participation noting that EMU has been aware of the importance of its library since its establishment. Prof. Dr. Özkaramanlı provided information about EMU Özay Oral Library indicating that it contains 200 thousand books, approximately 200 thousand electronic books and over 10 thousand academic journals. Thanking everyone who took part in the organization of the exhibition Prof.  wished everyone a productive Library Week. After the exhibition opening, Prof Dr. Özkaramanlı  handed the caricaturists certificates of appreciation for their valuable contributions.

  The caricature exhibition titled “Books and Libraries” was organized by Leyla Çınar Algül with the contributions of Cemal Tunceri, Hüseyin Çakmak, Leyla Çınar Algül, Serhan Gazioğlu, Musa Kayra, Mustafa Cemal Azizoğlu, Mustafa Tozakı, Serkan Sürek and Utku Karsu. The exhibition can be visited between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. until the 2nd of March 2017.











EMU Rector’s Office organised lunch at EMU Beach Club  in honour of the librarians and the caricature artists.








On March 29 2017,  "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 Vice Rector for Academic Affairs Prof. Dr. Hüseyin Özkaramanlı, Vice Rector Prof. Dr. Cem Tanova, 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, we had visitors from Şehit Hüseyin Akil primary school. Our visitors joined the library tours organized by the Library and attending a "reading time" activitiy in the library.









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