Eastern Mediterranean University’s (EMU) 54th Library Week events commenced on Monday, the 26th of March 2018 at 11:00 with artist Leyla Çınar Algül’s photography exhibition titled “Traces of the Past in Cypriot Homes-2”. The exhibition at the Library Exhibition Hall was launched by EMU Rector Prof. Dr. Necdet Osam. Present at the exhibition opening were Faculty of Education Dean Prof. Dr. Ülker Vancı Osam, EMU Student Affairs Coordinator Assoc. Prof. Dr. Derviş Subaşı, Özay Oral Library Director Osman Soykan, Public Relations and Press Office Director (a.) Murat Aktuğralı, Özay Oral Library personnel and EMU students. The exhibition will be open for visitors between 09:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. until the 30th of March 2018.
“We Must Value The Culture of our Past”
Speaking at the opening of the exhibition EMU Rector Prof. Dr. Necdet Osam stated that he has recieved very positive feedback from students concerning the Özay Oral Library. Prof. Dr. Osam also thanked all library personnel and artist Leyla Çınar Algül. Özay Oral Library Director Osman Soykan stated that they are pleased to be celebrating the 54th Library Week with a range of events. Concerning Leyla Çınar Algül’s exhibition Osman Soykan noted: “The exhibition focuses on the home equipment that comprise the cultural aspects of houses in Cyprus’s rural areas in addition to their spatial and structural features. I would like to thank Leyla Çınar Algül who has a special awareness about Library Weeks for sharing her work with audiences via her exhibitions.” Artist Leyla Çınar Algül highlighted that she didn’t purchase her articles from antique dealers but that she collected them from people who share this interest. “With this exhibition, we aim to value the culture of our past and relay this culture to future generations.” Upon the completion of the speeches EMU Rector Prof. Dr. Necdet Osam presented Leyla Çınar Algül a plaque of appreciation.
A Book Reading Event will be Taking Place
Within the scope of the 54th Library Week a book reading event will be taking place at Özal Oral Library yard between 11:30 and 12:00 on the 28th of March 2017. The 7th annual book reading event organized by the Turkish Librarians Association will be concurrently taking place for half an hour in Turkey and the TRNC. The said event will be attended by İskele Şehit İlker Karter Primary School students. Finally, the Cyprus Turkish Librarians Association President and Board Members will be visiting EMU Rector Prof. Dr. Necdet Osam in his office at 14:30 on Wednesday, the 28th March 2018. During the visit they will provide Rector Prof. Dr. Osam information about the work they are carrying out and their activities. At the end of the visit, Prof. Dr. Osam will be presented a plaque of appreciation for his interest in and contributions to librarians in the country.