Eastern Mediterranean University Özay Oral Library is finalising the preparations for the 55th Library Week, which will be observed in the Republic of Turkey and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus between 25 and 31 March 2019. The official opening of the week will take place at EMU Library Auditorium at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, 25 March 2019.
Following the opening addresses, at 10:30 a.m., screening of a documentary titled “Birds of Feather: Stories from a Conflict Zone” will take place with Turkish, Greek and English sub-titles. Following the documentary screening, EMU Communication Faculty Cinema and TV Department academic staff member Assist. Prof. Dr. Yetin Arslan will be delivering a talk on the film and providing his academic evaluation.
Award Ceremony and Book Reading Activity
In scope of the 55th Library Week activities, at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, 27 March 2019, three students who borrowed the highest number of books in 2018 will be presented awards by EMU Rector Prof. Dr. Necdet Osam.
On the other hand, a book reading activity will take place at Özal Oral Library yard between 11:30 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. Taking place for the 8th time under the organisation of the Turkish Librarians’ Association, this year’s 30-minute book reading activity will be held concurrently in Turkey and the TRNC with the slogan “Reading Changes’. Students from Yeniboğaziçi Elementary School will also be participating in the said event.
On the same day between 2:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m., a panel titled “Publishing in the TRNC” will be held under the moderation of Vice Rector for Administrative and Technical Affairs Prof. Dr. Naciye Doratlı. During the said panel, EMU Publishing House Executive Board Chair Prof. Dr. Vugar Sultanzade, Khora Publishing Director Mustafa Keleşzade, Rüstem Bookstore Culture and Arts Consultant Halil Duranay, and the Cyprus Turkish Education Foundation General Director Şevki Barutçu will be delivering speeches.
Poetry Sharing Activity
In scope of the Library Week, on Thursday, 28 March 2019, an event titled “I am Reading Poetry: Poetry Sharing Activity” will be taking place at the Library yard between 11:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. Then, between 2:00 p.m and 4:00 p.m, User Training Expert Ece Saraçoğlu will be delivering a seminar titled ‘EIKON & Datastream Database Promotion and User Training’ at EMU Library Hall. During the same hours, library users will be playing entertaining and informative library games.