Academic Libraries: Hubs without borders

Academic Libraries: Hubs without borders

International Library Staff Week
Koç University Libraries, Istanbul, March 2018.

Dear Partner,
Koç University Libraries are delighted to announce the first International Library Staff Week, which will be held in Istanbul from 26 – 30 March 2018!
Koç University main library and its branches in 3 different cities in Turkey are motivated to provide a dynamic and engaging program for library colleagues from all around the world.




  26 – 30 March 2018, Program runs from Monday to Friday


 The program consists of presentations by library staff at Koc University, presentations from the selected participants, joint group work exercises and other interactive tasks. 
 It will also include visits to:

  • Sadberk Hanım Museum
  • Bibliopera partner Libraries
  • Pera museum
  • Boğaziçi University Library and campus
  • Süleymaniye Manuscripts Library
  • Ottoman Archives
  • Gala Dinner
  • Half day old city (Sultanahmet) tour

 It will provide wide exposure to the library community in İstanbul since this week is also celebrated as National Library Week in Turkey.


 Main Theme: Academic Libraries: Hubs without borders

  • Collaboration in all aspects
  • Open Access initiatives and research
  • Cultural heritage and Special Collections
  • User services
  • Future of the Libraries

  Working Language


  Target group

 Professional library staff with varied backgrounds working in universities or other research orientated libraries with an interest in sharing ideas and networking with colleagues.

  Number of participants



 Please fill in the form with required information in order to register for the event:

  Application Deadline

 16th February, 2018

  Costs & Funding

 Participation in the program requires a cost of 80 euros.  The cost covers the weekly  expenses of domestic transportation (to and from the university and the off Campus visits), lunches and the Gala Dinner. 
 Other costs such as accommodation; travel to İstanbul; and other meals are to be covered by the participants.
 Participants are encouraged to use Erasmus+ Staff Exchange funds provided by their home institution.
 If your home institution is one of Koc University’s Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility (ICM) partners, please get in touch with your International Office to benefit from Erasmus+ ICM grant.


 Participants must organise their own accommodation and are responsible for covering their own accommodation costs.
 Recommended hotels:
Fuat Paşa Hotel ( – it is the most convenient in regards to access the University
Koc University Istinye Campus ( )

  For Inquiries