5th International Library Staff Week in Istanbul

Hosting Higher Education Institution:
Koç University Suna Kıraç Library
Institution website:
Monday, 13 May, 2024 to Friday, 17 May, 2024
Registration fee:
Fee reductions/waivers:
250€ (early bird fee before February 15, 2024)
Maximum number of participants:
Deadline for applying:
Monday, 15 April, 2024
Accommodation not provided
Contact person details:
Defne Gier, intllibweek@ku.edu.tr

Dear members of the Information and Library Science community, 

For the fifth time, Koç University Libraries are organizing the 5th International Library Staff Week in Istanbul, between 13-17 May, 2024.  The event brings together professional Library staff with varied backgrounds working in universities or other research orientated libraries with an interest in sharing ideas and networking with colleagues.  

The main theme of the 5th Istanbul International Library Staff Week is Digital, in every sense. This theme encompasses various subjects under the digital transformation in academic libraries. The program will respond to emerging areas of librarianship such as digitization of cultural heritage, digital reference services, digital lending. It also will cover a broad spectrum from use of AI in the enrichment of metadata and cataloguing records to chatbots, risks for copyright infringements or plagiarism and many more in the evolving digital environment.  

During this week, library staff and visitors will have the chance to engage into fruitful discussions and exchange of professional and personal experiences, which will broaden horizons on digital transformation. This event will strengthen skills and knowledge, and hopefully plant the roots for future collaboration on joint projects. 

In addition, Istanbul is a unique place to visit and Koç University stands strong in the international educational and research arena.  Don’t miss the chance to be part of the experience! 

You can find more information in the related Libguide

To apply for the program, register here: https://shorturl.at/clsLN  

Find more about our past events in our Blog and Flicker

Should you require any additional information, do not hesitate to contact us at Intllibweek@ku.edu.tr