The Library’s Distance Learning Practices

All of us in Suna Kıraç Library we hope that you are safe and healthy in these unsettling times. Whilst you are adjusting to spend more time at home, we want to make sure we support your skills development as researchers.

Library information literacy courses provide students, faculty, and staff with an understanding of today’s global information environment. These courses focus on locating, evaluating, and using information resources competently and ethically; support the research goals of the university curriculum, and help the research community with the information and skills needed to become empowered citizens of today’s complex society.

Organizing information literacy classes face to face was not possible during the Covid-19 pandemic. But, the Library has organized various online instructions and webinars to support KU researchers in the topics of reference management tools, online survey tools, bibliometrics, citation analysis, researcher IDs, and many more.

You can check the Library's current Workshops & Events Calendar to view the scheduled webinars and the access registration links.


Since the beginning of the outbreak (from to March 15 to April 30th), the Library held 32 webinars and almost 550 KU Community members have joined these sessions. We also launched a new web page titled “Library Video Hub” for sharing recorded sessions accessible with your KU Blackboard or Panopto accounts. You can see more about our distance learning efforts below.


The Library Video Hub

Don’t worry if you missed any of our webinar series recently. By taking an active role in distance learning, Suna Kıraç Library has developed a new Library Video Hub to provide you with access to the recorded Researchers Development Webinars about bibliometrics (Web of Science, Scopus), reference management tools (EndNote, Mendeley), creating surveys (Qualtrics), creating your Researcher ID (ORCID iD), Open Access Journals, subject-base databases and Secondary Business data sources. Additionally, you can find Course Embedded Videos for Academic Writing and ARHA 500 classes.

Research Development Webinars

You can reach these webinar videos in the hub with Turkish/English versions by entering your Blackboard and Panopto account credentials through here.

Enjoy your learning!

The Instruction Librarians

The Instruction Librarians

Instruction librarians became proactive and successfully carried out the Library’s online training sessions, during the COVID-19 period. They promoted the library resources, guided students and researchers to the information they seek, engaged faculty in conversations about their work and the Libraries’ involvement in it, taught students how to better search, access, and use the information and the tools available to them.

Let’s meet the Suna Kıraç Library Instruction Librarians:

  • Çiğdem Yıldırım (CSSH Liaison): Mendeley, Measure Your Research Impact (Scopus, CiteScore, Scival, Web of Science, Journal Citation Reports), Qualtrics
  • Ebru Çinar (CS Liaison): Academic Writing, EBSCO Easy Search Tips
  • Ersan Dur (CE Liaison): Choosing Open Access Journal & Predatory Publishing, ORCID and Publons, EndNote for Beginners, why you need an ORCID ID: Benefits for faculty and researchers
  • Ertaç Nebioğlu (SOM & SON Liaison): New Pubmed: Tips and tricks for usage
  • İrem Ünal (ANAMED Branch Librarian): Zotero
  • Naz Baydar (CASE & CSSH Liaison): Academic Writing, ARHA 500 Library Session
  • Vasiliki Mole (CASE Liaison): Secondary data sources for Business, Find your way in the Library world

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