Exlibris: New Lounge in Main Campus Library

The Library would like to welcome back all Bilkenters and wish everyone a productive and pleasant spring semester! In order to facilitate this productivity, the Library would like to announce a new online service, called Research Rooms, available through our website. These new Rooms are intended to collect together in a single webpage the key online and printed library resources for each department and unit, as well as provide links to additional relevant external resources. The Rooms have been designed by our faculty librarians, with some extra help from the library representatives from the departments. We hope they will provide a useful starting place for undergraduate students working on new assignments as well as a convenient collection of resources for researchers and instructors. In order to access the Room for your department, please follow the links on this webpage: http://library.bilkent.edu.tr/rooms.html If you have any suggestions on how to improve your Room, please e-mail your faculty librarian.

In order to make your studies at Bilkent more pleasant as well as productive, Coffee Break has agreed to open a new lounge in Main Campus Library. This library lounge will be located on the upper level of B-Block, one floor up from the Multimedia Room, and will provide more space and seating than the existing café in A-Block. So that the lounge can start to provide service this semester, it will open this week but will undergo full renovation and decoration during the summer. You will be able to buy and consume cold and hot drinks, as well as snacks, in the lounge, but please remember that only water is permitted in other parts of the library.

Finally, our regular Library Lunchtime Lecture series will continue this semester with three very interesting talks by faculty members. We will start off on March 13 with a talk entitled "Judgmental Forecasting and Future Management" given by Prof. Dilek Önkal, dean of the Faculty of Economics, Administrative and Social Sciences. Our other two talks will both be delivered by members of the Faculty Academic English program. In April Robin Turner will outline what educators can learn from games, and in May Tijen Akşit, director of FAE and assistant professor in the Faculty of Education, will give the third lecture, on academic language skills in an English-medium university such as Bilkent. Please watch for later announcements and Bilkent News articles for full details of these three talks.

Once again, we wish you all a successful spring semester, and we look forward to seeing you in Main or East Campus Library.