10/10/2011-14/10/2011Mindelo and Vila do Conde, PORTUGAL H. Kağan KESKİN Afyonkarahisar, TÜRKİYE
Location of Afyonkarahisar The province, known also as Afyon, is located as a gateway between the Aegean sea and inner regions of Anatolia, locating at the crossroads of 3 different regions of Turkey The history of Afyon dates back to 3000 BC.
Historical Places & Phrygian Valley Primary cultural entities in the city are the fairy chimneys in İscehisar, Seydiler regions, Phrygian stone monuments, tombs, Karahisar Castle and Ulu Mosque (1272) are places to visit in the city.(http://www.frigvadisi.org/default-en.aspx)
Historical Library (İmaret Külliyesi) The Imaret Külliyesi in Afyon, with a colored marble portal, is typical of a 15th century Ottoman stone building. Constructed in 1472, with a medrese and baths, it is also known as the Gedik Ahmet Pasa Külliyesi after its founder Mehmet. There were alot of Manuscripts in The İmaret Külliyesi. The Manuscripts are protected by National Library today.
Manuscripts These works of art that constitute our nations culture and knowledge are a major cultural heritage setting a bridge between the past and the future. Manuscripts, common heritage of the mankind, are the most reliable resources in scientific, artistic and cultural research.
History of Public Library Fatih’s grand vizier Mehmet Paşa donated 350 books to İmaret Külliye (complex of buildings). Then Ahmet Paşa who was from Afyon donated at about 400 books in 1473 and contribute the foundation of the library. The Library was moved to its new building in 1971. It’s used as a mosque and eating house for the poor.
The Number Of BooksBooksTurkish Books 90.642Turkish and Arabic Old Books 3,813Books Foreign Language 2,209Juvenile Books 8,562Total 105,226 There have been 24351 members of this library
Staff The staff in the Public Library as the following: Managerial services :3 Technical services :7 Assistant services :2 Temporary staff :3 Total :15
The Public library is supported finacially by The Ministry of Culture and Tourism. The staffs in The Public Library work 40 hours per week. They have specific training for the job. They had graduated from Documentation Department of the Universities.
Working Halls There are two halls for reading and working. Students can use their computers. Internet connection is free and always ready for users.
Biled Project in The Library Biled project is for blind people. Four computers are designed for it. One reading machine, one is designed as a magnifying glass , four auditory screen reading programme and four screen magnification programme installed on computers.
Mobile Library This mobile library has been serving since 2003. Mobile library was opened for using for three days in a week in 17 villages in 2010 The mobile library has 1907 members. The most of the members are students.
The Library of My School There are fifty-four deaf students in my school. My school has a small library. There is a reading club at our school. The reading club organizes books and working of the library. There are many illustrated books and visual materials in the library.
Working Hours &Rules Weekdays 08:00 – 16:00 all users (students, parents, teachers, and staff) can borrow three books for a period of three weeks and audiovisual materials (DVD, CD, etc.) for a period of 5 days. Students in grades 3-5 may borrow library materials for two weeks. Students 1-2 may borrow library materials for one week. Any user who loses or damages a borrowed book should inform the library and should procure a replacement copy or pay the value of the book.
Illustrated Books Our students often make reading aloud in early years of school. We usually use the illiustrated books for our students. Because they need to understand the relationship between picture and text. These books are interpreted easily by deaf children.
Staff A teacher is responsible for the library. Two students help him/her for organizing. He/she helps students for book choosing. Our teachers have special education for deaf students. They can use Turkish Sign Language.
Technical Services Tecnical Staff is a teacher. The teacher has the education about the school library via in-service training. He does the following. Choose and provide books Ordering, cataloguing and classification Maintenance and repair of books Extracting the outdated works
Choosing and Providing There is a commission in our schools for book choosing and providing. The commission consist of teachers, students and school council (a teacher, parents and headmaster). The books are provided; by book donating, by Buying,
Cataloguing and classification Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules is used for cataloguing. Dewey decimal system is used for classification The teacher makes the registration process.
Reading is important ! Because; Firstly, children learns to read, Later, Children reads to learn. (Vacca&Vacca,2006)
References1. http://www.eyuboglu.k12.tr/2. Vacca, J. A. L., Vacca, R. T., Gove, M. K., Burkey, L. C., Lenhart, L. A., & McKeon, C. A. (2006). Reading and Learning to Read. Boston: Allyn and Bacon.3. http://www.afyonkarahisar.gov.tr/4. http://www.frigvadisi.org/default-en.aspx5. Republic of Turkey Ministry Of National Education - www.meb.gov.tr