My Professor Meral Alpay in My Memories


TURKISH LIBRARIANSHIP, vol.33, no.4, pp.354-356, 2019 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 33 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.354-356
  • Keywords: Meral Alpay, Istanbul University, Department of Information and Documentation Management, Turkish Librarianship
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: No


In October 1991, I took the first course of my university life under the name of "Society and Library" in Amphithe 7. It is a course that I will never forget it and has left deep traces in me. Of course, it was our first course from Professor Meral Alpay. After years from my graduation, it was a source of pride for me to be part of Meral Alpay's working team for many years. Professor Alpay was both my teacher and consultant and she was exemplary librarian. Under her disciplined and authoritarian appearance, her deep gaze in his loving deep blue eyes, with his emotional heart, has always shown us what enlightenment, disciplined work, love of homeland is by his words and actions. My dear professor, your teachings will always be my guide.