Prof. Kurbanoglu received her PhD in Information Studies from Sheffield University, United Kingdom. She is a professor and the chair of the Department of Information Management of Hacettepe University, publishing and lecturing on systems analysis, project management, information technology as well as information literacy and lifelong learning. She has numerous publications mainly on information literacy. She is the national coordinator and the organizer of the UNESCO “Training the Trainers in Information Literacy” workshop held in Ankara in 2008.
She is the project manager and content developer of the web-based information literacy
instruction package (HUBO) developed for Hacettepe University. She is involved in numerous national and international projects regarding information literacy and lifelong learning. She is the chair of EUCLID (The European Association for Library and Information Education and Research). She has a good experience in organizing professional conferences both on national and international scales. She is co-organizer of ECIL (European Conference on Information Literacy). She is a member of program committees of numerous conferences and also serves as a referee for many scientific journals.