Prof. K. A. Isaac Commemoration Lecture 2014: A Report

Kerala Library Association organized the 9th Prof K A Isaac Commemoration Lecture 2014, at DLIS Hall, Thiruvananthapuram, on 17 October 2014, in a befitting manner. Mrs Chechamma Isaac & son, Prof Kurien Isaac were present on the occasion. KLA’s new publication, “New Information Technology Interfaces in Libraries & Information Centres” was also released by Prof (Dr) Ramesha of Bangalore University during the function. The book was received by Dr T.M.Vasudevan, Head, DLIS, University of Calicut.

Dr M Lalitha, General Secretary, KLA, welcomed the gathering. In his presidential speech, Dr A Gopikuttan, President, KLA, briefly touched upon the significance of the function.

Prof Ramesha started the lecture entitled “Google Generation” by paying a  glowing tribute to Prof Isaac., explaining the latter’s relevance in the google generation and his contributions to the library field by way of textbook literature. In the course of his talk, Prof Ramesha traced the history of Google. He showed how much it has started influencing the new generation and how the Google generation is different from other generations and also its impact on library & information science.

Through his powerful powerpoint presentation, Prof Ramesha could establish that it is very essential to redefine library services, sources, environment and infrastructure to meet the changing needs of a generation which is over-reliant on Google. Librarians of the 21st century have to find out about user behavior and preferences and make their library experience more rewarding. For this, library professionals have to explore, understand and then make use of the infinite possibilities of Google’s multiple resources like Google Scholar, Google pedia, Skillpages & Google sites. Prof Ramesha concluded his lecture by saying that libraries and librarians will always be there in spite of changes and challenges and success of librarianship as an evolving profession depends on how professional skills are improved, positive ethics and good attitude are either imbibed or cultivated and how effectively training is imparted.

Sri N Sukumaran Nair, former State Librarian, Kerala, had many a vivid memory of Prof Isaac to share with the audience. The various facets of Prof Isaac as a professional, teacher and administrator were brought to life by his vivid portrayal and narration of many anecdotes. It was a fitting tribute paid to a great soul by his former colleague and associate.

This was followed by the release of the book, “New Information Technology Interfaces in Libraries & Information Centres” by Prof (Dr) Ramesha. The first copy was received by Dr T.M.Vasudevan, who also introduced the book , which is a seminar volume, to the audience.

Dr K. P. Vijayakumar, Head, DLIS, University of Kerala, offered felicitations and Sri G.S. Harikumar, Vice President, KLA, proposed vote of thanks.

KLA Centre for Professional Development (KLA-CPD), Trivandrum, offers 2 Day Workshop on KOHA, 8 & amp;9 Nov. 2014

KLA Centre for Professional Development (KLA-CPD) announces its third training programme, a Two Day Workshop on KOHA, the Open Source Library Management Software, on November 8 and 9, 2014. The programme will be held at the KLA Centre for Professional Development (KLA-CPD), on the premises of KLA Head Quarters, Thiruvananthapuram.

Who can participate: Working Library Professionals, LIS Students and Researchers in LIS.

Venue: Room No. 36, 2nd Floor, Kairalie Plaza Annexe, Karamana P.O., Thiruvananthapuram-695 002.
Date & Time:  November 8 & 9, 2014; 9.30 am to 5.00 pm

Resource Person: Shri Vimal Kumar (Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala)
Training mode: Demonstration and Hands on sessions

Course Fee: Rs 1000/- (includes study kit+software CD/DVD, working lunch, tea and snacks)

Number of seats: 10 (Ten) only

Registration: On first come first served mode.

Online Registration:  Click here

Last date for registration: 5/11/2014


Registration fee must be paid through wire transfer mode or as a Demand Draft

Demand Draft should be drawn in favour of Kerala Library Association, payable at Thiruvananthapuram. The DD must be send to Mr. V. Sriram, (Treasurer, KLA), DBRA-80, Cliff House Road, Kowdiar P.O., Thiruvananthapuram – 695003


By fund transfer to:

Name: Kerala Library Association
A/c No. 67061603692
IFSC Code: SBTR0000292
Bank Name: State Bank Of Travancore
Branch Name: KUOC Trivandrum Branch
Address: Kerala University PO, Thiruvananthapuram – 695034


Registration will be confirmed only after the receipt of the prescribed fee

All communications will be primarily through e-mail.

For more details:
Shri N. Parameswaran  &  Shri N. Sukumaran Nair, Coordinators, KLA-CPD
Mob:09387822201/09447213155 (

Mr Sriram V., Treasurer, KLA Mob: 09447251892

Mr S. L. Faisal., Mob: 09447699724


The Cochin College Library in association with the Kerala Library Association, Ernakulam Region is organizing a


Venue and date

Venue: The Cochin College, Kochi.

Date      : 24-25 October 2014 Friday, Saturday


Target Participants:

Participants of the workshop are Librarians from Universities, Colleges, Schools, and other Institutions, Library and Information Science students and teachers can also participate in the workshop.


Operating Platform & Methodology

Lectures, demonstration, discussion, and extensive practical sessions will be available.



  • Registration is limited to 50 participants on first come first served basis Last date for Registration is-20.10.14
  • Registration fee: Rs. 400/- Practicing Librarians/Teachers and Rs.200/- Student participants. (Fees include workshop kit, working lunch, tea, and Certificates.)
  • Registration fee should be paid by Demand Draft in favour of the Principal, The Cochin College, Kochi-02 – Payable at SBT, Kochi branch.
  • Duty leave can be availed as per norms.
  • Registration form can be downloaded from-  
  • Filled application form along with DD to be sent to:

Jeena Jayan,


The Cochin College,


Ernakulam (Dist),

Kerala Pin- 682002.


The participants should also send by e-mail a copy of filled registration form to     or



Limited accommodation will be arranged on request on payment basis.


Contact Details

Jeena Jayan (Librarian)

Mob: 9633303991

Joe Joseph (KLA Ernakulam Region Secretary)


K.G Christopher(Library Staff)

Mob: 9947936800