KLA-DLIS(UoK) Workshop on “Influential Communication”, 29 August 2014, Thiruvananthapuram

Kerala Library Association, in collaboration with the Department of Library & Information Science (DLIS), University of Kerala, will be organizing a Workshop on ‘Influential Communication’ for LIS Students and Young Professionals on 29th August 2014 at the DLIS Hall, Thiruvananthapuram.

Who can participate: LIS Students, Scholars and Working Library Professionals

Venue: DLIS Lecture Hall, Department of Library & Information Science, University of Kerala, University Library Buildings, Palayam, Thiruvananthapuram

Date & Time:   August 29, 2014; 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm

Resource Person: Ms Sreekala Narendranath, Nascent Technologies.

Course Fee: Rs 100/- only

Number of seats: 40 only

Registration: On first come first served mode. Online Registration: Click here

Last date for registration: 27/08/2014

There is a constant need to check one’s current practices in communication, be it on formal or informal grounds. Behavioral and functional training interventions to a large extent help a team to acquire a set of best practices that enables them to re-assure self worth, mutual value, trust and respect in an organization.

Objective: To enable students and young Professionals to present themselves in public with confidence.


Effective Communication

  1. Interpersonal Relations- Building and maintaining rapport by applying emotional intelligence at all occasions
  2. Effective ‘speaking skills’- Role of body language and posture, voice and tone in making or breaking your public speaking skills
  3. Social and Personal etiquette- Acceptable code of conduct.
  4. Personal grooming- Carry yourself well on all occasions and power dressing.

For more details:

Dr. A. Gopikuttan, President, KLA: Mob: 09446428163, E-mail: agopikuttan@yahoo.co.in
Dr. M. Lalitha, General Secretary, KLA, Mob: 09495122282, E-mail: maashu1@gmail.com

Workshop on Managing Literature for Scholarly Writing at Kottaym Region: snapshots

St. Berchmans College

Workshop on Managing Literature for Scholarly Writing at St. Berchmans College, Changanacherry on 23 September 2014.

Workshop on Managing Literature for Scholarly Writing at School of Tourism Studies, Mahatma Gandhi University on 30 September 2014.

KLA Kottayam Region organised two workshops successively and successfully on Management of Literature in Scholarly Writing on 23rd and 30th of August 2014. St. Berchmans College, Changanacherry, School of Tourism Studies, Mahatma Gandhi University and St. Stephen’s College, Uzhavoor are the co-organizers of the workshop. The workshop mainly focussed on hands on training in bibliographic reference management using Zotero software.

Rev. Fr. Jose Viruppel inaugurated the workshop at St. Berchmans College. Dr. Robinet Jacob, Director, School of Tourism Studies inaugurated the workshop at Mahatma Gandhi University. Total 50 participants including library professionals, research scholars and students from various institutions attended the workshop. Savithty T.K., Library Assistant, Vimal Kumar V., Technical Assistant, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, and Jasimudeen S., Librarian, St. Stephen’s College, Uzhavoor were served as resource persons for the workshop.

KLA-DLIS(UoK) Workshop on ‘Influential Communication’ : Online Registration

The Registration fee may be paid on the spot at the Registration counter.

Last date for online registration: 27 August 2014


Kerala Library Association Kottayam Region is organizing a Workshop on Managing Literature for Scholarly Writing.
About the workshop
This workshop will empower the researcher to systematically identify, capture, organize, and use the scholarly literature. The researchers also will be able to learn how to manage the numerous PDF files they already have in a proper way and how to add notes and annotations to them. Further it will also provide insights about how to use its bibliographical information to generate the references / citations and to insert them in MSWord / Open Office during the paper / thesis writing process in the required citation style.

Workshop Components:

- Installation and customization of reference software Zotero.

- Capturing and organizing references/citations and full text.

- Managing literature including notes and annotations

- Referencing / citation – styles

- Integration with Word Processor for citing and generating bibliography

- Data backup and restore

Resource persons:
The resource persons include academicians and eminent information professionals who have made a mark in the field of information search and handling reference management softwares.

Who should attend?
Research scholars of all disciplines, students pursuing MPhil / post Master’s programmes, Professionals working in Academic Libraries, R & D Libraries, Academicians of all disciplines, ICT Professionals in Academic and R&D Institutions.

Date and Venue
The workshop would be conducted at two venues, St. Berchmans College, Changnacherry (23 August) and School of Tourism Studies, Mahatma Gandhi University Campus, Kottayam (August 30). The time is from 10.00am to 1.00pm. Intake is 20 participants in each batch.

Registration fee is Rs. 100/- per participant. Make registration payment at programme venue.

How to apply?
Candidates interested to participate should apply online. Click here to apply now.

For more details contact to 9846496323

UGC Sponsored National Seminar on Academic Plagiarism and Bibliographic Reference Management Softwares

The College Library and the Department of Economics, St.Stephen’s College, Uzhavoor  in collaboration with the Kerala Library Association ,Kottayam Region (KLA) and Kerala College Librarians’ Association (KCLA)  has immense pleasure in organizing a National Seminar on ‘Academic Plagiarism and Bibliographic Reference Management Softwares’  on August 13th and 14th , 2014.

This seminar intends to be a platform for academicians, research scholars, higher education administrators and policy makers to communicate their views. We cordially invite academic fraternity from various institutions as delegates to the seminar  to make use of this opportunity to share ideas relevant to this theme.

Various Technical sessions:

Academic plagiarism: Recent Trends

Plagiarism in scientific writing

Plagiarism detection softwares

Forms of plagiarism

How to avoid plagiarism

Bibliographic reference management softwares etc

Call for Papers

Scholars are invited to submit abstract/full papers for the presentation in the Seminar.Abstracts should be sent on or before july 27th and full papers on or before july 30th 2014 so to include in the proceedings.


  • Academic Plagiarism
  • Case studies on plagiarism
  • Plagiarism detection
  • Academic Publishing
  • Research Indices
  • Retracted Papers
  • Style  Manuals -Citation Styles
  • Citation policies and procedures
  • Bibliographic Reference Management Softwares

Paper Submission Guidelines

  •  All the papers must follow the American Psychological Association (APA) format and should not exceed more than eight (8) pages.
  •  Papers submitted should not have been previously published in other Seminars/ Conferences/ Journals.
  • All the papers will be reviewed by an expert committee and the corresponding author of the selected paper will be intimated through e-mail.
  • Thexpert committee will have the right to accept, reject or edit the papers.
  • Accepted papers will be published as proceedings with ISBN. Selected papers will be published as a book.
  • Papers should be sent as attachment  to ststephenscollegelibrary@gmail.com

Best Paper Award

Selected three research papers from among the submissions will be given the best paper award.

For more details download the brochure

Brochure – National Seminar

Registration Form.pdf

ONLINE REGISTRATION. Delegates are requested to fill in the online registration form given below:

Click here to view National Seminar on Academic Plagiarism Registration form

Sent your DD and details to:

The Principal

St.Stephens College


Kottayam District


For any queries contact:




KLA Centre for Professional Development (KLA-CPD), Trivandrum, offers 2 Day Training on E-PRINTS on October 11 &12, 2014

KLA Centre for Professional Development (KLA-CPD) announces a two day training programme on E-PRINTS, an Open Source Digital Repository Software, on October 11 and 12, 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:   October 11 & 12, 2014; 9.30 am to 5.00 pm

Resource Persons: Experts on E-PRINTS
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: 03/10/2014

Registration fee must be paid as a Demand Draft, 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

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

All communications will be primarily through e-mail.

For more details:

Mr V. Sriram (Mob:09447251892)/ S. L. Faisal (Mob: 09447699724)

Shri N. Parameswaran / Shri N. Sukumaran Nair, Coordinators, KLA-CPD
Mob:09387822201/09447213155 (npwaran49@yahoo.co.in/sukukla@yahoo.com)

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