KLA Centre for Professional Development (KLA-CPD), Trivandrum, offers 2 Day Training on E-PRINTS on August 9 &10, 2014

KLA Centre for Professional Development (KLA-CPD) announces a two day training programme on E-PRINTS, an Open Source Digital Repository Software, on August 9 and 10, 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:   August 9 & 10, 2014; 9.30 am to 5.00 pm

Resource Persons: Experts on EPRINTS
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: 04/08/2014

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)

Visit the official website of Kerala Library Association

KLA-CPD Workshop on E-Prints: Online Registration

DD must be drawn in favour of ‘Kerala Library Association’, payable at Thiruvananthapuram and reach the following address on or before 04 August 2014.

Mr. V. Sriram, (Treasurer, KLA), DBRA-80, Cliff House Road, Kowdiar P.O., Thiruvananthapuram – 695003

43rd Annual General Body Meeting of KLA on 3rd Aug., 2014 at KLA H.Q., Trivandrum

Dear Sir/Madam,

The 43rd Annual General Body Meeting of the Kerala Library Association will be held at 3 PM on Sunday, the 3rd August 2014 at KLA Head Quarters, 36, 2nd Floor, Kairalie Plaza Annexe, Near Tax Tower, Karamana P. O., Thiruvananthapuram-695 002. Kindly make it convenient to attend the meeting.

Dr Lalitha. M., General Secretary, KLA, Mob: 09495122282 , E-mail: kla.org@gmail.com , Thiruvananthapuram




1. Presentation and adoption of Annual Report and Statement of Accounts for 2013-’14 and Budget Estimate for 2014-2015

2. Introduction of Resolutions for adoption

3. Other matters admitted by the Chair


1. Issue of Notice                                                        27.06.2014

2. Date of Receipt of Resolutions                                 14.07.2014

3. Date of Notice of Resolutions to Members                 18.07.2014

4. Date of Receipt of Amendments to Proposed Resolutions 25.07.2014

5. Date of Annual General Body Meeting                        03.08.2014

Resolutions, if any, should reach the General Secretary, on or before 14.07.2014.

National Seminar on Technology Management in Libraries

For the last several years, the Kerala Agricultural University (KAU) was organizing several library related programmes like, National and State level Seminars, Training programmes, Workshops, National Book Festivals, Competitions etc. in the main campus of KAU at Thrissur.

This year, it is decided to organize a National Seminar on Technology Management in Libraries during August 29-30, 2014 for Qualified Library Professionals/ Library Education Teachers in the College of Horticulture, KAU Main Campus, Vellanikkara, Thrissur. The Academic Library Association (ALA) and Kerala Library Association (KLA) will collaborate to organize the seminar.

Papers are invited on the following broad topics/themes of the seminar:

1. Library Management in the context of Modern Technologies

2. Personnel Management; Change Management

3. Hardware and Software Management; Library Automation Softwares

4. Open Source Software for Libraries; Power Management

5. Library Networking & Resource Sharing; Network Security and Data Security

6. Library Consortia; Use of Social Networking Sites in Libraries

7. Application of Web/Library 2.0, Web 3.0; Library Portals/Websites

8. Digitization and Preservation of Knowledge Resources

9. Development and Management of Digital Libraries and Institutional Repositories

10. Information Literacy, Library Education, User Orientation

11. Re-engineering Library and Information Systems

12. Re-structuring LIS Education in the context of modern technologies

13. Other topics related to effective Library & Information Science

14. Innovative Management Practices, Management of IPR

15. Information Marketing, Public Relations in Libraries

Registration: Registration to the Seminar is free. Expenses towards travel and accommodation should be borne by the participants.

Accommodation: Will be arranged in KAU or outside on payment basis

Submission of Papers: Original and unpublished papers on the conference themes are invited for presentation at the conference. Papers will be accepted only after strict peer review by the editorial committee.
Author Guidelines: Full paper in word file with an abstract not exceeding 200 words and 3-5 keywords should be submitted as an e-mail attachment to francisaloor@yahoo.com

Important Dates:-

Submission of Abstracts : 20th July 2014

Intimation of Acceptance : 25th July 2014

Submission of Full Paper : 10th August 2014

Last date of Registration : 20th August 2014

Seminar Dates : 29-30 August 2014 (Friday & Saturday)

For Further details contact:-

  1. Dr. A.T. Francis, Head, Library & Organizing Secretary; Phone(o): 0487-2438311-15; (m) 9496839409; e-mail: francisaloor@yahoo.com
  2. Smt. V.S. Swapna, Library, College of Horticulture; Phone(o): 0487-2438513; (m) 9446434149; e-mail: swapnabenn@gmail.com
  3. Websites:- www.kau.edu; www.kauhort.in; http://www.keralalibraryassociation.org

Workshop on Managing Literature for Scholarly Writing; 13 July 2014

Kerala Library Association Centre for Professional Development (KLA-CPD) is organizing a Workshop on Managing Literature for Scholarly Writing.

About the workshop

This workshop will empower the researcher to systemically 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 / theses 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 the KLA – Centre for Professional Development, No. 36, II Floor, Kairalie Plaza Annexe, Karamana, Thiruvananthapuram. The date and time is 13 July 2014 from 09.00am to 12.30pm. & 1.30 pm to 5.00pm. (Two batches). Intake is 10 participants in each batch.


Registration fee is Rs. 250/- per participant. This entitles the participant for the workshop kit [including software CD-ROM], and refreshments.

How to apply?

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

Demand draft for Rs. 250/- drawn in favour of Kerala Library Association payable at Thiruvananthapuram should be sent to the address: V. Sriram, (Treasurer, KLA, DBRA-80, Cliff House Road, Kowdiar P.O., Thiruvananthapuram – 695003 so as to reach us on or before 5 July 2014.

The registration fee can also be paid by cash to

  1. Dr A. Gopikuttan, President, KLA & Associate Professor, Dept. of Library & Information Science, University of Kerala at the Kerala University Library, Palayam, Thiruvananthapuram. (Mob: 09446428163)
  2. Dr P. K. Suresh Kumar, Asistant Librarian, Kerala University Library, University Library, Palayam, Thiruvananthapuram. (Mob:09495718460)

Registration is confirmed only after the receipt of the prescribed fee.  All communications will be by email only.