KLA Centre for Professional Development (KLA-CPD), Trivandrum, offers 2 Day Workshop on Koha, 11 – 12, June 2016

KLA Centre for Professional Development (KLA-CPD) announces its 15th training programme, a Two Day Workshop on Koha, the Open Source Library Management Software, during June 11 – 12, 2016. 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:  June 11 & 12, 2016; 10.00 am to 5.00 pm

Resource Persons: Shri Arun V R (KSCSTE, Tvpm) and Shri Ashkar K (Mathrubhumi, Tvpm)

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: 06/06/2016 or until all seats are occupied, which ever is earlier


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

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


Demand Draft should be drawn in favour of Kerala Library Association, payable at Thiruvananthapuram. The DD must be send to Mr S. L. Faisal, (Treasurer, KLA), TC 2/317, PVN-B/23, Pillaveedu Nagar, Kesavadasapuram, Pattom Palace P. O, Thiruvananthapuram – 695004.

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

Mr Sriram V., Mob: 09447251892

Mr S. L. Faisal., Mob: 09447699724

One day seminar on how to avoid plagiarism


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Plagiarism is considered as a serious crime in academic communication landscape. Direct or indirect occurrences of plagiarism in scholarly literature can lead to the end of academic career.

Kerala Library Association, Kottayam Region in association with School of Tourism Studies, Mahatma Gandhi University going to organise seminar on How to avoid plagiarism on 30 May 2o16.

The seminar is designed to enhance your academic communication skills, give awareness about plagiarism and share strategies to tackle plagiarism threat.


Scientific writing without similarity
Prof. Sabu Thomas
School of Chemical Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi University

Tea break


Writing in the Social Sciences
Prof. John Stephen Moolakkattu
Dean and HOD, Dept. of International Relations, Central University of Kerala.

Lunch break


Strategies to avoid plagiarism
Sri. Jasimudeen S.
St. Stephens College, Uzhavoor


Plagiarism detection softwares
Sri. Jasimudeen S.
St. Stephens College, Uzhavoor

Tea break

Valedictory session

Who can participate
Working Library Professionals, Faculty Members, Students and Research scholars.

Venue: School of Tourism Studies, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala.

Registration: Registration fee is Rs. 350

Online registration

Last date of registration: 28 May 2016

Contact details
Kerala Library Association-Kottayam Region
Mobile: 8289896323

Workshop on Mendeley reference management software: snapshots

Mendeley reference management software workshop organised by Kerala Library Association-Kottayam Region in association with School of Tourism Studies, Mahatma Gandhi University on 28 April 2016.


Welcome speech by Sri. Tomy Joseph, President, Kerala Library Association-Kottayam Region.


Mendeley workshop inaugurated by Dr. Babu Sebastian, Vice-chancellor, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam.


Mendeley training is in progress.

Workshop on Mendeley reference management software (Registration closed)


Kerala Library Association, Kottayam Region in association with School of Tourism Studies, Mahatma Gandhi University going to organise a workshop on Mendeley on 28 April 2016.

The following topics will cover in the workshop::

  • Installation of Mendeley desktop client and web importer
  • Building Mendeley Library
  • In-Text Citation and reference preparation in  MS-Word/Libre Office
  • Bibliography generation from Mendeley
  • PDF document management
  • Connection and collaboration with peers
  • Backup and sync with cloud storage
  • Importing and exporting references

Faculty Members, Research scholars, M.Phil, PG students in all disciplines and Library professionals.

Demonstration and hands on training. Those who have laptop please bring them and return with Mendeley installed.

VENUE: School of Tourism Studies, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam.
DATE AND TIME:  28 April 2016; 10 am to 1 pm.
REGISTRATION: Registration fee is Rs.200.

All participants have to register online (Registration closed)

Registration fee can be paid in cash at registration counter of the workshop on 28 April 2016.

Kerala Library Association, Kottayam Region
Mobile- 8289896323

KLA Ernakulam Region – Talk on Copyright in the Digital Era

On the occasion of World Book and Copyright day on 23rd April, Kerala Library Association Ernakulam Region in association with Ernakulam Public Library is organizing a  talk on “Copyright in the Digital Era”. Sri. BENOY K KADAVAN, trademark attorney and advocate will deliver the talk.

Date & Time    : 23rd April 2016, 5.30pm
Venue : Ernakulum Public Library

All are most welcome.

Thanks and Regards,

President, KLA – Ernakulam Region