One day intensive basic Linux training

graduation-300pxThe one day intensive Linux training program aim to develop basic working knowledge of Linux using both the graphical interface and command line.

The hands on training sessions cover various tools and techniques commonly used by end users to achieve their day-to-day work in Linux environment.

After completion of this training participants should have a good working knowledge of Linux, from both a graphical and command line perspective, allowing to easily navigate through Debian/Ubuntu based Linux distributions. The training also focus on how to read and understand documentation of Open Source softwares.

Kerala Library Association-Kottayam Region and BCM College, Kottayam.

Saturday, 27 August 2016. 9-30 AM to 4 PM.

VENUE: BCM College, Kottayam.

Experienced computer users who have limited or no previous exposure to Linux.

PEDAGOGY:  Hands on training.

Registration fees : Rs 500/-
Registration is limited to 20 participants on first come first served basis.
The participants will be provided with working lunch, refreshments etc.

Online registration page:

Vimal Kumar V.
Kerala Library Association-Kottayam Region
Mobile: 8289896323

KLA Journal of Information Science and Technology (KJIST)

The Kerala Library Association (KLA) is launching a scholarly journal titled “KLA Journal of Information Science and Technology (KJIST)”. This decision was officially announced by Dr. K. P. Vijayakumar, President, KLA at the 45th Annual General Body meeting of the Kerala Library Association held at Thiruvananthapuram on 31-July-2016.

KLA Journal of Information Science and Technology (KJIST) will be published twice every year (January and July). KJIST will be brought out in print (subscription) and online (open access) formats. The journal will include original papers, short communications, policy commentaries, book reviews and letters pertaining to library science, information science and related fields. The papers included in KJIST will focus on aspects of exploring, applying, and evaluating new theories and ideas to develop and modernize all categories of libraries and enhance library services. KJIST is meant for library professionals, documentation and information professionals, researchers, students and others interested in the library and information science field. The first issue of KJIST will be released in January 2017.

The KLA has constituted an Editorial Board to manage the journal. Dr. K. P. Vijayakumar is the Editor-in-Chief of KJIST. Dr. M. Lalitha, Dr. Mohammed Haneefa, Mr. V. Sriram, Dr. K. G. Sudhier, and Dr. P. K. Suresh Kumar are the Editors.

M/s. L2C2 Technologies led by Shri Indranil Das Gupta has developed the website of the KJIST using Open Journal System (OJS). The URL is

All information professionals are requested to subscribe to the journal and use it for furthering their professional knowledge. You may write to your suggestions and feedback. For subscription enquiries write to

Mendeley workshop@K.G. College, Pampady


Kerala Library Association, Kottayam Region in association with K.G. College, Pampady going to organise a workshop on Mendeley on 30 July 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: K.G. College, Pampady, Kottayam.
DATE AND TIME:  30 July 2016;  9.30 am to 1 pm and 1.30 pm to 4 pm (Two batches)
REGISTRATION: Registration fee is Rs.400.

All participants have to register online

Registration fee can be paid in cash at registration counter of the workshop on 30 July2016.

Kerala Library Association, Kottayam Region
Mobile- 8289896323

45th Annual General Body Meeting of the Kerala Library Association, 31 July 2016 (Sunday) 2p.m.

Dear Sir/Madam,

The 45th Annual General Body Meeting of the Kerala Library Association will be held at 2 PM on Sunday, the 31 July 2016 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

1. Presentation and adoption of Annual Report and Statement of
Accounts for 2015-’16 and Budget Estimate for 2016-2017
2. Introduction of Resolutions for adoption
3. Other matters admitted by the Chair

1. Issue of Notice : 30.06.2016
2. Date of Receipt of Resolutions: 15.07.2016
3. Date of Notice of Resolutions to Members: 19.07.2016
4. Date of Receipt of Amendments to Proposed Resolutions : 25.07.2016
5. Date of Annual General Body Meeting: 31.07.2016

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

KLA agm 2016