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
E-mail: kla.org@gmail.com

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

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

Two day National Workshop on Content Management System using Joomla, 5th – 6th August 2016

Kerala Library Association, Ernakulam Region in association with Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies, Ernakulam is organizing Two day National Workshop on Content Management System using Joomla during 5th-6th August 2016.

The venue of the workshop is Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies (KUFOS), Panangad P.O., Kochi, Kerala, India, Pin 682 506.

Objective(s) of the workshop:
The main objective of the workshop is to equip the participants to develop a website of their own and for their institutions. The workshop will help the participants to explore Content Management Systems and to build a stable and scalable CMS.

Who should participate?
The workshop is primarily intended for Library and Information Science professionals, researchers and computer graduates. College students seeking future in Web Technologies can also attend the workshop.
This is a basic level workshop, so there are no prerequisites. Anyone interested, can join this workshop. A basic knowledge of HTML and simple database concepts would be helpful.

Registration fees : Rs 1000/- (for KLA members & for staff and students of KUFOS)
: Rs 1250/- (for others)
: Rs 2000/- (for sponsored candidates).

Demand Draft should be drawn in favour of Kerala Library Association Ernakulam Region payable at Ernakulam.

Registration is limited to 40 participants on first come first served basis. The participants will be provided with working lunch, refreshments etc.

Participants will have to make arrangements for their own accommodation. However assistance will be provided if required.

Last date:
Last date for registration is 31st July 2016

Online registration is available at http://wp.me/p26wSV-AK

For more details contact:

Organising Secretary
Dr. Shibu Ray.S
Assistant Librarian,
School of Management Studies, CUSAT, Kochi -22
klaern@gmail.com; Mob: 9496280652

Sri. Kunjumuhammed V. S.
Assistant Librarian, KUFOS
Mob: 9388478597

Sri. Manuel P.J
Kerala Library Association Ernakulam Region
Mob: 9496276307

Two day National Workshop on Content Management System using Joomla, 5 – 6 August 2016 : Online Registration

Details for payment by Demand Draft.

Demand Draft to be drawn in favour of “Kerala Library Association Ernakulam Region” payable at Ernakulam, and to be sent to the address Dr. Shibu Ray.S, Assistant Librarian, School of Management Studies, Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT), Kochi – 682022. Kerala.

Online registration is only for advance information. The registration will be confirmed only after receiving the payment.

Seminar on how to avoid plagiarism (snapshots)

Tomy sir

Welcome speech by Sri. Tomy Joseph, President, KLA-Kottayam Region.

Dr. M.S. John

Talk on Writing in Social Sciences by Dr. M.S. John, Director of Research, Central University of Kerala.


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


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


Participants of the seminar.

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