One day Koha training program for LIS students

Kerala Library Association, Kottayam Region and BCM College, Kottayam jointly organised one-day training program on Koha Open Source library management system on 24 May 2017. MLISc students from St. Berchmans College, Changanacherry participated in the training program. The main aim of the program was to give Koha training and enhance confidence level of LIS students before entering into a workplace.

Koha workshop-Sr. Gracena

Welcome speech by Sr. Gracena, Librarian, BCM College, Kottayam

Koha workshop-inauguration

Koha training inaugurated by Prof. Sheela K. Cherian, Principal, BCM College, Kottayam.

Koha workshop

Participants of Koha training.

Koha workshop Tinju

Vote of thanks by Rev. Fr. Tinju Tom.

New Members

Approved by the Executive Committee Meeting held on 24 April 2017.

  1. Tony Cherian: 1508 (LM), Librarian, Peet Memorial Training College, Mavelikkara-690 101
  2. Dr K. muralikrishna: 1509 (LM), Deputy Librarian, S.K.N. College of Agriculture, SKNAU, Jobner, Rajasthan 303329
  3. Aswathy S. S.: 1510 (LM), Paluvila Veedu, Melekonam, Parasuvaikal P.O., Trivandrum
  4. Neethu Mohanan: 1511 (LM), Asst Professor, DLIS, Rajagiri College of Social Sciences, Kalamassery-683104
  5. Archana Unnikrishnan: 1512 (LM), Asst Professor, DLIS, Rajagiri College of Social Sciences, Kalamassery-683104
  6. Ani Jyothsna: 1513 (LM), Teaching Asst, School of Library Science, Rajagiri College of Social Sciences, Kalamassery-683104
  7. Rakhi R.: 1514 (LM), Padikkuparambil (H), East Gate, Vaikom P. O., Kottayam
  8. Manoj M.: 1515 (LM), ‘Vaishak’, TC 15/84, Vellayambalam, Althara Nagar, D-14, Sasthamangalam P. O., Trivandrum-695 010

New Members

Approved by the Executive Committee Meeting held on 19 February 2017.

Stephen G. (Dr) : 1501 (LM)
Asst Librarian
NIELIT Itanagar Centre
E-Sector, Near Shiv Mandir
Arnachal Pradesh-791110
Anoop M. S.: 1502 (LM)
Library Asst
SCMS School of Engineering & Technology
Ravi Kumar Kennedy I. (Dr):1503(LM)
Non-Teaching Staff
St. John’s College
627 002

Thirumagal A. (Dr) :1504 (LM)
University Librarian
Manonmaniam Sndaranar University

Dayal Singh Bhati: 1505 (LM)
Army Public School
Near FOL Depot
In front og Grjar Market
Ajmer Road
Jodhpur (Raj)-342010
Christo Somi : 1506 (LM)
Yuvakshetra Istitute of Management Stdies
Prince Paul: 1507(LM)
Kuriakosw Elias English Medium School
Mannanam PO
Kottayam-686 561


KLA-CPD Two – Day Workshop on Koha, 11 – 12, February 2017

KLA Centre for Professional Development (KLA-CPD) announces its 16th training programme, a Two Day Workshop on Koha, the Open Source Library Management Software, during February 11 – 12, 2017. 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: February 11-12, 2017; 10.00 am to 5.00 pm

Resource Person: 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: 06/02/2017 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 Dr. M. Lalitha, (General Secretary, KLA), “Maruthi”, TC-36/864, ERA-32, Opp. Govt. UPS., Palkulangara, Thiruvananthapuram – 695 008. Tel: 0471-2450038(R) Mob: 09495122282.

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

All communications will be primarily through e-mail id

For more details contact Coordinators, KLA-CPD:
Sri Sriram V., Mob: 09447251892
Sri S. L. Faisal., Mob: 09447699724
Sri N. Sukumaran Nair, Mob: 9447213155

Two-day National Workshop on Research Report Writing during 17-18th February 2017 at Kochi

The Kerala Library Association Ernakulam Region in association with School of Library and Information Science, RCSS is organizing Two-day National Workshop on Research Report Writing, during 17th-18th February 2017 at Rajagiri College of Social Science ((Autonomous), Hill Campus, Kalamassery, Kochi-683104.

About the Workshop:
The concepts of “quality in research”, “reviewed research” and “reviewed publications” are discussed widely and we understand that only reviewed and indexed research pieces qualify for the ratings and rankings of Universities and Institutions. It becomes essential to bring a large number of ‘reviewed’ research papers from Indian institutions, not only just to keep a good ranking, but also to ensure a high level scholarly environment in the country. As a yardstick to measure the research contributions and research impact of individuals, research publications reflect the character of the innovative research, and it is critically looked by agencies and institutions in deciding funding, tenures, promotion and other related activities. The seamless dissemination of research output in the form of patents is also essential for the development of the society.

More specifically, the publications indexed in the databases such as Scopus and ISI Web of Science are considered in the global level, where a large number of Indian papers are not accepted in ranked journals and many researchers do not gain an understanding of producing better content. Publishing the papers in peer-reviewed and internationally indexed journals is increasingly important, which will increase researchers’ index and wide acceptance and academic profiling. This is also very important for the ranking of the institutions and the country. Through this workshop, we are trying to explain these issues.

Who can participate?
This workshop is mainly for faculty members, young researchers, academicians, librarians & scientists from Colleges, Universities, Research Laboratories and Scientific and Social Agencies. Anyone interested can also participate.

About Rajagiri College of Social Science (Autonomous), Kalamassery:
Rajagiri College of Social Sciences (Autonomous) was established as a result of the indefatigable industry and foresight of the CMI Congregation. Rajagiri College of Social Science was accredited with ‘A’ Grade (3.70 out of 4) in 2013 by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) of the UGC. The college has been conferred with Autonomous status by University Grants Commission in 2014. Rajagiri School of Social Work, started in the year 1955 was one of the pioneering institutions in south India, establishing programmes and setting standards in the field of social work education. The Social Work academic programs range from Bachelors to Doctoral programme. The presence of live labs in the campus add quality to education through experience. The BLISc program was started at Rajagiri College of Social Sciences in 2005 and the MLISc program in 2014 in the wake of great demand in the present day business and education industries for Knowledge Managers. The school envisions delivering world class professionals in the field of Knowledge management for the ever increasing market for such managers. The BLISc and MLISc programmes offered at Rajagiri College of social sciences affiliated to the Mahatma Gandhi University equips the learners with the ability to function dynamically and acquire the requisite knowledge and skills to manage libraries and information systems. The school always has been keen to conducting workshops, seminars and skill development programs for library and information science professionals and students.

About Kerala Library Association:
Kerala Library Association (KLA) is an association of professionally qualified librarians formed on 13.11.1972. Since its inception KLA has been able to represent the interests of the qualified librarians working in different libraries, always with due foresight and objectivity, keeping in view the proper development of the libraries and library services in the state. The four Regional Committees functioning under able leaderships reported a surge in the activities in the respective geographical areas. As part of its mission of continuing education of librarians, the KLA Ernakulam Region has so far conducted various seminars, workshops etc. at national, state and regional levels as well.

Registration is limited to 60 participants on first come first served basis. Registration fee is Rs 1000/-. (For participants from RCSS and KLA members, registration fee is Rs 750/-). For online registration visit:

The participants will be provided with a working lunch, refreshments and essential course materials.

Registration fee can be paid either by cash or in the form of Demand Draft drawn in favor of Rajagiri College of Social Science, Kalamassery, or through online

Account Name: Rajagiri College of Social Science
Bank Name: State Bank of India,
Branch Name: Kalamassery South
Account No.: 10447876600
IFSC Code : SBIN0010570

Last date of registration is 10th February 2017

Venue: Rajagiri College of Social Sciences (Autonomous) Rajagiri P.O., Kalamassery, Cochin Kerala – 683104.

How to reach the Venue:
Rajagiri College of Social Sciences (Autonomous) is well connected by rail and road. It is situated in between Ernakulam(12Km) and Aluva (10Km) Railway/Bus station. If you are coming by bus get down at South Kalamassery and catch an auto to RCSS it is nearly 1Km.

The participants have to make necessary arrangements themselves for the stay and travel.

Dr. M D Baby,
Prof and Head School of Library and Information Science
Rajagiri College of Social Sciences (Autonomous) Rajagiri P.O.,
Kalamassery, Kochi – 683104,
Kerala, India, Ph. 0484 – 2555564 / 4111347

1. Dr. Shibu Ray,
Kerala Library Association Ernakulam Region.

2. Mr. P J Manuel,
Assistant Librarian, Rajagiri College of Social Sciences
Mob: 9496276307

3. Mr. Francis A. J.
The Librarian,
Rajagiri College of Social Sciences,