Workshop on Academic Blogging at MG University Library


About the workshop

Hands on training will be based WordPress blogging platform. WordPress is considered as an easy to use publishing platform for academic community. With WordPress, we can create any type of website: a personal blog or website, a photo blog, a professional portfolio, academic website, library portal, a magazine or news website, an online community, even a network of websites. Teachers, students, research scholars and library professionals can publish their content with ease and effectively to keep in touch with their peers. WordPress offers most of the features suitable for scholarly communication for academic community.

In this workshop, participants will develop a custom website and blog with static and dynamic pages from scratch. Experienced resource persons will introduce various features and plugins available with WordPress to make your website fully functional.


Understand the capabilities of WordPress as a blogging platform and CMS.

Learn basic HTML and CSS

Develop a custom website from scratch

Learn how to customize WordPress

Understand how to utilise the WordPress plug-in library

Who can participate

Working Library Professionals, Faculty Members, Students and Research scholars.


Venue: Seminar Hall, Mahatma Gandhi University Library

Date & Time:  February 20 & 21, 2015; 9.30 am to 4.00 pm

Registration: Registration fee is Rs. 800 for outside participants (including working lunch, tea and snacks). Seat allotment will be based on first come first served basis. Completed registration form can be send to the email address, After the confirmation of admission, registration fee can be paid in cash at the registration counter of the programme on 20th February.  Please visit this link to download  registration form.

Accommodation will be provided to the participants on prior request on additional payment.

Resource Persons:  Shri. Faisal S.L., Librarian, Kendriya Vidyalaya, Pattom, Thiruvananthapuram.

                                   Shri. Prajeesh Bhaskaran, Library Assistant, MG University Library

                                   Shri. Jasimudeen S., Librarian, St. Stephen’s College, Uzhavoor.

Contact details

The Librarian

MG University Library


Phone: 0481-2733527


Talk on Reading by e-reading (ഇനി വായന ഇ-വായന)

Adarsh VK

Key Speaker: V.K. Adarsh (
About the talk: Information technology has opened up new vistas of reading experience. Authors and readers can find various outlets for publishing and reading. This talk aims to explain opportunities and challenges offered to conventional publishers, authors and readers through new publishing outlets like e-books, blogs and social media.

About the speaker: Technology writer, author, columnist and social media evangelist. He has been writing columns in leading Malayalam dailies, online media (ബ്ലോഗ്‌ ഭൂമി) The Government of Kerala has recognised his contribution to the Science-Technology journalism and awarded him with the State Award for Science Literature 2009.

Time and Date: 10.30 AM, 6 February 2015
Venue: Seminar Hall, Mahatma Gandhi University Library

Two Day Workshop on WordPress, 14-15 February 2015

KLA Centre for Professional Development (KLA-CPD) announces its 8th training programme, a Two Day Workshop on WordPress, on February 14 and 15, 2015. The programme will be held at the KLA Centre for Professional Development (KLA-CPD), on the premises of KLA Head Quarters, Thiruvananthapuram.

About WordPress: WordPress is a free & open source platform for developing websites, blogs and content management systems.

Who can participate: Working Library Professionals, LIS Students and Researchers in LIS.

Venue: Room No. 36, 2nd Floor, Kairalie Plaza Annexe, Karamana, Thiruvananthapuram-695 002. Kerala

Date & Time:  February 14 & 15, 2014; 10.00 am to 5.00 pm

Resource Persons: Shri S. L. Faisal (Kendriya Vidyalaya, Tvpm), Shri V. Sriram (CDS, Tvpm) and Shri Binu K. John  (MBCET, Tvpm)
Training mode: Demonstration and Hands on sessions

Course Fee: Rs 1000/- (includes study kit, 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: 09/02/2015 or until all seats are occupied, which ever is earlier


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

Demand Draft should be drawn in favour of Kerala Library Association, payable at Thiruvananthapuram. Kindly send it to Mr. V. Sriram, (Treasurer, KLA), DBRA-80, Cliff House Road, Kowdiar P.O., Thiruvananthapuram – 695003


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


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
Mob:09387822201/09447213155 (

Mr Sriram V., Mob: 09447251892

Mr S. L. Faisal., Mob: 09447699724

Two Day Workshop on WordPress 14-15 Feb 2015: Online Registration

Details for money transfer.

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

Details for payment by Demand Draft.

Demand Draft to be drawn in favour of “Kerala Library Association” payable at Thiruvananthapuram, and to be sent to the address V. Sriram, Treasurer KLA, DBRA-80, Cliff House Road, Kowdiar P. O., Thiruvananthapuram – 695003 Mob 9447251892

Online registration is only for advance information. The registration will be confirmed only after receiving the DD / Online Payment.