Paradigm Shift in Libraries: A Festschrift to Rev. Fr. Jose Viruppel

Paradigm Shift in Libraries


The book titled “Paradigm Shift in Libraries” is published as an E-book under Creative Common License so that anybody can access, read, share and download the book from anywhere free of cost. The Book consists of articles reflecting the modern views of libraries and librarians. There is a drastic change in all aspects of the library from the traditional libraries to the modern libraries. An inevitable shift from the traditional functions and services has become necessary today.  The book includes ten papers dealing with various topics such as shift of the role of librarians to cybrarians, newly garbed libraries, user approach to the services of a library, proposal for a union catalogue of libraries of institutions in higher education, study on N-LIST, need for developing information literacy skills in e-learning environment, personal learning network for professional development, selection and management of Linux operating systems in libraries, the role of face book pages in libraries, and Scientometric study of open access psychology journals.

On behalf of Kerala Library Association, Kottayam Region, we thank all the contributors for their valuable contribution to the release of this festschrift.

Annu George, Savithry T.K., Vimal Kumar V., and Jasimudeen S., eds. Paradigm Shift in Libraries: A Festschrift to Rev. Fr. Jose Viruppel. Kottayam: Kerala Library Association, 2015.

Table of Contents
Fr. Jose Viruppel
1. User’s Approach in the H.T. Parekh Library, IFMR, Chennai: A Study
M. Panduranga Swamy & Dr. Avineni Kishore
2. Transforming Librarians to Cybrarians
Humayoon Kabeer P
3. Union catalogue of libraries of institutions of higher education in Kerala: A proposal
Sanjo Jose
4. National Library and Information Services Infrastructure for Scholarly content(N-LIST): a Study
Mini G. Pillai & Aparna P.R
5. Newly Garbed Libraries
Patricia Robin
6. Likes, Comments & Shares: The role of Facebook Pages in Libraries
Arun, V. R. & Ashkar, K
7. Selection and Management of Linux operating System in Library and Information Centres
Vimal Kumar V.
8. Need for Developing Information Literacy Skills in E-Learning Environment
Laila T. Abraham
9. Personal Learning Network: A powerful Tool for Professional Development
S. L. Faisal
10. Psychology Journals in DOAJ: A Scientometric Study
Fr. Tijomon P. Issac & Dr. Dominic J.

KLA Centre for Professional Development (KLA-CPD), Thiruvananthapuram, offers 2 Day Workshop on DSpace, 13 – 14, February 2016

KLA Centre for Professional Development (KLA-CPD) announces its 13th training programme, a Two Day Workshop on DSpace, the Open Source Digital Repository Application, during February 13 – 14, 2016. The programme will be held at the KLA Centre for Professional Development (KLA-CPD), on the premises of KLA Head Quarters, Thiruvananthapuram. The workshop will impart basic skills in installing, managing, content capturing, and backup & restore using DSpace.

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 13 & 14, 2016; 10.00 am to 5.00 pm

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

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:

Last date for registration: 05/02/2016 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 contact:

Mr Sriram V., Mob: 09447251892 / Mr S. L. Faisal., Mob: 09447699724

DLIS, University of Kerala to organize ‘National Seminar on Librametrics to Almetrics’ on 26-27 Feb., 2016 in Thiruvananthapuram

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The Department of Library and Information Science, University of Kerala is organizing a two day National Seminar on ‘Librametrics to Altmetrics’ (NSLA 2016) on 26-27 February 2016.
                                                                                                     Main theme of the seminar is the Evolution of Librametrics,
Bibliometrics, Informetrics,Scientometrics,Webometrics and Altmetrics.                                                                                      
Sub themes
1) Bibliometric laws
2) Bibliometric models
3) Growth Studies
4)  Collaborative Studies
5) Obsolescence Studies
6)  National Science Policy Indicators
7)  Mapping of science
8)  Citation Analysis
9)  Ranking of Individuals, institutions, country, etc.
10) Indicators for Science Evaluation
11) Recent Trends a techniques in research evaluation
12) Use of visualization Tools
13) Case studies using alternative methods

Dates of Seminar: 26 & 27 February 2016

Fee for registration:                                                     General Delegates Rs. 1000/-
Research Scholars: Rs. 500/-

Venue: Senate Chamber, University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram-34

Call for Papers: Contributors can send their research papers
(including case studies and historical evolution of the concept of themain theme) on any of the sub themes or the related areas.

Author Guidelines: Research papers should be in MS word (DOC) with A4 size, 1.5”, margin (left and right), 12 font size, Times New Roman,1.5 line space. Each paper should have approximately 7 to 12 pages with an abstract and reference according to APA style.

Papers should be sent to mail id or on or before the specified dates above.

Abstract submission deadline: 30th January 2016
Full Paper Submission deadline: 5th February 2016


For more details contact:

                                                                                                           Dr A. Gopikuttan

Organizing secretary, NSLA 2016

& Professor

Department of Library and Information Science

University of Kerala



Mob: 09446428163

Download the brochure:

UGC Sponsored National Workshop on Design and Development of Online Digital Libraries in Academic Libraries using DSpace Software

St. Albert’s College Library, Ernakulam with Expert assistance from Kerala Library Association is organizing a two day UGC Sponsored National Workshop on Design and Development of Online Digital Libraries in Academic Libraries using DSpace Software during 28th – 29th January 2016.

For more details see the brochure …




Registration Form

Registration Form

KLA Ernakulam Region – Book Releasing Ceremony and Librarians Meet on 9th January 2016

Kerala Library Association Ernakulam Region cordially invite all library Professionals, KLA members, LIS Students and well wishers to attend a Book releasing ceremony and Librarians meet.

Date: 9th January 2016 (Saturday), 9.30 am

Venue: St. Albert’s College Auditorium, Ernakulam

Dr. K S Radhakrishnan, Chairman, Kerala Public Service Commission will release the book entitled “Managing innovation in new generation libraries” published by Kerala Library Association and inaugurate Librarian’s meet.

Key note address will be delivered by Dr.M D Baby, Prof. & Head of the Dept. of Library and Information Science Rajagiri School of Library and Information Sciences.

On this occasion KLA is honouring retired, retiring professionals from service, PhD awardees and Rank holders will also be honoured on this occasion.

The main objective of this meet is to unite all the library professionals in the region and to bring them together in one platform and to get acquainted with each other and to share their views. Library professionals can take KLA membership at this venue. (Life Membership fee Rs.610/-).

KLA Ernakulam Region General body meeting will be held after the librarians meet around 12.00 p.m.

Registration is free.

Please register your name on before 06-January-2016. For registering online click here…

You can also register over phone by calling KLA Emakulam Region President :9388478597; Secretary: 9447260241, or by emailing to


9.30 AM – Registration

10.00 AM – Inauguration of Librarians Meet followed by Book Release

11.00 AM – Tea Break

11. 15 AM – Key Note Address

12.15 PM – KLA Ernakulam Region General Body

1.00 PM – Lunch