The Kerala Library Association Thrissur Region has organized a Seminar on “Knowledge Economy and Library Professionals” on 21-04-2012 at the Govt. Institute of Advanced Study in Education, Thrissur. The Seminar was inaugurated by Dr A.T. Francis, Head, Library & I.T. Nodal Officer, College of Horticulture and President KLA Thrissur Region in a function presided over by Sri A. Abdul Razak, Former University Librarian, Kerala Agricultural University. Sri Azhagiri (Sanskrit College, Pattambi) and Sri Rejendran (Kerala Sahitya Academy) offered felicitations. Sri Sunny Joseph, Librarian, Govt. IASE, Thrissur presented theme paper on “Knowledge Economy and Library Professionals”. Smt Saji P.D. was the Raporteur of the seminar.
Sri Humayoon Kabir, Librarian, Govt Medical College, Thrissur and Secretary, KLA Thrissur Region and Smt. Vijayalakshmi, Librarian, Govt. Nursing College, Thrissur and Executive Committee Member, KLA Thrissur Region offered welcome address and vote of thanks respectively.
Short papers on the following sub themes were presented by 22 professionals and related panel discussions were led by the following experts:
- “Knowledge Economy and Public Libraries”: Smt Vinitha Davies, Vadakkancherry Panchayath, Palakkad and Smt. Mini Rajesh, Kizhakkencherry Panchayath, Palakkad District
- “Knowledge Economy and College Libraries”: Sri Anto, Prajothi Niketha College, Pudukad, and M.C. Sathi, Veterinary College, Mannuthy
- “Knowledge Economy and School Libraries”: Smt Saji. P.D,School, Kodakara and Smt Reshma, Muhamudeeya School
- “Knowledge Economy and University Libraries”: Smt. N.B Nisha and Smt. Ramya Raveendran, Kerala Agricultural University.