Kerala Library Association has opened an intensive training centre with all IT facilities, the KLA Centre for Professional Development, in Thiruvananthapuram on the premises of KLA Head Quarters, on 12 April 2014. Dr J. Rajan, Prof. & Head, Institute of Management in Kerala (IMK), University of Kerala, inaugurated the Centre. Dr. A. Gopikttan, President, KLA presided over. Shri Binu K. John, Organizing Secretary, KLA, welcomed the participants and Shri S. L. Faisal, Member, EC, KLA, offered vote of thanks.
Training on KOHA
The first training programme held was on KOHA, an open source integrated library management software, from 12 to 13 April 2014. Ten LIS professionals attended the 2 Day training programme. Shri Vimal Kumar V., was the resource person. The Valedictory session was chaired by Shri Sriram, V, Treasurer, KLA and the certiicated were distributed by Shri N. Sukumaran Nair, former State Librarian and Deputy Librarian-in-charge University Librarian, Kerala University Library.