National Seminar on Managing Innovation in New Generation Libraries, 16-17 December 2014, Kochi

Kerala Library Association in association with Rajagiri College of Social Sciences will be organising a National level seminar on Managing Innovation in New Generation Libraries on 16-17 December 2014 at the Rajagiri Campus, Kalamassery, Kochi.

About the seminar

The digital revolution coupled with the new paradigms of users’ interaction with information, has vastly transformed the very design and the nature of contents and services offered by present day libraries. In order to cope with multiple challenges posed by new technologies, tech-savvy users, emerging formats and new media, libraries are compelled to reengineer their approaches to information handling and knowledge management with diligence. The information providers and aggregators have already responded positively to this scenario by imbibing the technological shifts and diverse media proliferation. Being managers of information, librarians need to master different ways of managing new information products, information packaging, new media etc.

This seminar is an attempt in this direction to equip library professionals with necessary skills and knowledge to serve their clients more efficiently.

About Kerala Library Association (KLA)

Kerala Library Association, a pioneer professional body in Kerala, represents the interest of qualified librarians. It has been setting the standards for the profession, providing leadership in developing a vibrant library system in the state, and imparting continuing education programs for professionals for the last several decades. Besides, the KLA supports the government in creating necessary public opinion in policy matters related to libraries the state. As part of its mission of continuing education of librarians, the KLA has so far conducted various seminars, workshops etc. at national, state and regional levels as well.

About Rajagiri College of Social Sciences

Rajagiri College of Social Sciences (Rajagiri) was established as a result of the indefatigable industry and foresight of the CMI The school of social work was one of the pioneering institutions in South India, establishing programmes and setting the standards in the field. The school of Library and Information Sciences maintains the axiomatic sprit of Rajagiri. Rajagiri has successfully established and maintained the apt ambience for learning and the highest level of academic performance by providing state-of-the-art infrastructure and facilities in these institutions.

Who should participate?

The seminar is primarily intended for Library and Information Science professionals, Researchers and LIS students.


Registration fees : Rs 1500/-

Rs 2500/- (For sponsored candidates)

Rs 500 (For students – BLIS/BLISc only)

Demand Draft should be drawn in favour of Kerala Library Association Ernakulam Region payable at Ernakulam.

Accommodation charges will be extra. Accommodation will be arranged for few participants on request at the Ragagiri campus. The participants will be provided with working lunch, refreshments and softcopies of papers to be presented at the Workshop.

Last date for registration is 1st December 2014.

Click here for Online registration

For more details contact:


Mr. Kunjumohammed V. S., President, Kerala Library Association, Ernakulam Region. Mobile No. 9388478597

Mr. Joe Joseph, Secretary, Kerala Library Association Ernakulam Region. Mobile No. 9447260241


Paper submission

We invite authors to submit papers reflecting original research work and practical experience in the areas of topics covered in the seminar. Kindly contribute papers on the recommended sub themes for the seminar which include, but are not limited to, the following.


Management of new generation libraries

Client relationship management

Human resources management in libraries

Library finance and its related issues

New management techniques applicable to libraries

ICT application in libraries

Applications Use of social networks

Cloud computing

Computer Networks

Digital libraries: policies, issues, metadata, architecture

Information Aggregators

Institutional repositories

Integration of web and mobile technologies

Managing e-books & other e-resources, etc

Open computing

Semantic web

Web 2.0 or 3.0 tools

Collection development

Collection development in digital Era

Data duration

Evolving and Strengthening partnerships

Licensing: issues

Resource sharing, consortia

Library tools


Knowledge Organization Systems

Librarianship in transition: Opportunities for graduates in other fields

New generation cataloguing tools
Scientometric and bibliometric indicators
RDA: New approach to cataloguing

Reference management software’s

Subject gateways

General Topics

Green libraries

Information commons

Information Literacy aspects: Experiences, innovations, new standards

Social responsibilities

Some topics related to databases
Plagiarism tools (Plagiarism: Prevention mechanisms, tools, areas of research)
Content management systems
Open access initiatives in Libraries

The conference volume may include invited papers of Academicians/Library & Information Science Professionals and Scholars in the field. The seminar proceedings will be provided on cost sharing basis.


Authors are requested to submit Papers composed in MS Word with references in APA Style. The paper with an abstract of not more than 200 words and at least five key words should not exceed 4000 words. It should be formatted in Times New Roman, with 12 font size in A4 size page, 1.5 line spacing, and 1” margin on all sides. The Title should be 14 point bold Capital.  Except the name of author/s, all other elements such as designation, affiliation, email, & contact No. etc. should be in 10 point Italic.

The papers may be sent by e-mail to so as to reach us by 15th November 2014.  A declaration by the author(s) should be made separately that the paper(s) has/have not been sent elsewhere for publication.

We are also planning to bring out the seminar proceedings as a book and for that purpose we would like to have the copyright of the submitted article(s).

The decision of the Editorial team will be final and will be intimated to the first author in due course of time.


15th November, 2014 : Last Date of Paper Submission.

25th November, 2014 : Notification of Acceptance


Only original articles selected by the editorial team will be accepted for the seminar, and at least one author should register for the seminar.


Dr. M D Baby,

Head, School of Library and Information Science, (& Former University Librarian, CUSAT), Rajagiri college of Social Sciences, Kalamassery, Cochin – 683104

Mobile No. 9995406159


2 thoughts on “National Seminar on Managing Innovation in New Generation Libraries, 16-17 December 2014, Kochi

  1. Dear Faizal, I am happy to know about the seminar and would like to participate. I shall soon register. A. Syamalakumari

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