12th Prof. K. A. Isaac Commemoration Lecture and Presentation of KLA Gold Medals & Prof. C. A. Augustine Holy Cross Endowment Awards

Kerala Library Association organized the 12th Prof. K. A. Isaac Commemoration Lecture on 4th November 2017 at 3.30 pm at the DLIS Hall, Kerala University Library Buildings, Thiruvananthapuram.

Dr. K. H. Khan, Head, DLIS, Mangalore University delivered the lecture on the topic “The Library and Information profession: Think beyond”.

Dr K. P. Vijayakumar, President, KLA, presided over the function.

Shri K. P. Sadasivan, Consultant (Library), IITMK, Trivandrum &  Formerly, Head, Knowledge Resource Centre, NIIST, trivandrum had many a vivid memory of Prof Isaac to share with the audience. Shri G. S. Harikumar, Vice President, KLA, welcomed the gathering and Dr P.K.Sureshkumar, General Secretary, KLA, proposed vote of thanks.

Mrs Chechamma Isaac & son, Prof Kurien Isaac were present on the occasion.

KLA Gold Medal Awards and Prof. C. A. Augustine Holy Cross Endowment Awards were also presented to the first rank holders of MLISc from Kerala, Mahatma Gandhi, Calicut and M. G. Unibersities at the function.


KLA-CPD Two – Day Workshop on Koha, 11 – 12, November 2017

KLA Centre for Professional Development (KLA-CPD) announces its 17th training programme, a Two Day Workshop on Koha, the Open Source Library Management Software, during November 11 – 12, 2017. The programme will be held at the KLA Centre for Professional Development (KLA-CPD), on the premises of KLA Head Quarters, Thiruvananthapuram.

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: November 11-12, 2017; 10.00 am to 5.00 pm

Resource Person: Shri Vimal Kumar V (M.G. University, Kottayam)

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: Click here

Last date for registration: 06/11/2017 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: SBIN0070292
Bank Name: State Bank Of India
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 Dr. P. K. Suresh Kumar (General Secretary, KLA), Assistant Librarian, Kerala University Library, Palayam, Thiruvananthapuram – 695034. Mob: 09495718460.

Registration will be confirmed only after the receipt of the prescribed fee.

All communications will be primarily through e-mail id kla.org@gmail.com

For more details contact Coordinators, KLA-CPD:
Sri Sriram V., Mob: 09447251892
Sri S. L. Faisal., Mob: 09447699724
Dr. P. K. Suresh Kumar., Mob: 09495718460

46th Annual General Body Meeting, 20th August 2017, 2.00 PM, KLA HQ, Karamana, Thiruvananthapuram

Dear Sir/Madam,

As you are aware, the 46th Annual General Body Meeting which was scheduled on 30th July 2017 had to be postponed due to hartal. The Executive Committee of KLA has decided to hold the Annual General Body Meeting on 20th August 2017 at 2.00 PM at the KLA Head Quarters, 36, II Floor, Kairalie Plaza Annexe, Karamana P.O., Thiruvananthapuram – 695 002. Kindly make it convenient to attend the meeting.

Dr Lalitha M., General Secretary, KLA, Mob: 09495122282, E-mail: kla.org@gmail.com


  1. Presentation and adoption of Annual Report and Statement of Accounts for 2016-’17 and Budget Estimate for 2017-2018
  2. Introduction of Resolutions for adoption
  3. Election of new office bearers for the year 2017-2019
  4. Other matters admitted by the Chair



New Members

  1. Ashraf K.: (LM:1520), Kattumadathil House, Randathani, Keizhumuri, Malappuram-676 510
  2. Sudhish Kumar M. A. :(LM:1521), Mundoly House, Kainoor PO, Thrissur-680014
  3. Sivakamasundari K.: (LM-1522), Librarian, Gojan School of Business and Technology, 80 Feet Road, Edapalayam, Red Hills,Chennai-600 052, Tamilnadu
  4. Joseph I. Thomas :(LM:1523), ‘Trinity’,, Thrippadapuram  North, Kulathur PO, Trivandrum

(Approved by the Executive Committe held on 24/07/2017)