Ubuntu Tutorial (PPT)

Ubuntu 18.04 Long Term Support version released on 26 April 2018. Ubuntu 18.04 release party organised for the popularity of the Linux Operating System.

The program jointly organised by Mahatma Gandhi University Library, Kottayam, Kerala and Kerala Library Association-Kottayam Region on 30 May 2018.

Sri. Tomy Joseph, President, KLA-Kottayam Region presided over the function. Felicitation speech by Dr Laila T. Abraham, University Librarian (In-Charge), Mahatma Gandhi University.

The tutorial session handled by Vimal Kumar V., Technical Assistant, Mahatma Gandhi University Library.


The tutorial covered the following topics:
1. Introduction to Ubuntu Linux
2. Hardware selection for Linux
3. Ubuntu Installation
4. Ubuntu 18.04 features
5. Introduction to apt-get commands

Here is the link to Ubuntu Tutorial PPT

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS iso image can be download from here,


Librarians’ Meet and KLA Kottayam Region General Body Meeting

Annual General Body meeting of Kerala Library Association Kottayam Region and Librarians’ Meet will be held on 18th April 2018 at Mahatma Gandhi University Library, Seminar Hall. KLA President Dr. K. P. Vijayakumar will preside over the function. On this occasion KLA Kottayam Region will felicitate Writers, PhD holders and retired professionals in the region.

Dr. Aji C. Panicker, Syndicate Member, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam.

Librarians’ Meet (11 AM to 12:30 PM)

Welcome Speech: Sri. Tomy Joseph, President, KLA Kottayam Region

Presidential Address: Dr. K.P. Vijayakumar, President, KLA Central committee

Inaugural address: Dr. Aji C. Panicker, Member Syndicate, MG University

Presentation of memento :

LIS Legend
Dr. V.K. Thomas
Former Librarian, Visva Bharati University

Sri. Ignatius Kalayanthani,
Asst. Librarian (retd.), MG University

Sri. Harish S.
(Kerala Sahithya Academy Award winner)

Sri. K.K. Sudhakaran,
Deputy Librarian (retd.), MG University

Smt. Saritha,

Librarian, School of Letters, MG University

Retired LIS Stalwarts
Sri. Suku J.,
Deputy Librarian (retd.), MG University

Dr. Sujatha R.,
Asst. Librarian (Sel. Gr.) (retd.), MG University

PhD Holders
Dr. Laila T. Abraham, Librarian (In-Charge), MG University

Dr. Sujatha R.,
Asst. Librarian (Sel. Gr.) (retd.), MG University

Dr. Deepa R, Reference Assistant, MG University


Dr. P.K. Suresh Kumar, Secretary, KLA Central Committee.
Dr. Laila T. Abraham, Librarian (In-Charge), MG University

Vote of thanks: Sri. Vimal Kumar V.
Secretary, KLA Kottayam Region

KLA Kottayam Region – General Body Meeting: 12.30 AM
Programme Details
Welcome: Sri. Tomy Joseph, President, KLA Kottayam Region
Presidential address: Dr. K.P. Vijayakumar, President, KLA Central committee
Report & accounts: Vimal Kumar V., Secretary, KLA Kottayam Region
Interactive session:
Election of new office bearers:
Vote of Thanks: Newly elected President, KLA Kottayam Region

Talk on Employability enhancement of library professionals

Kerala Library Association-Kottayam Region in association with DLIS of Centre for Professional and Advanced Studies organise a talk on Employability Enhancement of Library Professionals.

Resource Person: Sri. Baby Joseph, Asst. Librarian, Mahatma Gandhi University Library.

Venue: Dept. of Library and Information Studies, Centre for Professional and Advanced Studies, MG University Campus.

Date and Time: 11 January 2018, 2 P.M.

One day Koha training program for LIS students

Kerala Library Association, Kottayam Region and BCM College, Kottayam jointly organised one-day training program on Koha Open Source library management system on 24 May 2017. MLISc students from St. Berchmans College, Changanacherry participated in the training program. The main aim of the program was to give Koha training and enhance confidence level of LIS students before entering into a workplace.

Koha workshop-Sr. Gracena

Welcome speech by Sr. Gracena, Librarian, BCM College, Kottayam

Koha workshop-inauguration

Koha training inaugurated by Prof. Sheela K. Cherian, Principal, BCM College, Kottayam.

Koha workshop

Participants of Koha training.

Koha workshop Tinju

Vote of thanks by Rev. Fr. Tinju Tom.