Library Technology Conclave – LTC2019 : Special offer for KLA Members

The organizers have agreed to offer a discount of 20% for KLA Members and 50% for LIS Students in Registration Fees for Library Technology Conclave – LTC2019
Theme: e-Books to e-Learning: Libraries as Learning Hubs.
Dates: 23-25 Jan 2019
Venue: CUSAT, Cochin
Organisers: Informatics India Ltd in collaborations with CUSAT, Cochin


Special Highlights of the Conclave are:
1. Pre-Conference Workshops – E-Learning Basics; Advanced Koha & CORAL, FOLIO

2. Two Prestigious Awards – “Best Koha Implementation Award”  & “Best
Technology Enabled Library – Lib-Tech Award. Audience Poll carries certain  weightage for selecting LibTech Award.
3. SPARK: Exclusive Session for  Delegates – 5 minutes for new ideas on Library Technology (Award for Best Idea).
4. Topics include: Content Development Tools, MOOCS,  e-Learning platforms,
   Digital Library  & e-Learning,  Blended Learning, etc.
5.  Technology Empowered Libraries: Case Study Presentations
6. Round Table Discussion on ” Learning & Libraries: Digital Convergence”

Resource persons include Prof. Marshall Breeding, well known International Library Technology Reviewer (>20 years)  Chris Cormack (Original Developer of Koha) and many more top quality  experts Indian and abroad  in the field of eLearning , Library Technologies, etc.

For more details regarding programs, resource persons, arrangements, brochure, etc please visit:


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