Paradigm Shift in Libraries: A Festschrift to Rev. Fr. Jose Viruppel

Paradigm Shift in Libraries


The book titled “Paradigm Shift in Libraries” is published as an E-book under Creative Common License so that anybody can access, read, share and download the book from anywhere free of cost. The Book consists of articles reflecting the modern views of libraries and librarians. There is a drastic change in all aspects of the library from the traditional libraries to the modern libraries. An inevitable shift from the traditional functions and services has become necessary today.  The book includes ten papers dealing with various topics such as shift of the role of librarians to cybrarians, newly garbed libraries, user approach to the services of a library, proposal for a union catalogue of libraries of institutions in higher education, study on N-LIST, need for developing information literacy skills in e-learning environment, personal learning network for professional development, selection and management of Linux operating systems in libraries, the role of face book pages in libraries, and Scientometric study of open access psychology journals.

On behalf of Kerala Library Association, Kottayam Region, we thank all the contributors for their valuable contribution to the release of this festschrift.

Annu George, Savithry T.K., Vimal Kumar V., and Jasimudeen S., eds. Paradigm Shift in Libraries: A Festschrift to Rev. Fr. Jose Viruppel. Kottayam: Kerala Library Association, 2015.

Table of Contents
Fr. Jose Viruppel
1. User’s Approach in the H.T. Parekh Library, IFMR, Chennai: A Study
M. Panduranga Swamy & Dr. Avineni Kishore
2. Transforming Librarians to Cybrarians
Humayoon Kabeer P
3. Union catalogue of libraries of institutions of higher education in Kerala: A proposal
Sanjo Jose
4. National Library and Information Services Infrastructure for Scholarly content(N-LIST): a Study
Mini G. Pillai & Aparna P.R
5. Newly Garbed Libraries
Patricia Robin
6. Likes, Comments & Shares: The role of Facebook Pages in Libraries
Arun, V. R. & Ashkar, K
7. Selection and Management of Linux operating System in Library and Information Centres
Vimal Kumar V.
8. Need for Developing Information Literacy Skills in E-Learning Environment
Laila T. Abraham
9. Personal Learning Network: A powerful Tool for Professional Development
S. L. Faisal
10. Psychology Journals in DOAJ: A Scientometric Study
Fr. Tijomon P. Issac & Dr. Dominic J.

KLA Ernakulam Region – Book Releasing Ceremony and Librarians Meet on 9th January 2016

Kerala Library Association Ernakulam Region cordially invite all library Professionals, KLA members, LIS Students and well wishers to attend a Book releasing ceremony and Librarians meet.

Date: 9th January 2016 (Saturday), 9.30 am

Venue: St. Albert’s College Auditorium, Ernakulam

Dr. K S Radhakrishnan, Chairman, Kerala Public Service Commission will release the book entitled “Managing innovation in new generation libraries” published by Kerala Library Association and inaugurate Librarian’s meet.

Key note address will be delivered by Dr.M D Baby, Prof. & Head of the Dept. of Library and Information Science Rajagiri School of Library and Information Sciences.

On this occasion KLA is honouring retired, retiring professionals from service, PhD awardees and Rank holders will also be honoured on this occasion.

The main objective of this meet is to unite all the library professionals in the region and to bring them together in one platform and to get acquainted with each other and to share their views. Library professionals can take KLA membership at this venue. (Life Membership fee Rs.610/-).

KLA Ernakulam Region General body meeting will be held after the librarians meet around 12.00 p.m.

Registration is free.

Please register your name on before 06-January-2016. For registering online click here…

You can also register over phone by calling KLA Emakulam Region President :9388478597; Secretary: 9447260241, or by emailing to


9.30 AM – Registration

10.00 AM – Inauguration of Librarians Meet followed by Book Release

11.00 AM – Tea Break

11. 15 AM – Key Note Address

12.15 PM – KLA Ernakulam Region General Body

1.00 PM – Lunch