Kerala Library Association organized the 10th Prof. K. A. ISAAC Commemoration Lecture on 9th October 2015 at 3.30 pm at the DLIS Hall, Kerala University Library Buildings, Thiruvananthapuram.
Dr. Jagdish Arora, Director, INFLIBNET Centre, Ahmedabad delivered the lecture on the topic “Ten Technologies Librarians Should Know to Contribute and Strengthen Their Institutions”.
Shri. P. Jayarajan, Library Advisor, Thunchath Ezhuthachan Malayalam University, Tirur, Kerala & Former Head, British Council Libraries, India presided over the function.
Dr. T. K. Subramoni, Former Manager, British Library, Thiruvananthapuram had many a vivid memory of Prof Isaac to share with the audience. Dr K. P. Vijayakumar, President, KLA, welcomed the gathering and Dr M. Lalitha, General Secretary, KLA, proposed vote of thanks.
Mrs Chechamma Isaac & son, Prof Kurien Isaac were present on the occasion.
Kerala Library Association cordially invite all to the 10th Prof. K. A. ISAAC Commemoration Lecture to be held on 9th October 2015 at 3.30 pm at the DLIS Hall, Kerala University Library Buildings, Thiruvananthapuram.
Dr. Jagdish Arora, Director, INFLIBNET Centre, Ahmedabad will deliver the lecture on the topic “Ten Technologies Librarians Should Know to Contribute and Strengthen Their Institutions”
Dr. K. P. Vijayakumar
Shri. P. Jayarajan
Thunchath Ezhuthachan Malayalam University, Tirur, Kerala & Former Head, British Council Libraries, India
Dr. Jagdish Arora
Director, INFLIBNET Centre, Ahmedabad
Reminiscences of Prof. K. A. Isaac
Dr. T. K. Subramoni
Former Manager, British Library, Thiruvananthapuram
Vote of thanks
Dr. M. Lalitha
General Secretary, KLA
Kerala Library Association organized the 9th Prof K A Isaac Commemoration Lecture 2014, at DLIS Hall, Thiruvananthapuram, on 17 October 2014, in a befitting manner. Mrs Chechamma Isaac & son, Prof Kurien Isaac were present on the occasion. KLA’s new publication, “New Information Technology Interfaces in Libraries & Information Centres” was also released by Prof (Dr) Ramesha of Bangalore University during the function. The book was received by Dr T.M.Vasudevan, Head, DLIS, University of Calicut.
Dr M Lalitha, General Secretary, KLA, welcomed the gathering. In his presidential speech, Dr A Gopikuttan, President, KLA, briefly touched upon the significance of the function.
Prof Ramesha started the lecture entitled “Google Generation” by paying a glowing tribute to Prof Isaac., explaining the latter’s relevance in the google generation and his contributions to the library field by way of textbook literature. In the course of his talk, Prof Ramesha traced the history of Google. He showed how much it has started influencing the new generation and how the Google generation is different from other generations and also its impact on library & information science.
Through his powerful powerpoint presentation, Prof Ramesha could establish that it is very essential to redefine library services, sources, environment and infrastructure to meet the changing needs of a generation which is over-reliant on Google. Librarians of the 21st century have to find out about user behavior and preferences and make their library experience more rewarding. For this, library professionals have to explore, understand and then make use of the infinite possibilities of Google’s multiple resources like Google Scholar, Google pedia, Skillpages & Google sites. Prof Ramesha concluded his lecture by saying that libraries and librarians will always be there in spite of changes and challenges and success of librarianship as an evolving profession depends on how professional skills are improved, positive ethics and good attitude are either imbibed or cultivated and how effectively training is imparted.
Sri N Sukumaran Nair, former State Librarian, Kerala, had many a vivid memory of Prof Isaac to share with the audience. The various facets of Prof Isaac as a professional, teacher and administrator were brought to life by his vivid portrayal and narration of many anecdotes. It was a fitting tribute paid to a great soul by his former colleague and associate.
This was followed by the release of the book, “New Information Technology Interfaces in Libraries & Information Centres” by Prof (Dr) Ramesha. The first copy was received by Dr T.M.Vasudevan, who also introduced the book , which is a seminar volume, to the audience.
Dr K. P. Vijayakumar, Head, DLIS, University of Kerala, offered felicitations and Sri G.S. Harikumar, Vice President, KLA, proposed vote of thanks.
Dr M. D. Baby, HoD, School of Library and Information Science, Rajagiri College of Social Sciences, delivered the 8th Prof. K. A. Isaac Commemoration Lecture, on “New Generation Knowledge Management: A Challenge to Library Professionals” at the Department of Library and Information Science, University of Kerala, on 20 Dec. 2012. The function was presided over by Dr K. P. Vijayakumar, HoD, DLIS, while Dr A. Gopikuttan, President, KLA welcomed the gathering. N. Parameswaran, former Deputy Librarian-in-charge, University Library, reminisced about his association with Prof. K.A. Isaac, the first Kerala University Librarian. S. L. Faisal, General Secretary, KLA, offered vote of thanks.
The lecture was jointly organized by Kerala Library Association and the Department of Library and Information Science, University of Kerala.