KLA-CPD Two – Day Workshop on Koha, 09 – 10, December 2017

KLA Centre for Professional Development (KLA-CPD) announces its 18th training programme, a Two Day Workshop on Koha, the Open Source Library Management Software, during December 09 – 10, 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: December 09-10, 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: 06/12/2017 or until all seats are occupied, which ever is earlier

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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

or

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.
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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

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Two-day LIS Round-up for UGC-NET, 14-15 January 2017, KLA Thiruvananthapuram

Kerala Library Association announces a Two-day LIS Round-up for UGC-NET. The programme will be held at the premises of KLA Head Quarters, Karamana, Thiruvananthapuram.

Who can participate: Working Library Professionals and LIS Students who are preparing for UGC-NET and other LIS competitive exams.

Venue: Room No. 36, 2nd Floor, Kairalie Plaza Annexe, Karamana P.O., Thiruvananthapuram-695 002.

Date & Time: January 14 & 15, 2017; 9.30 am to 4.30 pm

Course Fee: Rs 400/- (includes study kit, working lunch, tea and snacks)

Number of seats: 40 (fourty) only

Registration: On first come first served mode.

Online Registration: Click here

Last date for registration: January 11, 2017 or until all seats are occupied, which ever is earlier.

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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: SBTR0000292
Bank Name: State Bank Of Travancore
Branch Name: KUOC Trivandrum Branch
Address: Kerala University PO, Thiruvananthapuram – 695034

or

Demand Draft should be drawn in favour of Kerala Library Association, payable at Thiruvananthapuram. The DD must be sent to Mr S. L. Faisal, (Treasurer, KLA), TC 2/317, PVN-B/23, Pillaveedu Nagar, Kesavadasapuram, Pattom Palace P. O, Thiruvananthapuram – 695004.

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

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

For more details contact:
Mr S. L. Faisal Mob: 09447699724 / Mr Sriram V. Mob: 09447251892

Library as social space

The Hindu (Sept 16, 2013)

I vaguely remember my college library. The memories that have remained are of being intimidated, bored, confused and uncomfortable, and even of being scared of earning the librarian’s reprimanding glance. Maybe it was just me, or it was the context of it being ‘long ago’ — a time before libraries woke up to the fact that they are not just places for storing books but also service organisations…

url – http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-features/tp-educationplus/library-as-social-space/article5132109.ece

Courtesy – The Hindu

How to find and create social media content for your library?

By Ginna Gauntner Witte

Published Aug 27, 2013 in the Newsletter Issue: The Social Library — 2013

More and more libraries are using social media to connect with patrons. From Facebook and Twitter to Pinterest and YouTube, libraries are opening a wide range of accounts to engage users and market local resources. While library staff must learn the technology and the format behind each social media tool, one of the largest challenges in social media management is generating content.

url – http://goo.gl/8DLDj1

courtesy – Library Connect

The Future of Librarians in an EBook World

by Sarah Goodyear

“There is not such a cradle of democracy upon the earth as the Free Public Library, this republic of letters, where neither rank, office, nor wealth receives the slightest consideration.” So wrote the steel baron and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie, who donated a great part of his vast fortune to establish some 3,000 such libraries around the English-speaking world, from his native Scotland to Fiji, and in 47 of the United States. Carnegie believed that libraries should be more than just repositories for books. He envisioned them as community centers as well, and many of them serve that purpose to this day.

But libraries in the 21st century face challenges that Carnegie could not have anticipated, and have struggled to retain their central role to the lives of cities and towns. One of the most profound realities libraries face is the move of readers away from printed books. In 2010, only 6 percent of Americans owned a tablet or e-book reader. By 2012, that percentage had jumped to 33 percent.

Libraries are responding to the decline of print in a variety of creative ways, trying to remain relevant – especially to younger people – by embracing the new technology. Many, such as New York’s Queens Public Library, are reinventing themselves as centers for classes, job training, and simply hanging out. In one radical example, a new $1.5 million library scheduled to open in San Antonio, Texas, this fall will be completely book-free, with its collection housed exclusively on tablets, laptops, and e-readers. “Think of an Apple store,” the Bexar County judge who is leading the effort told NPR. It’s a flashy and seductive package.

But libraries are about more than just e-readers or any other media, as important as those things are. They are about more than just buildings such as the grand edifices erected by Carnegie money, or the sleek and controversial new design for the New York Public Library’s central branch. They are also about human beings and their relationships, specifically, the relationship between librarians and patrons. And that is the relationship that the foundation created by Microsoft co-founder’s Paul G. Allen is seeking to build in a recent round of grants to libraries in the Pacific Northwest.

While the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation is funding tech initiatives such as a smartphone app for the Washington State Library, the focus on the human element is key, according to Sue Coliton, the foundation’s vice president. “We believe it’s not either/or,” says Coliton. “The technology opportunities are additive. The librarian should remain at the center.” 

So one of the major investments the foundation is making this year is in a readers’ advisory program that will pair library patrons in Multnomah County, Oregon, with librarians who will personally assist them with reading choices, building long-term relationships that will ideally transcend any technological innovations. It builds on a program at the Seattle Public Library in which readers submit answers to a short questionnaire to get advice from individual librarians on what they might want to read next. The new Oregon program will be designed as a model that librarians around the country can look to.

In an environment where we are continually being solicited to buy, click on, or otherwise consume products selected for us by algorithms (which often make ridiculous and even insulting suggestions), the presence of a guiding human sensibility seems more valuable than ever. A good librarian, unlike the monetizing formulas employed by Google or Amazon or Facebook, is not only capable of independent thought, he or she is also committed to nurturing critical thinking in others. All the technological bells and whistles a library can employ are pretty much worthless if there’s no one minding the store.

“Studies show that patrons are more engaged with libraries when they have a relationship with a librarian,” says Lisa Arnold, who manages grants and library programs for the Allen foundation. And the librarians she meets, says Arnold, are passionately convinced that libraries, with all the information they contain, are anything but obsolete in the modern age. “To a person, people I meet are so excited about the future of libraries,” says Arnold. “They scoff at the idea that libraries are going away.”

The Spanish philosopher José Ortega y Gasset had this to say about librarians in 1934 – another time in history when people felt overwhelmed by social change, new technologies, and an uncertain economy:

Here, then, is the point at which I see the new mission of the librarian rise up incomparably higher than all those preceding. Up until the present, the librarian has been principally occupied with the book as a thing, as a material object. From now on he must give his attention to the book as a living function. He must become a policeman, master of the raging book.

Where did I find that quotation and the one that opened this piece? On the website of the International Foundation of Library Associations and Institutions. You should check it out.

Sarah Goodyear has written about cities for a variety of publications, including Grist and Streetsblog. She lives in Brooklyn.

Courtesy: http://www.theatlanticcities.com