New Members

Approved by the Executive Committee Meeting held on 19 June 2017.

  1. Mumthas A. P. :1516 (LM), Mumtaz Manzil, Macchingal, Melmuri
  2. Greety Toms : 1517(LM), Librarian, Holy Cross College, Opp.Malayala Manorama, Eranhippalam (PO),Calicut-673006
  3. Raja, T. (Dr): 1518(LM), Librarian, St Xaviers College of Education (Aut), Palayamkottai, 627002
  4. Midhula Soman V. S. (Dr): 1519 (LM),Library Asst (on contract), LPSC, ISRO, Trivandrum


Three day National Workshop on KOHA, 20-22 July 2017, KUFOS, Kochi

About the Workshop


Koha is a web based advanced open-source Integrated Library System in use today by hundreds of libraries worldwide.  Koha adheres to many library standards and protocols such as MARC 21, UNIMARC, z39.50, SRU/SW, SIP2, SIP/NCIP, ensuring interoperability between Koha and other systems and technologies.  It is a multilingual Integrated Library System which caters to the automation needs of medium to large libraries around the world.

The workshop will be on LINUX.

Objective(s) of the workshop

This is a basic level workshop.  The main objective of the workshop is to enrich KOHA knowledge among the participants and to make them use KOHA’s features like report generation, customisation independently. The workshop will provide hands-on experience on using and in the administration of KOHA.

About  Kerala Library Association

Kerala Library Association is the premier association of qualified librarians in the state.  Since its inception in 1972 KLA has been able to represent the interests of the qualified librarians working in different libraries, always with due foresight and objectivity, keeping in view the proper development of the libraries and library services in the state. The achievements of KLA are well reflected in the developmental history of library movement in Kerala. The Association has played a pivotal role in the scientific management and quality improvement of Library and Information System (LIS) in the State.

As part of its mission of continuing education of librarians, the KLA Ernakulam Region has so far conducted various seminars, workshops etc. at national, state and regional levels as well.


Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean studies (KUFOS) is an autonomous public funded-institution established on 20th November 2010. KUFOS is the first fisheries university in the country. The headquarters of KUFOS with its enchanting blue building stands in harmony with the greenery at Panangad, 12 km away from Kochi city, along NH-47. It provides high quality instructional programmes in fisheries, ocean sciences and allied subjects. The University now has 75 acres in the headquarters at Panangad, 50 acres at Fisheries station, Puduveypu and 10 acres at Thiruvallom near Vizhinjam.

Who should participate?

The workshop is primarily intended for Library and Information Science professionals, researchers and BLIS graduates.

Registration fees

Registration fees     :  Rs 1500/-

: Rs 2500/- (for sponsored candidates)

Demand Draft should be drawn in favour of Kerala Library Association Ernakulam Region payable at Ernakulam.

Registration is limited to 25 participants on first come first served basis. The participants will be provided with working lunch, refreshments etc.


Participants will have to make arrangements for their own accommodation.

Last date for registration is  17th July 2017 [The registration to this event is closed]

For more details contact:

Organizing Secretary

Sri. Kunjumuhammed V. S. , Assistant Librarian, KUFOS Mob: 9388478597


Dr Shibu Ray S., Secretary, Kerala Library Association Ernakulam Region. Mob: 9496280652, E-mail:

Shri. Manuel P. J., President, Kerala Library Association Ernakulam Region. Mob:9496276307

How to reach KUFOS


The nearest airport is Cochin International Airport which is the busiest airport of Kerala and just 25Km away from KUFOS, Panangad. The recommended option is to catch a Taxi/ Cab from Airport to Madavana (Vytilla – Eramelloor Road).


The nearest railway station is ERNAKULAM (JUNCTION) located near South of the Cochin City / Jose Junction. However, certain trains pass through ERNAKULAM TOWN which is located near North of the Cochin City. The best option to reach KUFOS from railway station is to catch a Taxi/ Cab/ Auto Rickshaw. But the cheapest option will be utilizing the local City Bus Services connecting the stops SOUTH – KADAVANTHRA – VYTILLA – MADAVANA


The nearest major bus station is Vytilla, it is in the heart of Cochin City which connects with all national and intercity transports of South India. The best option to reach KUFOS from Bus Station is by Taxi/ Auto Rickshaw or by utilizing the local City Bus services.



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.

New Members

Approved by the Executive Committee Meeting held on 24 April 2017.

  1. Tony Cherian: 1508 (LM), Librarian, Peet Memorial Training College, Mavelikkara-690 101
  2. Dr K. muralikrishna: 1509 (LM), Deputy Librarian, S.K.N. College of Agriculture, SKNAU, Jobner, Rajasthan 303329
  3. Aswathy S. S.: 1510 (LM), Paluvila Veedu, Melekonam, Parasuvaikal P.O., Trivandrum
  4. Neethu Mohanan: 1511 (LM), Asst Professor, DLIS, Rajagiri College of Social Sciences, Kalamassery-683104
  5. Archana Unnikrishnan: 1512 (LM), Asst Professor, DLIS, Rajagiri College of Social Sciences, Kalamassery-683104
  6. Ani Jyothsna: 1513 (LM), Teaching Asst, School of Library Science, Rajagiri College of Social Sciences, Kalamassery-683104
  7. Rakhi R.: 1514 (LM), Padikkuparambil (H), East Gate, Vaikom P. O., Kottayam
  8. Manoj M.: 1515 (LM), ‘Vaishak’, TC 15/84, Vellayambalam, Althara Nagar, D-14, Sasthamangalam P. O., Trivandrum-695 010

New Members

Approved by the Executive Committee Meeting held on 19 February 2017.

Stephen G. (Dr) : 1501 (LM)
Asst Librarian
NIELIT Itanagar Centre
E-Sector, Near Shiv Mandir
Arnachal Pradesh-791110
Anoop M. S.: 1502 (LM)
Library Asst
SCMS School of Engineering & Technology
Ravi Kumar Kennedy I. (Dr):1503(LM)
Non-Teaching Staff
St. John’s College
627 002

Thirumagal A. (Dr) :1504 (LM)
University Librarian
Manonmaniam Sndaranar University

Dayal Singh Bhati: 1505 (LM)
Army Public School
Near FOL Depot
In front og Grjar Market
Ajmer Road
Jodhpur (Raj)-342010
Christo Somi : 1506 (LM)
Yuvakshetra Istitute of Management Stdies
Prince Paul: 1507(LM)
Kuriakosw Elias English Medium School
Mannanam PO
Kottayam-686 561


KLA-CPD Two – Day Workshop on Koha, 11 – 12, February 2017

KLA Centre for Professional Development (KLA-CPD) announces its 16th training programme, a Two Day Workshop on Koha, the Open Source Library Management Software, during February 11 – 12, 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: February 11-12, 2017; 10.00 am to 5.00 pm

Resource Person: Shri Ashkar K (Mathrubhumi, Tvpm)

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: 06/02/2017 or until all seats are occupied, which ever is earlier


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


Demand Draft should be drawn in favour of Kerala Library Association, payable at Thiruvananthapuram. The DD must be send to Dr. M. Lalitha, (General Secretary, KLA), “Maruthi”, TC-36/864, ERA-32, Opp. Govt. UPS., Palkulangara, Thiruvananthapuram – 695 008. Tel: 0471-2450038(R) Mob: 09495122282.

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

All communications will be primarily through e-mail id

For more details contact Coordinators, KLA-CPD:
Sri Sriram V., Mob: 09447251892
Sri S. L. Faisal., Mob: 09447699724
Sri N. Sukumaran Nair, Mob: 9447213155