KLA Journal of Information Science and Technology (KJIST)

The Kerala Library Association (KLA) is launching a scholarly journal titled “KLA Journal of Information Science and Technology (KJIST)”. This decision was officially announced by Dr. K. P. Vijayakumar, President, KLA at the 45th Annual General Body meeting of the Kerala Library Association held at Thiruvananthapuram on 31-July-2016.

KLA Journal of Information Science and Technology (KJIST) will be published twice every year (January and July). KJIST will be brought out in print (subscription) and online (open access) formats. The journal will include original papers, short communications, policy commentaries, book reviews and letters pertaining to library science, information science and related fields. The papers included in KJIST will focus on aspects of exploring, applying, and evaluating new theories and ideas to develop and modernize all categories of libraries and enhance library services. KJIST is meant for library professionals, documentation and information professionals, researchers, students and others interested in the library and information science field. The first issue of KJIST will be released in January 2017.

The KLA has constituted an Editorial Board to manage the journal. Dr. K. P. Vijayakumar is the Editor-in-Chief of KJIST. Dr. M. Lalitha, Dr. Mohammed Haneefa, Mr. V. Sriram, Dr. K. G. Sudhier, and Dr. P. K. Suresh Kumar are the Editors.

M/s. L2C2 Technologies led by Shri Indranil Das Gupta has developed the website of the KJIST using Open Journal System (OJS). The URL is http://www.kjist.in

All information professionals are requested to subscribe to the journal and use it for furthering their professional knowledge. You may write to klajournal@gmail.com your suggestions and feedback. For subscription enquiries write to kla.org@gmail.com


KLA Centre for Professional Development (KLA-CPD), Thiruvananthapuram, offers 2 Day Workshop on DSpace, 14 – 15, November 2015

KLA Centre for Professional Development (KLA-CPD) announces its 12th training programme, a Two Day Workshop on DSpace, the Open Source Digital Repository Application, during November 14 – 15, 2015. The programme will be held at the KLA Centre for Professional Development (KLA-CPD), on the premises of KLA Head Quarters, Thiruvananthapuram. The workshop will impart basic skills in installing, managing, content capturing, and backup & restore using DSpace.

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:  November 14 & 15, 2015; 10.00 am to 5.00 pm

Resource Persons: Shri Arun V R (KSCSTE, Tvpm), Shri Ashkar K (Mathrubhumi, Tvpm), and Shri Mithun (IIITM-K, 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: http://wp.me/p26wSV-vO

Last date for registration: 08/11/2015 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 Mr S. L. Faisal, (Treasurer, KLA), TC 2/317, PVN-B/23, Pillaveedu Nagar, Kesavadasapuram, Pattom Palace P. O, Thiruvananthapuram – 695004.

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

All communications will be primarily through e-mail.

For more details contact:

Mr Sriram V., Mob: 09447251892 / Mr S. L. Faisal., Mob: 09447699724

Shri N. Parameswaran  &  Shri N. Sukumaran Nair, Coordinators, KLA-CPD Mob:09387822201/09447213155

Two Day Workshop on “DSpace”, 14-15 November 2015: Online Registration


We have received registrations for the total seats announced. Hence the registration for this event is closed.

For more information regarding KLA-CPD events keep visiting https://klaweblog.wordpress.com

Thanking you for contacting us.


Co-ordinator, KLA-CPD


The Cochin College Library in association with the Kerala Library Association (KLA Ernakulam Region) and the Kerala College Librarian’s Associoation (KCLA) is organizing a Two – Day UGC Sponsored National Workshop on Research Reporting and Managing Citing Reference Resources with Zotero.

Venue and date:

Venue   : The Cochin College, Kochi.

Date      : 16-17 October 2015 (Friday and Saturday)

Target Participants:

The workshop can be attended by Librarians, Teachers, Research Scholars, and Students from Universities, Colleges, Schools, and other Institutions.

Sessions on:

Research reporting, Plagiarism, Mendeley, Zotero


  • Registration is limited to 50 participants on first come first serve basis Last date for Registration is-10th October 15
  • Registration fee: 300/- for all participants. (Fees include workshop kit, working lunch, tea, and Certificates.)
  • Registration fee should be paid by Demand Draft in favour of The Principal, The Cochin College, Kochi-02 – Payable at SBT, Kochi branch.
  • Duty leave can be availed as per norms.

The Workshop Brochure can be downloaded here:

Page 1. https://goo.gl/PWX9J4

Page 2. https://goo.gl/h9kqsr

Registration form can be downloaded from- www.thecochincollege.org

Filled application form along with DD to be sent to:

Mrs. Jeena Jayan,

Librarian, The Cochin College,

Kochi, Ernakulam (Dist),

Kerala Pin- 682002.

The participants should send by e-mail a copy of filled registration form to jeena.ranjit229@gmail.com


Jeena Jayan (Librarian & Convenor)        Mob: 9633303991

Christopher K. G (Library Staff)                 Mob: 9947936800

Suresh A. S (Library Staff)                           Mob: 9400626622


Workshop on Koha, 12 – 13, September 2015

KLA Centre for Professional Development (KLA-CPD) organized its 10th training programme, a Two Day Workshop on KOHA, the Open Source Library Management Software, during September 12 – 13, 2015. The programme was held at the KLA Centre for Professional Development (KLA-CPD), on the premises of KLA Head Quarters, Thiruvananthapuram. Ten working Library Professionals from various parts of the country attended the two day workshop. Shri Arun V R,  KSCSTE, Thiruvananthapuram was the resource person for the workshop.