Talk on management of print and e-journals in academic libraries

Collection of Periodicals is very important for any academic library. Management of periodicals in academic libraries is one of the complex processes. Library professionals are facing so many issues in periodicals management; space, staff, finance, subscription of related subject, circulation etc.

Kerala Library Association-Kottayam Region and Mahatma Gandhi University Library jointly organise a talk and interactive session on Management of Print and E-journals in Academic Libraries at the Seminar Hall of Mahatma Gandhi University Library at 10:30 AM on 27 June 2018.

The following topics will be cover in the session:
• Issues in the print and e-journals acquisition
• Financial management
• Selection tools for periodicals
• How to deal with suppliers and agents
• Recording system for periodicals
• Archival of back volumes
• Furniture and equipment for periodical section
• Preparation of current periodicals list
• Document delivery services from periodical section

Resource Person: Sri. Unnikrishnan S., Deputy Librarian, Mahatma Gandhi University Library

Date and Time: 27 June 2018, 10:30 AM

Venue: Seminar Hall, Mahatma Gandhi University Library

No registration fee.

Registration form:

Contact: Vimal Kumar V., Secretary, KLA-Kottayam Region

Librarians’ Meet and KLA Kottayam Region General Body Meeting

Annual General Body meeting of Kerala Library Association Kottayam Region and Librarians’ Meet will be held on 18th April 2018 at Mahatma Gandhi University Library, Seminar Hall. KLA President Dr. K. P. Vijayakumar will preside over the function. On this occasion KLA Kottayam Region will felicitate Writers, PhD holders and retired professionals in the region.

Dr. Aji C. Panicker, Syndicate Member, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam.

Librarians’ Meet (11 AM to 12:30 PM)

Welcome Speech: Sri. Tomy Joseph, President, KLA Kottayam Region

Presidential Address: Dr. K.P. Vijayakumar, President, KLA Central committee

Inaugural address: Dr. Aji C. Panicker, Member Syndicate, MG University

Presentation of memento :

LIS Legend
Dr. V.K. Thomas
Former Librarian, Visva Bharati University

Sri. Ignatius Kalayanthani,
Asst. Librarian (retd.), MG University

Sri. Harish S.
(Kerala Sahithya Academy Award winner)

Sri. K.K. Sudhakaran,
Deputy Librarian (retd.), MG University

Smt. Saritha,

Librarian, School of Letters, MG University

Retired LIS Stalwarts
Sri. Suku J.,
Deputy Librarian (retd.), MG University

Dr. Sujatha R.,
Asst. Librarian (Sel. Gr.) (retd.), MG University

PhD Holders
Dr. Laila T. Abraham, Librarian (In-Charge), MG University

Dr. Sujatha R.,
Asst. Librarian (Sel. Gr.) (retd.), MG University

Dr. Deepa R, Reference Assistant, MG University


Dr. P.K. Suresh Kumar, Secretary, KLA Central Committee.
Dr. Laila T. Abraham, Librarian (In-Charge), MG University

Vote of thanks: Sri. Vimal Kumar V.
Secretary, KLA Kottayam Region

KLA Kottayam Region – General Body Meeting: 12.30 AM
Programme Details
Welcome: Sri. Tomy Joseph, President, KLA Kottayam Region
Presidential address: Dr. K.P. Vijayakumar, President, KLA Central committee
Report & accounts: Vimal Kumar V., Secretary, KLA Kottayam Region
Interactive session:
Election of new office bearers:
Vote of Thanks: Newly elected President, KLA Kottayam Region