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

Women Librarians’ Meet 2014

Kerala Library Association is organizing a ‘Women Librarians’ Meet‘ on the International Women’s Day on 8th March 2014 from 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm at Prof. N. Krishna Pillai Foundation Hall, Nandavanam, Palayam, Thiruvananthapuram.

Inspiring Change is the 2014 theme for International Women’s Day, encourages advocacy for women’s advancement everywhere in every way. It calls for challenging the status quo for women’s equality and vigilance inspiring positive change.

The event is conceived as an informal get together with an aim to know each other and share ideas.

The Meet will be inaugurated by famous writer Ms A. Khyrunnisa. Dr. A. Gopikuttan, President, Kerala Library Association will chair the inaugural session.

Business sessions

Session 1: Empowering Women Librarians: Approaches & Attitudes

Session 2: Women Librarians’ Network: Some Random Thoughts

Tea break

Session 3: Librarianship as a Woman’s Profession

Senior Women Library Professionals will be honoured at the function.

Release of the New Librarian Logo: The new Librarian Logo designed by Kerala Library Association will also be released at the Meet.

Who can participate?: Women Library Professionals are invited to attend the event. Registration is free. Kindly confirm your participation by register online using the appended form.

WLM 2014

For more details and confirmation kindly contact,

Dr. M. Lalitha
General Secretary, Kerala Library Association
Tel: 0471-2347698(O)/2450038(R)
Mob: 09495122282

Shri G. Karthikeyan, Hon’ble Speaker, Kerala Legislative Assembly to present KLA Gold Medal Award and Prof. C. A. Augustine Holy Cross Endowment Award


KLA Gold Medal Award and Prof. C. A. Augustine Holy Cross Endowment Award distribution function will be organized at the Lecture Hall, Department of Library and Information Science, University Library Building, Trivandrum at 3.00 pm on 29 April 2013.

Shri. G. Karthikeyan, Hon’ble Speaker, Kerala Legislative Assembly, will inaugurate the function and present the KLA Gold Medals to the First Rank holders of MLISc Degree Courses of the University of Kerala and Calicut University and the BLISc First Rank holders of the Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam.


Cash awards and Mementos instituted by Prof. C. A. Augustine Holy Cross Endowment for Information Science will also be given away by Shri G. Karthikeyan to those students who scored top marks in the Paper “Information and Communication”, of the MLISc Examination of the University of Kerala.

KLA Gold Medal Awards 2013

University of Kerala








Ms Suni S. Nair


DLIS, Univ. of Kerala




Ms Aswathi G. S.

DLIS, Univ. of Kerala

Mahatma Gandhi University




Ms Supriya Susan Kurian

S.B. College





Mr Biju Joseph

K.E. College, Mannanam

University of Calicut




Ms Manchu O.

DLIS, Univ. of Calicut




Ms Reshma S. R.

DLIS, Univ. of Calicut

Prof. C. A. Augustine Holy Cross Endowment Awards 2013








Ms Suni S. Nair


DLIS, Univ. of Kerala




Ms Renuka S.

DLIS, Univ. of Kerala

KLA-C-DAC Workshop on “Information Security Awareness” on 1 Dec. 2012 in Thiruvananthapuram

Kerala Library Association (KLA) in collaboration with the Centre for Development for Advanced Computing (C-DAC), Hyderabad is organizing a Half  Day Workshop on “Information Security Awareness” on 1 December 2012 in Thiruvananthapuram.


  • To give awareness about the common online information security issues.
  • To equip the participants with tools and techniques to tackle different information security issues.

Who should participate

The Workshop is primarily intended for Library and Information Science Professionals, Researchers and LIS Students. Maximum intake is 40.


Lecture Hall, Dept. of Library and Information Science, University Library Buildings, Palayam, Thiruvananthapuram-695034, Kerala

Date and Time

1 December 2012, 9.00 am to 1.30 p.m.

Tentative Programme

9:00AM – 9:30AM: Registration

9.30 AM-10.00 AM  : Inauguration

10:00AM – 11:30AM:Introduction, why awareness is important, what do you use internet for ?, Basic Security concepts, layer wise attacks. Major common online attacks, Identity theft, phishing, malicious applications.

11:30AM – 11:45AM: Tea Break

11:45AM – 1:15PM: Password attacks, tips, Email and Chat risks, cyber bullying (Examples, Tips) , Importance of copyrights, Social Networking risks, (Examples, Tips) Secure PC, Firewall, Updates, Antivirus

1:15PM – 1:30PM: Concluding session

Resource Person

Mr.Gnana Seelan,  Project  Engineer, C-DAC Hyderabad


Registration is free with a maximum intake of fourty participants on a first come first served basis.


Dr A. Gopikuttan, President, KLA, Mob: 09446428163  E-mail: agopikuttan@yahoo.co.in

S.L.Faisal, General secretary, KLA, Mob: 09447699724  E-mail: slfaizal@gmail.com