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Professional Associations were late to emerge in Kerala because of the fact that qualified librarians were few and far between till the establishment of the Department of Library Science, University of Kerala in 1961. With the increase in number a strong feeling developed among professional librarians that an Association should be formed which should largely confine to professional and academic matters. As a result, Kerala Library Association (KLA) with membership restricted to professionally qualified persons was formed on 13.11.1972. Prof. K.A. Issac and Sri. P.V. Varghese were elected President and General Secretary respectively. The Association secured registration as a society under Charitable Societies Act on 8.12.1972 and became the first lawful body of professional librarians in Kerala. : Read full text


Dr. K. H. Khan, Head, DLIS, Mangalore University delivering the 12th Prof K A Isaac Commemoration Lecture on the topic “The Library and Information profession: Think beyond” on 4 November 2017 at DLIS Hall, University of Kerala. Dr K. P. Vijayakumar, President, KLA, presided over the function. Shri K. P. Sadasivan, Consultant (Library), IITMK, Trivandrum & Formerly, Head, Knowledge Resource Centre, NIIST, Trivandrum shared his reminiscences of Prof Isaac with the audience. Shri G. S. Harikumar, Vice President, KLA, welcomed the gathering and Dr. P. K. Sureshkumar, General Secretary, KLA, proposed the vote of thanks. Prof. Isaac's wife, Mrs Chechamma Isaac & son, Prof Kurien Isaac, were also present on the occasion. Report


Dr S Ravi, Professor & Head, DDE – Library &  Science Wing, Annamalai University delivering the 11thProf K A Isaac Commemoration Lecture on the topic 'Relevance of Ranganathan's Seminal Contributions in the Digital Era' on 3 November 2016 at DLIS Hall, University of Kerala. Dr K. P. Vijayakumar presided over the function. Dr A Gopikuttan, former Head, DLIS shared his reminiscences of Prof Isaac with the audience. Dr M Lalitha, General Secretary, KLA, welcomed the gathering and Sri G S Harikumar, Vice President, KLA, proposed the vote of thanks. Prof. Isaac's wife, MrsChechamma Isaac & son, Prof Kurien Isaac, were also present on the occasion.


Shri P. Radhakrishnan, distinguished space scientist inaugurating an interactive session on "Libraries in Transition: Millennium User’s Experiences & Perceptions" organized in connection with the National Library Week celebrations at the DLIS Lecture Hall, University of Kerala on 21 November 2016. DrVilakkudyRajendran, former Joint Director, State Institute of Languages, Dr B Arundhathi,  playback singer and Associate Professor & Head, Department of MusicDrHumayunKabir, Head, DLIS and Dr K. P. Vijayakumar, President , KLA are also seen.


Dr. Jagdish Arora, Director, INFLIBNET Centre, Ahmedabad delivering the 10th Prof. K. A. ISAAC Commemoration Lecture on the topic “Ten Technologies Librarians Should Know to Contribute and Strengthen Their Institutions” on 9th October 2015 at the DLIS Hall, Kerala University Library Buildings, Thiruvananthapuram. Read full text


Dr D. Babu Paul, former Chief Secretary, Govt of Kerala inaugurating the Librarians' Meet 2015 on 2 August 2015 in Thiruvananthapuram.
Dr Jancy James, former Vice Chancellor, M. G. University and Central University of Kerala, Dr A Gopikuttan, President, KLA, Dr Sideek M. A., Asst. Professor, Dept of Malayalam, University of Kerala, Dr. A. Paslithil, Campus Director, Sree Sankara University of Sanskrit and Dr M. Lalitha, General Secretary, KLA are also seen.

KLA Gold Medal Awards
In order to encourage the students who undergo B.L.I.Sc, M.L.I.Sc Courses
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Paradigm Shift in Libraries: A Festschrift to Rev. Fr. Jose Viruppel, KLA Kottayam Region, 2015
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Kerala University extended Part-Time Research facility to all regular full time working Library Professionals
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KLA publishes new Book "Information Technology Interfaces in Libraries and Information Centres"
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