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Kerala Library Association

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

 

Inauguration of KLA Centre for Professional Development and 2 Day Training Programme on KOHA, by Dr J. Rajan, Prof. & Head, Institute of Management in Kerala, University of Kerala, on 12 April 2014.
Dr. A, Gopikuttan, President, KLA, S. L. Faisal and Shri Binu K. John are also seen.

Prof. A Khyrunnisa A., writer and columnist, releasing the Librarian logo by handing over it to Smt. P. Suprabha, the State Librarian at the Women Librarians' Meet held on 8 March 2014 (International Women's Day), in Thiruvananthapuram. Dr. A. Gopikuttan, President, Dr. M. Lalitha, General Secretary, KLA and KLA EC Members are also seen.
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Prof. (Dr.) K. Poulose Jacob, Pro.Vice-Chancellor of CUSAT, inaugurated the International Seminar on "Research Impact, Publishing and Profiling", held at CUSAT and jointly organized by Kerala Library Association Ernakulam Region and the School of Marine Science, Cochin University, on 3rd January 2014. Prof. (Dr.) K. Sajan, Registrar in-charge and Dean, faculty of Marine Sciences, Prof. (Dr.) P. Pichappan, Visiting Professor, Zhejiang University of Technology, China and University of Zululand, South Africa, Dr. C. A. Babu, Coordinator and Director, School of Marine Sciences, CUSAT and Mr. P.J Manuel, Convener and President, KLA Ernakulam Region are also seen. Read the Report

 

Prof. V. N. Rajasekharan Pillai, Executive Vice President, Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment inaugurating the two day KLA National Seminar on 12 July 2013 at the Science and Technology Museum Hall, Thiruvananthapram. Dr G. Balamohanan Thampi, Former Vice Chancellor, University of Kerala, presided over the function.
Dr. K. P. Vijayakumar, Head, DLIS, University of Kerala, Lalitha Lenin, Former Head, DLIS University of Kerala, Dr. A. Gopikuttan, President, KLA and S. L. Faisal, General Secretary, KLA are also seen.
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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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KLA-CPD offers Two Day Workshop on E-Prints (Digital Repository Software), 9-10 August 2014
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43rd Annual General Body Meeting of KLA on 3rd Aug. 2014 at 3 p.m., at KLA H.Q., Trivandrum
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National Seminar on Technology Management in Libraries, 29-30 Aug. 2014, KLA Thrissur Region
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Kerala University extended Part-Time Research facility to all regular full time working Library Professionals
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