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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


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. Dr Vilakkudy Rajendran, 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.


Prof (Dr) Ramesha, DLIS, Bangalore University, who delivered the 9th Prof K A Isaac Commemoration Lecture 2014, at DLIS Hall, Thiruvananthapuram, on 17 October 2014, releasing the book "New Information Technology Interfaces in Libraries & Information Centres" published by KLA. The first copy was received by Dr T.M.Vasudevan, Head, DLIS, University of Calicut. Dr A Gopikuttan, President, KLA, Dr K. P. Vijayakumar, Head, DLIS, University of Kerala, Sri N Sukumaran Nair, former State Librarian, Kerala and Dr M Lalitha, General Secretary, KLA are also seen.


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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Shri. C.P. Nair, Former Chief Secretary, Govt. of Kerala and other dignitaries along with the KLA Gold Medal and Prof. C. A. Augustine Holy-Cross Endowment Awardees at the function held on 29 April 2013 at the DLIS Lecture Hall, University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapram.
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Dr. B Madhusoodhana Kurup, Hon'ble Vice-chancellor, KUFOS inaugurating the "One day workshop on developing a digital library using Dspace,  jointly organized by KLA Ernakulam Region and KUFOS Panangad, Kochi on 19 Jan. 2013. Mr. V. S. Kunjumuhammed Librarian KUFOS, Dr. A  Gopikuttan, Asso. Prof, DLIS, Univ. of Kerala and President, KLA and Dr. A.T. Francis, Head, Library & I.T. Nodal Officer, College of Horticulture, Kerala Agriculture University are also seen.


Dr M. D. Baby, HoD, School of Library and Information Science, Rajagiri College of Social Sciences, Kochi, delivering the 8th Prof. K. A. Isaac Commemoration Lecture, on “New Generation Knowledge Management: A Challenge to Library Professionals” at DLIS Lecture Hall, University of Kerala, on 20 Dec. 2012 Read full text


Dr K.P.Vijayakumar, HOD, DLIS, University of Kerala inaugurating the Workshop on 'Information Security Awareness", organized in collaboration with C-DAC, Hyderabad, on 1 Dec. 2012 in Thiruvananthapuram Read full text


KLA-NIC National Workshop on e-Granthalaya,11-13 September, Thiruvananthapuram: Shri R.K.Matoria, Technical Director, LISD, NIC,New Delhi, introducing the software. Dr M.Wilscy, HOD, Dept. of Computer Science, Univ. of Kerala, Dr A. Gopikuttan, President, Shri M. Chandrakumaran Nair, Vice President and Shri S.L.Faisal, General Secretary of KLA are also seen. Read full text

Linux Training Programme for LIS Professionals and Students, 18 August 2012, St. Joseph’s College of Engineering and Technology, Palai, Kottayam, by KLA Kottayam Region.


Talk on Intellectual Property Rights: A Public Perspective by 
Adv. Binoy K. Kadavan
 (High Court of Kerala), held on 10 July 2012 at the Ernakulam Public Library Hall, organized by KLA Ernakulam Region Read full text


Smt. Lalitha Lenin, Former HoD, DLIS, Univ. of Kerala lighting the lamp at the inaugural ceremony of the National Seminar on “Library and Web tools for E-Learning and Teaching”, held on 25 June 2012 at the College of Horticulture, Thrissur. Read full Text


Dr P.K.Rajasekharan, literary critic, speaking on the topic "Reading:Madness and Culture" at the function organized in connection with Reading Day 2012, on 19 June 2012 at DLIS Hall, University Library Buldings, Trivandrum. : Read full text

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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