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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


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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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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New Members
Approved by the Executive Committee
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Three day National Workshop on KOHA, 20-22 July 2017, KUFOS, Kochi
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National Library Week 2016: Interactive session on "LIBRARIES IN TRANSITION: Millennium User’s Experiences & Perceptions"21 Nov. 2016, DLIS Hall, Thiruvananthapuram
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KLA Newsletter, Vol. 45, No. 1-4; July 2015 - June 2016
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KLA Journal of Information
Science and Technology
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Two-day LIS Round-up for UGC NET, Thiruvananthapuram, 14-15 January 2017
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Workshop on WordPress
St. Berchmans College, Changanacherry, 17 &19 Nov. 2016
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Two day National Advanced Training Programme on KOHA, Kochi, 18-19 Nov. 2016
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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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Free NET Coaching in LIS at St. Thomas College, Thrissur
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