Saturday, June 25, 2011

WORKSHOP ON KOHA at MG University on Wednesday – Friday, July 6 to 8, 2011

Organised by : Mahatma Gandhi University Library, Kottayam and Kerala Library Association, Kottayam Region


6 th to 8 th July 2011.

Target Participants : Participants of the Workshop are Librarians from Universities, Colleges, Schools, and other Institutions. Library and Information Science students and teachers can also participate in the Workshop.


A maximum of 25 participants will be permitted. Admission to the Workshop is on first come first served basis. 
Registration fee : Rs. 1500 per participant. 
However a limited number of seats are reserved for life members of Kerala  Library Association and professional librarians of M G University and they have to pay Rs. 1250 only. 
Registration fee is to be paid by SBT Demand Draft in favour of Kerala Library Association, Kottayam Region payable at SBT MGU Campus Branch (Code No. 70669). 
The Registration fee includes workshop kit, working lunch and tea. Participants have to make their own arrangements for travel and accommodation. However necessary arrangements will be provided by organisers for accommodation.
The Workshop Co-ordinators
1. Prof. M R Unni, Registrar-in-Charge of University Librarian, Mahatma Gandhi University.

2. Rev. Fr. Jose Viruppel, Librarian Gr.I, S B College, Changanassery (Regional President, Kerala Library Association).

The Workshop Convenor
Sri. Unnikrishnan S, Assistant Librarian, Mahatma Gandhi University (Regional Secretary, Kerala Library Association).

Operating platform & Methodology

Lectures, demonstration, discussions and extensive practical sessions will be available. A live DVD based on Ubuntu Linux and latest version of Koha will be distributed to participants. Resource Persons The workshop sessions will be handled by reputed Academicians, Computer  professionals and experienced Librarians.

Contact Details for Registration

Applications should be sent by mail or e-mail in the prescribed format to:

Sri. Unnikrishnan S
Assistant Librarian,
M G University Library,
Priyadarshini Hills P O,
Kottayam, Pin: 686 560

Application form can also be downloaded from

Friday, June 17, 2011

UGC -NET BAGGER December 2010

Jasimudeen.s Cleared UGC-NET of December 2010 in LIS. Very few cleared NET on all India basis this time.The only one from Kerala this time...Kudos to Jasim.....He is working as Librarian in Maintenence Section.


Maghesh Rajan cleared UGC-NET of june 2010 in LIS.He is working as assistant Librarian in MGU Central library.Congrats...


Biju V.V cleared UGC-NET  of June 2010 and selected for JRF in LIS.He is now working as librarian ,Circulation Section.Hearty congrats....

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Workshop for enhancing Professional competency of School Librarians in the Digital Era

Date: June 29-30, 2011

Venue: MG University Library

School Libraries are the heart of the educational system. They play a pivotal role in nurturing knowledge and improving the quality of education. They not only help to inculcate the habit of reading but also a thirst for new knowledge. The advent of ICT has opened the doors of   possibilities. Now the role of School Libraries has changed from mere information transfer to content generation. The  School Libraries are becoming Information Clearing Houses and as such they will constantly change and adjust their role as catalysts in the Information Society.

Topics Covered

  • School library Management skills
  • The internet
  • Organisation of School Libraries
  • Psychological approach of reading
  • Library Automation

Digital Sources of Information

Reading is usually associated with print materials which still commands significance, but many of the same materials can be read online through the internet. Digital resources comprise mainly E-journals, E-books, Online databases, Blogs, etc.  The Internet, the medium that allows to access the information playground that is the World Wide Web, has provided a whole new medium for information exchange. Initiatives such as free softwares and open source initiatives have boosted the free use and availability of information. Digital Libraries are also gaining importance and enriching the world of information.  The workshop aims to impart library organisation, management skills and   awareness of the digital information sources.

General Information

Target Audience -School Librarians and Teachers in charge of libraries
Registration Fee : Rs.500/- (including working lunch and tea)
Maximum  participants : 30
Admission: First come first serve

The programme is being conducted as part of library extension services. The world is rapidly entering an era of technological revolution where information technology forms an integral part of social change. School Library acts as a bridge between school and Society, bringing increased knowledge in order to provide challenges to the inquiring mind of young people. School Librarians must have opportunities to keep up to date with the technological changes. We intend through this workshop, to make the School  Librarians equipped with information handling skills in this new era.

Programme Co-ordinator
Laila T Abraham, 0481-2731018

Convenors :
S.Anirudhan :
Sujatha R.      
Mini G Pillai 

Download Brochure from here.