Talk on management of print and e-journals in academic libraries

Kerala Library Association-Kottayam Region and Mahatma Gandhi University Library jointly organise a talk and interactive session on Management of Print and E-journals in Academic Libraries at the Seminar Hall of Mahatma Gandhi University Library at 10:30 AM on 27 June 2018.

The following topics will be cover in the session:

• Issues in the print and e-journals acquisition
• Financial management
• Selection tools for periodicals
• How to deal with suppliers and agents
• Recording system for periodicals
• Archival of back volumes
• Furniture and equipment for periodical section
• Preparation of current periodicals list
• Document delivery services from periodical section

Resource Person
Sri. Unnikrishnan S.
Deputy Librarian
Mahatma Gandhi University Library

Date and Time
27 June 2018, 10:30 AM

Venue: Seminar Hall, Mahatma Gandhi University Library

No registration Fee

Registration form

Contact: Vimal Kumar V., Secretary, KLA-Kottayam Region. Mobile: 9846496323

Ubuntu Release Party@Mahatma Gandhi University Library

Ubuntu 18.04 Long Term Support version released on 26 April 2018. Ubuntu 18.04 release party organised for the popularity of the Linux Operating System.

The program jointly organised by Mahatma Gandhi University Library, Kottayam, Kerala and Kerala Library Association-Kottayam Region on 30 May 2018.

Sri. Tomy Joseph, President, KLA-Kottayam Region presided over the function. Felicitation speech by Dr Laila T. Abraham, University Librarian (In-Charge), Mahatma Gandhi University.

The tutorial session handled by Vimal Kumar V., Technical Assistant, Mahatma Gandhi University Library.

The tutorial covered the following topics:
1. Introduction to Ubuntu Linux
2. Hardware selection for Linux
3. Ubuntu Installation
4. Ubuntu 18.04 features
5. Introduction to apt-get commands

Here is the link to Ubuntu Tutorial PPT

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS iso image can be download from here,


One day Koha training program for LIS students

Kerala Library Association, Kottayam Region and BCM College, Kottayam jointly organised one-day training program on Koha Open Source library management system on 24 May 2017. MLISc students from St. Berchmans College, Changanacherry participated in the training program. The main aim of the program was to give Koha training and enhance confidence level of LIS students before entering into a workplace.

Koha workshop-Sr. Gracena
Welcome speech by Sr. Gracena, Librarian, BCM College, Kottayam
Koha workshop-inauguration
Koha training inaugurated by Prof. Sheela K. Cherian, Principal, BCM College, Kottayam.
Koha workshop
Participants of Koha training.
Koha workshop Tinju
Vote of thanks by Rev. Fr. Tinju Tom.

One day intensive basic Linux training

graduation-300pxThe one day intensive Linux training program aim to develop basic working knowledge of Linux using both the graphical interface and command line.

The hands on training sessions cover various tools and techniques commonly used by end users to achieve their day-to-day work in Linux environment.

After completion of this training participants should have a good working knowledge of Linux, from both a graphical and command line perspective, allowing to easily navigate through Debian/Ubuntu based Linux distributions. The training also focus on how to read and understand documentation of Open Source softwares.

Kerala Library Association-Kottayam Region and BCM College, Kottayam.

Saturday, 27 August 2016. 9-30 AM to 4 PM.

VENUE: BCM College, Kottayam.

Experienced computer users who have limited or no previous exposure to Linux.

PEDAGOGY: Hands on training.

Registration fees : Rs 500/-
Registration is limited to 20 participants on first come first served basis.
The participants will be provided with working lunch, refreshments etc.

Online registration page:

Vimal Kumar V.
Kerala Library Association-Kottayam Region
Mobile: 8289896323

Three days Koha workshop at Kerala Library Association Kottayam region

1. Selection and management of Open Source software in library
2. Basic Linux training
3. Learning of Koha installation on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
4. Hands on training of Koha modules
5. Tips for system maintenance and administration
6. How to utilize Koha community support

Venue: Marian College Kuttikkanam
Date: 17-19 September 2015

Vimal Kumar V.
Technical Assistant
Mahatma Gandhi University Library

Prajeesh Bhaskaran
Technical Assistant
Mahatma Gandhi University Library

Savithry T.K.
Technical Assistant
Mahatma Gandhi University Library

Jasimudeen S.
St. Stephens College, Uzhavoor

Jobin Jose
Marian College Kuttikkanam

A maximum of 30 participants will be permitted.
Admission is on first-come-first-serve basis.
The registration fee: Rs. 2000 . (To be paid by Demand Draft in favour of The Principal, Marian College Kuttikkanam payable at Peermade).
The Registration fee includes workshop kit, food and accommodation.

Advance online registration

You can download registration form from here

Duty leave will be available for the participants.

Lectures, demonstration, discussions and extensive practical sessions will be available.


Vimal Kumar V.
Kerala Library Association
Kottayam Region
Mobile: 9846496323
vimal0212 at

Marian College Kuttikkanam
Peermade, Idukki Dt., Kerala – 685 531
Mob: 09447827393, 04689-232203 (O)

Seminar on scholarly communication and best practices in research: snapshots

Kerala Library Association Kottayam Region has organised one day seminar on Scholarly communication and best practices in research at St. Berchmans College (Autonomous), Changanassery on 9 April 2015.

Dr Tomy Joseph Padinjareveetil, Principal, St. Berchmans College inaugurated the seminar.
Dr. Tomy Joseph Padinjareveetil, Principal, St. Berchmans College inaugurate the seminar.

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