About KLAThe Kerala Library Association (KLA) was founded Career Guidance Programme forin 1971 by a group of librarians who strongly feltthe need for an independent professionalassociation at the state level to promote the causeof library development, professional standards of Library andlibrarians, entirely dedicated for libraries andlibrarians. The Headquarters of the Association isat Thiruvananthapuram. Prof. K. A. Isaac was the Information Sciencepatron of the Association.In order to encourage the students who undergo StudentsGraduate and Post Graduate Courses in Libraryand Information Science, KLA has instituted Goldmedal awards to the first rank holders in Kerala, May 12, 2012Calicut and Mahatma Gandhi Universities. KLAalso gives away Holy Cross Endowment institutedby Prof. C.A. Augustine for the toppers.About K.E. College Venue:Kuriakose Elias College, Mannanam one of the K.E. Collegeprestigious college in central Travancore. TheCollege is managed by the St.Joseph’s Mannanam, KottayamMonastery, Mannanam, the Mother House of CMICongregation and comes under the purview of thechapter and the education Committee of theMonastery. This college is affiliated underMahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam. Tengraduate courses, five postgraduate courses, Organised Jointly byseveral self financing and addon courses areoffering from this college. A well-equipped,efficiently functioning library is another attractionof K.E. College. The college library having aspace of 11,000 sq. ft., and has a collection of41363 books, 84 periodicals and journals on allrelevant subjects. BLISc. course is also offeringfrom this higher education institution. K.E. College Kerala Library AssociationHome page: www.kecollege.in Mannanam Kottayam Region
About the programme Programme TimeJob opportunities for Library and Information Science 9:30 AM-3:30PMprofessionals are becoming more complex and competitive.Constant change can be observed in the organisational ,technological and information environment of recent times. In Registrationaddition to classroom learning, candidates have to acquire Registraton Fee is `100/- participant.new competencies and skills to perform well and good in the For registration, contact 9846496323emerging globalized job market. Acquiring competencies for For online registration: http://tinyurl.com/kla2012job market and prepare for new positions are very essentialfor LIS students. This Career orientation programme for Registration is on a first come, first served basis.Library and Information Science students is designed Registration Fee to be paid in cash at the registrationexclusively for the requirements of students and graduates counter in the programme venue.searching for opportunities in challenging environment. Last date for registration May 10, 2012ObjectivesIntroducing career opportunities in Library and InformationScience ContactGive an over view of challenges in new professional work Fr. Jose Viruppelenvironment President, KLA Kottayam RegionGuidelines to prepare for competitive examinations Mob:919447877088Help LIS students to conduct a self assessment Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Vimal Kumar V.Scope Secretary, KLA Kottayam RegionCompetencies for new age Library professionals Mob: 9846496323 Email: email@example.comHigher studies and research in LISEffective strategies for job huntingBenefits of associate with professional bodies Join Kerala Library AssociationUse of WWW for professional development. Associate MembershipResource persons For students undergoing a course of study leading to a Degree/Diploma in Library Science.Faculty members in Library and Information Science and Membership Fee: `35 (Admission Fee + Annual subscription)working professionals. Life Membership Life Membership is open to all librarians who satisfy the required minimumWho can participate qualifications viz. a basic Bachelor’s Degree with a Degree/Diploma in Library Science.Library Science (MLISc/BLISc) students and LIS graduates. Membership Fee: `610 Visit www.keralalibraryassociation.org for downloading membership form.