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National Seminar on “Role of Libraries in Social Empowerment” and distribution of Academic Library Association (ALA) Librarian Awards

Mon, 12/04/2021 - 3:10pm -- Librarian

Kerala Agricultural University (KAU) in collaboration with Academic Library Association (ALA) has organized National Seminar on “Role of Libraries in Social Empowerment” on 27th March 2021.

The workshop was inaugurated by Dr. E. J. James, Pro Vice Chancellor, Karunya University, Coimbatore and Advisor to UN. He has also opened the National Academy of Sciences, India (NASI) Knowledge Centre in Thrissur in KAU Central Library. Dr. A.T. Francis, University Librarian presided. Dr. K.V. Peter, President, NASI Kerala Chapter and former Vice Chancellor, KAU delivered Key Note Address.

Dr. M. D. Baby, Dean & Professor, Rajagiri College of Social Sciences, Kalamassery and Former University Librarian, CUSAT and Jayan Avanoor, Librarian, Kodakara Grama Panchayath, Thrissur have received the ALA “Best Librarian Award for Life Time Achievement”; and “Young Librarian Award” respectively.  V. Pushpalatha, Library Professional and Chairperson, Standing Committee (Health and Education), Madakkathara Grama Panchayath has been specially honoured. Librarians who recently awarded PhD, JRF and NET have been specially honoured.  

Mujib Rahiman, Librarian and National Teacher Trainer, Central School, Kanjikode, Dr. C. Justin, Sahrudhaya College, Kodakara, Dr. M. D. Baby, Dr. A.T. Francis and Abdul Razak handle different sessions.

Abdul Razak, NASI Secretary Dr. Deepu Mathew, Organising Secretary Dr. V.S. Swapna, ALA General Secretary Dr. K.R. Ajithan and Treasurer Dr. P.A. Pradeep spoke.

100 librarians and teachers participated observing Covid protocol.


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Kerala Agricultural University
KAU Central Library
K.A.U. Main Campus
K.A.U. (P.O.), Vellanikkara
Thrissur Kerala 680656