About KLA

The Kerala Library Association (KLA) was founded in 1971 by a group of librarians who strongly felt the need for an independent professional association at the state level to promote the cause of library development, professional standards of librarians, entirely dedicated for libraries and librarians.  Prof. KA Isaac,the Father of Librarianship in Kerala, had been the Patron of KLA till his demise in 2006.

With more than 1000 professional librarians as its Members, KLA  functions in a distributed style with its headquarters in Thiruvananthapuram and four Regional Centres stretching across the State at Kozhikode, Thrissur, Ernakulam and Kottayam.

The Association has boldly voiced the sentiments and the views of professionals on several occasions to the concerned authorities. It has successfully projected the need for improving library services in College & Universities. KLA helped the Government to formulate policies in relation to library development in the state.


The first attempt at founding a professional association took place in 1958 by the initiative of a few trained librarians who formed the All Kerala College Librarians Association. In 1961, the University of Kerala opened a new department to offer Bachelors Degree in Library science. Subsequently when the number of degree holders began to increase, it led to the formation of another association called Kerala Librarians Association in 1964 at Thiruvananthapuram.

Later in 1971 the present association was renamed as Kerala Library Association, and thus it was registered under the Societies Registration Act and it became the first legitimate organization of the professional librarians in the state of Kerala.


  • a. To unite all libraries in Kerala by holding conferences and meetings for the discussion of questions affecting the library profession and matters affecting libraries or their regulation or management or other wise.

    b. To promote library movement and improvement in library services.

    c. To promote appropriate library legislation in the state.

    d. To promote the better administration of libraries.

    e. To promote library science education and the improvement in the training of librarians in Kerala.

    f. To promote and encourage bibliographical study and research.

    g. To promote the establishment of libraries, documentation and information centres in Kerala.

    h. To publish information of service or interest to the members of the Association or for the promotion of the objects of the Association.

    i. To promote whatever may tend to the improvement of the position and qualifications of the librarians.

    j. To affiliate to the Association, other associations in Kerala with similar objects.

    k. To co-operate with other State, National, International and other organizations with similar objects.

    l. To do all such other things as incidental or conducive to the attainment of the above mentioned objects.


    Membership of the Association is of four categories.

    (a) Ordinary Membership

    Ordinary Membership is open to all librarians who satisfy the required minimum qualifications viz. a basic Bachelor’s Degree with a Degree/Diploma in Library Science, subscribe to the objects of the Association and pay an admission fee of Rs.10/- and an annual subscription of Rs.100/-

    (b) Associate Membership

    Associate Membership is open to students undergoing a course of study leading to a Degree/Diploma in Library Science, subscribe to the objects of the Association and pay an admission fee of Rs.10/- and annual subscription of Rs.25/-

    (c) Honorary Membership

    Honorary Membership is granted to eminent personalities in the field of library profession, service and teaching.

    (d)Life Membership

    Life Membership is open to all librarians who satisfy the required minimum qualifications viz. a basic Bachelor’s Degree with a Degree/Diploma in Library Science, subscribe to the objects of the Association and pay an admission fee of Rs.10/- and a life membership fee of Rs.600/- (Rupees Six Hundred) either in full or in two installments@RS.300/-falling within the period of the same financial year of the Association.

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    Office Bearers of the Association 2009-2011



    K.P. Sadasivan
    Thiruvananthapuram – 695 035
    Tel: 0471-2441112 (R)
    Mob: 9447903282
    E-mail: kps31147@yahoo.com

    Dr. A. Gopikuttan
    Reader & Head
    Dept. of Library & Information Science
    University of Kerala, Tvpm – 695 034
    Tel. 0471 – 2478 034, (O) 2368163 (R)
    Mobile: 9446428163
    E-mail: agopikuttan@yahoo.co.in

    General Secretary
    P. K. Sureshkumar
    Reference Assistant
    Kerala University Library
    Thiruvananthapuram – 695 034
    Tel. 0471 – 2477844 (O), 0471- 2361662 (R)
    Mobile: 9495718460
    E-mail: pksuresh@yahoo.com

    G. S. Harikumar
    Librarian Gr.I, Govt. Ayurveda College
    Thiruvanathapuram – 695 001
    Tel: 0471 460823 (O) 0474 – 2433688 (R)
    Mobile: 9446344687
    E-mail: harigs03@yahoo.co.in

    Office Secretary
    M. Mohammed Shanavaz Khan
    Kerala Legislature Library
    Thiruvananthapuram – 695 033
    Tel. 0471 – 2512523 (O) 2914054 (R)
    Mobile: 9446311159
    E-maill: shanukhanji@yahoo.co.in

    Organizing Secretary
    Dr. M. Lalitha
    State Council for Educational Research and Training, Poojappura
    Thiruvananthapuram – 695 012
    Tel. 0471 – 2347698 (O) 2450038 (R)
    Mobile: 9495122282
    E-mail: maashul@rediffmail.com

    Public Relations Secretary
    E. Hashim
    Reference Assistant
    Kerala university Library
    Thiruvananthapuram – 695 034
    Tel: 0471- 2477844 (O) 2336060 (R)
    Mob: 9446011122
    E-mail: razak_ehashim2000@yahoo.com

    Executive Committee Members
    Abdunnasar A.
    Centre For Earth Science (CESS)
    Akkulam, Trivandurm-695 031
    Tel: 0471-2511509,2511510
    Mob: 9947137351

    Anil Kumar R.
    Reference Assitant
    Campus Library
    University of Kerala
    Tel: 0471-2416847 Mob: 9496201557
    E-mail: anilcampus@gmail.com

    M. Chandrakumaran Nair
    TC  08/645, Poomuttam,
    Temple Lane, Sreekariyam
    Thiruvananthapuram- 695017
    Tel: 2599290  Mob: 9447276657
    E-mail ckumarnair@gmail.com

    Librarian, Kendriya Vidyalaya (Shift-I)
    Pattom,Thiruvananthapuram-695 004
    Tel0471-2445854 (O), 0471-230950 (R)
    Mob: 09447699724
    E-mail: slfaizal@gmail.com

    N. Parameswaran
    Librarian, Asian School of Business
    Technopark Campus, Thiruvananthapuram
    “Saraswathy Vilas”, Narayana Gardend
    Mudavanmukal Road, Poojappura,Trivandrum-12
    Tel: 0471 – 2355515, Mob: 9387822201
    E-mail: npwaran49@yahoo.co.in

    Sainul Abideen P.
    Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management- Kerala
    Park Centre, Technopark Campus
    Thiruvananthapuram – 695 581
    Tel: 0471- 3091334 (O) 2593961 (R)
    Mob: 9847532170
    E-mail: sainul@iiitmk.ac.in

    N. Sukumaran Nair
    Deepanjali, T. C. 9/1796
    Thiruvananthapuram – 695 010
    (Formerly:State Librarian, Govt.of Kerala &
    Deputy Librarian, University of Kerala)
    Tel. 0471 – 2729 031
    Mobile: 9447213155
    E-mail: sukukla@yahoo.com

    Dr. Vijayakumar, K. P.
    Dept. of Library & Information Science
    University of Kerala, Tvpm – 695 034
    Tel. 0471 – 2478034 (O) 2476660 (R)
    E-mail: kpvijayakumar@teacher.com

    S. Arumugham
    Asst. Librarian (Retd)
    “Kurinchi”, T.C. 21/ 859 (25)
    Killipalam, New Road
    Karamana.P.O., Thiruvananthapuram -2.


    Mr.K Balachandran 
    Assistant Librarian, Dept. of Applied Economics, CUSAT

    Mr. Anoop Varma 
    Junior Librarian,  University Library, CUSAT

    Executive Committee Members
    Sr. Asritha 
    Librarian, St. Teresa’s College, Ernakulam

    Mr. Cherian K. George 
    Librarian, UC College, Aluva

    Mr. Joe Joseph 
    Junior Librarian, Dept. of Computer Science, CUSAT

    Mr. Manuel P J
    Asst. Librarian, School of Marine Sciences, CUSAT

    Mr. Shibu Ray S
    Asst. Librarian, University Library, CUSAT

    Sectional Committee Members
    Dr. Beena, C. 
    Assistant Librarian, CUSAT

    Mr. Sajeev Kumar 
    Librarian, Hindustan Organic Chemicals Limited, Cochin

    Mr. Shaji  B. S. 
    Librarian, S.N.M. Training College, Moothakunnam

    Mr. Sivan Kutty 
    Professional Assistant Gr.I, CUSAT

    Mr. Thampi  K. E. 
    Librarian, NIO Regional Centre, Cochin

    Special Invitees
    Mrs. Baby Valsala 
    University Librarian – in-  Charge, CUSAT

    Mr. Mathew Varghese 
    Former  Librarian, Mar Athanasius College, Kothamangalam

    Mr. Wilson  C. 
    Librarian, NPOL, Cochin


    Fr. Jose Viruppel  
    Librarian, S B College, Changanacherry

    Sri. Unnikrishnan S 
    Assistant Librarian, M G University, Kottayam

    Executive Committee Members
    Smt Annu George 
    Assistant Librarian, M G University, Kottayam

    Sri. Johny John Nidhiri 
    Librarian, Deva Matha College, Kuravilangad

    Sri. Justin 
    Librarian, St Joseph’s College of Engineering, Pala

    Sr. Mercy 
    Librarian, Assumption College, Changanacherry

    Sri Suku J 
    Assistant Librarian, M G University, Kottayam

    Special Invitees
    Smt Laila T. Abraham 
    Deputy Librarian, M G University, Kottayam

    Sri A J Philip 
    Former  Librarian, St Stephen’s College, Uzhavoor

    Dr. R Raman Nair
    University Librarian, M G University, Kottayam

    Dr K P Somanathan Nair
    Head, DLIS, M G University, Kottayam


    Dr. M. G. Sreekumar
    Librarian, IIM, Kozhikode

    Dr. Dineshan Koovakkai
    Assistant Librarian, Central University of Kerala, Kasargod

    Executive Committee Members
    Mrs. Minimol K.
    Professional Asst. Gr.I, Dept. of Philosophy, University of Calicut
    Sri Sasi P.K. 
    Research Scholar, DLIS, University of Calicut
    Sri. Shaji V.
    Prfessional Asst. Gr.I, Dept of Malayalam, University of Calicut
    Sri. Shantakumar M.V.
    Professional Asst. Gr.I, Department of Statistics, University of Calicut
    Sri. T. M. Vasudevan
    Lecturer, DLIS, University of Calicut

    Sectional Committees

    (a) Information Technology Group
    SriMusthafa K.M.
    Librarian, AWH Engineering College, Kozhikode
    Ms. Shyni K.G.
    Professional Asst. Gr.I, CHMK Library, Unviersity of Calicut
    Sri. Tomson A. J. 
    LibrarianSt. Thomas College, Devagiri, Kozhikode

    (b) Information Services Group
    Sri Habeeb Koya Thangal 
    Professional Asst. Gr.I, DCMS, University of Calicut
    Ms. Sajna M.N. 
    Professional Asst. Gr.I, Department of History, University of Calicut
    Dr. K. N. Soman 
    Assistant LibrarianCHMK Library, University of Calicut

    Special Invitees
    Dr. Abdul Azeez T. A. 
    Deputy Librarian I/CCHMK Library, University of Calicut
    Dr. Jalaja V.
    Head of the Department, DLIS, University of Calicut
    Sri. Jayaraj P.
    Former Head, British Library System in India, New Delhi
    Dr. Muhamed Haneefa K. 
    Lecturer, DLIS, University of Calicut
    Prof. M. Parameswaran
    Former Head, DLIS, Unviersity of Calicut


    Sri. S. Azhagiri 
    Govt. Sanskrit College, Pattambi

    Kerala Agricultural University, Thrissur

    Executive Committee Members
    Sri. K.D. Anto  
    Prajyothi Nikethan Collge, Puthukkad 
    Sri. P. Humayoon Kabeer  
    Govt. Medical College, Thrissur

    Sri. V. C.  John 
    St. Thomas College, Thrissur

    Sri. K. Rajendran 
    Kerala Sahithya Academy, Thrissur

    Smt. Vijayalekshmi  
    Govt. Engg. College, Thrissur 

    Special Invitees
    Smt. Lelitha Lenin
    Former  Reader & Head, DLIS, University of Kerala

    Sri. K.R.Nagarajan 
    IASE, Thrissur

    Sri. K .Rajasekharan 
    Librarian, KILA, Thrissur

    Sri. K.P. Sathian 
    Librarian i/c, Kerala Agricultural University, Thrissur

To Know More, visit KLA website
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