FPLISS-2022 Successfully Finished

Congratulations to all juniors who participated in the free online Finishing Program for Library and Information Science Students (FPLISS) from September 26-30, 2022. I was very happy with the sheer number of participants engaged in the program and to conduct such a course for them. A well-structured syllabus was prepared for this course, from building a resume to becoming a marketable library professional.

I would also like to thank all of you for your enthusiastic participation throughout the course. Furthermore, I do hope this course will help you to start your career superbly and make you capable of facing challenges in librarianship and library services.

Special thanks to Ms. Maria Rose Kurian, Assistant Librarian, East Campus, Sacred Heart College (Autonomous), Kochi, for her Session on Canva & Designing

— Mahesh Palamuttath

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Attended an ICT Skill Development Programme at INFLIBNET

It was a felicitous opportunity to attend an ICT skill development program at Information and Library Network (INFLIBNET) an autonomous Inter-University Centre of the University Grants Commission (UGC), Ahmedabad, Gujarat from September 7th to 9th 2022. This program aimed to induce more insights and in-depth knowledge on the fundamentals of the Cloud, installation of Shibboleth (remote campus access tool), and building a repository in the Cloud environment.

It was also an excellent chance to visit libraries of esteemed institutions like IIM Ahmedabad, Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology, National Institute of Fashion Technology

Thanks to my college (Sacred Heart College, Kochi) for sponsoring me for this faculty development program

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Finishing Program for Library and Information Science Students (FPLISS)

It is, with great pleasure, that I announce the initiation of a Finishing Program for Library and Information Science Students (FPLISS). This course will teach students the finer aspects of personal, practical, and technical skills over and above academic qualifications. Actually, this course is framed out of the uncertainties of my juniors and other freshly out MLISc students related to the day-to-day functions of a library. Please do note that this is not a traditional etiquette course, but a finishing program intended to enhance students’ skills and teach them how to become the most polished and confident version of themselves.

COURSE CONTENT

  • How to start your career as a fresher
  • How to purchase books to the library; Its process, documentation, etc
  • How to subscribe periodicals in a library (physical & e-version)
  • How to document and maintain various registers in a library
  • How to improve your personal development & ICT skills
  • How to become a marketable library professional

COURSE DURATION
10 Hours

DATE AND TIME
September 25-30, 2022 at 7PM – 9PM

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?
Freshly out BLISc/MLISc graduates and the people who just started their careers as librarians

MODE: Online

REGISTRATION
Registration is free

Online registration page:
https://forms.gle/EnTyVoBzuvZCr2gJ9

CONTACT DETAILS
Mahesh Palamuttath
Librarian
Sacred Heart College (Autonomous), East Campus
Thevara, Kochi – 682013, Kerala, India
Mobile: +91 9567 664 972
Email: maheshpalamuttath@shcollege.ac.in

Session on N-LIST and National Digital Library of India (NDLI)

The central library of Mar Dionysius College, Pazhanji, Kunnamkulam organizes a session on N-LIST and the National Digital Library of India (NDLI) for the postgraduate students of the college in association with the Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) at the college seminar hall of at 10:00 AM on 08 July 2022.

The following topics will be covered in the session:

  • What is National Library and Information Services Infrastructure for Scholarly Content (N-LIST) Consortium
  • How to use N-LIST E-Resources
  • What is National Digital Library of India (NDLI)
  • How to use NDLI E-Resources

Resource Person
Mr. Mahesh Palamuttath
Librarian
Sacred Heart College (Autonomous) East Campus Library

Date and Time
08 July 2020, 10:00 AM

Venue: M.D. College, Seminar Hall

Contact: Ajo Geevarghes, College Librarian. Mobile: 9447785357

One-day training program on Enhancing Library’s Web Presence with Blog at Farook College (Autonomous), Calicut

The department of library and information science Farook college (autonomous) organizes a one-day workshop on Enhancing Library’s Web Presence with Blog on 10th June 2022 for this MLISc 2nd-year batch. This workshop aims at enhancing skills in content/information management and creating own personal brand among library professionals.

Course content

  • Introduction to Blogs & Blogging
  • Starting with Blogger & WordPress
  • Blog creation and customization -workflow (Publish blog post, embed video/image/doc/PDF/sheet/slides etc.
  • Various possibilities of Google Drive with blog
  • Backup and restoration

Resource Person

Mr. Mahesh Palamuttath
Librarian, East Campus
Sacred Heart College (Autonomous), Ernakulam
Mob: +91 9567664972
Email: maheshpalamuttath@shcollege.ac.in

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One-Week Advanced Level Training Program on DSpace

The Knowledge Centre of Digital University, Kerala organizes a one-week advanced level training program on open-source institutional repository DSpace from 9th May 2022 to 13th May 2022. The main aim of the program is to give advanced level training on how to work with repositories and enhance the skills which are expected from the present-day information professional.

Course Content:

  • Introduction to Open Access and IRs.
  • Basics of Linux Operating Systems
  • Installation of DSpace
  • Customization of IR
  • Creating Communities, Sub Communities, and Collections
  • Metadata in IRs (Hands-on training)

Mode of conduct of sessions:

Hybrid mode (30 Participants to attend onsite, rest online through Zoom)

Click here to Register

Venue:

Digital University Kerala, Technocity Campus, Mangalapuram, Thonnakkal PO, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala – 695317

Registration Fee:

Rs.6,000/- for live participation at the University for the first 30 people. (Inclusive of food for all days)
Fee for online participation – Rs. 4,500/-
Accommodation: Rs. 1000/- for 5 days (Twin Sharing accommodation at the Campus Hostel block).

Participants can also book accommodation on their own at the below hotels (near to the Institute)

1. Hotel Karthika Park: Near Police station, NH – 66 Road |, Panvel – Kochi – Kanyakumari Hwy, Near, Kazhakkoottam, Kerala 695582 Phone: 08137033636 https://www.hotelkarthikapark.com/
2. Hotel Al Saj: NH 47 Bypass Road Near Juma Masjid, Kazhakkoottam, Kerala 695582 Phone: 0124 620 1164 http://alsajhotel.com/

How to make payment?

Account Name: DIGITAL UNIVERSITY KERALA
Account Number: 50100465591509
Bank Name: HDFC Bank
Branch Name: Technopark Branch
IFSC Code: HDFC0000683

Early Bird Registration

Those who Register before 15th April 2022 will get a 20% discount on the registration fee. (After discount Rs 4800 for live participation. Rs 3600 for online participation)

Resource Persons

  • Dr. Vimal Kumar V
  • Mr. Mahesh Palamuttath
  • Dr. Murari P Tapaswi
  • Dr. Gopakumar V

For more details contact

Dr. Gopakumar V
Head, Knowledge Centre
Digital University Kerala
e-mail: librarian@duk.ac.in
Phone: 0471-2788059
Mobile: 91588 35495

Dr. Narayana D
Assistant Librarian
Digital University Kerala
e-mail: asst.librarian@duk.ac.in
Phone: 0471-2788053
Mobile: 70135 87028

Started Life at Sacred Heart College, Thevara

Joined as Librarian at the East Campus, Sacred Heart College, thevara, Ernakulam.  Today, I was brought into the college by Dr. C.S. Francis, Vice-Principal (East Campus) and who introduced me to everyone. After a brief healthy talk, He brought me into his cabin. and we had a chat over various facilities to be implemented in our library.

My responsibility here is rather different from the usual librarianship, here, I am supposed to learn new technologies related to the academic, library services, etc. later teach those to the students as well as teachers and maintain various applications (Koha ILS/Moodle LMS/DSpace IR, WordPress CMS) and its servers along with the computer science department.

Hope this new space will help me to improve myself a lot and look forward to having the same good tie-up with the entire library team as well as the computer science department.

Moreover, a “space” was necessary for me nowadays.

I express my thanks to the “people” who have supported me.

— Mahesh Palamuttath

Khidmath Arts & Science College Moves to Koha ILS

The Library of Khidmath Arts & Science College, Ananthavoor (PO Pattarnadakkvu, Thirunavaya, Malappuram, Kerala 676301 moves to Koha ILS from E-Library Solutions (proprietary software). Around 6000 book records with patron data were successfully migrated.

Thanks to Mr. Afsal Abdulla, the librarian, for recommending me to the college authority for the implementation and migration to Koha ILS.

About Kidmath Arts and Science College

Kidmath Arts and Science College was established in May 2005 as a self-financing college affiliated to the University of Calicut. The college completed 16 years of its academic journey. It has emerged as one of the premier institutions of higher learning in the pattarnadakkavu locality. 

Reference: https://www.khidmathcollege.ac.in/

Interview Experience at Sacred Heart College, Thevara

Recently, I had an interview at Sacred Heart college thevara, Ernakulam, for the post of Librarian at their east campus. It was yet another standard interview that I appeared in my professional life after EBSCO’s interview for the post of the Library Service Engineer (LSE).

The interview panel was led by the Rev. Fr. Jose John CMI (Principal), Dr. C.S. Francis Vice Principal (East Campus), Biju V. V. (Main campus librarian), and two subject experts Mr.Sanjo Jose, Librarian, St. Thomas College (Autonomous), Thrissur, and Ms. Vineetha Davies. V, Librarian, St. Aloysius College, Thrissur

Seventeen candidates (with/without NET) from various parts of Kerala were there for the interview. I was the third candidate, the panel took around twenty minutes for interviewing me, asking about myself, previous experience, subject knowledge, academics, publications, and expertise in various applications used in libraries, etc. Moreover, the panel requested me to present a session on any subject that I could. which was a nice experience to had a session with the panel.

I hope, I did perform my level best at the interview.

— Mahesh Palamuttath

 

Koha ILS upgradation at KMCT Medical College Manassery

KMCT Medical College Manassery library, Mukkam, Calicut, India- 673602 has upgraded their koha to the latest stable version (21.05.11) from 16.05 version. Thanks to Mr. Bhaskar, the librarian of the college for selecting me as the service provider.

About KMCT Medical College

KMCT Medical College was established in the year 2008 with an intake of 100 MBBS seats approved by the Medical Council of India. The College is affiliated with Kerala University of Health Sciences. The Central Government had accorded recognition for the MBBS course in the year 2013. Postgraduate courses were started in the academic year 2015-16 in Orthopaedics & Pharmacology and in the academic year 2020-21 postgraduate courses were started in other specialities (Microbiology, Community Medicine, General Medicine, General Surgery, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Paediatrics, ENT, Ophthalmology, Dermatology, Anaesthesiology, Psychiatry, Radiology & Pulmonary Medicine). From the academic year 2016-17, the intake of students in MBBS course was increased from 100 to 150 by the approval of Central Government.

Reference: https://www.kmctmedicalcollege.org/about-us/