Madras Library Association (MALA) Leading the Library Movement Since 1928

Activities of MALA

The MALA has been organising continuing education programmes, discussion groups, workshops, conferences and seminars. The Association maintains active liasion with academic and research institutions, book publishers, and many of its activities are planned in collaboration with local, national and international institutions.

 Date Activity

7 & 8 February, 2019

Two Day National Seminar on “Impact of Information & Communication Technology in Public Libraries”  
at Anna Centenary Library, Kotturpuram, Chennai-85-
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06/12/2108

One day seminar at Sri Kanyaka Parameswari Arts and Science College for Women

19/05/2018

Central Library, MGMCRI, SBV University, Pondicherry organised One day National workshop on DSpace and WordPress

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12-13/05/2018

Two Day Workshop on Koha OSS for Public and Academic Libraries conducted in association with Pennington Public Library, Srivilliputtur.


20-21/01/2018

The Madras Library Association(MALA) and Connemara Public Library organised "Two Days Preparatory Programme for TNPSC and TNSET Exam" at Connemara Public Library



06-01-2018

Government Arts College for Men, Nandanam, Chennai in collaboration with Madras Library Association has organised UGC Sponsored One Day Workshop on "Modernization of Digital Library Using DSPACE and DIGIMAT Software" at Government Arts College for Men, Nandanam, Chennai on 6th January 2018. Click Here to view Event Photos


19-11-2017

As a part of Library Week Celebration 2017, on 19-11-2017, MALA family members have visited an Old Age Home and distributed Books.


21-07-2017

UGC Sponsored National Level Conference at Muthurangam Government Arts College, Vellore


20_24.08.2017
INFLIBNET Training Programme on Library Automation - Organised by Mother Teresa Women University  and MALA
21.07.2017
UGC Sponsored National Level Conference on "Libraries for Today and Tomorrow" held at Muthurangam Government Arts College, Vellore
13.05.2017MALA Members Pondichery Tour. 
     

11.03.2017

One Day National Seminar on Content Management of Digital Resources in Libraries at Dr. Ambedkar Government Law College, Chennai organised by Dr. Ambedkar Government Law College, in association with Madras Library Association

07.03.2017


One Day National Workshop on "Open Source in Digital Library Management" Easwari Engineering College, Ramapuram, Chennai -89

16.02.2017

Awareness programme was held in American Library on 16.02.2017

23.12.2016

Awareness Programme" is arranged by MALA at 4 p.m. in British Council on 23.12.2016.

26.11.2016

National Seminar on Quality Management Techniques in Libraries

01.10.2016

One  Day  National Conference on Information Literacy on Bibliotherapy and Webotherapy for Women By MALA and Soka Ikeda Colelge of Arts and Science for Women

20.08.2016

125thBirth Anniversary of Dr. S.R. Ranganathan MADRAS LIBRARY ASSOCIATION & THIRUVATTIYUR PUBLIC LIBRARY On SATURDAY 20TH August 2016 at 10.30 a.m.

 

13-14.07.2016

10 th National Conference On Recent advances

In Information Technology (READIT-2016) Conference theme: Information Access in Digital Era on  July 13-14, 2016

At  Sarabhai Auditorium, Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research,

Kalpakkam – 603102. Organized by Scientifi c Information Resource Division, Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Kalpakkam - 603 102 In association with Kalpakkam Chapter

27.06.2016

MALA & Patrician College : Readers Circle Inaugral Function

11.06.2016

One Day National Conference on Bibliotherapy and Webotherapy at SCSVSM University Kanchipuram

28-29.05.2016

Ugc Net & TNPSC Preparatory Programme for Library and Information Science Professionals  at Shri Shankarlal Sundarbai Shasun Jain College For Women

30.04.2016

ONE-DAY SEMINAR ON ‘MANAGING & HANDLING OF E-WASTE AND DIGITAL LOCKER IN MODERN LIBRARY ERA” 30 TH APRIL 2016 at International Institute of Tamil Studies

16.03.2016

MALA & IIT “Recent Trends on Scientometrics and Research Methodology

26.02.2016

MALA & Anna University Chennai “ Nurture the Nation for Life Long Learning” By Dr.Amudavalli

17.02.2016

MALA & IIT “ICT Training on D Space for Library and Information Science Professionals

Resource Person:Baskar Linux

21.11.2015

Golden Rules for Interpersonal Relationship by Dr. .Madhavan, Prof,. School of Management, AMET University & ‘Bibliotherapy for Problem Solving (Healing through Books)Dr.K.Sangeetha, Librarian, Highways Research Station, Chennai-25

2001

Annual Report for the year 2000-2001 Click Here

1995

Social Costs and implications of the Telematics Revolution - Lecture by Dr. James Heitzman, USA

Design & Development of In-house Databases - Workshop

READIT'95 - Recent Advances in INformation Technology Seminar, Kalpakkam Chapter of MALA 

 

Text, Scholar & Library: Reflections on An Eternal Triangle - Lecture/Discussion by Mr. James H. Nye, Chicago University

1994

Medical Information seeking behaviour of Research Scholars - Lecture by Dr. Prithika Chari

1993

Research in Library & Information Science - Lecture by Dr. S. Amba

 

Change & Challenge in Library & Information Science Education - Worldnet 

 

Library & Information Science Education in UK - Dr. A. Amudhavalli. 

 

IT and its implications for Libraries - Lecture by Prof. T. Viswanathan

1992

S.R. Ranganathan's Birth Centenary Celebrations:

·  Second International ISKO conference on Cognitive Paradigms in Knowledge Organisation

·  Release of postage stamp in honour of S.R. Ranganathan

·  A 30 minute documentary film: The Man and His Mission (in five languages, English, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada & Hindi)

·  Commissioning of a bust of S.R. Ranganthan

1991

Recent Developments in Information Modelling - Lecture by Dr. M.A. Gopinath, Professor, DRTC, Bangalore. 

 

The IFLA and its Work - Lecture by Mr. Russell Bowden, dy. Chief Executive, British Library Association.

 

CDROM Technology - Worldnet Programme. 

 

Trends and Impact of Informatics - Seminar. 

1990

Knowledge-based Systems - Lecture by Dr. M.A. Gopinath, Prof., DRTC, Bangalore.

 

The Information Scene in India in the 1990s - Annual Lecture by Prof. S. Parthasarathy, IIS, Madras.

1989

Race Against Time: Preservation of Documents - Lecture by Mr. John Mcintyre, National Library of Scotland.

 

Library and Information Scene in the 90's - Group discussion initiated by Mr. S.C. Biswas, President, ILA.

1988

Public Library services and Information Networks - Seminar. 

 

Resource Sharing in Libraries in Britain Today - Lecture by Ms. Jean Plaister, President of British Library Association. 

 

Medlars User Awareness Programme - Demosntration/Online Connection to National Medical Library, Washington, USA.

1987

Computer Application to Library and Information Activities - Workshop. 

1986

Library Automation - Seminar.

1985

Libraries and the Chnage of Education - Seminar.

1982

The Changing Dimensions of Library and Information Science, the implications for Curriculum Development for the future - Lecture by Mr. Kevin J. McGarry, North London Polytechnic.

1981

Libraries in the Year 2001 - Lecture by Prof. F.W. Lancaster, University of Illinois, USA.

1979

Libraries, Information and Quality of Life - Golden Jubilee Oration by Mr. D.J. Foskett, central Library, University of London.

1977

Information for Industry - Seminar organised in collaboration with the Industries Department, Tamil Nadu Government.

1972

The Communication Gap between the Research and Industry - Lecture by Prof. A. Neelameghan, DRTC, Bangalore

 

Scientific Technological Information Network in Britain - Lecture by Prof. Wilfred Ashworth, Central Polytechnic, London.