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Forthcoming

7th Sep 2013
72nd Annual General Body Meeting at 5.30 p.m. on Saturday, 7th Sep 2013 at Dwaraka Hall, Sangeetha Residency Hotel, No. 2, Luz Church Road, Luz Corner, Mylapore, Chennai 600 004. Invite

Concluded

1st Dec 2012
71st Annual General Body Meeting at 5.30 p.m. at Dwaraka Hall, Sangeetha Residency Hotel, No. 2, Luz Church Road, Luz Corner, Mylapore, Chennai 600 004. After the AGM, felicitation will be done to Dr. R. Samyuktha (Former President of MALA), University Librarian, Pondicherry University for the receipt of "SATKAL Best Women Librarian Award 2012" from Satinder Kaur Ramdev Memorial Trust for Advancement of Librarianship, Punjab. Invite

27th Aug 2011
70th Annual General Body Meeting and a talk by an eminent personality as part of Madras Week Celebraions at Palmgrove Hotel, Chennai 600 034 at 4.00 p.m. Invite

23rd Apr 2011
"World Book and Copyright Day" celebrations and a talk on "Intellectual Property and Importance of Copyright Protection" by Mr. Sudhir Ravindran at Seminar Hall, Connemara Public Library, Egmore, Chennai 600 008. Invite

5th Feb 2011
Workshop on "Library Automation and Services for School Librarians"
at Anna Centenary Library Seminar Hall, Kotturpuram, Chennai 600 085. Invite & Programme

20th Aug 2010
Talk on "The story of MALA, down memory lane"
by Professor S. Parthasarathy at 6.00 p.m. at LLA Building, 737 Anna Salai, Chennai - 600002. Formal Invite

7th Aug 2010
69th Annual General Body Meeting
at 6.00 p.m. Vaishali Hall, II Floor, Hotel palmgrove, Chennai - 600034. Formal Invite

2nd Aug 2010
Presentation on "Leveraging Internet and the Social Media"
August 2, 2010 - Presentation on "Leveraging Internet and the Social Media" to faculty members of Anna Adarsh College, Chennai 600 040 in their LibFest. Ms. L.R. Gowri (Hon. Secretary, MALA) and Ms. G. S. Leena, (Member, MALA) are the resource persons.

28th Feb 2010
Training Programme on Path to Prosperity and Life Harmony: Power Tips for Better Work-Life Balance for Public Librarians"
MALA organised first of its kind training programme on soft skills, in three locations, to 160 librarians working in various Public Libraries across Tamilnadu. On February 28, 2010 at New Raj Palace Sundar Hotel, Chennai and on March 27, 2010 at Hotel Raj Park, in Chennai. On March 13, 2010 one more at Ramaraj Kalyana Mandapam, in Srivilliputtur in association with MALA-Srivilliputtur Chapter. MALA conducted them on behalf of the Directorate of Public Libraries, Chennai. The programmes were funded by the Raja Rammohan Roy Library Foundation, Kolkatta. The programmes entitled "Path to Prosperity and Life Harmony: Power Tips for Better Work-Life Balance for Public Librarians" were conducted by Mr. Srinivasa Raghavan from www.HappyMentor.com. They were conducted in Tamil to help the Public Librarians to take active part. All the participants highly appreciated such first of a kind training topic and the fantastic arrangements made by MALA.

29-30 Dec 2009
READIT-2009 Conference
at IGCAR, Kalpakkam in collaboration with MADRAS LIBRARY ASSOCIATION, Kalpakkam Chapter. The conference would be preceded by a pre-conference tutorial on 28-12-2009. The detailed 1st Conference announcement is posted in the Conference Website http://library.igcar.gov.in/readit2009/readit2009.html

5th Dec 2009
Open Source Library Management Software (Koha)
at AU-KBC Research Centre, M I T Campus (Chromepet), Anna University Chennai - 600044 in collaboration with Anna University Chennai, M.I.T. Library and National Resource Centre for Free/Open Source Software (NRCFOSS) AU-KBC Research Centre, Anna University Chennai. Brochure

14th Oct 2009
Lecture on "Your PET Digital Library"
by Dr. S.V. Raghavan, Professor, Network Systems Laboratory, Dept. of Computer Science, IIT Madras Chairman, Technical Advisory Committee, National Knowledge Network
Organised in association with RCIS, IEEE CS, CSI at MOP Vasihnav College at at 3.00 p.m.

21st Aug 2009
Talk in Tamil on "Public Library System in Chennai : Past, Present and the Future"
by Mr. G. Arivoli, Director, Directorate of Public Libaries, Chennai
Organised in association with The Connemara Public Libary at at 6.00 p.m. at Seminar Hall, Connemara Public Library, Egmore, Chennai 600 008.

8th Aug 2009
68th Annual General Body Meeting
at 6.00 p.m. at Hotel Palmgrove, Kodambakkam High Road, Chennai - 600034

29th Apr 2009
Talk on "Role of Libraries in Preserving our Cultural Assets"
by Mr. V. Sriram, Writer, Music Critic and Enthusiast.
Organised in association with Roja Muthiah Research Library Trust at Time: 5.00 p.m. at Roja Muthiah Research Library 3rd Cross Road, Central Polytechnic Campus Taramani, Chennai 600 113

26th Nov 2008
Kumar Memorial Lecture on "Role of NGOs in Urban Development"
at 6.30 p.m. at Connemara Hotel, Binny Road, Chennai 600002
Jointly organised by Madras Book Club & The Madras Library Association (MALA) Chennai
For details.....MS Word version

18th Oct 2008
One day Symposium on "Role of Public Libraries in Social Development"
at 9.00 a.m. at World University Service Centre, 18, East Spur Tank Road, Chetpet, Chennai-600031
Jointly organised by The Directorate of Public Libraries (DPL), Chennai & The Madras Library Association (MALA) Chennai with the support of Raja Rammohun Roy Library Foundation (RRRLF), Kolkatta
For details.....MS Word version

9th Aug 2008
67th Annual General Body Meeting
at 6.00 p.m. at Hotel Palmgrove, Kodambakkam High Road, Chennai - 600034
For details.....MS Word version

25th Feb 2008
Lecture on "Public Libraries as Community Information Centres in India: An Emerging Vision"
by Dr. Ajit Pyati Assistant Professor, Faculty of Information and Media Studies, University of Western Ontario, Canada
Organised in association with The Connemara Public Library at 5.30 p.m. at The Connemara Public Library, Pantheon Road, Egmore, Chennai 600 008.
For details.....MS Word version

27th Nov 2007
Talk on "National Knowledge Commission and its implication on Libraries"
by Mr. Subbiah Arunachalam, Distinguished Fellow, M S Swaminathan Research Foundation, Chennai & Visiting Professor, National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore.
Organised in association with Roja Muthiah Research Library Trust at Time: 5.30 p.m. at Roja Muthiah Research Library 3rd Cross Road, Central Polytechnic Campus Taramani, Chennai 600 113
For details.....MS Word version

26th Nov 2007
Kumar Memorial Lecture "Genesis and Growth as a Writer"
by Ms. Sivasankari
Organised in association with Madras Book Club at 6 30 p.m. at at the Connemara Hotel, Chennai.
For details.....MS Word version

21st Nov 2007
Talk on "Libraries as Knowledge Resource Centers- a user's perspective"
by Sri. Amit Varma. IPS, Additional Director General of Police , TamilNadu Police Academy
Organised in association with TN Police Academy at 6 p.m. at the TamilNadu Police Training College, Ashok Nagar ( Near Ashok Pillar), Chennai.

19th Nov 2007
Talk by Dr. A. Amudhavalli, HOD, Dept. of Lib & Info. Sciences, Univ. of Madras
Venue & Timing: Meenakshi College for Women in the morning

31st Oct 2007
Talk on "Librarians in the 21st Century: The Future of the Profession"
by Steven Kerchoff, Information Resource Officer, American Embassy, New Delhi
Organised in association with United States Consulate General, The American Library, Chennai & Guindy Campus Library, University of Madras, Chennai at 6 p.m. at GNR Hall, Center for Advanced Studies in Crystallography & Biophysics, (Adjacent to the Library) Guindy Campus,University of Madras, Chennai 600 025

8th Sep 2007
Talk on "Serve with a Smile"
by Mr. B Shivasubramaniam, Master Trainer - Six Thinking Hats, Lateral Thinking, TCS, Chennai
Organised in association with TCS at 6 p.m. at Tata Consultancy Services, 1, Jawaharlal Nehru Road (100 feet Road), Vadapalani, Chennai 600026.
For details.....MS Word version

16th Sep 2007
Annual General Body Meeting
Time, Date & Venue: 4 p.m. at M.O.P vaishnav College, Nungambakkam, Chennai 600034.
Followed by AGM, there will be Felicitations to Prof. S. Parthasarathy from 5 p.m. to 7. p.m. For details.....Image

26th Aug 2007
Special Seminar on Vacippai Necippom
Organised by Pennington Public Library, Srivilliputhur in collaboration with Madras Library Association, Chennai
For details.....PDF version

9th Aug 2007
Talk and Discussion Meeting on "Programme for the Enhancement of Research Information [PERI] "
by Dr. T.V. Gopal, Prof. Dept. of Computer Science & Engg, Anna University
Organised in association with CSI, IEEE CS, Madras Univ. Library, Guindy Campus at 5.30 p.m. at GNR Auditorium, Dept. of Biophysics, Madras Univerisy, Guindy Campus, Chennai 600025.

11-13, Jul 2007
READIT - 07: Information to Knowledge: Technology and Professionals
Pre-Conference Tutorial on "Web Tools and IT Enabled Services"
Organised by MALA Kalpakkam Chapter
Venue: Sarabhai Auditorium, Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Kalpakkam 603 102, T.N.
For detailed brochure.....PDF version

19th Mar 2007
Lecture-Demo On Scholarly Communication in 2007: Challenges & Opportunities for the Global Biomedical & Librarian Communities by Ms. Pamela C. Sieving & Ms. Bette Anton, Bio-medical Librarian/Informationist, National Institute of Health Library, Bethesda, Maryland, USA
In association with Sundaram Medical Foundation, Dr. Rangarajan Memorial Hospital, Chennai & RCIS

16th Mar 2007
Open House on Issues in Digital Libraries
Moderators: Dr. Harish Chandra & Dr M G Sreekumar
In association with RCIS

8-10, Feb 2007
3 Day Regional Workshop Greenstone Digital Library Software
Organised by Dept. of Library Services, Christian Medical College, Vellore
Venue: CHTC Auditorium, CMC, Bagayam Campus
For detailed brochure.....PDF version

22nd Dec 2006
Lecture on Electronic Resources by Dr. S. Venkadesan, Librarian, IISc, Bagalore
In association with Dept. of Information Science, Univ. of Madras

8th Dec 2006
Kumar Memorial Lecture: Great Voices from the World of Poetry by Mr. V. Sundaram, I.A.S (Retd)
In association with Madras Book Club

8th Dec 2006
RCIS Annual Lecture on Knowledge Empowerment through Information and Collaboration Grids by Dr. K.R. Srivathsan, Director, IIITM, Kerala
In association with RCIS & CSI Chennai Chapter & Dept. of Information Sciences, Univ. of Madras

18th Nov 2006
Workshop on Total Quality Management
In association with MALA Kalpakkam Chapter
Venue: Anupuram Convention Centre, DAE Township, Anupuram - 603109
MALA will be organizing free transporation, on both ways. The vehicle will leave from the Univeristy of Madras, Guindy Campus Entrance, at 8.00 a.m. on November 18, 2006
Fee: Rs. 300/= for Members and Rs. 500/= for Non Members
For detailed brochure.....PDF version

30th Sep 2006
Lecture Meeting
Topic: Impact of e-publishing on Information Society
Speaker: Mr. Sashi Kumar, TV Journalist & Entrepreneur, Film maker & Chairman, Media Development Foundation & Asian College of Journalism, Chennai
In association with Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), Chennai
Venue: Tata Consultancy Services Limited, No.1 Jawaharlal Nehru Road, 100 Feet Road, Vadapalani, Chennai

For detailed Invitation.....MS Word version

12th Aug 2006
MALA AGM followed by Felicitation to Prof. S. Parthasarathy
at: Hotel Woodlands at 6.00 p.m.

4th Aug 2006
Presentation on Information Services from ProQuest
In association with Guindy Campus Library, University of Madras
at: School of Chemical Sciences Auditorium, Guindy Campus, at 10 A.M.
Inaugural Address by: Prof. M. Anandakrishnan, Chairman, Madras Institute of Development Studies, Chennai
Presentation by: Ms. Julie Stevens, Regional Sales Director, West Asia Pacific, Proquest Information & Learning.
For detailed Invitation.....MS Word version

15-17, Jun 2006
Workshop on Communication Skills
This three-day workshop envisages teaching and training the target group with soft skills for effective interaction at the intra and inter personal and institutional levels in the changing information environment. The beneficiaries of this programme include Library & Information working and professional entrants with career orientation and any field and background interested on gaining soft skills.

For detailed Brochure & Registration form.....MS Word version .....PDF version

1st Apr 2006
Lecture Demonstration of Greenstone Digital Library Software
In association with Computer Society of India, Chennai Chapter and The British Council
at: The British Council, 737 Anna Salai, Chennai 600 002
Speaker: Dr. John B. Rose, Honorary Research Associate,University of Waikato (New Zealand)
For detailed Invitation.....MS Word version

News Item published in The Hindu dt. 3rd Apr 2006

13th Mar 2006
Presentation cum Demo of eGranary Digital Library
In association with Computer Society of India, Chennai Chapter and Dept. of Information Science, University of Madras
at: Dept. of Information Science, Univ. of Madras, Chennai - 600005
Speakers: Mr. Cliff Missen, Director, eGranary Project, University of Iowa and
Dr. Padmini Srinivasan, Professor, School fo Library and Information Science,
The University of Iowa, USA
For detailed Invitation.....MS Word version

News Item published in The Hindu dt. 16th Mar 2006

4th Feb 2006
Lecture Meeting
Topic: Communication Skills for the 21st Century Librarians
Speaker: Commodore S. Shekhar
In association with Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), Chennai
at: Tata Consultancy Services Limited, No.1 Jawaharlal Nehru Road, 100 Feet Road, Vadapalani, Chennai

Presentation Material in Powerpoint

For detailed Invitation.....MS Word version

24th Jan 2006
Regional Symposium on Delivery of Books and Newspapers (Public Libraries) Act 1954
In association with Directorate of Public Libraries, Chennai
at: Directorate of Public Libraries, 737 Anna Salai, Chennai
For detailed Brochure.....PDF version .... MS Word version
Registration Form.....PDF version .... MS Word version

News Item published in The Hindu dt. 31st Jan 2006

2-4, Dec 2005
Workshop on Institutional Repositories
In association with Computer Society of India, Div VIII & Chennai Chapter
For Detailed brochure & Registration form ...
PDF version
MS Word version

Participants: Group1... Group2... Group3...

News Item published in The Hindu dt. 9th Jan 2006

16th Nov 2005
Lecture Meeting
Topic: Trends & Challenges in Book Restoration
Speaker: Mr. Reinhard Feldmann, Director- Historical Archive of the State of North Rhein Westphalia University of Munster, Germany
Time: 5.00 p.m.
Venue: Roja Muthiah Research Library, 3rd Cross Road, CPT Campus, Taramani, Chennai 600 113
Tea at 4.30 p.m.

18th Nov 2005
Talk on the occasion of National Library Week Celebrations
Topic: Socio Cultural Impact on Reading
Speaker: Mr. Maalan , Writer, Journalist & Broadcaster
Time & Venue: 6.00 p.m. at Gokhale Shastri Institute, K.N. Shanmugasundaram Hall, Old No.16, Karpagambal Nagar, Mylapore, Chennai 600 004
Tea at 5.30 p.m.
For Detailed Programme ... (in MS Word)

12th Sep 2005
Lecture Meeting
Topic: Future of Librarianship
Speaker: Ms. Wendy Zaman, Information Resource Officer, American Embassy, New Delhi
Time & Venue: 6.00 p.m, Guindy Campus Library, University of Madras,Chennai 600 025
Tea at 5.30 p.m.
For Detailed Programme ...

12th Aug 2005
Dr. Suseela Kumar Memorial Lecture
In association with Computer Society of India, Chennai Chapter
Topic: Right to Information
Speaker: Mr. N. Vittal, IAS, Former Central Vigilance Commissioner
Venue: No. 16, Karpagambal Nagar, Chennai - 600004
For Detailed Programme ...

News Item published in The Hindu dt. 16th Aug 2005


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