National Workshop on ‘Social Media for Libraries’, 23-24 March 2018

The Department of Library & Information Science, University of Kerala is organizing a Two Day National Workshop on ‘Social Media for Libraries‘ during 23-24 March 2018 in Thiruvananthapuram.

INTRODUCTION: Social media are a series of websites and applications designed to allow people to share content quickly, efficiently and in real-time. Libraries are in the right position to harness the potential of Social media to facilitate user services and to reach out to the patrons. The extent of use of these tools in libraries has gained momentum in recent years as the results of advancements in Information and Communication Technologies in general and innovations in the field of online human interactions in particular. Social media can be   effectively used in libraries to publicize library events, market information resources, get feedback from users and most importantly, to engage and create steady connections with the online customers of the library. LIS professionals must gain knowledge and skills in the use of these tools to make their libraries equipped and responsive to the needs of new generation users. This two day National    Workshop is an effort in that direction

OBJECTIVES: The specific objectives of the Workshop are:

  1. To introduce Social media, their challenges and opportunities, to the participants.
  2. To identify appropriate Social media platforms useful for Libraries & LIS professionals.
  3. To help the participants to learn how to integrate Social media tools in a library’s marketing plan.
  4. To examine the tools available for measuring the Social media outcomes of a library.
  5. To provide an opportunity for the participants to learn from Social media best practices in Libraries.

DATE & VENUE: 23 & 24 March 2018; Computer Centre, Kerala University Senate House Campus, Palayam, Thiruvananthapuram – 695 034

TARGET GROUP: The Workshop is primarily intended for Library and Information Science professionals working in Public, Academic & Special Libraries and teachers of LIS. The number of participants is restricted to 30 (Thirty) only.

RESOURCE PERSONS: Resource Persons include faculty members in Library and Information Science and LIS Professionals with extensive experience in the field.

TRAINING MODE: Demonstration and Hands-on sessions.

REGISTRATION: Register online here

Last date for registration: March 20, 2018 or until all seats are       occupied, whichever is earlier.

The registration fee is 1000/- which can be paid through Bank Transfer mode or as a Demand Draft.

By fund transfer to: A/c Name: Dept. of Library & Inf. Science, University of Kerala
A/c No. 57002276645; IFSC Code: SBIN0070292
Bank: State Bank of India; Branch: KUOC, Kerala University PO, Thiruvananthapuram – 695 034

By Demand Draft drawn in favour of the Head of the Department of Library and Information Science, University of Kerala, payable at  Thiruvananthapuram.

Registration will be confirmed only after the receipt of the prescribed fee. All communications will be by e-mail only.

ACCOMODATION: We are NOT providing accommodation to the participants. We can however, arrange accommodation, based on specific demands and upon receipt of advance payment. See the nearby accomodation facilities.

The organizers will provide course materials, lunch and light refreshments as part of the Workshop.


Dr. B. Mini Devi, Coordinator & Head, DLIS, University of Kerala
Phone: 0471-2308034;  Mobile: 9446663070

UoK DLIS NWSM 2018 Brochure



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