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ALA Amala Institute of Medical Sciences, Thrissur - National Seminar on the Role of Libraries in Sustainable Education and Research - 2 March 2024


About Academic Library Association

The Academic Library Association (ALA), India is purely a professional society of qualified library and information science professionals.

The Academic Library Association was initially formed on 1st November 1996. The Association secured registration under the Travancore-Cochin, Literary, Scientific and Charitable Societies Registration Act 1955 with Reg. No. TSR/TC/267/2014.

Since its inception, ALA is doing all efforts for the overall development of libraries and protect the interests of librarians working in different kinds of libraries. As school libraries are the starting points for creating effective reading culture in the society which becomes the foundation for the growth and development of all types of libraries, including academic libraries, special libraries and public libraries, ALA has special interest in building strong school library system.


Events and Activities

From the beginning itself, ALA has been organising various events for the upliftment of library professionals.

National Award to Teachers 2023

Congratulations to ALA Member Mujib Rahiman K U, Librarian, KV Kanjikode -

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National Semianars

ALA organises National Seminars every year on latest topics to equip library professionals

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ALA has instituted Life Time Achievement Award and Best Young Librarian Award to recognise the contributions to the profession

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UGC Trainings

ALA organises free UGC coaching to students and young professinals

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Collaboration and consultancy

ALA collaborates with other professional bodies and also provides consultancy for modernisation of libraries


ALA Awards

Recent Recipients

Meet the receipients of ALA Awards.

ALA Lifetime Achievement Award 2023

Mr. N. Narayanan Kutty

Former Scientist "G" & Head, Library, VSSC, ISRO
ALA Best Young Librarian Award 2023

Mr. S.L. Faisal

Librarian, Kendriya Vidyalaya, Pattom, Thiruvananthapuram
ALA Lifetime Achievement Award 2022

Mr. Hussain K H

Librarian (Retired), KFRI
ALA Best Young Librarian Award 2022

Mr. Mujib Rahiman K U

Librarian, Kendriya Vidyalaya Kanjikode

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National Seminar in Session
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National Seminar 2019
National Seminar 2019
Felicitating UGC Qualified Members