Kozhikode: The first edition of the Kerala Library Congress will be held at Farook College in Kozhikode on December 20 and 21. The event aims to enhance awareness about the new initiatives in public and academic libraries in India, Europe and the United States.
The organisers said discussions on the role of public libraries as a hub of community empowerment in a democracy and the need of reinventing libraries in the context of new media, e-learning and new technologies will be held as part of the event, organised by the Library and Information Science Department of Farook College.
M K Raghavan, the Member of Parliament from Kozhikode, will inaugurate the congress on Friday at 10am. Kottakkal MLA and former professor of Farook College Abid Hussain Thangal will deliver the keynote address.
Dr K P Vijayakumar, former head, Kerala University Library Science department and director of the congress will present the theme of the event.
Aavadiappan, former director of Tamil Nadu State library; TV Santhosh George Kulangara, founder and managing director of Safari; K E N Kunhahamed, social critic; Dr Yaseen Ashraf; Dr K M Nazeer, principal; C P Kunhimohamed, P K Ahmed and K P Kunjahmed Koya will attend the programme.