Funded by U.G.C. Autonomous Grant

Date: 1.3.2019

Venu: Seminar Hall, Pope’s College, Sawyerpuram

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Organized by

Department of Library, Pope’s College, Sawyerpuram


Society for the Advancement of Library and Information Science(SALIS), Tirunelveli Chapter

About the College

Pope’s college, located at Sawyerpuram, is one of the rural colleges in Thoothukudi District of Tamilnadu state. It is a resurgence of an institution that was founded in the past in 1880 as a seminary, by Dr. G .U. Pope, the revered missionary from England and run for only three years in Sawyerpuram.

The college was later incorporated with Madras Christian College, Chennai for certain reasons. The college was rejuvenated as a regular institution in 1962 in pragmatic memories of Pope in the red soil of Sawyerpuram, with the help of alumni association (POBA) of Pope Memorial High School and a team of dedicated pioneer staff members, under the skilled guidance of Prof. D.S. George Muller, the founder principal.It is an autonomous and co-educational institution. It is a rural college accredited with ‘A’ Grade (CGPA-3.28) by NAAC in cycle-II. It is managed by CSI-Thoothukudi-Nazareth Diocese and affiliated to Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli.

The college has about 40 acres of functional area with multi-storeyed buildings. The college offers 10 UG, 6 PG, 4 M.Phil. and 13 Career Oriented programmes.Three of the departments are elevated as research centres.

About the Library

The General Library of Pope’s College was established on 31st March 1963 with 1000 text books and five periodicals largely donated by Prof. D.S. George Muller, the founder principal of the College. The General Library of Pope’s college has the vision to create knowledge based students to enhance in lighting India. from 1962 to 2011. The new library building with a carpet area of 3000 sq.ft. was opened on 10th May 2011 . The New Library building has been aptly named as Prof. D.S. George Muller library in remembrance of his dedicated service to the student community of Pope’s College, Sawyerpuram.

The Library is housed with 37390 volumes of books with 15366 titles, 30 journals 10 magazines and NLIST e-resources. More than 150 students are daily using the Library

Society for the Advancement of Library and Information Science (SALIS)

SALIS is a registered national professional body, actively involved in the development of all spheres of LIS by organizing various programmes such as conferences, seminars, workshops and training programmes on emerging topics throughout the year in various parts of the country through its chapters located in many places. SALIS publishes national and international journals, proceedings and newsletter for exchange of information and knowledge among LIS professionals. SALIS instituted many awards to encourage and motivate LIS professionals. One of the objectives of SALIS is to train the LIS professionals in the country to handle the latest IT tools and techniques more effectively and efficiently and also to understand and adopt the best practices in order to provide high quality library service to the users.

About the Workshop

Library is an information center and caters the needs to the staff, students and scholar community. it is the right place to acquire knowledge. Library also provides the resources like curriculum based materials, academic work, self assessment and research work to the academic community. This programme also encourages the academic community to improve the reading, writing, research skills and ability to use the eresources.

Objectives of the Workshop

To develop the reading and writing skills of students and faculty members.

To acquire the knowledge in managing the learning resources

To identify the e-Resources of usefulness in academic writing

Target Participants

Teachers, Educators and Faculty Members, Library Professionals, Research Scholars and Students

Resource Persons

Dr. T. Raja, St. Xavier’s College of Education, Palayamkottai

Dr.N.Selvaganapathi, Librarian, Pioneer Kumarasamy College, Nagarcoil

Dr. K. Murugan, University VOC College of Engineering, Thoothukudi

Registration Fee

Students and Research Scholars Rs.50/-

LIS Professionals & Faculty Members Rs. 100/-

The Fee includes Kit, Study Materials and Lunch.

The registration will be done through mail, by post or directly at the spot.

Seminar Websites

Address for Communication

Registration form should be mailed to:

K. Mutharasan

Librarian & Organizing Secretary

Pope’s College, Sawyerpuram-628251

Contact No. 99949 37887


Organizing Committee

Chief Patron

The Rt. Rev. S. E. C. Devasahayam, Bishop, Thoothukudi-Nazareth Diocese Chairman & Secretary, Pope’s College


Dr. A. Selvakumar, Principal

Organizing Secretary

Mr.K.Mutharasan, Librarian

Local Organizing Committee

Dr. R. Immanuel, Vice Principal

Mr. J. Johnson Asir, Bursar

Dr. H. Johnson Jeyakumar, Controller of Examination

Dr. R. Selvakumar, Dean of Arts

Dr. J. Jebaraj Devadasan, Dean of Science

Dr. J. Arulraj Daniel, Dean of Students Affairs

Dr. C. Ravi Samuelraj, Dean of Research

Dr.S.Chandrasekar, Associate Professor of Economics

Mrs. Carolin Daisy, Asst. Professor of Chemistry

Mrs.G.Jeevarani Thangam, Asst. Professor of physics

Dr. P.Wilfred Isaac Newton, Asst. Professor of Business Admn.

Dr.A.Thirumagal, Univercity Librarian, M.S.U, Tirunelveli

Dr.P.Balasubramanian, Univercity Librarian, M.S.U, Tirunelveli

Dr.K. Kannan, Assistant Librarian, M.S.U, Tirunelveli

Mr.A.Thangamani, Head Clerk (i/c)

Mr.D.Giftson Daniel, Library Assistant

Mrs. I.Shiny Issac, Library Assistant

SALIS Advisory Committee

Dr.A. Hariharan, Founder President, SALIS.

Dr. S. Suriyanarayanan, Advisor, SALIS

Dr. K. Elavazhagan, President, SALIS

Dr. K. Karunai Raghavan, General Secretary, SALIS

Dr. T. Raja, St. Xavier’s College of Education, Palayamkottai

Dr. A. Muthukrishnan, District Central Library, Tirunelveli

Dr. S. Saravanan, MDT Hindu College, Tirunelveli

Dr. K. Murugan, University VOC College of Engineering, Toothukudi

Dr. I. Ravi Kumar Kennedy, St. John’s College, Tirunelveli

Dr. R. R. Saravanakumar, Sadakathullah Appa College,Tirunelveli

Mrs. S. Unnamalai, GACW, Tiruchendur

Mr. R. Kumaresan, FCRI (TNDRJJFU), Thoothukudi

Mr.M.Mani, Sadakathullah Appa College, Tirunelveli

Dr. R. Muthamilarasi, Sri KGS Arts College, Srivaikundam

Dr. J. Moses Dayan, St. Joseph College of Education, Sathankulam

Mr.L.Xavier Arockia Lawrence, St. Mary’s College of Education, Seidunganallur