Course on Library Automation (COLA)

Certificate Course on Library Automation (COLA) is an esteemed course by the Sri Lanka Library Association (SLLA). SLLA conducts a library automation course to enhance librarians’ skills in utilizing Information Communication Technologies to disseminate and retrieve information. Course duration is 9 months. The core curricula include the usage of KOHA for database management in libraries.

Learning outcomes of the course:

  • Describe, explain and use the knowledge of ICT applications in a library setting
  • Design, host, and maintain a Website for the library
  • Install Koha ILMS and create an online catalogue.

The course covers the following areas in library automation:

  1. Introduction to Information Communication Technology (ICT)
  2. Introduction to library automation
  3. Library Automation with Koha integrated library management system
  4. Electronic library resources and Services,
  5. Web designing, hosting and maintenance.

Application Form             Covering Letter (Sinhala)           Covering Letter (English)

SLLA Newsletter 40 II 2023








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