Call for Papers – Journal of the University Librarians Association of Sri Lanka (JULA) Volume 23, Issue 1

We invite ULA members to contribute scholarly work to ‘Journal of University Librarians Association (JULA)’, Vol 23, Issue 1, which is a double-blind peer-reviewed, the biannual journal of University Librarians’ Association, Sri Lanka.


You are kindly requested to follow ‘Author Guidelines’ attached herewith.  A sample article is also attached for your perusal.


  • Submission deadline: 30th November 2019


(Please do not delay your submission beyond this deadline as the issue needs to be published by the end of January 2020)

Important Links:

How to Submit an Article Online
Author Guidelines 
Sample Paper


Editor JULA 2019/2020

University Librarians Association – Sri Lanka


Call for News for ULA Newsletter

Call for News for ULA Newsletter, Volume 14, Issue 01

ULA editorial has invited for news items for ULA News Letter Vol 14, Issue 1. This newsletter will cover the period from   Oct-Dec, 2019.

We hope you will share the good practices of your library, programmes and events, achievements, appointments, presentations, and publications etc.

“Feature Article” will be included in order to make space for scientific and literary communications in the field of LIS. Feature article should be limited to 600-750 words (maximum two A4 pages with one or two photographs/diagrams).

Deadline of submission for news and articles is 15th of January 2019. Please submit your news items through ULA representative of your university library or directly to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


37th Annual General Meeting

The 37th Annual General Meeting of the University Librarians Association (ULA) was held on the 19th of September, 2019 at the General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University. Air Vice Marshal H. M. S. K. B. Kotakadeniya , Vice Chancellor of the General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University graced the event as the chief guest. Mrs. Thanuja Ranawella, Acting Librarian, General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University welcomed the chief guest and ULA members to the inaugural session of the Annual General Meeting. Dr. Chaminda Jayasundara President of ULA addressed the gathering presenting the progress of ULA during the year 2018/2019. Air Vice Marshal H. M. S. K. B. Kotakadeniya delivered a speech as the Chief Guest of this occasion. Issues (22nd Volume, Issues 1 & 2) pertaining to the Journal published in 2019 of the University Librarians Association were presented to the chief guest by Mrs. M. M. Mashroofa, the Editor of JULA and Conference Proceeding was presented by Mr. C. N. D. Punchihewa Co-Chair (Publication)/ICULA 2019. Dr. (Mrs) W Senevirathna, Librarian Open University of Sri Lanka recently retired from service was felicitated for her outstanding contribution to the Sri Lankan library profession. Dr. K. H. Ratmanayake and Mr. A. H. Balasooriya won the best researcher paper award for junior researchers and most outstanding innovator of the year respectively. Vote of thanks for the inaugural session was delivered by the ULA General Secretary Mrs. U. D. H. Kanchana.



10th International Conference of University Librarians Association of Sri Lanka (ICULA 2019)


“Reinvigorating Libraries: Smart Responsiveness for Sustainability

With the mass generation of data, information storage and maintenance concerns have amplified the skillset defined by the term librarianship. Hence, a revitalization of knowledge is required to satisfactorily fulfil this role.
Currently, libraries are defined by the value of the information they hold as opposed to the amount of information as assessed in the past. In the sense of the value of information, the quality, timeliness, accuracy, validity, stability, and accessibility are only a few features to name some. Hence, libraries are faced with the challenge to present information that has quality over quantity. Users approach libraries with specific requirements rather than a general-purpose. In the case of the unavailability of their required materials, users tend to leave the premise instead of garnering contents from alternative resources in that library. So, in order to retain readers and render useful services, it is the prime duty of the professional librarians to accumulate a vivid knowledge on their reader base, the target’s requisites and upgrade the quality of not only the information content but also the library premise that serves as a platform of information for self-directed learning.
With the above understanding of the need for enhancement in the field of librarianship, the University Librarians’ Association of Sri Lanka organized an International Conference on “Reinvigorating Libraries: Smart Responsiveness for Sustainability” on 18th September 2019 at the Mount Lavinia Hotel, Colombo.