EIFL (Electronic Information for Libraries – www.eifl.net) is inviting African public librarians aged under 35 to apply to take part in a two-year learning initiative that will connect them to inspiring public libraries in Eastern Europe, and expose them to experiences and ideas from other developing and transition economy countries.
The initiative, titled IYALI – short for ‘Initiative Young African Library Innovators’ – aims to expand the professional horizons of African public librarians and help them see their own work and achievements in a new and different light.
The deadline for applications 6 February 2016.
Find out more about the IYALI learning experience here – http://bit.ly/2hXFpJK
Our friends at EIFL have announced a new EIFL Public Library Innovation Award – for public library services that improve lives.
All public and community libraries in developing and transition economy countries may apply. The deadline for applications is 27 January 2017.
Libraries that apply must use information and communication technology (ICT) to improve lives in their communities by addressing any of the following issues, which are included in the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development:
- Economic wellbeing and employment
- Farming and sustainable agriculture
- Health and hygiene
- Digital inclusion
- Gender equality and empowerment of women and girls
- Education for all
- Climate change and other issues affecting the environment
The prize includes US$1,500 and wide publicity through EIFL’s global communication channels and networks.
Applications will be accepted in English, French, Russian and Spanish. Further details are available at the EIFL website.
There are just two weeks left to apply for the EIFL Public Library Innovation Award for Public libraries improving lives.
• The deadline is May 15th 2016
• The prize is US$1,500 and wide publicity through EIFL’s international networks
• Applications are accepted in English, Russian, French and Spanish – and
• The call is broad, ranging across many important development issues included in the U N2030 Sustainable Development Agenda.
EIFL has announced its Public Library Innovation Award – for Public libraries improving people’s lives. They are seeking excellent services that tackle issues included in the UN 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, for example, health, employment, agriculture, education, climate change, and others.
- The call is open to all public libraries in developing and transition economy countries.
- The prize is US$1,500, and wide publicity through EIFL’s international network.
- The deadline is May 15.
Click here for further information about the award and how to apply
EIFL has announced the names of four winners of their seventh Public Library Innovation Award – for Public libraries contributing to education. The EIFL Public Library Innovation Awards recognize innovative library services that improve lives in their communities. The awards are open to all public and community libraries in developing and transition countries.
The libraries contribute to education of people of all ages – children, youth and adults. They provide support for children attending school, helping them improve in important school subjects, and they provide exciting opportunities for formal and non-formal education for adults.
- Kenya – ‘Dr Robert Ouko’ Memorial Community Library, for providing children with desperately needed textbooks, literature and reference books through an e-readers programme.
- Latvia – Pelči Library, whose ‘Little school of local history’ is educating children about history in an exciting way.
- Mexico – Public Library ‘Victoria Dorantes’ No. 382, whose online education programme is helping to build a positive learning environment in families.
- Moldova – ‘B. P. Hasdeu’ Municipal Library, which created a dynamic summer learning centre in a city amusement park.
Each winner receives a prize of US$1,500, a certificate and a trophy.Awards will be presented during international library events. We are currently identifying opportunities for award ceremonies.
EIFL (Electronic Information for Libraries) is inviting applications for their new innovation award – for Public libraries contributing to education of children and adults.
• This call is open to public and community libraries in developing and transition countries.
• The prize is US$1,500 plus wide publicity through EIFL’s global communication channels and networks.
• The deadline for submitting applications is October 11, 2014.
• Applications will be accepted in English, French, Russian and Spanish.
• Read more about the EIFL Public Library Innovation Award and how to apply.
This is the seventh award in the exciting series of EIFL Public Library Innovation Awards. There will be more than one winner – the final number will depend on the quality of applications.
EIFL’s Public Library Innovation Programme (EIFL-PLIP) has announced the names of 10 successful applicants for the grant call – Public libraries preparing children and youth for the future. There were over 270 applications from 71 countries
The 10 successful libraries will implement projects that use a wide range of technology – smart phones, 3D printers, computers, the internet, robotics and more – to teach children and youth valuable digital skills, to build their creativity and confidence, and to help serve their health, education, literacy, research, media and other needs.
Regular updates about these services are posted on the EIFL website and social media .