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
The quote Innovation should look like Silicon Valley…if you serve Silicon Valley. Otherwise, it should look like your community is from R David Lankes a professor and Dean’s Scholar for the New Librarianship at Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies and director of the Information Institute of Syracuse. If you don’t already subscribe his blog, Virtual Dave, covers many thought-provoking topics. His latest post and clip Innovation in the Country is a timely reminder to consider the needs and aspirations of your community as we grapple with what constitutes ‘maker spaces’.
Innovative libraries – don’t miss this opportunity! EIFL’s Public Library Innovation Programme (EIFL-PLIP) has launched a new award – for ‘Creative use of ICT in Public Libraries’.
- The prize is US$1,500.
- The deadline is October 30 2013.
- Public and community libraries in developing and transition countries may apply.
- You can apply in English, French, Russian or Spanish.
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This is the 6th EIFL-PLIP Innovation Award call. The awards recognize and celebrate the work of innovative libraries. Apply now – you could be a winner!