Jean Fairbairn's Blog (8)

Innovation Award - Creative use of ICT in public libraries!

Robots, mobile phones, interactive websites, social media… the sky is the limit!

 Here's a great opportunity for librarians who love technology to win an award and showcase their work.

 EIFL’s Public Library Innovation Programme (EIFL-PLIP) has launched a new Innovation Award - for…

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Added by Jean Fairbairn on September 13, 2013 at 9:50am — No Comments

EIFL wins WSIS 2013 Project Prize for contribution to community ICT capacity building

EIFL (Electronic Information for Libraries) was awarded a WSIS Project Prize for excellence in implementation of World Summit on Information Society (WSIS) outcomes to achieve an inclusive and development-oriented information society. The award was presented during the opening ceremony of the WSIS Forum 2013 on May 13. The world’s largest annual gathering of the…

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Added by Jean Fairbairn on May 17, 2013 at 2:09am — No Comments

Powerful impact of public libraries

EIFL - Electronic Information for Libraries - has shared impact assessment results of 13 innovative public library services in Europe, Africa and Latin America.  The 13 services were supported by EIFL's Public Library Innovation Programme. Visit the EIFL website to see what innovative libraries can do using ICT - http://www.eifl.net/plip-impact. Stay in touch to receive further news and case studies - …

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Added by Jean Fairbairn on May 17, 2013 at 2:04am — No Comments

Great recognition for public libraries in Africa

Interesting reading! The Soul Beat profiles Libraries for Development in Africa. Lots of information and examples of innovative library services. The Soul Beat is widely followed by the ICT for Development Community (ICT4D) - so this edition is extremely valuable for library advocacy, and great recognition for public libraries. http://www.comminit.com/africa/soul_beat_220.html

Added by Jean Fairbairn on May 17, 2013 at 1:58am — No Comments

Exciting award for innovative library services contributing to community social inclusion

EIFL's Public Library Innovation Programme (EIFL-PLIP) is offering an award for library services that contribute to social inclusion in the community. The award is open to public and community libraries in developing and transition countries; the deadline is November 30 2012, and the prize is US$1,500.

One of our main criteria is innovative use of ICT. All you need to do is tell EIFL-PLIP the story of your service, and how you are using technology to achieve your goals. We'll share…

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Added by Jean Fairbairn on October 2, 2012 at 6:12am — No Comments

Two innovative libraries win health award

Two public libraries have won the EIFL Public Library Innovation Programme (EIFL-PLIP) award for services that use ICT to contribute to community health. Congratulations and a prize of US$1,500 go to public libraries in Africa and Europe:

Hoima Public Library in Uganda, whose ‘Improving Community Health through ICT’ service provides free internet access and computer and…

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Added by Jean Fairbairn on September 19, 2012 at 10:39am — No Comments

New award for innovative library health services

EIFL (Electronic Information for Libraries) is inviting applications for a new award that recognizes the valuable impact of public library health services.

 

The invitation, by the EIFL Public Library Innovation Programme (EIFL-PLIP), is open to all public and community libraries in developing and transition countries. The prize is US$1,500 and the opportunity to showcase your service at an international conference or gathering. You can apply in English, Russian, French or…

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Added by Jean Fairbairn on July 2, 2012 at 5:50am — No Comments

14 inspiring new library services

EIFL - Electronic Information for Libraries - is proud to announce the launch of 14 innovative public library services in Africa, Latin America and Europe. Funded by EIFL's Public Library Innovation Programme, (EIFL-PLIP)  the new services help meet national and local development needs in the areas of agriculture, supporting children at risk and vulnerable youth, health and employment. They all use cutting edge information and communication technology - including computers, the Internet and…

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Added by Jean Fairbairn on January 17, 2012 at 9:53am — No Comments

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