Jean Fairbairn
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Reminder about this exciting award for public libraries using ICT

Hi all - we're trying to reach as many public and community libraries in developing and transition countries as possible. The deadline for applying for the EIFL Public Library Innovation Programme…Continue

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Started Oct 11, 2013


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I am a communication for development specialist, working with EIFL - Electronic Information for Libraries. My core work with EIFL is communication.

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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…


Posted on September 13, 2013 at 9:50am

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…


Posted on May 17, 2013 at 2:09am

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 - Stay in touch to receive further news and case studies - …


Posted on May 17, 2013 at 2:04am

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.

Posted on May 17, 2013 at 1:58am

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