Public Libraries hold a key position in the communities they serve and one of their challenges is the design of programmes that meet the needs of the citizens. Belgrade City Library is a good example of this: in these days of global crisis, they have launched a financial literacy training programme called The Novcici (‘Coins’) through a largely visited website (almost 100 visits per day in 2011/12): in the two years that has been active, 3.500 high school students attended financial literacy workshops and, in 2012, won an EIFL-PLIP Innovation Award for contribution to economic wellbeing of the community.
You can read a more complete article about this programme here.
The EIFL Public Library Innovation Programme has launched their sixth Award, dedicated to creative use of information and communication technology (ICT) in public libraries. The deadline for submitting applications is October 30, 2013.
Click here for further details, and how to apply.
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ERSTE Foundation is a European organisation working on the cohesion and enforcement of the relationships between European countries. They develop their own projects within the framework of three programmes: Social Development, Culture and Europe. The strategies developed by them are publicly accessible At the ERSTE Foundation Library, where they are preserved for the future.
Last year we published a post about an initiative from Public Library Radislav Nikčević in Jagodina. Well, we’ve been recently informed by EIFL they have actually won the prestigious ERSTE Foundation Award for Social Integration 2013.
You can find more details about it in this link
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EIFL-PLIP organizes since 2012 a series of awards for recognizing public and community libraries that offer innovative services using information and communication technology (ICT) to improve lives and livelihoods in their communities. Through the awards, EIFL-PLIP is seeking exciting stories about how innovative libraries contribute to community development.
They have announced the winners of the fifth Innovation Award – for library services that use information and communication technology (ICT) to empower women and girls. Each winner receives a prize of US$1,500, a certificate and a trophy.
You can check the libraries awarded through this link
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EIFL’s Public Library Innovation Programme (EIFL-PLIP) is launching a fifth innovation award call for public and community libraries that empower women and girls through ICT.
The award celebrates International Women’s Day – March 8 2013. It includes a prize of US$1,500 and is open to all public and community libraries in developing and transition countries.
The deadline for submitting applications is May 8 – less than two months away – so start preparing your application now! Applications will be accepted in English, French, Russian and Spanish.
This is the fifth in EIFL-PLIP’s series of Innovation Awards for libraries that improve lives in their communities. Through the awards, EIFL-PLIP is seeking exciting stories about how innovative libraries contribute to community development.
To read more about the award for empowering women and girls through ICT, click here.
EIFL’s Public Library Innovation Programme (EIFL-PLIP), a project supported by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has launched its latest award call. The fourth edition of this award is focused on innovative library services using information and communication technology.
Call is open until 3 March 2013. You will find all the information in the document attached and their web page
New IA Open Govt call Jan 2013
Here we reproduce the information received through listservs regarding the nominations for the ALA Presidential Citation for Innovative International Library Projects:
Call for Nominations: The ALA Presidential Citation for Innovative International Library Projects
The ALA Presidential Citation for Innovative International Library Projects began as an ALA Presidential initiative of Dr. Loriene Roy, ALA President in 2007-2008 and Notable IRRT Member. Citations are awarded each year by the ALA President at the International Relations Round Table (IRRT) International Librarians Reception during the ALA Annual Conference to recognize innovative contributions to international librarianship. IRRT is a Round Table of the American Library Association with a mission to develop the interests of librarians in activities and problems in the field of international library relations. In 2010, IRRT was invited to collaborate with future ALA Presidents in the nomination and award process. At this time, a decision was made to change the previous title, ALA Presidential Citation for International Innovation to ALA Presidential Citation for Innovative International Library Projects.
Projects must be nominated by an ALA member or an individual with an IFLA affiliation. Nominators may submit nominations for more than one project. In order to nominate a library project, nominators must complete the Nomination Form and submit it to the International Relations Office by e-mail or regular mail. Distinct projects by an individual, group or organization may be nominated separately in the same year. However, it is unlikely that the Citation will be awarded for more than one of the projects. Past recipients of the ALA Presidential Citation for International Innovation may be considered only for new innovative projects. Citations recognize innovative projects that result from the work of an individual, group or organization.
The deadline for nominations is December 1st of each year. Nominations are submitted to the ALA International Relations Office (e-mail: email@example.com) for review by the IRRT Advisory Award Committee on the ALA Presidential Citation for Innovative International Library Projects.
The following criteria will be used in selecting recipients:
- the recipient will have designed and implemented a highly visible innovative library service(s) in a country outside of the United States within the last three years;
- the innovative service(s) must be unique, original, and greatly improve existing library services for users;
- the service(s) should draw attention to the potential of library service/s to creating positive change;
- the service(s) must demonstrate a strong likelihood of sustainability and have potential to serve as a model for other libraries;
- the service(s) must be current, that is, it must be in operation during the year that the Citation is awarded.
For more information including the nomination form and a list of prior recipients: http://www.ala.org/irrt/alapresintlibraryaward
We publish the information received through the IFLA-L listserv:
The IFLA Section on Management and Marketing in collaboration with Emerald has the pleasure to announce the IFLA International Marketing Award for 2013.
The IFLA INTERNATIONAL MARKETING AWARD will honor organizations that have implemented creative, results-oriented marketing projects or campaigns. Three finalists will be recognized for their outstanding achievements. From these three finalists, the winner will be chosen and receive airfare, lodging and registration for the World Library and Information Congress: 79th IFLA General Conference and Council in Singapore during 17-23 August 2013, as well as a cash award of USD 1,000 which must be used to further the marketing efforts of the recognized organization.
Three finalists will be announced in March 2013 and the top ten applicants will be mentioned. The first place winner will be chosen and two distinctions will be awarded. The winner will be announced officially during the Press Conference of the Congress in Singapore.
For detail, please visit: http://www.ifla.org/node/6922
Last date of submission of applications: 15 January 2013
The award has attracted 276 applications from 55 countries during last 10 years and has been covered in many publications….
Innovative libraries: don’t miss this opportunity!
EIFL’s Public Library Innovation Programme (EIFL-PLIP) is offering a new award for library services using Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to contribute to social inclusion in the community.
The award, which includes a prize of US$1,500, is open to public and community libraries in developing and transition countries. The deadline for submitting applications is November 30, so start preparing your application now!
EIFL-PLIP is accepting applications in English, French, Russian and Spanish.
This is the third award in EIFL-PLIP’s series of four Innovation Awards for library services that improve lives. The aim of the awards is to share stories about the impact of innovative library services and to inspire other libraries to start similar services.
To find out more about this award and for application details visit http://www.eifl.net/eifl-plip-innovation-awards
EIFL (Electronic Information for Libraries) has launched its first Public Library Innovation Programme (EIFL-PLIP) Innovation Award call – for libraries offering services that use information and communication technology (ICT) to improve economic wellbeing of the community.
The award is the first of four EIFL-PLIP Innovation Awards for public and community libraries in developing and transition countries.
EIFL-PLIP is accepting written applications in four languages – English, Russian, French and Spanish. To encourage greater participation, libraries also have the opportunity to tell their stories in their own language through video. However, the video must have subtitles in English.
The deadline is May 31, 2012.
Winners will receive a prize of US$1,500, and the opportunity to showcase their winning service at an international conference or event. In addition, EIFL-PLIP will publicize their services widely.
For full details of this award, and future awards, click here: English, French, Spanish, Russian.
Author: Jean Fairbarn, EIFL-PLIP Communications