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New award for library services that empower women and girls

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.

Jean Fairbairn
EIFL-PLIP Communications

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Five public library services improve farmers’ lives

Public libraries are effective rural economic development partners, according to newly-released impact assessment results of five innovative public library services.

The results, released by EIFL’s Public Library Innovation Programme (EIFL-PLIP), reflect outcomes of successful implementation of four public library agricultural services in Europe and one in Latin America.

The public libraries train farmers to use computers and the internet, and reach farmers with vital  agricultural information through diverse online channels – web-portals, webinars, social media, mobile phones – and through more traditional channels like radio, TV, lectures and events.  Impact assessment, conducted over a one-year period (2011 – 2012), shows how the libraries helped farmers modernize their farming methods; fill in complex forms needed to access European Union and government grants; try alternative farming techniques, and access new market opportunities for their produce

To read more about these innovative public libraries, click the links below:

Jean Fairbairn
EIFL-PLIP Communications

EIFL-PLIP Innovation Award

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