Two libraries win EIFL-PLIP health award
10 Sep 2012
EIFL’s Public Library Innovation Programme (EIFL-PLIP) is proud to announce the winners of our second Innovation Award – for library services that contribute to the health of the community.
Congratulations to two public libraries in Africa and...
New agreement for SAGE Research Methods
5 Sep 2012
EIFL has signed a new agreement with SAGE Publications for SAGE Research Methods.
The agreement runs from 1 September 2012 to 31 December 2015, and offers discounted pricing to EIFL-partner consortia, and member institutions, in the following...
Four libraries win EIFL-PLIP economic wellbeing award
8 Aug 2012
EIFL’s Public Library Innovation Programme (EIFL-PLIP) is delighted to announce the winners of the first Innovation Award – for library services that improve community economic wellbeing.
Congratulations to four libraries in four continents:
July Open Access Discussions in Uganda
31 Jul 2012
On July 9-11, 2012, Makerere University hosted the Consortium of Uganda University Libraries (CUUL) and EIFL workshop “Open Access (OA) and the Evolving Scholarly Communication Environment”. It was the first event of the EIFL-funded...
IFLA Journal article: Perceptions of public libraries in Africa
22 Jun 2012
The prestigious IFLA Journal has just published in its June issue a paper about the EIFL research study on perceptions of public libraries in six African countries. The goal of the study was to understand the perceptions of national and local...
Five new EIFL-PLIP grantees in Uganda
8 May 2012
EIFL’s Public Library Innovation Programme (EIFL-PLIP) is delighted to announce the names of five new grantee libraries in Uganda.
The five public libraries are offering services in the crucial development areas of agriculture and health.
EIFL PLIP at e-Learning Africa
13 Apr 2012
EIFL-PLIP is proud to announce that the workshop proposal 'Public libraries: an e-learning space for young people' was chosen to be a special focus session at the 7th International Conference on ICT for Development, Education and Training, e-...
CUUL first to adopt Statement of Principles on Copyright
13 Apr 2012
We are delighted to announce that the Consortium of Uganda University Libraries (CUUL) is the first EIFL partner consortium to adopt a Statement of Principles on libraries and copyright.
At its Annual General Meeting in Kampala on 16 March 2012...
EIFL-PLIP training inspires library champions
9 Mar 2012
Twenty-one library champions from Ghana, Kenya and Uganda have developed dynamic awareness-raising and advocacy plans to change perceptions of public libraries in their countries and to tackle pressing legal and funding issues.
The plans were...
PLIP meeting succeeds despite snowstorms
7 Feb 2012
Representatives of EIFL’s 14 new Public Library Innovation Programme (PLIP) services arrived safely in Ljubljana, Slovenia, in January for their first meeting, despite snowstorms that swept across Europe, grounding aircraft and interrupting road and...
EIFL-PLIP libraries to share learning in Ljubljana
5 Jan 2012
Grantee libraries from the first two phases of EIFL’s Public Library Innovation Programme (PLIP) will share learning at the grantee meeting in Ljubljana (Slovenia) this month.
Over 30 librarians from Africa, Latin America and Europe will attend the...
Grants now available for libraries in Ghana, Kenya, Uganda
30 Nov 2011
EIFL’s Public Library Innovation Programme (PLIP) invites public and community libraries in Ghana, Kenya and Uganda to apply for grants to use information and communication technology (ICT) to extend their services to improve lives in their...
Public libraries in the news in Africa
16 Nov 2011
Public libraries made headlines in Africa this month with intense media interest in meetings at which high-level government officials and library leadership discussed findings of EIFL’s Public Library Innovation Programme (PLIP) Africa libraries...
Public libraries launch 14 new community development services
16 Nov 2011
EIFL’s Public Library Innovation Programme (EIFL-PLIP) is delighted to announce the names of 14 winners of our replication grants.
The 14 new services meet community development needs in the areas of agriculture, health, children and youth at...
EIFL-FOSS regional seminar explores tools for libraries
15 Nov 2011
EIFL and UNESCO partner to bring together library directors and IT staff to learn about free software solutions for libraries
Library directors and technical staff from 14 countries across Africa met in Dar es Salaam in Tanzania to attend an...
Special event in Uganda to discuss EIFL study findings
11 Nov 2011
The special event to discuss findings of EIFL’s research into perceptions of public libraries in Uganda generated intense discussion and debate.
About 35 high-level government officials, politicians and library leaders attended the meeting, which...