Five libraries win EIFL-PLIP award for social inclusion

7 Mar 2013

EIFL-PLIP Innovation Award trophiesEIFL’s Public Library Innovation Programme (EIFL-PLIP) is proud to announce the winners of our third Innovation Award – for library services that contribute to social inclusion in the community.

Congratulations to five public libraries in Africa, Europe and Latin America –


Each winner receives a prize of US$1,500. A certificate and a trophy will be presented during major library events in the libraries’ regions. Our European winners will receive their awards at the Next Library 2013 conference in Aarhus, Denmark, in June. Our Africa winner will receive the award at the Africa Library Summit 2013 in Pretoria, South Africa, in July. We are currently investigating an exciting opportunity for our Latin America winner.

Thanks to the winners and to all the other libraries that applied for sharing stories about their innovative services with us.

The EIFL-PLIP Innovation Awards recognize innovative services that use ICT to improve lives and livelihoods. The awards are open to all public and community libraries in developing and transition countries.

Read more about the winners of Award No. 3.