Calling innovative public libraries!
This exciting opportunity is open to public and community libraries in developing and transition economy countries. EIFL’s Public Library Innovation Programme (EIFL-PLIP) is offering grants for services that support the needs of children and youth.
The aim of the grants is to spark development of services that take an innovative approach.
“The possibilities are limitless for what young people can achieve when libraries support them with the technology, space, tools and resources they need to learn, innovate and prepare for their future,” said EIFL Director Rima Kupryte. “We are looking forward to receiving many applications for this call for proposals and believe they will lead to the establishment of valuable new public library services.”
To apply for a grant, libraries must identify a local need (or needs) of children or youth, and develop a project that –
- Is completely new for the library, or for the community;
- Uses information and communication technologies in new and creative ways, and
- Develops new partnerships, with agencies like government departments, civil society organizations or technology innovators.
Applicants may submit proposals for up to US$20,000. The deadline for applications is January 31 2014.