EIFL at IFLA 2015
EIFL-PLIP staff and grantee libraries on the platform

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Event Date: 15 Aug 2015 - 21 Aug 2015
Cape Town, South Africa

The EIFL Public Library Innovation Programme (EIFL-PLIP) will be presenting at IFLA WLIC 2015 — the International Federation of Library Associations World Library and Information Congress 2015 — in August 2015.

The conference theme this year is ‘Dynamic Libraries: Access, Development and Transformation’.

EIFL-PLIP staff and representatives of past and current grantee libraries will present papers on public library service innovation in developing and transition countries.


Sunday, August 16

Monday, August 17

  • Session 092 - Learning across boundaries: Ramune Petuchovaite, EIFL-PLIP Manager, will present a paper titled ‘Building librarians’ capacity to use ICT in services that meet community needs in Africa.' Petuchovaite co-authored the paper with Ugne Lipeikaite, EIFL-PLIP Impact Manager. The paper draws on the experience of EIFL's capacity building programme for public librarians in Africa.

  • Session 100 - Do THEY have the right to information? Library Services to People Who are Homeless, Incarcerated, or with Mental Difficulties: Sanja Bunic of Zagreb City Libraries will present a paper ‘Why They Need Us and Why We Hesitate: The Homeless in the Library' about the library's EIFL-PLIP-supported public library service for homeless people in Croatia.

  • Session 102 - Technology facilitating access to information: libraries supporting development: Marius Stoica, project manager at Arad County Library in Romania will present a paper ‘The App library: technology and media education for teens’, discussing outcomes of the library's EIFL-PLIP-supported public library service for children and youth.

Wednesday, August 19

  • Session 162 - Dynamic African libraries for young people: showcasing best practices to inspire us all: Susan Alexander of Masiphumelele Library in South Africa will present a case study titled ‘Masiphumelele Library: a Holistic Service to Youth and Children in the Community’ about their EIFL-PLIP-supported computer training and employment information service, which connects unemployed youth to opportunities for work and further education.

Read the full IFLA programme here.