Tag Archives: African public libraries

Rural Libraries Contribute to Teenagers’ Health in Uganda

Uganda Community Libraries Association ( UgCLA ) has shared results of its Health, Reading and Computer Training Camps pilot project, which was started with support from the EIFL Public Library Innovation Programme ( EIFL-PLIP). UgCLA worked with five rural libraries … Continue reading

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Innovative Libraries Grants Awarded by Elsevier for 2014

Elsevier has just announced the winners of the 2014 grants. Four of the six grants focus specifically on health information. The NLM ( National Library of Medicine ) founded Network of African Medical Librarians has been awarded a grant for … Continue reading

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Award Opportunity for Library Services that Empower Women and Girls

EIFL’s ( Electronic Information for Libraries ) Public Library Innovation Programme ( EIFL-PLIP ) celebrated International Women’s Day with a new award call- for public and community libraries that empower women and girls through information and communication technology ( ICT … Continue reading

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Celebrate Books and Libraries in March

World Book Day takes place on Thursday 7th March 2013. Book Aid International have sent over 38,000 books to libraries in sub- Saharan Africa since World Book day 2012. March 16-23 2013 is South African Library Week. Details on the … Continue reading

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Reference Databases

The question has been asked on Linkedin as to the suitability of certain reference databases for an African urban public library. eGranary Digital Library ( also known as ” Internet in a Box ” ) Credo Reference Gale Virtual Reference … Continue reading

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Award for Libraries Promoting Social Inclusion

EIFL’s ( Electronic Information for Libraries ) Public Library Innovation Programme ( EIFL-PLIP ) is offering a new award- for library services using Information and Communication Technology ( ICT ) to contribute to social inclusion in the community. The award … Continue reading

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Library Service Aims to Reduce Maternal Mortality

Mothers-to-be, new mothers and their infants will benefit from the new mobile phone e-health service to be provided by Northern Regional Library in Ghana. The library, based in the administrative capital of Northern Ghana, Tamale, is one of three new … Continue reading

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E-Health Corners Contribute to Community Health

Health workers are making good use of the Kenya National Library Service’s e-health corners for research and study and to seek information about treatment of illnesses. The e-health corners – dedicated space where health workers can use the internet to … Continue reading

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New Award for Innovative Library Health Services

EIFL ( Electronic Information for Libraries ) is inviting applications for a new award that recognises the valuable impact of public library health services. The invitation by the EIFL Public Library Innovation Programme ( EIFL-PLIP ) is open to all … Continue reading

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Health information provision by public libraries – a study

Public libraries in Africa are recognized as health information providers by significant numbers of people, according to a groundbreaking six-country study commissioned by EIFL (Electronic Information for Libraries). However, the study also found that the potential of libraries to play … Continue reading

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