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12 Aug 2015
Posted by Jean Fairbairn, Internal Communications Manager
Friday (14 August) will be a special day - we are launching our eighth EIFL Public Library Innovation Award, for Public libraries contributing to literacy in their communities. To celebrate the launch, we asked past award winners what winning the award has meant to them. Here are some of the (...)
19 May 2015
Posted by Jean Fairbairn, Internal Communications Manager
By Kristian Benic, Rijeka City Library, Croatia ​A small boy walks through the library door at 4pm. He is a fifth-grade student from the local elementary school, and a participant in our library’s 3D modelling workshop. "But Emil", I tell him," the workshop is at 6pm, you have come too early." "Yes (...)
01 Aug 2014
Posted by Jean Fairbairn, Internal Communications Manager
EIFL has released a new video which shows the impact of an EIFL Public Library Innovation Programme (EIFL-PLIP) supported project that uses tablet computers to support children’s education in Kibera, the largest slum in Eastern Africa. The video features Kibera Public Library, a branch of the Kenya (...)
12 Mar 2014
Posted by Jean Fairbairn, Internal Communications Manager
EIFL has released a new video which highlights the impact on farmers in a small community in rural Uganda when the local library receives laptops and internet connections. Bwera Information Centre (BIC) is a tiny rural library in Kasese District in Western Uganda, featured in the EIFL video. Over (...)
08 Dec 2013
Posted by Jean Fairbairn, Internal Communications Manager
EIFL‘s Public Library Innovation Programme (EIFL-PLIP) is proud to present the results of the innovative public library services we have supported over the last three years. The innovative services are all new to the public libraries and to the communities served. They were strengthened by working (...)
Women received advice and encouragement through the simplest of devices — their mobile phones. Photo credit: Iain Marlow
02 Dec 2013
Posted by Jean Fairbairn, Internal Communications Manager
An EIFL Public Library Innovation Programme (PLIP) project that connects expecting mothers with needed health information through mobile phones has been featured in the Impatient Optimist development blog.  “I’d been living in Ghana for five months when I visited the Northern Regional Library in (...)
Beyond Access team members from the Asia Foundation, Myanmar Book Centre, IREX and EIFL visit with Nobel Peace Prize laureate and Myanmar MP Aung San Suu Kyi.
23 Feb 2013
Posted by Jean Fairbairn, Internal Communications Manager
As part of the Beyond Access delegation to Myanmar, EIFL team members Rima Kupryte and Monika Elbert met with Nobel Peace Prize laureate and Myanmar MP Aung San Suu Kyi. The delegation met with Aung San Suu Kyi in Naypyidaw to discuss her vision of public libraries in Myanmar and the (...)