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.

EIFL AT IFLA WLIC

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.