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
Session 076 - Dynamic partnerships for access, development and transformation in libraries for young people - Libraries for Children and Young Adults. Lubuto Library Partners' President Jane Myers will present a paper titled 'Vital Partnerships Fueling the Dynamic Development of Libraries for Young People in Zambia', and Michael Kevane of Friends of African Village Libraries will present a paper titled 'Partnership Experience with Community Libraries in Burkina Faso'. Lubuto Library Partners received an EIFL grant in 2010 for their LubutoLiteracy project, which uses computer software to teach children in Zambia literacy skills in Zambian languages. Friends of African Village Libraries is a current EIFL grantee, for their 'Mobile Health Clubs for Teenage Girls' project.
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.