New Award for Innovative Library Health Services
Here’s an opportunity for public and community libraries whose services improve community health to win an exciting award – and get some publicity for the good work you are doing.
The award is given by the EIFL (Electronic Information for Libraries) Public Library Innovation Programme (EIFL-PLIP):
- The award is open to public and community libraries in developing and transition countries.
- The prize is US$1,500 and the opportunity to showcase your service at an international conference or gathering.
- The deadline for applications is less than a month away – July 31. So start your application NOW!
- You can apply in English, Russian, French or Spanish.
Libraries everywhere are providing valuable health services, using cutting-edge information and communication technology (ICT). For example, in northern Ghana, a public library uses mobile phones to send vital maternal health care information to pregnant women; in Kyrgyzstan, a public library is leading a campaign to combat TB; in Armenia, patients are asking their doctors questions through their library’s interactive website; in Kenya, health workers and patients have free access to the internet through their library’s e-health corners. EIFL-PLIP wants to capture stories like these – and let the world know what libraries are doing.
So, if your library is using ICT to improve community health, then this award is for you. Or, if you know of a library that is providing a health service, please share this information.
To enter, all you have to do is tell EIFL-PLIP your story and show the impact of your service.