Librarians without Borders
The Librarians without Borders® E-library Training Initiative improves access to critically important health information in underserved countries through training in information retrieval and library information assistance.
The program’s is based on the principle that key elements in improved health for all peoples are the ability of each nation to strengthen and build health sciences information capacity with qualified health sciences librarians, with supporting technological infrastructure, and with access to quality information.
The Librarians without Borders (LWB) activities focus on research capacity building in low-income countries by conducting workshops and developing training material for the Research4Life programs. Kevin Baliozian, Executive Director of the Medical Library Association (MLA), stated:
“Since 2007, the work of the E-Library Training Initiative has been key to MLA’s mission of enhancing the quality of healthcare, education and research around the world.”
He said the renewed funding would allow them to expand the scope of the initiative to include additional MLA trainers, “helping to empower information professionals in dozens of developing countries over the next few years.”
Learn more about the program:
- MLA Librarians Without Borders website
- “Elsevier Foundation’s new programs support STEM diversity and developing country partnerships”, Ylann Schemm, 01 February 2016