Past Program: Innovative Libraries

From 2006 – 2016, our Innovative Libraries grant program supported capacity-building projects in developing countries across the globe through library training, education, infrastructure digitization and preservation of information. With more than 10 years, 50 grants, and ca $2.5 million investment, our goal was to support libraries in low and middle income countries in their mission to support global health and improve their research ecosystems.

In 2016, we launched two new sustainability-driven programs: Health & Innovation and Research in Developing Countries. Using a partnership model, the programs foster the delivery of healthcare in developing countries and widening access to academic knowledge. Research in Developing Countries does this through three main partnerships: a new Publishers without Borders module with the African Journal Partnership Program, an expanded Librarians without Borders program, and the TWAS North South Collaboration for Sustainability.

Innovative Libraries Stories News

HINARI/ Research4Life “Train the trainers” workshop in ‪Bangladesh

April 18th, 2016

The “Train the Trainers” ‪HINARI‬ workshop has officially started at the ‪‎Bangladesh‬ Medical Research Council! Our partner Research4Life currently hold […]

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Grants now open to train library and information science professionals

April 11th, 2016

  Grants now open to train library and information science professionals and users in developing countries on how to use […]

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Developing librarian skills

February 24th, 2016

We believe librarians bring books to life. That’s why we work with our partners to provide librarians with training and […]

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Thinking inside the box

October 9th, 2015

Portable libraries are bringing books – and a love for reading – to remote communities in Zanzibar and beyond In […]

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Librarians without Borders

Librarians Without Borders® Johns Hopkins University Workshop Report: March 24, 2015

March 31st, 2015

Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD (March 24, 2015) In March, a one day HINARI workshop was conducted at Johns Hopkins […]

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Librarians without Borders

Librarians Without Borders® Tulane University HINARI Workshop Report: February 6, 2015

February 28th, 2015

Tulane University, New Orleans, LA (February 6, 2015) In February a one day HINARI workshops was conducted at Tulane University, […]

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A medical librarian in Kenya shows why her job has become “very addictive”

February 12th, 2015

Nasra Gathoni wasn’t sure she would make a career in Library Sciences when she began her undergraduate studies 15 years […]

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Elsevier Foundation awards $600K in grants to innovative libraries and women in science

December 4th, 2014

As the year draws to a close, the Elsevier Foundation announces the grant recipients for the Innovative Libraries in Developing Countries and New Scholars programs. The […]

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Ylann Schemm Publishers for Development Presentation

Seed Grants for Research Capacity: The Elsevier Foundation at Publishers for Development

August 14th, 2014

Since 2007, the Elsevier Foundation has worked to build research infrastructure and capacity through annual grants to libraries in developing […]

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Library for Safe Seafaring

Mariners System accepts Elsevier Foundation’s grant of Library for Safe Seafaring

June 25th, 2014

Canaman, Camarines Sur – The contractor which refurbished and converted the Mariners’ facility into a state-of-the-art and innovative Library for Safe […]

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