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.

Past program - ILDC News

University of Michigan’s global health informationist Gurpreet Rana wins the MLA’s T. Mark Hodges International Service Award When the Ebola… [Read more]

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

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

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

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

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… [Read more]

Library for Safe Seafaring

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

African Digital Libraries Support Network

The “Towards the Collaborative Repository for Ethiopian Academic and Research Institutions” project (TCRE), supported by an Elsevier Foundation grant, “Innovative… [Read more]

The Elsevier Foundation is seeking new grant proposals for the 2014 New Scholars and Innovative Libraries in Developing Countries programs.… [Read more]

June 17 is the deadline for one-page proposals on gender equality in academia and building research capacity in developing country… [Read more]