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.

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For over 15 years, we have worked closely with partners, and are committed to supporting underserved communities around the world for better health outcomes and a more sustainable research ecosystem.

University of Michigan’s global health informationist Gurpreet Rana wins the MLA’s T. Mark Hodges International Service Award When the Ebola virus struck in West Africa, Gurpreet Rana didn’t hesitate. Throughout that terrible epidemic year, she rapidly led the gathering and curation of […]

The “Train the Trainers” ‪HINARI‬ workshop has officially started at the ‪‎Bangladesh‬ Medical Research Council! Our partner Research4Life currently hold the HINARI/Research4Life “Train the trainers” workshop in ‪Bangladesh‬. More than 20 librarians attend the workshop in Dhaka. The trainers work […]

  Grants now open to train library and information science professionals and users in developing countries on how to use Research4Life The Medical Library Association (MLA) has establishing the HINARI/Research4Life (R4L) Activities Grant for 2016 to 2018. Funded by the […]

We believe librarians bring books to life. That’s why we work with our partners to provide librarians with training and skills development to help them introduce children to the joy of reading and a lifetime of learning. Book Aid International […]

Portable libraries are bringing books – and a love for reading – to remote communities in Zanzibar and beyond In the isolated village of Unguja, Zanzibar, Kilindi Nungwi Primary School is typical of many schools in the archipelago. Many pupils […]

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 grants are part of an annual award program that is nearing a decade. This year, we have committed about $600,000 […]

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 Seafaring (L4SS) at the campus of Mariners Polytechnic Colleges Foundation (MPCF), this province has formally turned over this competence to […]

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 Libraries Programme”, was officially launched in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on the 13-15 June 2014. The stakeholders meeting was organized by […]

The Elsevier Foundation is seeking new grant proposals for the 2014 New Scholars and Innovative Libraries in Developing Countries programs. The deadline for applications is June 17, 2014. Grants will be awarded in December 2014 and provide one, two or […]