Contact Us | Donate | Advertise Follow us on TwitterFollow us on facebookFollow us on LinkedIn

logo4toc.png

For the most complete display of articles, please login.

Interim Editor - Jodi L. Philbrick, AHIP
Managing Editor - Martha Lara
Full Editorial team - click here
MLA News is updated continually. Most articles are restricted to MLA members and/or to members of specific MLA Sections. For the most complete display of articles, please login.
Submit to the MLA News.
Products, services, and events published in the MLA News do not constitute MLA's endorsement or approval. Opinions expressed in MLA News are the authors' and do not necessarily express those of the association.

August Events
15
August 15, 2018
01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
October Events
4
5
October 5, 2018
04:10 PM - 04:10 PM
Cleveland, OH

14
October 14, 2018
11:10 AM - 11:10 AM
Spokane, WA
19
October 19, 2018
10:35 AM - 10:35 AM
San Antonio, TX
25
October 25, 2018
10:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Orlando, FL
28
October 28, 2018
04:05 PM - 04:05 PM
Manchester, NH
October 28, 2018
04:10 PM - 04:10 PM
Ocean City, MD
November Events
14
November 14, 2018
10:40 AM - 10:40 AM
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
December Events

MLA News < Article detail

What Could You Do to Expand Access to Research in the Developing World?

lwb_logo_sm_nourl.jpg

In December, MLA announced the expansion of the Librarians without Borders (LWB) E-Library Training Initiative program. The new MLA HINARI/Research4Life Grant encourages health information professionals from around the world to work together to improve health outcomes through the power of information. Thanks to generous funding by the Elsevier Foundation, MLA will be able to offer grants for the next three years. These grants will help to develop a community of librarians that will continue to support HINARI/R4L training, including more trainers to impact more people.

The first round of grants will be awarded later this year, with additional grants in 2017 and 2018. Up to five grants will be awarded each year to individuals and/or organizations to conduct HINARI/Research4Life training activities. The grants will range from $1500-$6000.

By proposing a project, you can help empower others and facilitate publishing from emerging and low-income countries, as well as learn from your colleagues around the world. You could improve health information equality and access in developing countries by:

  • Conducting workshops either as a co-teacher with a current E-library Training Initiative coordinator or at an institution where the applicant/organization has ties or currently is employed
  • Organizing and teaching R4L distance learning courses
  • Organizing a regional U.S. based workshop for information specialists interested in HINARI/R4L activities and/or researchers, faculty or students from institutions that have linkages with R4L registered organizations.
  • Creating a new distance learning training module or course
  • Increasing mechanisms for promoting/marketing of HINARI & R4L programs and their training resources.
  • Developing measurement tools regarding outcomes of training activities.
  • Raising awareness among MLA members.

We look forward to the opportunity to further discuss the new MLA HINARI/Research4Life Grant during the open forum at Mosaic ’16 in Toronto. The on-line application form will be made available on MLANET in the next few weeks, with final applications due June 13, 2016. Proposals may come from either individuals or institutions, and applicants are not required to be members of MLA. View grant details on MLANET. Contact MLA’s grants coordinator with questions.

 

If no content displays, it may be because the access to this article is member-only. Please login below, and then use the back page control to get back from the home page to the page displaying the article.