Librarians without Borders®
About the Program
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.
How Do I Get Involved?
Familiarize yourself with the program and learn how to train others in the global environment:
- Find out about the HINARI program: low- and middle- income countries gain access to biomedical and health literature
- Register for MLA's HINARI Access to Research in Health Programme: Train the Trainers on-demand course (free; requires registration)
- Join the International Cooperation Section
- Donate to MLA's Disaster Relief Fund
- Connect with organizations having bilateral agreements with MLA
- Apply for the Librarians without Borders® Ursula Poland International Scholarship, which helps fund an international project by a US or Canadian health sciences librarian.
- The MLA HINARI/Research4Life (R4L) Grant: Supports training activities that promote the use of scientific research resources in emerging and low income countries.
Thanks to Our Sponsor
Thanks to the Elsevier Foundation, who has generously sponsored the E-library training initiative since 2007.
- MLA recipient of an Innovative Libraries in Developing Countries program award
- Librarians Without Borders initiative (YouTube)
- Building a Global Research Culture (YouTube)
See Our Global Training
Countries that have hosted the e-library training initiative and train the trainers learning include Albania, Australia, Belgium, Belieze, Bosnia, Burundi, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Fiji, The Gambia, Guyana, Jamaica, Macedonia, Republic of Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Mozanbique, Nambibia, Nepal, Nigeria, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Swaziland Kingdoms, Tanzania, United States, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, and Zanzibar.
- 2015 Report for the E-Library Training Initiative Grant MLA Librarians Without Borders®
- 2014 Report for the E-Library Training Initiative Grant MLA Librarians Without Borders®
- 2008 MLA Task Force on Librarians Without Borders® final report
Librarians without Borders® is not affiliated with Doctors without Borders®, which is a registered trademark of Bureau International de Médecins Sans Frontières.