Librarians without Borders®
The Librarians without Borders® E-library Training Initiative improved access to critically important health information in underserved countries through training in information retrieval and library information assistance.
The program was 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.
Working in the Global Environment
- Join the MLA International Cooperation Caucus
- 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.
- Find out about the HINARI program: low- and middle- income countries gain access to biomedical and health literature
Thanks to MLA partner, The Elsevier Foundation, who generously supported the E-library training initiative from 2007 to 2021.
- 2007-2019 workshop and train the trainers reports and photos
- List of 2015-2017 HINARI Train the Trainers/Developed Country Workshops held at MLA-member institutions
- MLA was the 2014 recipient of the Innovative Libraries in Developing Countries program award
- Librarians without Borders initiative (YouTube)
- Building a Global Research Culture (YouTube)
Countries that 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.
- 2016 Report for the E-Library Training Initiative Grant MLA Librarians without Borders®
- 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.