31 August 2011
Reminder: Call for ALP small project applications for 2012
The IFLA Action for Development through Libraries Programme (IFLA ALP) has announced the call for project applications for 2012. Reminder: closing date for applications is September 15. IFLA ALP offers financial or other assistance for projects within ALP’s main areas of focus based on IFLA learning materials or local needs.
What projects are supported?
IFLA ALP supports small projects (up to 7000 Euro per project) to deliver workshops, seminars and other activities for advocacy and to implement policies and guidelines. Workshops based on IFLA’s learning materials or train-the-trainer activities are encouraged. Collaborative projects with other funding bodies are also encouraged.
IFLA ALP areas of focus
Potential applicants are encouraged to consult the strategic priorities of IFLA’s regional sections and the Management of Library Associations section, and IFLA’s Key Initiatives document. Projects must be linked to either a strategic priority or key initiative. ALP focal areas are:
- Development and sustainability of library associations
- Libraries and literacy
- Promoting libraries in society, including the role of libraries in reading Access to information through ICT in libraries, and ICTD
- Access to information by marginalised and underserved groups
- New and emerging professional practice priorities
Who is eligible to apply?
Library associations, groups of libraries or consortia, and other organisations located in countries within IFLA’s regional sections in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, Asia and Oceania; or developing and emerging countries, are eligible to apply.
Application guidelines can be found in full on the IFLA website together with application forms. Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact ALP and the relevant Regional Office before the deadline to discuss their proposal. For more information, visit the IFLA ALP pages on the IFLA website.
Applications should be submitted by 15 September 2011.