13 July 2010
Call for ALP small project applications for 2011
The IFLA Action for Development through Libraries Programme (ALP) is pleased to announce the call for project applications for 2011. 25,000 Euro is provided for small projects in 2011, with a total available budget per project of 7,000 Euro. ALP supports projects in training and development with an emphasis on capacity building and train-the-trainer or cascading delivery. There is a preference for projects based on IFLA's training packages and that build sustainability and capability in local library communities in developing countries or emerging economies around the world.
Project applications can be made to the IFLA ALP Programme for support to library associations, groups of libraries, or others who want to develop co-operation, knowledge and services within the special programme areas of ALP. Priority will be given to projects proposed by IFLA members (or by institutions/organisations sponsored to join IFLA through a mentoring partnership with a library association). All projects should communicate with, and have the support of, an appropriate institution(s), association and the appropriate Regional Section or MLAS (Management of Library Associations Section) to implement the project.
The types of projects that ALP supports include:
- One-off workshops and training activities, delivering existing IFLA's policy-based training materials (for example, training materials developed by FAIFE)
- Workshops, training and capacity building projects based on ALP focal areas
- Longer-term capacity building activities and training designed to support the development of the sector in a country, for example through the Building Strong Library Associations Programme
Application guidelines can be found in full on the IFLA website together with application forms. Applications should be submitted to the relevant regional office (or MLAS as applicable) and ALP by 1 October 2010.