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Grant helps train developing-world librarians

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Elsevier has given the Medical Library Association (MLA) a grant of $80,000 to train librarians in the African, Asian, and Latin American continents.

The grant will be used to fund eight on-site workshops, one distance education course and the development of new training modules. This e-library training initiative will be based upon HINARI (Health InterNetwork Access to Research Initiative) training materials. The HINARI programme, a collaboration between the World Health Organization (WHO) and major publishers, enables developing countries to gain access to one of the world’s largest collections of biomedical and health literature.

This is a joint programme co-sponsored by Librarians Without Borders, a global initiative of the Medical Library Association and Elsevier. MLA established the programme to strengthen its role and commitment to global health information.