E-Lib4All has been involved in numerous projects that support students, teachers, and researchers — the academic community in general. While it is not a comprehensive list, the projects listed here illustrate our creative and innovative commitment to finding smart, new solutions to problems, large and small.
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Many educational institutions in underdeveloped countries lack digital libraries, making it impossible for students to access digital education content and resources. The few available campus-based libraries are outdated, are limited in resources, and do not provide services off-campus. The lack of adequate educational materials in these countries makes it difficult for students to learn. Students have limited educational materials to read and do their homework. Teachers have difficulties finding materials to prepare their lessons. At the same time, researchers do not have good background information, and they have no starting points for more in-depth research.
The project provides digital library portal services to educational institutions (both, secondary/K-12 and higher institutions) in underdeveloped countries. More than twenty-five institutions benefit from this program. Each school has the right to maintain its portal and to control access to materials for its students or user pool. For the first time, these institutions can digitize their educational resources so that their students can quickly access them online in addition to our existing collections.Click to Donate
Our training program provides ongoing training to various academic institutions in underdeveloped countries. Students are provided strategies for adequate access, retrieval, and use of the e-library resources, referencing, citation, etc. At the same time, teachers are taught about the basic strategies for incorporating additional and external (e-library) resources in their teaching, and administrators are taught about basic strategy and the importance of integrating the digital library in their curriculum and of controlling and managing access to their e-library portals.Click to Donate
Basic technical skills are critical in today’s environment because everything is centered on technology. However, limited education and technical knowledge are among the major challenges facing immigrant communities. Many immigrants did not have the opportunity to be educated in their native countries, sometimes due to war, poverty, and/or lack of gender equality in education. Therefore, many of these individuals cannot perform basic technical tasks such as online banking, creating a good password for online accounts, password resetting, searching, and applying for a job. In addition, their lack of email accounts makes it difficult to sign up for new services and make online purchases.
Similarly, their limited education knowledge limits them from navigating available resources in their communities—something as simple as locating a suitable local tradesman is more efficient when done through an online search than by looking in the yellow pages.
To help meet these challenges, E-Lib4All Igniting Minds Program (IM) benefits various immigrant communities. The program supports families seeking assistance in navigating their communities, opening bank accounts, fostering relationships between newcomers and long-time residents, connecting with employment opportunities, enhancing their job-search (e.g., resume-writing) skills, and promoting volunteering.
The program further educates participants on basic computer skills such as understanding more about sharing files, avoiding viruses, dealing with crashes, using shortcuts, backing up data, and regular maintenance to keep computers running efficiently. Also, the program offers typing courses to improve their keyboarding skills and to make it easier and faster for them to write on computers. The program is open to all immigrants regardless of their race, religious affiliation, or nationality.Click to Donate
The E-Lib4All Research Assistance Program is a research-focused professional development opportunity for students, teachers, professors, and researchers in Liberia. The program is designed to encourage Liberian researchers, both old and new, and educational institutions to engage and invest in scientific research studies that benefit the country (Liberia).Click to Donate