Please select the conference that is located closest to the community in which you work.
If this application is on behalf of more than one organization, please list them here.
Briefly describe your organization’s services and activities
What is your vision for the role of libraries in meeting your community’s or country’s challenges? What knowledge, skills, resources, or assistance do you hope to gain from the Beyond Access community?
Briefly describe your existing initiative(s) and how it meets your community’s development needs (include links to relevant case studies or additional information if applicable).
Please describe any expertise, approaches, methodologies, case studies, or successful partnerships you would like to offer the Beyond Access community.
Please describe any partner organizations and how they are participating in your initiative.
What do you think are the possibilities for scaling your initiative beyond your library? Are there existing government or donor programs in the same field? Is there government funding available?
Propose a local librarian or library staff person who serves the library’s initiative. Please include a name, position title, email address, short professional biography and short explanation of the activities the librarian does for the initiative.
Propose a government representative who is an engaged partner with your library initiative, preferably at the national level. For example, this could be a government or ministry official who is interested in information access issues, looking for new forms of community outreach, or affiliated with the area of your initiative (for example, health, education, agriculture, economy). Please include a name, position title, affiliation, email address, short professional biography and short explanation of why you chose this person. Note: If your library has not worked with government officials in the past, this is a good opportunity to establish contact, introduce them to your library and identify ways to collaborate in the future.
Propose a representative from the community who supports and is engaged in the library's initiative, preferably from a community organization that partners with the library on the initiative. This person may be a business leader, an educator, a health worker, or agricultural specialist, depending on the nature of your initiative. Please include a name, position title, affiliation, email address, short professional biography and short explanation of what the partner is doing to support the initiative.
Please have an authorized representative from your organization sign this application