Envisioning the Future of Public Libraries in becoming smart, well networked, aptly informed, and becoming the face of sustainable vibrant resilient communities, the Public Library Movement in India is being supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The essence is to re-energise the state of Public Libraries, revamp, redefine, and redefine the services that would become relevant to the current needs of the growing populace. This movement focuses on issues related to integration of apt technology, packaging of content for effective delivery of services for its communities and improve the access to information to the changing dynamics of the society. Repositioning could bring a change, to a smart well informed, and well connected Public libraries inspiring to create sustainable vibrant communities.
As part of the INELI program, the INELI Library Innovators are moving a step ahead in support of the larger Indian Public Library Movement. They are envisioning the role and repositioning their public libraries as community led as knowledge and information learning centres. In support of this movement, MSSRF has partnered with the Indian Public Library Movement, hosted by the NASCOMM Foundation in “Repositioning and Strengthening the Capacities of the Public Library as Knowledge and Learning Centres in India”. The focus is on allowing the INELI Library Innovators having fostered leadership and innovative skills shall continue to facilitate and create an enabling library environment for their communities. Across 25 States in India, the INELI Library Innovators shall be