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The Forum for Interlending and Information Delivery (FIL) are delighted to 
confirm that the only UK annual conference specifically for and about the world 
of inter-library loans, Interlend 2019, will be held at the Hilton 
 in Belfast, Northern Ireland, on the 24 - 25 June 2019.


As the premier UK inter-lending community conference, Interlend annually 
attracts around 60-80 interlending staff from all levels of seniority with  a 
large proportion of our delegates being inter-lending practitioners i.e. 
library assistants rather than professional grades.  They come from all sectors 
of the Library community, primarily UK based and with perhaps more from HE/FE 
and Public Libraries than any other sectors.  Interlend is also renowned for 
offering our delegates practical tips and guidance, as well as broadening their 
understanding of the world of interlending and as such, we try to encourage all 
our speakers and breakout session facilitators to keep this in mind.

The FIL committee now invites applications from the inter-lending community to 
speak and/or run breakout sessions or workshop sessions.

Interlend 2019: Learning and Evolving Technologies

The theme for Interlend 2019 centres on learning and evolving technology's 
effect on libraries and how they are used; but also on the changes affecting 
interlending practices and behaviour and how we can meet expectations and 
challenges in the future bearing in mind technical advances, the move to more 
e-books, inclusive practices, collaborative innovations and reduced copyright 

Presentation/workshop topics could cover:

·         Learning analytics and the role of libraries

·         Reader development

·         ILL innovations and trends

·         Interlending & Document Supply Service Reviews

·         Service Development/Practical solutions to everyday problems

·         The impact and implications of copyright law

·         Interlending tools and systems

·         Open access

·         Money Saving Initiatives

·         Meeting the needs of disabled users / Accessibility

·         International interlending

Breakout sessions are typically 45 minutes long and can be tailored to meet the 
speaker's needs - either chalk-and-talk or workshop based.


Speakers accepted at FIL events will be able to attend the conference free of 
charge, along with one night's accommodation where required and all reasonable 
travelling expenses.

Next steps:

Proposals should include:

  *   An abstract detailing your proposal (max. 800 words.) We will also 
require a short description of your session (max. 50 words) which will be 
displayed when delegates are choosing their parallel sessions.
  *   A 50 word speaker biography.
  *   Full Contact Details.

Proposals should be emailed to the Chair of FIL Jean Christopher 
jean.christopher@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx<mailto:jean.christopher@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> by 
29th March 2019 after which point they will be reviewed by the Committee.  The 
Chair will be in touch with all applicants after this date to confirm or 
decline your proposal.  Submission of a proposal does not guarantee acceptance, 
and the Committee's considered selection of proposals is final.  We regret that 
due to time restrictions no correspondence over the decision will be entered 

If you'd like to informally discuss possible themes, topics or approaches for 
your sessions please don't hesitate to get in touch with Jean Christopher 
For more information about FIL, including how to join, please visit the FIL 
website at 

We look forward to discussing your ideas further.

Best wishes,

Matthias Werner

(On behalf of the FIL Committee)??


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