FiL Online February event Weds Feb 9th 2022



10.30 – 10.35 Chair’s welcome Amanda Foster
10.35 -11.10 “CDL and Interlending: from theory to reality?” Kevin O’Donovan
11.10 -11.35 “Document Delivery at the Drill Hall – 3 Universities with One Shared Library” Claire Baldwin
11.35 – 12.00


“Variety is the Spice of Life. Alternative Formats: My Journey So Far” Masniza Sore


British Library Alternative Formats Service Jo Cox
12.00 – 13.00 Lunch  
13.00 – 13.40 “Consortial working: WHELF” Bronwen Blatchford
13.40 – 14.20 Committee led discussion sessions

a) Elsevier repercussions

b) Hybrid working

FIL committee
14.20 – 14.40 British Library Update Jo Cox
14:40 – 14:50 Chair’s closing comments Amanda Foster

Please use our Online Booking Form to secure your place. You should receive an auto-confirmation of your place, but we will only circulate the link for joining a couple of days in advance of the event.

Interlend 2021 – Do you want to be our sponsored delegate?

The Forum for Interlending (FIL) is offering sponsored delegate places at the forthcoming Interlend 2021 conference, to be held online on Wednesday 30 June 2021.

The sponsorship award covers the cost of attendance at the conference.

To be considered, an email application should be sent to the FIL Chair, Claire Hordern

This should include:
1. Full name
2. Contact details (email, telephone number, address)
3. Note of availability to attend conference if award is granted
4. Brief explanation of why you wish to attend, as well as the value that you and your organisation would gain from attendance at Interlend 2021 (200-300 words)

The Committee especially welcomes applications from new professionals, library students and NHS and public sector library staff.

As a condition of the award, the successful applicant is required to submit a report, evaluation or critical appraisal of the conference by the end of August 2021.  These will be published in a forthcoming issue of the FIL Journal, as well as being used on the Forum’s website with elements being reused in future FIL publicity as deemed appropriate.

The closing date for applications is Tuesday 1 June 2021.  The Committee aims to notify the successful and unsuccessful applicants of their decision within 5 working days of the closing date.

The FIL Committee will consider all applications and make the award to the applicant whom they believe would gain the most demonstrable benefit from attendance.

Good luck!​

New for FIL 2021 – National Interlending Awards

Help us to celebrate the amazing work which we all do and see within Interlending.

We are looking for nominations in the following categories:

Innovation in Interlending. The last year has thrown many challenges at us. Have you tried someone new and amazing? Invented a new way of working? Let us know.

Interlending – Above and Beyond. Sometimes requests can be more challenging.
We’re looking for individuals or teams who have gone way beyond normal working practice to help an individual or an institution within interlending.

Interlending – Rarest or most Random. Have you tracked down the last copy in existence? Supplied something to an unusual library? We all have stories of the most random requests we’ve filled. Now’s your chance for your story to shine.

Nominations for the above three categories should be for work done within the last 12 months.

Lifetime Achievement. We’re looking to celebrate someone who within their working life has made a difference, year on year within Interlending. Is that you, or someone you know?

Nominations should be submitted to the FIL Chair, Claire Hordern by the 1 June 2021.

Nominations should be no more than 300 words, and should clearly name the nominee and category. Individuals or teams may self nominate, or be nominated by colleagues. Winners will be announced on 30 June 2021 at the FIL conference.

FIL@BL Boston Spa, Friday 9th Nov. 2018

Our FIL@BL Boston Spa event details have now been finalised. FIL will provide transport to the British Library at Boston Spa from York city centre (pick up from Memorial gardens, next to the Railway Station) at 10.30am. Booking closes Friday 2 November 2018. Spaces are limited by the number of seats on the coach so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Attendance rate (includes coach from York station, refreshments, lunch and a 1 1/2 hours tour of the Digital Preservation and Conversation facilities and the ‘Robot’ Building):

FIL member: £65

non- member: £90

Please find the programme below.


FIL@BL Boston Spa, Friday 9th Nov. 2018

10.30   Coach from York Train Station 

11.00   Registration/Tea & Coffee/Networking Opportunity 

11.15   The National Bibliographic Knowledge base and Document Supply
Eleanor Mills, Sheffield Hallam University

12.00   Comfort Break

12.10    British Library- Ethos and Repository Update
Sara Gould, Repository Services Lead, Research Services, British Library


BLDSC Tour Group A

13.10   Lunch

13.45   British Library- Ethos and Repository Update
Sara Gould, Repository Services Lead, Research Services, British Library


BLDSC Tour Group B

14.45   Tea & Coffee/Networking Opportunity

15.00   Open Access Button
Joe MacArthur, Open Access Button, Co-Founder and Director

15.50   Event round up

16.00   Coach from BL to York Train Station