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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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
email@example.com 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.
Interlend 2021: ILL in the ‘New Normal’ will be our 2nd online event for interlending professionals on Wednesday 30th June 2021. Like everyone else, we are looking to the future and considering what ILLs and Interlending may look like in a post-Covid world.
Book your place here.
The event will be hosted on Zoom and our licence does limit numbers; in the event that we are oversubscribed, we will create a waiting list on a first-come first-served basis. Instructions and the link to join the event will be sent to registered attendees nearer the actual day.
FIL members – £30
Please do get in touch if you have any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org.
FIL Online is taking place on Monday 23rd November 2020
To see the event programme. Click here: FIL Online Programme
Booking for this event closed on Friday 13th November 2020
The IFLA Document Delivery and Resource Sharing (DDRS) Standing Committee wishes to inform you about a new initiative that the Committee is launching to facilitate international resource sharing activities during the time of COVID-19.
The global pandemic has resulted in many library buildings being closed and services moving fully online. Because of the current situation, resource sharing activities have become either impossible or very difficult to perform for many libraries. Yet, our users’ information needs remain the same or, in many cases, have increased because of the situation.
Thus, with the help of committee members and volunteering librarians worldwide, the committee has created a simple way for the libraries around the world to request the materials their users need from other libraries who can provide the materials.
We call this initiative “Resource Sharing in the Times of COVID-19 (acronym: RSCVD)” and wish to urge you to use the service. We are offering several fulfillment options:
An Open Access search tool from Open Access Button to help you find Open Access, full-text content available immediately
An article request form*
A book chapter request form*
*All requests will be fulfilled electronically, so no physical loan request is needed.
Link to Request Service: http://rscvd.org/
Link to FAQ: https://rscvd.org/faq
Upon your request, volunteering committee members and librarians will, first, verify your affiliation and make sure that the request is coming from a library, not an individual. Then, several volunteering librarians will check their collections and provide the materials through the OCLC Article Exchange Service. We cannot guarantee that all requests can be fulfilled, but most of them will be obtainable from the vast digital collections of volunteering libraries.
As a requesting library, you will receive an email notification when the item is ready and the notification will include the link and password to receive the materials. For more information on this service please see the FAQ.
If you have any questions about this initiative, please contact email@example.com
Special thanks to Joe McArthur at Open Access Button for assistance creating the web pages and search interface.
I wish you all stay safe and healthy.
Document Delivery and Resource Sharing Standing Committee
Peter Collins (Chair)
Ertugrul Çimen (Secretary)
Stephanie Kruger (Information Coordinator)
Faten Abdullah Barayyan
Seangill Peter Bae
Tainá Batista de Assis
Filiz Ekingen Flores Mamondi
After careful consideration, we have decided to cancel the Interlend 2020 Conference, which
was scheduled to take place 22 – 23 June 2020 in Newcastle. The FIL committee has taken
the very difficult decision as a result of the ongoing concern with COVID-19.
Our primary goal is to help ensure the safety and health of conference participants and staff.
We hope to see you at Interlend 2021 and FIL committee members would like to take this
opportunity to pass on our best wishes at this difficult time.
If you have any questions please contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org