INTERLEND 2020 Cancelled due to coronavirus (COVID-19)

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 fil.committee@gmail.com

Interlend 2020 Newcastle 22nd & 23rd June 2020

FIL is monitoring the situation with the COVID-19 (coronavirus) and the recommendations regarding events and travel provided by the World Health Organisation (WHO), and information from the Department of Health.

At this stage, FIL is, of course, continuing with preparations for the conference and will communicate on any changes that may arise.

Dublin 2020 Sponsor

Dear All,

Could you please bring the notice below to the attention of your library colleagues, and encourage anyone working in Inter-Library Loans or Document Supply to apply.

The Forum for Interlending and Information Delivery (FIL) is pleased to sponsor one library staff member who is a FIL member in good standing (£75 for institutional, £50 for individual members or £30 for retired/unwaged per annum) to attend the IFLA WLIC Congress 2020 Dublin to be held at The Convention Centre Dublin (CCD) from 15-21 August 2020. For more information on this conference, please visit: https://2020.ifla.org

  • The winning applicant will have a 2 day place booked and paid for them at the conference by FIL (Monday 17th August and Tuesday 18th August).
  • The winning applicant will be provided with a sponsorship from the Conarls/FIL Development Fund that will cover the cost of reasonable travel and accommodation costs for the purpose and duration of the conference up to a maximum of £450
  • The winning applicant will be responsible for booking their own travel and accommodation and the FIL Treasurer will reimburse them on presentation of valid receipts / statements, after the conference.
  • The sponsored attendee will be expected to produce a report on their experiences which will be published on the FIL website and also in the FIL Journal (and on occasion present their article at a FIL event). In this way the whole Interlending community can benefit from the delegate’s insight and reflections.
  • Please note that there is an embargo of 1 year on the individual or institute that is awarded the bursary.
  • The draw for the winner will take place on Wednesday 4th March 2020 and the winning applicant will be contacted by email
  • The written report (1500 – 2000 words and pictures) for the FIL Journal must be submitted by 1st October 2020

Please submit applications for the FIL sponsorship by email, please to Jean Christopher, Chair of FIL: fil.committee@gmail.com by Friday 28th February 2020

16th IFLA ILDS Conference

The Forum for Interlending and Information Delivery (FIL) is pleased to sponsor one library staff member who is a fully paid up member of FIL to attend the 16 IFLA ILDS Conference at the National Library of Technology in Prague, Czech Republic from 09 to 11 October 2019. The conference is entitled Beyond the Paywall: Resource Sharing in a Disruptive Ecosystem. For more information on this conference, please visit: https://ilds2019.org/

  • The winning applicant will have a placed booked and paid for them at the conference by FIL.
  • The winning applicant will be provided with a sponsorship towards the cost of reasonable travel and accommodation for the purpose and duration of the conference up to a maximum of £450
  • The winning applicant will be responsible for booking their own travel and accommodation and the FIL Treasurer will reimburse them on presentation of valid receipts, after the conference.
  • The sponsored attendee will be expected to produce a report on their experiences which will be published on the FIL website and also in the FIL Journal (and on occasion present their article at a FIL event). In this way the whole Interlending community can benefit from the delegate’s insight and reflections.
  • Please note that there is an embargo of 1 year on the individual or institute that is awarded the bursary.
  • The draw for the winner will take place on Wednesday 5th September 2019 and the winning applicant will be contacted by email
  • The written report (1500 – 2000 words and pictures) for the FIL Journal must be submitted by 1st November 2019

 

Please submit applications for the FIL sponsorship by email, please to Jean Christopher, Chair of FIL: Jean.Christopher@LIVERPOOL.GOV.UK

by Tuesday 4th September 2019

For more information and news on Fil sponsorships please visit: FIL Sponsorship Page

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Interlend 2019 – Sponsored Delegates

Interlend 2019 – Do you want to be our sponsored delegate?

The Forum for Interlending (FIL) is offering sponsored delegate places at the forthcoming Interlend 2019 conference, to be held at the Hilton Belfast on 24th and 25th of June 2019

The sponsorship award covers the cost of attendance at the conference, all meals, accommodation and reasonable travel expenses.

For more information and news on the conference go to the FIL website, FIL Twitter feed and Facebook page.

Website: https://www.forumforinterlending.org.uk/

Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/fil_ill

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/forumforinterlending/

Application Process

To be considered, a letter of application should be sent to the FIL chair, Jean Christopher jean.christopher@liverpool.gov.uk 

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 2019 (300-400 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 2019.  These will be published in a forthcoming issues 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.

Awarding

The closing date for applications is Friday April 19th 2019.  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.

A place at the conference has already been reserved.  However, the successful applicant will be responsible for making their own travel arrangements, the cost of which will be refunded by FIL as part of the award.

Good luck!​