The FIL committee now invites applications from the inter-lending community to speak and/or run breakout sessions or workshop sessions.
Interlend 2020 will be hosted at the County Hotel, Newcastle on 22nd and 23rd of June 2020. The theme for Interlend 2020 centres on Copyright and its effects on interlending practices and behaviour by new and evolving technologies and how we can meet expectations and challenges in the future, the move to more e-books; inclusive practices; collaborative innovations and reduced copyright restrictions.
Presentation/workshop topics could cover:
- 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
• International interlending
There are a number of different types of presentation you can submit and they are as follows:
Breakout sessions are typically 45 minutes long and can be tailored to meet the speaker’s needs – either chalk-and-talk or workshop based.
Lightning Presentation new for 2020
Lightning presentations are an ideal opportunity for you to report on recently completed projects, innovations or other developments in the field of interlending. Short presentations give you 15 minutes to take a high level overview of key elements of the project and share both what you did and what has changed (15 minutes total).
Breakout Presentations Speakers accepted at FIL events will be able to attend the full conference free of charge, along with one night’s accommodation where required, travel expenses will not be paid
Lightning Presentation Speakers accepted at FIL event will be able to attend as a day delegate, travel expenses will not be paid.
Proposals should include:
Breakout Presentations An abstract detailing your proposal (max. 800 words.)
Lightning Presentation An abstract detailing your proposal (max. 300 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 firstname.lastname@example.org by 29th March 2020 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 into.
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 email@example.com
For more information about FIL, including how to join, please visit the FIL website at www.forumforinterlending.org.uk
We look forward to discussing your ideas further.