Interlend 2019 Programme

(Programme subject to change)

Day 1: 24th June
09.00 – 10.00 Registration and refreshments  
10.00 – 10.05 Jean Christopher: Welcome and housekeeping  
10.05 – 11.00 Keynote Barbara Band: Careers of the Future, Jobs of Tomorrow  
11.00 – 11.30 Refreshments  
11.30 – 13.00 GROUP A Visit to Belfast Central Library    
11.30 – 12.15 GROUP B British Library update about copyright and the supply of e-chapters and scans of articles    
12.15 – 13.00 GROUP B Denise Jones: Bits and Bytes    
13.00 – 14.00   Lunch
14.00 –15.30 GROUP B Visit to Belfast Central Library      
14.00 – 14.45 GROUP A Denise Jones: Bits and Bytes  
14.45 – 15.30 GROUP A   Debs Jones-Davis: How we use Tipasa
15.30 – 15.45 Refreshments
15.45 – 16.45 Debbie Hicks: Reading Well and Reading Friends  
16.45 – 17.00 Day 1 round up  
19.30 – 20.00
20.00 –
Pre-dinner drinks reception  
Day 2: 25th June               
09.00 – 09.30 AGM  
09.45 – 10.45 Keynote Kerr Gardiner: Analytics and ILL
10.45 – 11.15 Refreshments  
11.15 – 12.00   Ian Ibbotson: project re:share  
12.00 – 12.45   Alex McIlroy: Delivering on the CLA Licence for Health and Social Care Bodies, Northern Ireland  

12.45 – 13.30 Lunch  
13.30 – 14.15   Lucía Meijueiro Barros: Interlending at Manchester Metropolitan University: service review  
14.15 – 15.00 Joanne Cox: British Library update  
Jean Christopher: Conference round-up and close    
15.00 – 15.30 Refreshments  

The conference fee includes Monday night stay and all meals during the conference. If you need an extra night – Belfast Hilton have offered the following discounted room rates: Sunday at £205 b&b and Tuesday at £184 b&b if you tell them you are with the FIL conference.

Interlend 2019: Learning and Evolving Technologies: their Effect on Libraries and How they are used.

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

Interlend 2019 will be hosted at the Hilton Belfast on 24th and 25th of June 2019. The theme for Interlend 2019 centres on the changes affecting 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

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 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 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
For more information about FIL, including how to join, please visit the FIL website at

We look forward to discussing your ideas further.

Interlend 2019 – help decide the location

The FIL committee managed to narrow down the location of Interlend 2019 to three locations – two left over from the vote last year and one new location, but again we need your help.

Please follow the doodle poll link and cast your vote to help us decide the location for Interlend 2019.

Each participant gets one vote and we will leave the poll running until 9th February 2018.

Take a look at the previous locations of interlend.