News, Events and Updates

Interlend 2015 presentations are now available!

Presentations from our speakers and sessions at Interlend 2015 are now available here – we hope you find them useful!

Interlend 2015 Programme *

Interlending at a crossroads?      

Day 1 (29th June)


Registration opens


Welcome: Housekeeping


Keynote Day 1: Ned Potter: Visitors and Residents: Useful Social Media in Libraries.




Briony Birdi & Sophie Rutter: Investigating Interlending: Resource Discovery, Sharing and Cooperation


Sara Gould: EThOS




Gareth Johnson: Effective Communication Tips Everybody’s Talking About


Dawn Downes: Revamping the Inter-Library Loans Department at the University of Winchester


REFRESHMENTS/ Assemble for tours


2 groups:                     Group 1 – Tour    

 Group 2 Kate Ebdon: BL Update


Chris Beevers & Su Fagg: FIL Benchmarking Project


Round-up, Day 1



Pre-dinner drinks reception



           Day 2 (30th June)




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Interlend 2015: Interlending at the crossroads?

Sorry – Booking for Interlend 2015 has now closed

FIL @ Boston Spa 2014 Presentations

Presentations from our recent FIL @ Boston Spa day are now available to view on our website here

Thank you to all our speakers for making the day so interesting and valuable!

2014 FIL Conference Presentations

The FIL Interlend Conference 2014 was a huge success.  Thanks to presenters and delegates for making it such a great event.  The conference presentations are being uploaded and can be found here .

Interlend Conference Programme 2014

The Forum for Interlending and Information Delivery (FIL) are delighted to confirm that the only UK annual conference specifically for and about the world of inter-library loans, Interlend 2014, will take place on the 23rd – 24th June at the Carlton Hotel, Edinburgh.  Once again this will be an essential opportunity for inter-lending staff to meet, exchange news and best practice experiences with their colleagues across the public, academic and special library sectors.  Please note: early bird booking fee closes on Thursday 17th April 2014.

Interlend Conference programme 2014 – (please note this is a draft programme and therefore could change)

Interlend Conference 2014 (PDF)

 Booking and Fees

 Early bird rate – full conference delegate 23rd and 24th June, includingMore …

FIL@BLSt Pancras: With a Little Help from My Friends


We are no longer taking bookings for this event.

FIL@BLSt Pancras: With a Little Help from My Friends

Friday 15th November 2013 at the British Library, St Pancras, London. Starting at 1pm

Booking closes 8 November 2013

Price – £30 members, £45 non members

View the Programme


Forum for Interlending Members Only Area

Source: Shakko via Wikimedia Commons, Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported The Forum for Interlending have developed a members only area.   This is a space where interlending professionals (who are FIL members) can:


ask for advice regarding best practice

look for feedback on ideas they are developing

seek interlending specific copyright advice

share their knowledge

To access the members only area please visit: .  Once you have registered you will receive a confirmation.  After this you can access the members only area where you can discuss, debate and follow all matters interlending!

“You say goodbye, I say hello…”

On behalf of FIL we would like to say a big thank you to Christine Shipman (Treasurer) and Helen Trollope (Vice Chair/Web & Marketing Officer) and Rose Goodier (IFLA Observer) who stepped down from the FIL Committee at Interlend 2013 for all your hard work, commitment and dedication to FIL.  Your skills, expertise and knowledge will be sorely missed.

At the AGM held on the 28th June at Interlend 2013, two FIL members were voted onto the FIL Executive Committee.  We would like to welcome Sandra DeRoy (University of Essex) and Lucy Lambe (Goldsmiths College).

FIL Twitter Feed and Interlend Hashtag

You can now follow FIL's Twitter feed on our website!  Simply take a look at our new Twitter Feed widget on the right-hand side. Feel free to follow us and send us a tweet!

For those attending FIL's annual conference Interlend 2013 next month our official Twitter hashtag for the event is #FILCardiff13