Past Events

Friday 15th March 2013
British Library, Boston Spa

FIL's ever popular annual interlending event

'Are We There Yet? Document Delivery in Wales'
FIL Welsh Event
9th May 2012
Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama

The event was sponsored by CILIP Wales with support from the Kathleen Cooks FundKathleen Cooks was librarian of Llandudno from 1947 to 1973. She bequeathed a sum of money for the benefit of libraries and librarians in Wales, and the interest on the bequest is available annually to support projects and developments.

Friday 16th March 2012
British Library, Boston Spa

Our ever popular FIL@BLDSC event had a Health Libraries focus. 


FIL/LIEM Workshop – Meeting the Challenge: Interlending for the Future
David Wilson Library, University of Leicester – 3rd November 2011

Co-hosted by the Forum for Interlending (FIL) and Libraries and Information East Midlands (LIEM) the workshop aimed to provide an opportunity to hear from key regional and national interlending staff and services about how they are meeting the challenge of delivery efficient and effective customer service.  There was also the opportunuty to hear how the British Library and OCLC are working towards meeting similar goals.

FIL@BLDSC 18th March 2011

Focused on the future of the British Library's document supply service, getting to Customer Services personnel, abd also feature the first ever public demonstration of the new British Library Document Supply Service.

Document Delivery Workshop 2010 – Moving On

MRC, Wales. 12 May 2010

An Inside Look at the British Library Boston Spa

Our annual one day event FIL@BLDSC on Friday 19 March 2010. For the first time in several years tours of the British Library Boston Spa site were offered as part of this event, which was a great opportunity for new inter library loan staff to see how the British Library operates.

FIL at the British Library

London, November 2009

Interlending Training Day

FIL joined with the South Western Regional Library Service (SWRLS) to provide a training day for inter library loan practitioners on 26th June at Exeter Central Library.

Developing Document Delivery in Wales – A time to collaborate

FIL Document Supply Workshop at The Library, University of Wales Institute Cardiff (UWIC), Thursday 14th May 2009


Our annual one day event FIL@BLDSC on Friday 6th March 2009.

All Change Please! Contemporary issues in Document Supply: What you need to know!

FIL/LIEM Document Supply Workshop
Thursday 8th January 2009
David Wilson Library, University of Leicester


Friday 14th March 2008

John Rylands Library, Deansgate, Manchester

Wednesday 12th December, 2007

The John Rylands Library houses some of the most significant books and manuscripts ever produced. The magnificent neo-gothic building in Manchester's city centre is a major visitor attraction as well as a research library of world renown. The collections include exquisite medieval illuminated manuscripts and examples of the earliest forms of modern printing including the Gutenberg Bible, as well as the personal papers of distinguished historical figures such as Elizabeth Gaskell, John Dalton and John Wesley.
Attendees were able to learn about the management of this unique stock from collections specialists, and enjoy a private view of collection items not currently on public display in a 'Close Up' session.

The event included a guided tour of this beautiful and fascinating building.
This Specialist Library Visit, including mid morning refreshments, was offered free to members of Libraries North West and the Forum for Inter Lending & Information Delivery.

'A thoroughly enjoyable and informative visit, thank you for organising an excellent event'.

IDS Conference

Avril Patterson, from University College Dublin, represent FIL at the 10th Interlending and Document Supply (IDS) Conference, Singapore, 29-31 October, 2007.


Friday 16th March 2007


Friday 17th March 2006


Friday 31st October 2003

To suggest a topic you would like to see covered at a future event, or if you are interested in arranging a regional event, please contact any member of the FIL Committee.


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