FIL Sponsorships

One of the benefits of FIL membership is the opportunity for staff to bid for sponsored delegate places at UK and International document supply and interlending events.  These have included grass roots level training workshops to world wide conference such as ILDS.

Being a FIL sponsored delegate provides an excellent opportunity for all levels of document supply staff to network, learn from and experience best practice at no cost to their employer.  Delegates have the bonus of being able to disseminate the information into their workplace: benefiting your organisation or institution.

Sponsorship is open to all levels of inter library loan and document delivery staff from any background (academic, public, health, business etc).  To take advantage you must simply be a FIL member in good standing (£50 for instiutional or £30 for individual members per annum).

After attending an event you will normally be expected to produce a report on your experiences which will be published on the FIL website and also in our Newsletter.  In this way the whole interlending community can benefit from the delegate's insight and reflections.

Don't take our word for it, read some of the testimonies from former FIL sponsored delegates!


  • Testimonies to follow..

Sponsored Delegate Reports


  • Interlend 2011 Report
    Izzy Hoskins (Document Supply Assistant, David Wilson Library, University of Leicester) attended the Interlend 2011 conference in Durham in June 2011, as our sponsored FIL delegate.
  • Interlend 2007 Report
    Helen Trollope (ILL, Universty of Wales, Newport) attended the Interlend 2007 conference in Kings College London in June 2007, as our sponsored delegate.  


  • ILDS Report 2009
    Paula Luckett (Oxford Brookes University) attended the 11th Interlending and Document Supply (ILDS) Conference in Hannover, Germany, as our sponsored FIL delegate.