Tuesday, 26 April 2016

To go or not to go.....

‘To Go or Not To Go (to Conference)….That is the question!’

We have had much celebration recently over the anniversaries of both Shakespeare’s birth and death (reputedly on the same date) that I felt, as some-one working in a  library,  I ought to pay a little homage to the Bard. My homage was slightly tongue-in-cheek (apologies to all Shakespeare fans out there).

There is not much time left to book your place for Interlend 2016 and a little bird has told me that if you do it by the end of this week you should still receive the early bird rate. The FIL conference is a great place to meet colleagues who share the same role and the same daily issues. It’s a chance to find out what is going on in the world of ILL and to find new and sometimes more creative ways of working. Find out more from the FIL website:

We also hold the AGM on the second day of conference where we on the committee give a roundup of the year, say goodbye to any outgoing committee members and hopefully welcome some new committee members ready to tackle next year’s FIL events.

So… the other point of my ramblings today is to ask all those who have an interest in the works of FIL, whether you are coming to the conference or not, to seriously consider (I know – a split infinitive!) joining the committee. I know that we will definitely be needing committee members this coming year who will ultimately lead the committee
through the years that follow. The committee needs people who are interested in the work of FIL and who would be willing to take on specific roles from time to time. We would really appreciate anyone coming forward who has a particular skill in accounts who would be willing to consider taking over as treasurer in due course.

There are other specific roles on the committee which may appeal so there’s lots of scope for you to showcase your talents. You don’t have to be attending conference to put yourself forward for a place on the committee, just let me know in advance that you would like to be considered. If anyone would like any further information or just a chat about what goes on please do contact me sandrad@essex.ac.uk or contact the committee generally on fil.committee@gmail.com .

Look forward to seeing you or hearing from you!

Sandra DeRoy (current Chair of FIL)

photo credit: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/35409814@N00/25992555183">Shakespeare Memorial</a> via <a href="http://photopin.com">photopin</a> <a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/">(license)</a>

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