Call for bids to host the 15th IFLA Interlending and Document Supply Conference (ILDS) 2017

(29 October 2015) IFLA invites bids  to host the 15th IFLA Interlending and Document Supply (ILDS) Conference to be held in September or October 2017. This conference typically runs 2 to 3 days in length, attracts between 200 and 250 delegates, and operates with a budget of approximately EUR 100,000.

Interlending and document supply is one of the cornerstones of any library’s operations. The continuing development of technology and the increasing use of electronic resources make this conference an exciting opportunity for the international community to come together to discuss the delivery of quality services to users. Interlending and document supply is an integral part of IFLA’s strategic plan and Key Initiatives.

Recent conferences have been in:

  • 2015 – Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2013 – Beijing, China
  • 2011 – Chicago, USA
  • 2009 – Hannover, Germany
  • 2007 – Singapore
  • 2005 – Tallinn, Estonia
  • 2003 – Canberra, Australia
  • 2001 – Ljubljana, Slovenia

The ILDS Planning Committee is responsible for all local arrangements, including venue selection, catering, web site development, promotion and marketing, social events, setting the conference budget, registration, fundraising and corporate sponsorship, soliciting and selecting exhibitors, and assisting speakers and delegates with visa or travel questions.

Read the announcement in full here.