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Participate in Professional Activities by Serving on a Conference Planning Committee: Strategies for Beginning Interlibrary Loan Professionals


Based upon the author’s two-year experience serving on the planning committee for the annual Northwest Interlibrary Loan & Resource Sharing (NWILL) Conference, this essay provides guidance to ILL staff and librarians seeking to contribute professionally outside of their own organizations.  Specifically, the author encourages ILL professionals to volunteer for the planning committee of an ILL-specific conference or event, as one way to begin serving the profession on a wider scale.  Further, the author outlines numerous considerations for and benefits of doing so, as well as selected events that may accept such volunteers.

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