Special Interest Groups

Special Interest Groups, in contrast to Operational Groups, are chiefly tasked with being regularly hosted forums for experiential exchange which enables library staff working in particular roles to develop and update their personal knowledge base. Special interest groups may, and many choose to, organise successful events for their members and other interested library staff. However, it is not expected nor a requirement of their operations. 

Current Special Interest Groups and Communities of Practice

  • Copyright Group
    For staff with interest or responsibility for copyright guidance and advocacy at their institutions.
  • Deputies & Senior Staff Group
    For staff with senior operational and strategic library responsibilities, but below director level.
  • Marketing & Communications Group
    For staff with interests in the marketing, promotion and reputational enhancement of academic libraries to staff, students and the wider community.
  • Mercian Disability Forum 
    For staff with an interest in, or responsibility for, supporting disabled students.
  • Mercian Metadata Forum 
    For staff with an interest in around the creation and management of metadata.
  • Mercian Technologies - Community of Practice
    [new Community of Practice - more information coming soon]

Further Information

For more information on any special interest group, contact their respective Chair or the Executive Officer.