Conference 2021

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This page provides access to the key information around the Mercian Collaboration's 2021 academic libraries conference, to be held September 2021 as an online event. The conference's Twitter hashtag is #Mercian21


The Mercian Collaboration is delighted to announce the theme for this year’s online conference: Adaptation and Growth in Times of Adversity. This year the conference will be held online as two half day events on the 9th and 10th September 2021, and will be open to all academic library staff. Read more about our theme here.

Delegate Eligibility

Attendance at the Mercian Conference is normally open only to attendance by library staff from Mercian member organisations, and representatives of Gold level corporate sponsors. However, this year we are inviting academic library staff from across the UK to speak and attend too. See Delegate Information for more details and to register to attend.

Online Only

All materials will be online only/email, to minimise paper waste. Delegates wanting a reminder of the sessions they are booked in for, should contact the Conference Team.