Events

Events are generally organised by the Mercian's Special Interest Subgroups, with the Staff Development Group having a particular remit to deliver an annual programme of development events for member library’s staff.

Event Suggestions

We always welcome suggestions for themes or topics for future events. If you’ve got an idea or request for a particular theme or event you’d like to see, please contact us and tell us your thoughts.

Eligibility

Events are normally only open to attendance by library staff coming from Mercian member organisations. Where attendance for staff from outside the Collaboration is available, it will be highlighted in the event description.

Events

Title Date Location Description
Behaviour Management 23 November 2018 - 10:30am to 3:30pm The Hive Library, Sawmill Walk, The Butts, Worcester, WR1 3PD Managing challenging and unorthodox behaviour in academic environments is becoming increasingly common and a significant part university library staff's responsibilities. This event is designed to share some of the current behaviour issues academic libraries face, and a review of current approaches and practices to address these challenges. Audience: Particular relevance for library team leaders and front-line staff, but all welcome. A MSDG Event. More information: See the flyer, your local MSDG Rep or contact Sarah Pittaway (s.pittaway@worc.ac.uk)
All the Same, But Different: Wolverhampton 5 December 2018 - 11:00am to 3:30pm Harrison Learning Centre, University of Wolverhampton, Wulfruna St, Wolverhampton WV1 1LY Wolverhampton has undergone a massive amount of change including ‘consciously uncoupling’ from their IT colleagues and new partnerships with the Office of the Dean of Students, which includes Student Support and Wellbeing, Student Voice and Experience, and Careers. They've migrated to a new library system, Alma, a new library catalogue, Primo, introduced automatic renewals, RFID and updated self-service technology. Last, but not least, they have reclaimed the name Library! This event will include tours, participation in user experience exercises and an exchange of experience. Audience: Suitable for all library staff, especially library assistants. A MSDG Event. Book via the link below, or contact Louise Colver (louise.colver@wlv.ac.uk) for more information.
Digital Literacy 18 January 2019 - 10:00am to 4:00pm Coventry University An event looking at Digital Literacy, details & booking information to follow. Audience: TBC For more information contact Kirsty Kift (lbx230@coventry.ac.uk)
Access to Resources 12 February 2019 - 10:00am to 4:00pm De Montfort University, Leicester An event looking at access to resources. Details to follow. For more information contact Jane Mortimer (jmort@dmu.ac.uk)
All the Same, But Different: Nottingham Trent University 21 February 2019 - 10:30am to 3:00pm Clifton Campus Library, Nottingham Trent University, College Dr, Clifton, Nottingham NG11 8NS   An exciting opportunity to visit the Clifton Campus Library in Nottingham, and hear from library and learning resources staff about their roles, how they use social media, operate our online chat services and explore their social learning area. Audience: Suitable for all library staff, especially library assistants. Booking and further information to follow, or contact: John Boxall (john.boxall@ntu.ac.uk)  
All the Same, But Different: Northampton 15 May 2019 - 10:30am to 3:00pm Waterside Campus, University Drive, Northampton, NN1 5PH An exciting opportunity to visit the new university campus and facilities at the Waterside Campus, University of Northampton, and hear from library and learning resources staff about their roles, how they use social media, operate our online chat services and explore their social learning area. Audience: Suitable for all library staff, especially library assistants. Full details and booking information to follow.
The Learner Journey 22 May 2019 - 10:00am to 4:00pm Derby An event looking at learners' journeys. Booking and details to follow. For more information contact: Kay Jeffries (k.jeffries@derby.ac.uk)