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.


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.

Upcoming Events

Title Date Location Description
Mercian Collaboration Conference 2019 10 September 2019 - 9:30am to 4:00pm University of Nottingham The third annual Mercian Collaboration Conference is set to take place at the University of Nottingham, 10th September 2019. As in previous years the conference will aim to showcase developments, projects, experience and insights from library staff throughout the membership. While the keynote speaker is currently to be confirmed, preparations are already well advanced towards hosting this event. Make sure you've got it in your diary, and don't forget to check back frequently for updates and announcement. Sponsorship opportunities: Further information Theme: Building Bridges: Collaboration, partnership and community Call for papers: Closed Draft Programme: Now available Delegate registration: Opens 29th June 2019 The conference microsite is now available and will keep track of all the information you'll want to see about the event. Alternatively, contact the Conference Group for more information.  Follow the developments and chatter about the conference via twitter at: #Mercian19