Events

Events are generally organised by the Mercian Staff Development Group, which has a remit to organise development and training events for regional library staff from member orgaisations. However, other events may be organised by other special interest groups, notably the Conference Group.  

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
Managing Undergraduate Reading 16 January 2018 - 11:00am to 3:00pm Newman University Managing the theory and practice of undergraduate reading is a constant struggle for libraries across the whole university sector. In this session, presenters from Keele, Nottingham and Newman will share their approaches to areas such as managing online lists, assisting students in developing strategies to help them read, and working with academics to develop strategies to support effective teaching and learning. Time will be included for participants to explore and exchange approaches and share experience. Booking details to follow. Contact Chris Porter (c.porter@newman.ac.uk) for more information
Warwick: All the Same, But Different 26 January 2018 - 11:00am to 3:00pm University Library, Gibbet Hill Rd, Coventry CV4 7AL A chance to experience a guided tour of the facilities and meet with the library staff working at the diverse and diverting library at the University of Warwick. Contact Heather Green Heather.Green@warwick.ac.uk for more information.
Copyright and GDPR: An overview for HEIs 2 February 2018 - 10:00am to 1:00pm Organised by the Mercian Copyright Group, this event will see noted expert Naomi Korn speak on copyright and data protection issues, with an emphasis on responsibilities and obligations under the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations), While open to all Mercian member organisations, this event will be especially suited to staff working on copyright, licences and data protection matters. Booking details to follow, or contact Rob Melocha/Tania Rowlett (copyright@le.ac.uk) for details.
Derby: All the Same, But Different 20 March 2018 - 11:00am to 3:30pm University of Derby, Kedleston Campus, Kedleston Rd, Derby DE22 1GB A chance to experience a guided tour of the facilities and meet with the library staff working at the diverse and diverting university Library at University of Derby. Booking information available in 2018.
Student Wellbeing 19 April 2018 - 10:00am to 3:30pm University of Warwick This event will explore approaches to enhance and support students’ health & welfare, focusing on the feasibility and effectiveness of wellbeing programmes delivered within a Library setting, particularly as increasingly libraries are offering a 24 hour environment. There will also be an opportunity to consider the wellbeing of our own staff in this 24 hour environment and how this has been approached.   Time for everyone attending to explore and exchange approaches and share experiences will also be included. Bookings info to follow in2018.
Loughborough: All the Same, But Different 15 May 2018 - 11:00am to 3:30pm Loughborough University, Leicestershire A chance to experience a guided tour of the facilities and meet with the library staff working at the energised and engaging Pilkington Library at Loughborough University. Booking information available in 2018.